TEAM COMPOSITION

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 CAN / Canada - Team Composition

 
Team manager Marc Stromme
Head coach Georges Laplante
Assistant coach Greg Barthel
Doctor
Therapist / trainer Brad Poplawski
Journalist
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Brett Wiess Wiess 03.10.1991 177 78 304 274 University of Manitoba
  3   Daniel Moreau Moreau 27.09.1991 199 92 348 319 Collége de Sherbrooke
  4 Braden McLean McLean 22.05.1991 208 110 355 328 University of Saskatchewan
  5   Tristan Aubry Aubry 11.01.1991 202 97 343 322 University of Alberta
  7 Nicholas Hoag N.Hoag 19.08.1992 200 91 342 322 TOURS VB
  8   Justin Olmstead Olmstead 19.09.1991 194 86 339 324 University of Alberta
  9 Tommy Bélisle Bélisle 02.02.1991 198 104 342 322 College de Limoilou
  11   Bradley Kufske Kufske 02.02.1991 195 95 342 315 Team Canada
  12 Lucas Van Berkel VanBerkel 29.11.1991 210 108 350 326 Team Canada
  13   Branden Schmidt Schmidt 05.07.1992 198 86 345 320 Team Canada
  C 15 Tyler Sanders Sanders 14.12.1991 191 81 326 308 Abiant Lycurgus
  18   Jarron Mueller Mueller 08.04.1991 199 93 338 324 University of Alberta
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Selected players for the 2011 Canadian junior men’s team will train for the duration of the summer in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada and currently have plans for preparation matches in early June in Canada. The team will travel to Panama City to compete at the U21 Pan Am Cup from June 19 to 27. Then in July they head to Argentina just prior to the World Championships for final tune-up matches before arriving in Brazil on July 30.

Canada is hoping for lucky number seven as they have competed in six previous World Junior Men’s Championships, including a best result of fifth in 1999.

The coach of the men’s national junior team is Georges Laplante of l’Université de Montréal. His assistants are Greg Barthel of the University of Regina and Brad Poplawski of the University of Alberta.

Coach profile

Laplante has been head coach for the Université de Montréal Carabins for 14 years leading his squad this past season to the Quebec conference semifinals.

Internationally, Laplante was Canada’s coach at the 2007 (Thailand) and 2009 (Serbia) World University Games earning silver in 2007, Canada’s best ever result at the tournament. He has also been a national team assistant at four separate events including the 1993 World University Games, the 1994 FIVB Volleyball World Championships, the 1995 Pan American Games and the 1995 FIVB Volleyball World Cup.