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  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
1 Louis-Pierre Mainville Mainville 03.04.1986 200 100 340 324 Team Canada
2   Christian Bernier Bernier 20.11.1981 192 91 341 318 VCA Hypo Niederoesterreich
3 Daniel Lewis Lewis 03.04.1976 189 86 340 325 BBTS Bielsko-Biala
4   Pascal Cardinal Cardinal 24.05.1979 199 93 354 321 Hypo Tirol
5 Michael Munday Munday 14.10.1980 196 90 345 325 Dubai
6   Brock Davidiuk Davidiuk 24.04.1983 194 88 333 310 Team Canada
7 Joshua Howatson Howatson 07.10.1984 199 95 346 325 Amriswil
8   Scott Koskie Koskie 14.12.1971 190 85 330 312 Montpellier VC
9 Paul Duerden Duerden 22.10.1974 196 98 358 320 Arkas Sport Club
10   Brett Youngberg Youngberg 15.09.1979 204 97 357 333 Stade Poitvin
11 Steve Brinkman Brinkman 12.01.1978 203 96 344 335 Panachaiki Gymnastiki Enosi
L 12   Chris Wolfenden Wolfenden 22.06.1977 194 89 341 321 Team Canada
13 Mark Dodds Dodds 19.06.1983 198 90 350 325 SCC
C 14   Murray Grapentine Grapentine 24.08.1977 202 98 359 334 Cannes VC
15 Frederic Winters Winters 25.09.1982 195 94 359 327 Sada Cruisero Volei
16   Nathan Toews Toews 17.06.1985 204 95 345 312 University of Manitoba
17 Alexandre Gaumont Casias Gaumont Casias 26.11.1984 195 93 358 329 Rennes Volley 35
18   Nicholas Cundy Cundy 14.09.1983 191 88 350 320 AS CANNES
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team Profile   Coach Profile
Currently ranked 12th in the world, the Canadian Men’s National Volleyball Team has taken many steps forward since it began international competition in 1959. The 2001 – 2004 quadrennial involved some of its biggest steps ever, including achieving a 10th place ranking in the world – the highest ever achieved. A disappointing end to the last quadrennial was evident when Canada failed to qualify for the 2004 Athens Olympics, but that has been put in the past and the team is now focused on new goals.

Now under the guidance of Glenn Hoag, the team is re-energized and motivated like never before. Team Canada finished the 2006 season with a 24-15 record, including and medaled in each competition they attended prior to the World Championships, including:

Gold – Anton Furlani International Cup (Ottawa Canada)
Bronze – Pan American Cup (Mexico)
Bronze – Hubert Wagner Memorial Tournament (Poland)

Despite suffering injuries to key players just prior to their departure for the 2006 World Championships, Team Canada still achieved an 11th place finish, just 3 spots away from their goal of top-eight.

The return of many key players from the past season will help Canada keep on track for their return to the FIVB World League. These include veterans such as Paul Duerden, Murray Grapentine, Steve Brinkman, and Chris Wolfenden, to name a few. Canada will also have added depth, with the likes of young talent such as Fred Winters and Louis-Pierre Mainville.
  Hoag, a former member of Canada’s National Team (1981-86), was an integral part of the program as a player when they produced Canada’s best ever result, finishing 4th at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Since that time he has had a successful professional career as a player, and now as a coach. Glenn has coached for professional teams in Europe, most notably Paris Volley in France where he led the team to a never-before-achieved Triple-Crown victory winning the French Cup, European Champions Cup, and French Championship.

He also had success as an assistant with the French National Team program and has been coaching since 2003 at the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada.

Having just completed his first season at the helm of Team Canada, Glenn has already proven himself as a great leader and teacher to Canada’s Senior National Team, leading them to an 11th-place finish at the 2006 World Championships.