FIVB - Volleyball World League

Press release

Canada defeat French team Montpellier in World League preparation

Team Canada will have six more matches in France

 Montpellier, France, March 21, 2013 – Louis-Pierre Mainville of Notre-Dame-de-l’Isle scored 18 points and Dustin Schneider was a standout in the setter position as Canada’s Fulltime Training Centre (FTC) team defeated Montpellier of the French Pro A league 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18 in a men’s exhibition volleyball match on Thursday.

The performances of Mainville and Schneider are good news for the Canadian national team with the selection camp and World League season set to begin at the end of May. Both are recovering from serious knee injuries.

“We’re hoping they can be 100 per cent physically by the time the selection camp starts,” said Canada’s FTC head coach Vincent Pichette. “Their level of play is very good right now. Dustin provided diversity in our attack and it was a great experience for our young players.”

Marc Howatson of Victoria added 12 points and Rudy Verhoeff of Calgary 10. 

Montpellier plays in France’s top pro league and is tied for eighth place.

Team Canada arrived in France on Sunday for a two-week mix of training and matches. They will another six matches before returning to Gatineau on March 31.

Download highresolution


| More

More press releases

08.08.2013 12:17:44
VolleyWorld relives the action of the 2013 FIVB World League
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 8, 2013 – After six weeks of intense volleyball action during the Intercontinental Round of the 2013 FIVB World League, ... More...
23.07.2013 16:18:29
The start of an era
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 23, 2013 - As the excitement of the World League Finals winds down, Andrea Zorzi takes a look back at the action and why h... More...
22.07.2013 21:36:55
Canada jumps in rankings after World League performance
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2013 – The Canadian men’s national team’s exceptional performance in the 2013 FIVB World League has resulted in a seve... More...
22.07.2013 04:29:34
Every point was made of gold - Spiridonov
Mar del Plata, Argentina, July 21, 2013 - Alexey Spiridinov says 'every point was made of gold' as Russia overwhelmed Brazil 3-0 in the final match of... More...
22.07.2013 01:04:42
We were surprised by Vettori - Sokolov
Mar del Plata, Argentina, July 21, 2013 - Tsvetan Sokolov says the unexpected appearance of young Italian wing spiker Luca Vettori was the difference ... More...
22.07.2013 00:21:20
Young Vettori makes a point as Italy win bronze
Mar del Plata, Argentina, July 21, 2013 - Young Italian star Luca Vettori led Italy to their first World League medal since 2004 with a 3-2 win agains... More...
21.07.2013 23:36:45
Russia become three-time World League champions
Mar del Plata, Argentina, July 21, 2013 – Olympic champions Russia became the third country after Brazil and Italy to win three or more World League t... More...
21.07.2013 23:12:03
Russia beat Brazil in straight sets to claim third World League title
Mar del Plata, Argentina, July 21, 2013 – The Olympic champions and world No. 2 Russia defeated Brazil 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-19) to claim their third ... More...
21.07.2013 20:17:40
Same Olympic matches, different World League teams
Mar del Plata, Argentina, July 21, 2013 - The medal deciders at the 2013 World League Finals are exactly the same as last year's matches at the 2012 O... More...
21.07.2013 19:17:47
Vettori leads Italy to bronze on Finals debut
Mar del Plata, Argentina, July 21, 2013 – World No 3 Italy repeated their London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medal result by beating Bulgaria 3-2 (21-25... More...