FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 CAN / Canada

 
Team manager Julien Boucher
Coach Glenn Hoag
Assistant coach Georges Laplante
Doctor
Physiotherapist Jean-Sebastien Hartell
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Tyler Sanders Sanders 14.12.1991 191 81 326 308 Trefl Gdansk
  2   John Gordon Perrin Perrin 17.08.1989 201 95 353 329 Beijing BAIC Motors
  L 3 Daniel Lewis Lewis 03.04.1976 189 86 340 325 BBTS Bielsko-Biala
  4   Joshua Howatson Howatson 07.10.1984 199 95 346 325 Amriswil
  5 Rudy Verhoeff Verhoeff 24.06.1989 198 88 349 317 Duren
  6   Justin Duff Duff 10.05.1988 200 102 370 335 Espadon Szczecin
  7 Braden Mclean Mclean 22.05.1991 208 110 358 332 Team Canada
  8   Adam Simac Simac 09.08.1983 203 101 348 336 Team Canada
  9 Dustin Schneider Schneider 27.02.1985 182 82 322 297 Maccabi Tel Aviv
  10   Toontje Van Lankvelt Van Lankvelt 01.07.1984 197 91 347 317 JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel
  11 Daniel Cornelius Jansen Vandoorn Jansen Vandoorn 21.03.1990 207 98 351 328 Chaumont
  12   Gavin Schmitt Schmitt 27.01.1986 208 106 372 340 Toray Arrows
  13 Christopher Hoag C.Hoag 03.09.1988 192 79 335 317 Tevfik Filkret Altekma
  14   Max Burt Burt 25.07.1988 207 101 350 327 Asul Lyon Volley
  C 15 Frederic Winters Winters 25.09.1982 195 94 359 327 Sada Cruisero Volei
  16   Jason Derocco Derocco 19.09.1989 198 94 342 318 JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel
  17 Graham Vigrass Vigrass 17.06.1989 205 97 354 330 Berlin Recycling Volley
  18   Nicholas Hoag N.Hoag 19.08.1992 200 91 342 322 Trentino Volley
  19 Blair Cameron Bann Bann 26.02.1988 184 84 314 295 Duren
  20   Ciaran Mcgovern Mcgovern 05.06.1989 181 80 336 312 Swd Powervolleys Duren
  21 Jay Blankenau Blankenau 27.09.1989 194 94 334 307 Nolika Masseik
  22   Steven Marshall Marshall 23.11.1989 193 87 350 322 Berlin Recycling Volley
  23 Christopher Voth Voth 27.09.1990 197 81 347 315 Abiant Lycurgus
  24   Lucas Van Berkel Vanberkel 29.11.1991 210 108 350 326 Monini Marconi Spoleto
  25 Casey Adam Schouten Schouten 29.03.1994 194 95 341 311 Team Lakkapä
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Canadians finished joint-fifth in Group 2 with Argentina and Portugal in the 2014 World League.  They won six and lost six en route but were seven points behind Belgium in Pool C. A year earlier they progressed from the then Pool C all the way to the Final Round before being eliminated on set ratio. They enter this tournament off the back of an impressive display in last year's World Championship where they finished joint-seventh. They had a good run, but were denied a final-six place by a strong pool including Brazil and Russia. The team also finished second behind the United States in 2013's NORCECA Championship.

Under the guidance of coach Glenn Hoag - a veteran of the 1980s side considered Canada's best ever - the present crop will be highly motivated to build on their recent good form. They have the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto to look forward to in July with the main goal being qualification for Rio de Janeiro 2016 to end a 24-year absence from the Olympic Games. Their achievements include a fourth-place finish at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, two bronze medals at the Pan American Games (1979 and 1999) and 17 top-three NORCECA Championship finishes.
Coach profile

Glenn Hoag, who played on Canada's men's team from 1981 to 1986, took over as head coach in 2006. His aim has been to replicate the glory of his former team's fourth-place finish at the 1984 Olympic Games, the best major result in the country's history. Canada's best World League finish under Hoag is fifth in 2013. He has coached several European club teams, most notably Paris Volley in France, who he led to the triple crown in 2001 by winning the national title, the national cup and the European Champions League. Hoag also coached ACH Volley in Slovenia and is currently in charge of Arkas Sport in Turkey. Hoag's sons Chris and Nicholas were on Canada's 2015 World League roster.