Ottawa, Ont. – Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of thirty-seven (37) athletes who will be attending the Men’s National Team Development Camp this weekend (June 8-10) in Innerkip, Ont. The athletes are all members of the Men’s National Team Athlete Pool.
The Development Camp will include physical and positional testing and a series of intersquad games scheduled on Friday and Saturday. The athletes will be divided among three teams and will play a total of six games at Innerkip Park. Game times are 4:00pm, 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday June 8 and 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm on Saturday June 9. Intersquad games are open to the public at no charge.
The Men’s National Team Coaching Staff will have the opportunity to see most members of the athlete pool who will be vying for spots on Team Canada at the upcoming 2019 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship in the Czech Republic. The coaching staff will be naming the roster for the 2019 World Championship team following Softball Canada’s Men’s Canadian Championship that will take place August 29 to September 2 in St, Croix, N.S.
Team Canada is coming off a Bronze medal performance at the previous WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship held in Whitehorse in 2017 after winning Gold in Saskatoon in 2015. No tournaments are planned for the team in 2018.
The athletes participating at the 2018 Men’s National Team Development Camp are:
|FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||HOMETOWN|
|Ryan||Boland||St. John's, N.L.|
|Shane||Boland||St. John's N.L.|
|Jeff||Ellsworth||St. Lawrence, P.E.I.|
|Blair||Ezekiel||Harbour Main, N.L.|
|Jason||Hill||St. John's, N.L.|
|Caleb||Keeshig||Port Elgin, Ont.|
|Derek||Mayson||North Vancouver, B.C.|
|Tyler||Randerson||New Hamburg, Ont.|
|Justin||Schofield||Grand Pre, N.S.|
|Blake||Underwood||Port Elgin, Ont.|
|Colin||Walsh||Petty Harbour, N.L.|
|Head Coach||John Stuart||Langley, B.C.|
|Assistant Coach||Doug Allin||Peachland, B.C.|
|Assistant Coach||John Hill||St. John's, N.L.|
|Assistant Coach||Les Howey||Conception Bay, N.L.|
|Athletic Therapist||Jordy Burgess||Ottawa, Ont.|
|Athletic Therapist||Adam Davies||Ottawa, Ont.|
|Manager - Men's National Team||Mike Branchaud||Ottawa, Ont.|