Softball Canada Names 2023 Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle Rosters

Softball Canada Names 2023 Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle Rosters

23 May 2023 Emma Lindblad

Ottawa, Ont. – Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been selected to represent Team Canada at the 2023 Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle. The 13th edition of the Border Battle is scheduled to take place from July 28 to 30. Both Canadian teams will engage in a series of exhibition games leading up to the ultimate showdown against Team U.S.A.

The list of athletes selected to participate was chosen by the coaching staff and a panel of Slo-Pitch experts from across the country. Performance at provincial, national, and international events was used as one of the major contributors to the selections.

The Men’s coaching staff will consist of Mike Hyrnenko (Winnipeg, Man.), who will serve as head coach, with Mike Neufeld (Abbotsford, B.C.), serving as assistant coach.

The Women’s staff is comprised of head coach, Tony Carnelos (Georgetown, Ont.), and former Border Battle athlete, Amanda Howard (Strathmore, Alta.) as the assistant coach.

Following their loss against Team U.S.A in 2022, both Canadian teams are fueled with determination and eagerly seek redemption in this year’s edition of the Slo-Pitch Border Battle.

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2023 Team Canada Men’s Slo-Pitch Roster
Bob  Henning Oshawa, Ont.
Brendan  Miller Vauxhall, Alta.
Colin Andrews Hanover, Ont.
Connor Prentice Surrey, B.C.
Curtis Neabel  Woodstock, Ont.
Garret Wiese Kelowna, B.C.
Hunter Platten Edmonton, Alta.
Jeff Andrews Vancouver, B.C.
Chris  Mullen Cobourg, Ont.
Justin Pennell Edmonton, Alta.
Ren Visser Squamish, B.C.
Shaun Gilchrist Lethbridge, Alta.
Steele  Lewis Kingsville, Ont.
Steve Rempel Lethbridge, Alta.
Thomas McKay Eastern Shore, N.S.


2023 Team Canada Women’s Slo-Pitch Roster
Jacqueline O'Quinn Toronto, Ont.
Jade McGarr Guelph, Ont.
Jesse Goddard Langley, B.C.
Kendra Saunders Kitchener, Ont.
Lenny Stoddart Holland Landing, Ont.
Marnie Scow Port Hardy, B.C.
Melanie Gulbransen Aldergrove, B.C.
Michelle Lorenz Toronto, Ont.
Paige Churchill Winnipeg, Man.
Rene Letendre Alexis, Alta.
Sarah Berry Acton, Ont.
Shannon Hilton Orillia, Ont.
Shelby Lia Oshawa, Ont.
Tina Gulbrandsen  Lethbridge, Alta.
Whitney Barker Fort McMurray, Alta.