Team Canada Ready to Compete at ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on July 09, 2014


(Whitehorse, YT) The Canadian Junior Men’s National Team is ready to compete at the ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship from July 11-20 in Whitehorse, Yukon. Team Canada will play its first game against the Czech Republic at the Pepsi Softball Centre on Friday, July 11 (7:30pm PDT).
 
At the previous ISF Junior Men’s World Championship held in Parana, Argentina in 2012, the host team from Argentina won South America’s first-ever gold medal at the event, while Japan earned silver and Australia took bronze. Canada finished fourth, falling just out of the medal round for the first time since 1981. The last time this event was held in Whitehorse (2008), Team Canada defeated Japan 4-3 to advance to the Gold medal game, and later suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in eight innings against Australia to earn the Silver medal. 

The athletes who will represent Canada at the ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon are:
 
Athletes
 
Number Name Hometown
8 Johnathan Baker Kitchener, ON 
5 Samuel Bedard-Desmarais Nicolet, QC
7 Justin Boyer  St. Louis, SK 
10 Josh Elliot  Prince Albert, SK
9 Justin Ganie Irma, AB
12 Eric Healey Chapels Cove, NL
16 Zachary MacKay Irma, AB
20 Tyler Pauli Mitchell, ON
11 Nick Penner New Hamburg, ON
24 Curtis Piecowye Saskatoon, SK
25 Matthew Pilon Duck Lake, SK
72 Tyler Randerson New Hamburg, ON
15 Francois-Charles Rene St-Leonard-d'Aston, QC
79 Taylor Schubada Irma, AB
77 Marc-Andre Villeneuve St-Leonard-d'Aston, QC
55 Matt Wardrop Owen Sound, ON
30 Tyson Zehr Tavistock, ON

Coaching Staff
 
Position Name Hometown
Head Coach Jim Jones Leduc, AB
Assistant Coach Doug Chase Port Alberni, BC
Assistant Coach Fred Redhead Leduc, AB
Assistant Coach George Ryder Port Dover, ON
Athletic Therapist Mark Kiervin Saint John, NB
Team Leader Duke Cormier Summerside, PEI
Manager - National Teams Mike Branchaud Ottawa, ON

Umpires
 
Name Province
Daryl Helmer Alberta
Scott MacLaren British Columbia
Terry Richter Alberta
 
A total of ten (10) teams will participate at the event, with a single round robin format in the preliminary round. The top four teams will advance to the page playoff round while the bottom six team will compete in a consolation playoff round.
 
Team Canada Schedule
 
Date Game Time
July 11 Canada vs. Czech Republic 7:30pm PDT
July 12 Canada vs. Argentina 7:30pm PDT
July 13 Canada vs. United States 7:30pm PDT
July 14 Canada vs. New Zealand 7:30pm PDT
July 15 Canada vs. Australia 7:30pm PDT
July 16 Canada vs. Mexico 2:00pm PDT
  Canada vs. Denmark 7:30pm PDT
July 17 Canada vs. Japan 7:30pm PDT
July 18 Canada vs. Singapore 5:00pm PDT
July 19 Playoff Round TBD
July 20 Medal Round TBD
 
Live Pointstreak scoring, webstreaming and Ballpark Radio broadcast will be available through the ISF IX Junior Men’s World Championship’s official website: http://worldfastpitch2014.com/en/home/.
 
The event can also be followed on Facebook (2014 Junior Men’s World Softball) and Twitter (@2014jrsoftball).

 
How to Follow Team Canada
Softball Canada Website: http://www.softball.ca
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SoftballCanada
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SoftballCanadaNSO

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For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager - Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3105
gleblanc@softball.ca

 

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