Team Canada to Play Exhibition Series in Southern Ontario

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on July 30, 2014

(Ottawa, ON) The Canadian Women’s National Team will play a series of exhibition games against the Stratford Brakettes club team and the Puerto Rican National Team in Southern Ontario from August 3-8. This event will be Team Canada’s final tune-up before travelling to Haarlem, Netherlands to compete at the International Softball Federation (ISF) XIV Women’s World Championship, which will take place from August 15-24.

Team Canada will play a pair of doubleheaders against the Brakettes on August 3rd and 4th at the Old Fairgrounds (28 McMurchy Avenue South) in Brampton, ON. The Brakettes are a long-standing club team from Stratford, CT that has competed in several exhibition games against Canada in the past. Following this four-game exhibition series, Canada will then host Puerto Rico for exhibition games on August 7th and 8th in Mississauga and Brampton before both teams travel to the Netherlands for the ISF World Championship. The games in Mississauga will take place at Meadowvale North Sports Park (2255 Meadowvale Boulevard).

Tickets for all games will be available at the gate at the cost of $5.00 per person. Athletes under the age of 18 wearing their softball jersey will be admitted for free.

Exhibition Series Schedule

Date Game Location Time / Result
August 3 Canada vs. Stratford Brakettes Brampton, ON W 2-0
  Canada vs. Stratford Brakettes Brampton, ON W 12-1
August 4  Canada vs. Stratford Brakettes Brampton, ON W 11-0
  Canada vs. Stratford Brakettes Brampton, ON PPD
August 7  Canada vs. Puerto Rico Mississauga, ON W 13-0
  Canada vs. Puerto Rico Mississauga, ON W 3-2
August 8 Canada vs. Puerto Rico Brampton, ON 6:30pm EDT
  Canada vs. Puerto Rico Brampton, ON 8:30pm EDT

Team Canada Roster

Number Name Hometown
29 Jenna Caira Toronto, ON
26 Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, BC
25 Jenny Gilbert Saskatoon, SK
17 Sara Groenewegen Surrey, BC
4 Megan Gurski Dalmeny, SK
8 Victoria Hayward Toronto, ON
77 Sara Hopwood Richmond, BC
6 Karissa Hovinga Edmonton, AB
9 Caitlin Lever Buffalo, NY
5 Joey Lye Toronto, ON
15 Sara Plourde Fredericton, NB
7 Erika Polidori Brantford, ON
55 Kaleigh Rafter Guelph, ON
12 Victoria Rumph Mount Forest, ON
2 Brooke Seneshen Winnipeg, MB
13 Carey-Leigh Thomas Ohsweken, ON
14 Megan Timpf Port Dover, ON
20 Natalie Wideman Mississauga, ON
22 Jennifer Yee North Delta, BC 

Coaching Staff

Position Name Hometown
Head Coach Mark Smith Falmouth, NS
Assistant Coach Melissa Basilio Pickering, ON
Assistant Coach Glenn Boles St. Catharines, ON
Assistant Coach Rob Guenter Victoria, BC
Assistant Coach Dave Paetkau Abbotsford, BC
Assistant Coach Ken Leavoy Vancouver, BC
Team Leader Lisa Down Saskatoon, SK
WNT Manager Alison Bradley Pinkerton, ON
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Don Griffis Vancouver, BC


For more information, please contact:

Alison Bradley
Manager – Women’s National Teams
Softball Canada

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