19 May 2015

Team Canada Roster Announced

Team Canada Roster Announced

(CLA) Dean French, Canada’s national team Chairman and the Canadian Lacrosse Association have announced Canada’s roster for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC). Canada’s elite indoor athletes will take on the world, vying for a fourth consecutive gold against long-time rivals from the Haudenosaunee Nation and the United States, amongst other countries.

The 2015 Team Canada coaching staff of head coach Eddie Comeau, along with assistant coaches Derek Keenan, Paul Day, and Glen Clark started the selection process early this year and after months of evaluating and assessing, have narrowed the 37-man training roster to twenty-three. The final twenty-three player roster will represent Canada as the FIL WILC comes to Onondaga Nation for the first time.

Canada is the reigning world champion and is unbeaten in international play with a 17-0 record in the past three World Championships. With the competition taking place close to home, Team Canada is focused and ready to face the world. “Our coaching staff spent considerable time reviewing the National Athlete Pool (NAP). Every athlete in our NAP is an outstanding player and deserving for consideration for the Canadian national team but, we can only take 23 players to the Worlds,” said Comeau. “Although these were very tough decisions, we are confident that we have assembled a skilled and athletic team that is excited to represent Canada at the 2015 WILC,” he concluded.

Player
Aaron Bold
Adam Jones
Billy Dee Smith
Brandon Miller
Brett Mydske
Brodie Merrill
Chris Corbeil
Curtis Dickson
Dan Coates
Dan Dawson
Dhane Smith
Jordan MacIntosh
Kyle Rubisch
Mark Matthews
Matt Vinc
Paul Dawson
Ryan Benesch
Ryan Dilks
Scott Campbell
Shawn Evans
Stephan Leblanc
Steve Priolo
Zack Greer

2015 Summer Team
Victoria Sr. A Shamrocks (WLA)
Peterborough Lakers (MSL)
Six Nations Chiefs (MSL)
Six Nations Chiefs (MSL)
Langley Thunder (WLA)
Boston Cannons (MLL) (Field)
Brampton Excelsiors (MSL)
Peterborough Lakers (MSL)
Six Nations Chiefs (MSL)
Victoria Sr. A Shamrocks (WLA)
Six Nations Chiefs (MSL)
Oakville Rock (MSL)
Brampton Excelsiors (MSL)
Rochester Rattlers (MLL) (Field)
Peterborough Lakers (MSL)
Brampton Excelsiors (MSL)
Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks (MSL)
Victoria Sr. A Shamrocks (WLA)
Brooklin Redmen (MSL)
Peterborough Lakers (MSL)
Oakville Rock (MSL)
Brooklin Redmen (MSL)
Denver Outlaws (MLL) (Field)

NLL Team
Edmonton Rush
Colorado Mammoth
Buffalo Bandits
Toronto Rock
Edmonton Rush
Toronto Rock
Edmonton Rush
Calgary Roughnecks
Colorado Mammoth
Rochester Knighthawks
Buffalo Bandits
Minnesota Swarm
Edmonton Rush
Edmonton Rush
Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks
Buffalo Bandits
Edmonton Rush
Rochester Knighthawks
Calgary Roughnecks
Toronto Rock
Buffalo Bandits
Edmonton Rush

“The World Indoor Games are shaping up really nicely with thirteen countries competing. Our coaching staff spent a lot of time and energy working through the selection process and we are very proud of the players who have been selected and know they will represent Canada well both on and off the floor.” commented Johnny Mouradian, CLA’s National Team Director for Box Lacrosse.

This fall The Onondaga Nation will host 13 nations from around the world as Team Canada competes for the world title September 18-27. The games will be played at three venues: the War Memorial Arena; Onondaga Nation Arena; with the bronze and gold medal games played at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University on Sunday, September 27th. The game schedule is not currently set but it is likely Canada will open their quest for gold on the first day of competition, September 19.

Once the final schedule is set, the CLA will release the information to fans on lacrosse.ca. Fans can follow Team Canada leading up to the worlds on Twitter @CanadaLacrosse. During the Worlds, fans are encouraged to follow Team Canada live on Twitter and visit lacrosse.ca for post-game reactions and reports.

 

Original Article on CLA Website: Team Canada Roster Announced
2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Website: http://wilc2015.com/

 

About the Canadian Lacrosse Association

The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada and oversees the Canadian Championships and any international events that are awarded by the international federation (FIL). With the support of its valued corporate partners – Gait and Adidas – along with the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation, the CLA’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members and leading our partners and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate from the grassroots to the national team level. We value health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork.

For more details on the Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit www.lacrosse.ca

About the FIL

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 52 member nations and holds five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.

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