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Canada announces World Cup Training Squad

June 14, 2009 | Field Hockey Canada |

Canada announces World Cup Training Squad

June 14, 2009

 Photo: PAHF /Fernando

Canadian men’s national field hockey team head coach Alan Brahmst today announced his official training squad for preparations leading up to the 2010 World Cup in Delhi, India.

The names of 32 athletes were released, including four goaltenders, following a four-day selection camp in Vancouver at the national team’s domestic training facility on the campus of the University of British Columbia. 

"During the past weekend we witnessed significant Canadian talent that is emerging as the next group of world class players. We are confident that we have the player base necessary to sustain our rise in world rankings,” said former Canadian captain and team tactical consultant Pete Milkovich.  “We are continuing to invest in innovative coaching techniques and game strategies to close the gap on the top 6 nations in the world.”

A total of 60 athletes were evaluated during the camp using comprehensive fitness testing along with athlete performance in training units and squad matches.

Canada will compete in a 4-Nation tournament in Russia from June 20-29th before reassembling at their Vancouver training base.  The Canadian men will also tour Australia beginning July 23rd to compete against number two world-ranked Australia and Malaysia.

Canadian World Cup Squad:

1) Ranjeev Deol, Mississauga ON
2) Connor Meakin, Vancouver BC
3) Matt Guest, Vancouver BC
4) Richard Hildreth, Vancouver BC
5) Connor Grimes, Duncan BC
6) Scott Sandison, Mississauga ON
7) Rob Short, Victoria BC
8) Paul Wettlaufer, North Vancouver BC
9) Ken Pereira, Unionville ON
10) Pete Short, Victoria BC
11) Gabbar Singh, Surrey BC
12) Keegan Pereira, Unionville ON
13) Stephen Bissett, New Westminster BC
14) Taylor Curran, North Vancouver BC
15) Ian Smyth, Vancouver BC
16) Taylor Self, Vancouver BC
17) Wayne Fernandes, Mississauga ON
18) Dave Jameson, Vancouver BC
19) Phil Wright, Vancouver BC
20) Elliot Marsh, North Vancouver BC
21) Hudson Stewart, Vancouver BC
22) Mark Erickson, Duncan BC
23) Scott Tupper, Vancouver BC
24) Mark Pearson, Vancouver BC
25) Matt Bissett, New Westminster BC
26) Ben Martin, Vancouver BC
27) Jesse Watson, North Vancouver BC
28) Dave Carter, Vancouver BC
29) Antoni Kindler, Vancouver BC
30) Matt Peck, Burnaby BC
31) Geoff Houghton, West Vancouver BC
32) Kevin Laidman, Victoria BC