Canada’s Under-21 Men’s National Team will be kicking off 2016 with a trip down south to San Diego to face the United States senior development squad in a test series from January 14th-18th.
The tour will consist of four matches, all of which will be played at the Olympic Training Centre in Chula Vista, California
The series begins a busy year for the Junior Men’s National Team, which will be centralizing in Vancouver for full-time training beginning in February and will be attempting to qualify for the 2016 Junior World Cup, which takes place at the end of the year in India.
“We’ve got a large group for centralization,” says Canada’s Under-21 head coach Inderpal Sehmbi. “We want to give the guys some international experience heading into that so they know what international hockey is like.”
In June, Canada will host the men’s Junior Pan American Championships in Toronto, where the top two finishers will qualify for the Junior World Cup.
Canada’s roster for the test series in San Diego consists of many of the members of the team that swept the United States in a four-game test series in Surrey, British Columbia in June.
Roster – Canadian Under-21 Men’s National Team – U.S. Test Series, January 2015
|Balraj Panesar||Defender||Surrey, BC|
|Brandon Pereira||Defender||Surrey, BC|
|Cameron Bonney||Goalkeeper||Port Coquitlam, BC|
|Fin Boothroyd||Forward||West Vancouver, BC|
|Floyd Mascarenhas||Defender||Mississauga, ON|
|Ganga Singh||Defender||Toronto, ON|
|Gavin Bains||Defender||Ladner, BC|
|Harbir Sidhu||Midfield||Victoria, BC|
|Iqwinder Gill||Goalkeeper||Surrey, BC|
|Jamie Wallace||Midfield||Vancouver, BC|
|Kabir Aujla||Forward||Surrey, BC|
|Michael Mackenzie||Midfield||White Rock, BC|
|Rajan Khalon||Defender||Vancouver, BC|
|Rohan Chopra||Forward||Ottawa, ON|
|Sahib Suri||Midfield||Surrey, BC|
|Sam Cabral||Midfield||Vancouver, BC|
|Satbir Brar||Defender||Surrey, BC|
|Shahbaaz Dhaliwal||Forward||Surrey, BC|
|Thomson Harris||Midfield||Vancouver, BC|
|Zaiq Rana||Forward||Vancouver, BC|
Staff – Canada’s Under-21 Men’s National Team – U.S. Test Series, January 2015
Head Coach – Inderpal Sehmbi
Assistant Coach – Geoff Matthews
Physiotherapist – Jen Mark