Field Hockey Canada > Canadian men's Under-21 team named for January series in U.S.

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.

The roster contains a mix of athletes who named to both Canada’s Senior Development and Junior Development Squads.

Roster – Canadian Under-21 Men’s National Team – U.S. Test Series, January 2015

Name Position Hometown
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