June 2nd, 2016

2016 Junior Men’s National Softball Team Selection Camp

(Ottawa, ON) The Canadian Junior Men’s National Team will hold a Selection Camp this weekend (June 2-5) in Kitchener, ON with twenty-five (25) players from the Junior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool competing for a spot on the 2016 roster.

The Selection Camp will include physical and positional testing at Conestoga College in Kitchener, and a pair of intersquad doubleheaders on Friday (5:00pm and 7:00pm) and Saturday (2:00pm and 4:00pm) in Innerkip, ON. Intersquad games are open to the public at no charge.

Following the Selection Camp, the coaching staff will select a group of seventeen (17) athletes to compete for Team Canada in the upcoming season. The team will regroup in Kitchener on July 13 and will compete in the Cephas Roth Memorial Tournament in Tavistock, ON from July 14-17 before heading to Midland, Michigan to play in the WBSC Junior Men’s World Softball Championship from July 24-30.

Team Canada finished seventh at the previous Junior Men’s World Championship held in Whitehorse in 2014. Argentina won the Gold medal, with New Zealand taking Silver and Japan earning Bronze.

The athletes who will be attending the Junior Men’s National Team Selection Camp from June 2-5 in Kitchener, ON are:

Athletes (Hometown)
Avery Arsenault (Tignish, PE)
Nick Basaraba (Prince Albert, SK)
Sheldon Beierle (Saskatoon, SK)
Robbie Black (Glencoe, ON)
Jacob Bricknell (Port Perry, ON)
Ben Broek (Tweed, ON)
Brendon Donegan (Agassiz, BC)
Anthony Dumont-Bouchard (Levis, QC)
Guillaume Fournier (Ste-Perpetue, QC)
Daniel Godbout (St-Gervais, QC)
Jordan Hudson (Saskatoon, SK)
Derek Hyde (Tavistock, ON)
Dallas Kipfer (Kitchener, ON)
Matthew Kutnikoff (Prince Albert, SK)
Justin Laskowski (Warman, SK)
Isaac Lefebvre (St-Leonard-d’Aston, QC)
Alexandre Lemieux (St-Gervais, QC)
Troy Moffitt (Waterloo, ON)
Joshua Montana (Regina, SK)
Evan Morris (Delisle, SK)
Cole Pavey (Glencoe, ON)
Tyler Randerson (New Hamburg, ON)
James Shirley (Delisle, SK)
Mitchell Stack (Petty Harbour, NL)
Jakob Wiffen (Tavistock, ON)

Coaching Staff (Hometown)
Head Coach Tom Doucette (Middle Musquodoboit, NS)
Assistant Coach Jean-Yves Doucet (St-Leonard-d’Aston, QC)
Assistant Coach Jeff Ellsworth (St. Lawrence, PE)
Assistant Coach Todd McCulloch (Martensville, SK)
Assistant Coach Mark Quinn (Cardigan, PE)
Athletic Therapist Mark Kiervin (Saint John, NB)
Team Leader Duke Cormier (Summerside, PE)
Manager MNT Mike Branchaud (Ottawa, ON)


For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager – Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3105