June 2nd, 2016

2016 Men’s National Team Development Camp

(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of twenty-two (22) athletes who have been invited to participate in a Men’s National Team Development Camp this weekend (June 2-5) in Kitchener, Ontario. The athletes are all members of the Men’s National Team Athlete Pool.

The Development Camp will include physical and positional testing at Conestoga College in Kitchener, and a pair of intersquad games on Friday (7:00pm) and Saturday (5:00pm) in Innerkip, ON. Intersquad games are open to the public at no charge. It will give the Men’s National Team coaching staff an opportunity to see some members of the athlete pool who did not compete with the team in 2015.

Team Canada captured gold at the WBSC Men’s World Softball Championship in Saskatoon and the Pan American Games in Toronto last summer. No tournaments are planned for the team in 2016, but a Selection Camp will take place next year to determine the roster for the 2017 WBSC Men’s World Softball Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon.

The athletes participating at the 2016 Men’s National Team Development Camp are:

Athletes (Hometown)
Bryan Abrey (Richmond, BC)
Tyson Barkman (Abbotsford, BC)
Ryan Boland (St. John’s, NL)
Shane Boland (St. John’s, NL)
Cole Bolton (Flinton, ON)
Kyle Crawford (Glencoe, ON)
Blake Hunter (Nanaimo, BC)
Mark Johnson (Glencoe, ON)
Travis Jones (Neyaashiinigmiing, ON)
Scott Lieph (Sooke, BC)
Kyle Linton (Toronto, ON)
Jeff Lyons (Appin, ON)
Nic Moore (Ariss, ON)
Jeremy O’Reilly (Placentia, NL)
Tyler Pauli (Mitchell, ON)
Justin Schofield (Grand Pré, NS)
Taylor Schubada (Irma, AB)
Ty Sebastian (Brussels, ON)
Blake Underwood (Port Elgin, ON)
Colin Walsh (Petty Harbour, NL)
Kris Walushka (Victoria, BC)
Tyler Whynot (Kentville, NS)

Coaching Staff (Hometown)
Head Coach John Stuart (Langley, BC)
Assistant Coach John Hill (St. John’s, NL)
Assistant Coach Les Howey (Conception Bay, NL)
Guest Coach Doug Allin (Peachland, BC)
Athletic Therapist Jordy Burgess (Ottawa, ON)
Manager – MNT Mike Branchaud (Ottawa, ON)


For more information, please contact:

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