Team Canada Ready to Complete at ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship

(Whitehorse, YT) The Canadian Junior Men’s National Team is ready to compete at the ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship from July 11-20 in Whitehorse, Yukon. Team Canada will play its first game against the Czech Republic at the Pepsi Softball Centre on Friday, July 11 (7:30pm PDT).

At the previous ISF Junior Men’s World Championship held in Parana, Argentina in 2012, the host team from Argentina won South America’s first-ever gold medal at the event, while Japan earned silver and Australia took bronze. Canada finished fourth, falling just out of the medal round for the first time since 1981. The last time this event was held in Whitehorse (2008), Team Canada defeated Japan 4-3 to advance to the Gold medal game, and later suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in eight innings against Australia to earn the Silver medal.

The athletes who will represent Canada at the ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon are:

8 Johnathan Baker (Kitchener, ON)
5 Samuel Bedard-Desmarais (Nicolet, QC)
7 Justin Boyer (St. Louis, SK)
10 Josh Elliot (Prince Albert, SK)
9 Justin Ganie (Irma, AB)
12 Eric Healey (Chapel’s Cove, NL)
16 Zachary MacKay (Irma, AB)
20 Tyler Pauli (Mitchell, ON)
11 Nick Penner (New Hamburg, ON)
24 Curtis Piecowye (Saskatoon, SK)
25 Matthew Pilon (Duck Lake, SK)
72 Tyler Randerson (New Hamburg, ON)
15 Francois-Charles Rene (St-Leonard-d’Aston, QC)
79 Taylor Schubada (Irma, AB)
77 Marc-Andre Villeneuve (St-Leonard-d’Aston, QC)
55 Matt Wardrop (Owen Sound, ON)
30 Tyson Zehr (Tavistock, ON)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach Jim Jones (Leduc, AB)
Assistant Coach Doug Chase (Port Alberni, BC)
Assistant Coach Fred Redhead (Leduc, AB)
Assistant Coach George Ryder (Port Dover, ON)
Athletic Therapist Mark Kiervin (Saint John, NB)
Team Leader Duke Cormier (Summerside, PEI)
Manager – National Teams Mike Branchaud (Ottawa, ON)

Daryl Helmer (Alberta)
Scott MacLaren (British Columbia)
Terry Richter (Alberta)

A total of ten (10) teams will participate at the event, with a single round robin format in the preliminary round. The top four teams will advance to the page playoff round while the bottom six team will compete in a consolation playoff round.

Team Canada Tournament Schedule
Friday, July 11th vs. Czech Republic (7:30pm PDT)
Saturday, July 12th vs. Argentina (7:30pm PDT)
Sunday, July 13th vs. United States (7:30pm PDT)
Monday, July 14th vs. New Zealand (7:30pm PDT)
Tuesday, July 15th vs. Australia (7:30pm PDT)
Wednesday, July 16th vs. Mexico (2:00pm PDT)
Wednesday, July 16th vs. Denmark (7:30pm PDT)
Thursday, July 17th vs. Japan (7:30pm PDT)
Friday, July 18th vs. Singapore (5:00pm PDT)
Saturday, July 19th Playoff Round (TBD)
Sunday, July 20 Medal Round (TBD)

Live Pointstreak scoring, webstreaming and Ballpark Radio broadcast will be available through the ISF IX Junior Men’s World Championship’s official website:

The event can also be followed on Facebook (2014 Junior Men’s World Softball) and Twitter (@2014jrsoftball).

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For more information, please contact:

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