Newfoundlanders In Argentina

Newfoundlanders In Argentina In Search Of Gold With Canadian Men’s National Team

5 Athletes, 2 Coaches From Province Donning Maple Leaf In Argentina

Shane Boland (St. John’s), Sean Cleary (Harbour Main), Brad Ezekiel (Harbour Main), Jason Hill (St. John’s) and Colin Walsh (Petty Harbour) are members of the Canadian Men’s National Team that are set to compete at the 2022 XI WBSC Americas Men’s Softball Pan American Championship in Parana, Argentina from April 24-30.

John Hill (St. John’s) and Les Howey (Conception Bay) are Assistant Coaches with the Canadian Men’s National Team.

Tournament Information Is Provided Below…

2022 XI WBSC Americas Men’s Softball Pan American Championship
Dates: April 24-30
Location: Parana, Argentina

The Canadian Men’s National Team are in Parana, Argentina to compete at the 2022 XI WBSC Americas Men’s Softball Pan American Championship from April 24-30 with the Top 4 Teams earning spots for the 2022 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup, which is scheduled to be played November 26 to December 04, 2022 in New Zealand.

Participating Teams (Ranking)
Argentina (2)
Canada (6)
Colombia (37)
Cuba (14)
Dominican Republic (35)
Guatemala (12)
Mexico (8)
Puerto Rico (Unranked)
USA (7)
Venezuela (11)

Group A (Ranking)
Cuba (14)
Dominican Republic (35)
Guatemala (12)
Mexico (8)
Venezuela (11)

Group B (Ranking)
Argentina (2)
Canada (6)
Colombia (37)
Puerto Rico (Unranked)
USA (7)

The Top 3 Teams From Each Pool Will Advance To The Super Round; They Will Carry Their Record Against The Other 2 Teams That Advance From Their Own Division, Then Play The 3 Advancing Teams From The Other Division. The Teams With The Top Two Records After The Super Round Will Play For Gold, While The Next Two Will Play For Bronze, With All Four Of Those Teams Qualifying For The World Cup.

Team Canada’s Roster Was Previously Announced In September. Brett Larson (Irma, Alta.) Has Been Added To The Roster With Ryan Boland (St. John’s, NL) Unable To Attend.


Name (Hometown)
Bryan Abrey (Richmond, BC)
Shane Boland (St. John’s, NL)
Patrick Burns (Saskatoon, SK)
Sean Cleary (Harbour Main, NL)
Bradley Ezekiel (Harbour Main, NL)
Jason Hill (St. John’s, NL)
Blake Hunter (Nanaimo, BC)
Cory Jones (Leduc, AB)
Brett Larson (Irma, AB)
Justin Laskowski (Warman, SK)
Derek Mayson (North Vancouver, BC)
Devon McCullough (Saskatoon, SK)
Tyler Pauli (Mitchell, ON)
Zach Pierce (Saskatoon, SK)
Mathieu Roy (St-Gervais, QC)
Colin Walsh (Petty Harbour, NL)

Coaching Staff

Position Name (Hometown)
Head Coach — John Stuart (Meritt, BC)
Assistant Coach — Doug Allin (Peachland, BC)
Assistant Coach — Jeff Ellsworth (St. Lawrence, PEI)
Assistant Coach — John Hill (St. John’s, NL)
Assistant Coach — Les Howey (Conception Bay, NL)
Athletic Therapist — Adam Davis (Ottawa, ON)
Manager MNT — Mike Branchaud (Ottawa, ON)


Name (Hometown)
Scott McLaren (Penticton, BC)
Mike Morrissey (Peterborough, ON)

Team Canada Schedule Pan American Championship
April 24 Canada vs. Colombia 2:00pm EDT (3:30pm NL)
April 25 Canada vs. Argentina 8:00pm EDT (9:30pm NL)
April 26 Canada vs. Puerto Rico 8:00am EDT (9:30am NL)
April 27 Canada vs. United States 3:00pm EDT (4:30pm NL)
April 28-29 Super Round TBD
April 30 Medal Round TBD

Live Streaming
WBSC Americas Facebook Page
Softball Canada Facebook Page
WBSC Americas YouTube Page

Team Canada Coverage
Softball Canada Website
Softball Canada Facebook
Softball Canada Twitter
Softball Canada Instagram