Softball Canada Announces 2023 U23 Men’s National Team Roster

Softball Canada Announces 2023 U23 Men’s National Team Roster

Ottawa, Ont.  Softball Canada and the U23 Men’s National Team coaching staff are pleased to announce the sixteen (16) athletes who have been selected to represent Team Canada at the 2023 WBSC U23 Men’s Softball World Cup. The tournament will be played April 15-23, 2023, in Parana, Argentina.

Softball Canada previously announced eleven (11) core players to the U23 Men’s National Team and has added five (5) athletes from the athlete pool to complete the roster. The athletes joining Team Canada are Tyler Branchaud (Metcalfe, Ont.), Connor Brooks (Napanee, Ont.), Dallas Kipfer (Kitchener, Ont.), Matthew Kutnikoff (Prince Albert, Sask.), and Mason McKay (Tavistock, Ont.).

Team Canada was awarded a wild card spot in December to participate in the tournament and will join the 11 other countries who qualified for the event through continental qualifiers held in 2022.


Thomas Baker Kitchener, Ont.
Tyler Branchaud Metcalfe, Ont.
Connor Brooks Napanee, Ont.
Jordan Hudson Saskatoon, Sask.
Dallas Kipfer Kitchener, Ont.
Matthew Kutnikoff Prince Albert, Sask.
Isaac Lefebvre St.-Leonard-d’Aston, Que.
Riley Manion Napanee, Ont.
Mason McKay Tavistock, Ont.
Mitch McKay Tavistock, Ont.
Jordan Pomeroy Placentia, N.L.
James Shirley Delisle, Sask.
Mark Stack Petty Harbour, N.L.
Owen Torrie Williamsford,Ont.
Brant Wiebe Delisle, Sask.
Reese Yantzi Shakespeare, Ont.


Head Coach Doug Allin Peachland, B.C.
Assistant Coach Dean Holoien Melfort, Sask.
Assistant Coach Mark Quinn Mermaid, P.E.I.
Athletic Therapist Mark Kiervin Saint-John, N.B.
Manager – Operations Gilles LeBlanc Dieppe, N.B.