The 18 strong squad has been announced for Canada, who will be travelling to London for the World League semi-final between June 15-26, 2017.
Amongst the chosen men, 17 competed in the World League Round 2 in Trinidad and Tobago, where Canada finished second this April. Canada are hoping to build on this success by advancing to the later stages of the competition in London this June.
Floris van Son is the 18th player for the international squad selection, who plays his club hockey in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, he was injured during the last competition but is looking forward to being part of the squad for the summer trial.
Also, familiar names such as Scott Tupper, Mark Pearson and David Carter are amongst the named men heading to London, all having played in the Olympics team in Rio 2016.
11th in the world Canada are faced with the Netherlands (4), India (6), Pakistan (13), and Scotland (23) in Pool B with opening game against Pakistan on June 16th at 6:00pm to kick off the proceedings in what promises to be an end to end game.
Before heading to London and as part of their preparation for the World League Semi-Finals Canada are heading to France for 3 exhibition matches.
The game times for the three-game series with France are as follows:
- June 4 – 3:00pm – at TAC Hockey – Le Touquet, France
- June 5 – 6:00pm – at CREPS – Wattignies, France
- June 7 – 6:00pm – at CREPS – Wattignies, France
A full schedule of the games for the World League Semi Final in London can be found here.
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Men’s National Team – 2017 World League Semi-Final