January 9, 2017
2017 CANADIAN MEN’S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP CONVERGES ON MONCTON
Squash Canada – OTTAWA, ON, January 5, 2017 – With 11 teams set to compete, the 2017 Canadian Men’s Team Championship is sure to be a showcase of great Canadian squash talent. Hosted by Squash Moncton at the Moncton Squash Club, the home of the Toronto 2015 PanAm Legacy Courts, over 60 matches will be played during the 3-day event.
Starting Friday January 6, a total of 34 athletes will compete for the title, including 3 members of Squash Canada’s National Team Program – Shawn De Lierre (HP Squad), David Baillargeon (Transition Squad) both for Team Quebec and Albert Shoihet (Transition Squad) leading Team Ontario.
Team Ontario enters as reigning champs but 2016 finalist Team Quebec enter the 2017 championship with the top seed, looking to earn their way back to the finals and take home the title.
Keep up to date on match results all weekend long at http://squashcanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/drawsheet.aspx?id=357BA3A3-223D-45B0-B521-96B0E89FAD4D&draw=2
Can’t make it to the Moncton Squash Club? Cheer for your team online! Catch the action via live webstream at http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/168 and via Squash Canada’s twitter @SquashCanada using #mtc2017 all weekend long.
COMPETING TEAMS Team Alberta – Ian Power, Pete Goodings, Paul Oppenheim Team Canadian Armed Forces – Daniel Begin, Gilles Couture, Yan Frappier, Jean-Francois Moreau Team Manitoba – Dave Glass, Trevor Borland, Connor Turk Team Northwest Territories – Oswald Vallejos-Sevills, Devin Madsen, Brooke Harker Team Nova Scotia – Matthew Bishop, Joshua Rudolph, Gramham Kerford Team New Brunswick 1 – Jean-Michel Leblanc, Adam King, Michael Rinzler Team New Brunswick 2 – Philip Leonard, Maurice Belliveau, Justin Saulnier Team Ontario – Albert Shoihet, Ahad Raza, Mohanad Heikal Team PEI – Michael Buchanan, Mitchell Chaisson, Nathan Phillips Team Quebec – Shawn De Lierre, David Baillargeon, Jason De Lierre Team Saskatchewan – Matt Serediak, Thomas King, Noah Wernikowski
ABOUT SQUASH CANADA Founded in 1915, Squash Canada is a non-profit, national sport governing body responsible for the development of athletes, coaches and officials and sets the standards for Canadian squash. Squash Canada is a proud member of the Pan-American and World Squash Federations and participates in the Pan-American Championships, Commonwealth & Pan-Am Games as well as World Championships at the junior and senior level. Each year Squash Canada hosts nine national
championships across the country and works with its provincial and territorial partners to promote the growth and development of squash across the country. For more information, please visit www.squash.ca.
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For more information: Britany Gordon Programs Manager, Squash Canada (613) 228-7724 x202 firstname.lastname@example.org