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WINNIPEG (November 29, 2022) – Team Canada is ready to compete at the upcoming Junior World Championships being held in Guatemala City, Guatemala from December 3 to 10.

The seven athletes from across the country named to the team qualified based on their results at Racquetball Canada’s National Championships held last May.

“The Juniors are an integral part of our National Team Program,” said Jen Saunders, Racquetball Canada’s High Performance Director. “We are excited to send this team to the Junior World Championships for the purpose of experiencing strong international competition, new challenges and to have a great time representing their country. Best of luck to our athletes and coaches.”

Athlete biographies are linked to each athlete’s name in the following team list.

Junior Girl’s World Championship Team

AthleteHometownEvent
Juliette ParentSaint-Jacques, QC21 & U Girl’s Singles21 & U Mixed Doubles
Ofelia WilscamRepentigny, QC16 & U Girl’s Singles16 & U Girl’s Doubles18 & U Mixed Doubles
Chloé JauvinTerrebonne, QC16 & U Girl’s Singles16 & U Girl’s Doubles16 & U Mixed Doubles

Junior Boy’s World Championships Team

AthleteHometownEvent
Nathan JauvinTerrebonne, QC18 & U Boy’s Singles18 & U Boy’s Doubles21 & U Mixed Doubles
Christian PocsaiNew Hamburg, ON18 & U Boy’s Singles18 & U Boy’s Doubles18 & U Mixed Doubles
Asher PocsaiNew Hamburg, ON16 & U Boy’s Singles16 & U Boy’s Doubles16 & U Mixed Doubles
Leyton GouldieBrandon, MB16 & U Boy’s Singles16 & U Boy’s Double

World Championships Team Support Staff

NameHometownPosition
Michel GagnonLongueuil, QCHead Coach
Rino LangelierMontréal, QCAssistant Coach

John Halko of Edmonton, Alberta and Dan Smith of Timberlea, Nova Scotia have been named to the International Racquetball Federation (IRF) team of officials for the event.

Racquetball Canada appreciates the contribution and commitment of our athletes, coaches and officials and wish them all the best throughout competition at the Junior World Championships.

Click here to link to the IRF website where links to the draws and results will be listed.

The IRF plans to livestream some of the action from the Junior World Championships live on their Facebook Page and on YouTube. More information will be found on their website closer to the beginning of competition.

Racquetball Canada is the National Sport Organization for the sport of racquetball. As a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, our mission is to coordinate, govern and encourage the advancement of racquetball from the grassroots to the elite level across Canada. Our vision is to be a visible, vibrant sport enjoyed coast to coast by Canadians of all ages and abilities. For more information visit our website.

Media Contact

Jan Hanson

Communications, Diversity & Safe Sport Director

communications@racquetballcanada.ca I 306.502.4422