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Racquetball Canada – WINNIPEG, April 4, 2017 – Team Canada will begin competition this coming weekend at the 2017 Pan Am Championships being held in San Jose, Costa Rica. The tournament runs from April 8 to 15.

Pan Am and World Championship medalists Mike Green, Tim Landeryou, Samuel Murray, Jennifer Saunders and Michéle Morissette are named to the team representing Canada. Pedro Castro and Danielle Drury round out the team. Castro has been on the podium at a prior Pan Am Championship and this is Drury’s second appearance for Canada at the international elite level. 

The coaches for Team Canada will be Michel Gagnon and Rino Langelier. This will be Gagnon’s twenty-ninth international coaching assignment and Langelier ninth. 

Chris Exner of Saskatoon, SK, John Halko of Edmonton, AB and Dan Smith of Timberlea, NS have been selected by the International Racquetball Federation to officiate at the Championships.  

The Pan Am Championship team was selected based on results from two National Team Selection Events, the 2016 Racquetball Canada Canadian Championships and the International Racquetball Tour and Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT) rankings.  

“I am eager to see our team’s results of this event.” said Geri Powell, Racquetball Canada’s Administrator of High Performance. “All of our athletes have strong competitive experience which will help Team Canada in their overall performance. I wish all athletes the best at the Championships.”

The Pan Am Championships take place annually and are used as a qualifier or seeding event for the World Championships. Canada has competed in twenty-eight Pan Am Championships since 1994 and has a history of success, winning eighty-five medals including thirteen gold, forty silver and thirty-two bronze.

The event will be live-streamed by the International Racquetball Federation. Links to the draws, results and livestreaming can be found on the International Racquetball Federation website. 

Team Canada for 2017 Pan Am Championships          

Men 

Athlete

Hometown

Event

Coach

Pedro Castro

Brossard, QC

Doubles

Rino Langelier

Mike Green

Hamilton, ON

Singles

Corey Osborne

Tim Landeryou

Saskatoon, SK

Doubles

Loren Prentice

Samuel Murray

Baie-Comeau, QC

Singles

Rino Langelier

Women

Athlete

Hometown

Event

Coach

Danielle Drury

Saskatoon, SK

Doubles

Loren Prentice

Michele Morissette

Baie-Comeau, QC

Singles

Michel Gagnon

Jennifer Saunders

Winnipeg, MB 

Singles & Doubles

Cliff Swain

Coaching & Team Support Staff

Name

Hometown

Role

Michel Gagnon

Montréal, QC

Head Coach

Rino Langelier

Brossard, QC

Assistant Coach

Bob Fong

Vancouver, BC

Physiotherapist

Racquetball Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of Racquetball in Canada. Along with the support of the Government of Canada and many valued partners, Racquetball Canada develops competitive national teams and oversees programs that grow the sport of racquetball in Canada.

Media Contact:

Jan Hanson

Director of Communications and Marketing

Racquetball Canada Board of Directors

jhanson@accesscomm.ca I 306.502.4422