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WINNIPEG, November 17, 2021 – Racquetball Canada is pleased to announce the selection of the Elite, Development and Junior National Teams for the 2021-2022 season. Athletes were selected based on results from the National Open Championships and the Junior National Championships held earlier this fall.

This year’s teams consist of several veteran athletes with considerable experience at the international level, some who also have success on the pro-tour. Added into the mix are athletes who have proven themselves in the junior ranks and at the national level.

“After a lengthy break from competitive racquetball I am so pleased to be able to announce Racquetball Canada’s National Teams for the 2021-22 season,” said Jen Saunders, Racquetball Canada’s High Performance Director. “There were some great battles at Nationals and Junior Nationals as we returned to the courts. Our team has some veteran players with a proven ability to medal internationally and lead us into this new phase of racquetball. We also have an amazing list of up-and-coming talent. I look forward to watching everyone’s progression as we are able to compete and train together again.”

Teams representing Canada in international competition will be selected from the national teams. With both the World Championships and the Junior World Championships coming up in November and December, athletes will have an opportunity to compete early at a major event. Based on results from the World Championships combined with National Team Selection points, Racquetball Canada will be nominating athletes for Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program.
National Women’s Elite Team

Frédérique LambertMontréal, QCNautilus PlusBrossard, QC
Christine KeayRegina, SKMaple Ridge Leisure CentreMaple Ridge, BC
Alexis IwaasaLethbridge, ABKinsmen Sport CentreEdmonton, AB
Juliette ParentSaint-Jacques, QCClub Sportif 777Joliette, QC
Michèle MorissetteBaie-Comeau, QCPeps de l’Université LavalQuébec, QC
Cassie PrenticeMacrorie, SKUniversity of SaskatchewanSaska

National Men’s Elite Team

Samuel MurrayBaie-Comeau, QCSani SportBrossard, QC
Coby IwaasaLethbridge, ABLethbridge CollegeLethbridge, AB
Lee ConnellSaskatoon, SKUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoon, SK
Trevor WebbCambridge, ONChaplin Family YMCACambridge, ON
Francis GuillemetteSaint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QCNautilusPlusBrossard, QC
Tanner PrenticeMacrorie, SKUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoon, SK

National Women’s Development Team

Marjolaine ParentSaint-Jacques, QCSani SportBrossard, QC
Ofelia WilscamRepentigny, QCNautilus Plus,Brossard, QC
Tamara WilscamRepentigny, QCNautilus Plus,Brossard, QC

National Men’s Development Team

Kurtis CullenBrandon, MBBrandon Community SportsplexBrandon, MB
Michael LeducQuébec, QCPeps de l’Université LavalQuébec, QC
Mitch BrayleyCalgary, ABAcadia Recreation ComplexCalgary, AB
Nathan JauvinTerrebonne, QCNautilus Plus,Brossard, QC
Christian PocsaiNew Hamburg, ONA.R Kaufman YMCAKitchener, ON

Junior National Team

Juliette ParentSaint-Jacques, QCFilles 18 ans et moinsClub Sportif 777Joilette, QC
Nathan JauvinTerrebonne, QCGarçons 18 ans et moinsNautilus PlusBrossard, QC
Naman GauriLethbridge, ABGarçons 18 ans et moinsLethbridge CollegeLethbridge, AB
Tamara WilscamRepentigny, QCFilles 16 ans et moinsNautilus Plus,Brossard, QC
Ofelia WilscamRepentigny, QCFilles 16 ans et moinsNautilus Plus,Brossard, QC
Christian PocsaiNew Hamburg, ONGarçons 16 ans et moinsA.F Kaufman YMCAKitchener,ON
Matthew HudsonBurlington, ONGarçons 16 ans et moinsCedar Springs Health Racquet & SportsclubBurlington, ON
Chloé JauvinTerrebonne, QCFilles 14 ans et moinsNautilus PlusBrossard, QC
Alaya BullerGrand Prairie, ABFilles 14 ans et moinsEastlink CentreGrande Prairie, AB
Asher PocsaiNew Hamburg, ONGarçons 14 ans et moinsA.R. Kaufman YMCAKitchener, ON
Raphaël GuillemetteSaint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QCGarçons 14 ans et moinsNautilus PlusBrossard, QC

The following high performance coaches from across Canada coach athletes on the National Elite and Development Teams:

  • Michel Gagnon – Longueuil, Québec
  • Tim Landeryou – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Rino Langelier – Montréal, Québec
  • Evan Pritchard – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Ross Richardson – Regina, Saskatchewan

The next major domestic event for national team members will be the National Team Selection Event in early February. Results from that tournament are taken into consideration for next season’s national teams, as well as competition at the international level.

Athlete headshots can be downloaded using the password MEDIA!!2021 at: 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.

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