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Canadian National Men’s Team training squad released; Philly pro players make cut

Tuesday, 1st October 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, International, Posted 10/1/13
From Press Release

The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) has announced the 51 players selected to vie for a spot on the Canadian National Men’s Field Lacrosse Team. Team Canada will compete at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo.

The selection camp will be held from October 11 -14, 2013 on the campus of Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

A total of 97 players submitted tryout applications which were considered by a selection committee including current and past national team coaches, as well as current college and professional coaches. Team Canada head coach Randy Mearns (St. Catharines, Canisius College) will oversee the camp.

The group of 51 featured many members of the Philadelphia Wings – including Kevin Crowley, a Shipley School assistant coach and co-director of Fusion Lacrosse – as well as former Hill School post-graduate Brennan Donville (goalie).

“Getting from 97 applications to the 51 Team Canada invitee list was certainly no easy task and when you look at the quality and character of the selection camp list our job doesn’t get any easier.” said Mearns. “I am excited to bring this group together in a few weeks and I know we’ll have many tough decisions to make.

“In my experience with the national program, I think it is safe to say that this is the deepest, most qualified group of Canadian Field Lacrosse players trying to earn a spot to represent Canada in the World Championships next July.”

The candidates will have a busy weekend with a series of intra-squad events and scrimmages against NCAA teams Denver, Robert Morris, and Canisius scheduled over the four days. Dates, times, and ticket information for the three scrimmages will be made available soon.

The selection camp roster with the player’s current professional (MLL/NLL) or college team and minor lacrosse team is as follows:

Reid Acton, Ham./Minn., Toronto
Wesley Berg, Coquitlam
Garrett Billings, Ham./Tor., Langley
David Brock, Buffalo, Burlington
Ryan Campbell, Edmonton, Brampton
Dan Coates, Ham./Col., St. Catharines
Mark Cockerton, Virginia, Whitby
Kevin Crowley, Ham./Phil., New Westminster
Curtis Dickson (Delaware grad), Den./Calg., Poco
Angus Dineley, Roch./Phil., Toronto
Brennan Donville (Hill School PG in 2012), goalie, Cornell, Oakville

Rhys Duch, Ham./Calg., Saanich
David Earl, NY/Minn., Hartford
Cam Flint, Bos./Minn., Halton
Jesse Gamble, Toronto, Guelph
John Grant (Delaware), Ches./Col., Peterborough
Zack Greer, Den./Edm., Whitby
Jordan Hall, Ham./Phil., Delta
Cameron Holding, Colorado, Whitby
Derek Hopcroft, Buffalo, Toronto
Jordan Houtby, Detroit, St. Catharines
Garett Ince, Virginia, Brampton
Adam Jones, Ham./Col., Owen Sound
Stephen Keogh, Ham./Roch., Toronto
MJ Kiekebelt, Hamilton, Caledon
Jesse King, Ohio State, Juan De Fuca
Evan Kirk, Ham./Phil., Orangeville
Matthew MacGrotty, Bryant, New Westminster
Jordan Richard MacIntosh, Roch./Minn., Oakville
Cameron Mann, Ham./Col., Hamilton
Kiel Matisz, Ohio/Minn., Burlington
Mark Matthews, NY/Edm., Whitby
Jordan McBride, Den./Col., New Westminster
Danny McDermott, NYIT, Richmond
Brodie Merrill, Ham./Phil., Orangeville
Brett Mydske, Edmonton, New Westminster
Jason Noble, Ham./Minn., Orangeville
Jeremy Noble, Denver, Orangeville
Steve Priolo, Buffalo, St. Catharines
Kevin Ross, Ham./Phil., Toronto
Dillon Roy, Denver, Denver
Kyle Rubisch, Ham./Phil., Brampton
Logan Schuss, Ohio/Minn., Delta
Dhane Smith, Buffalo, Kitchener
Billy Dee Smith, Buffalo, St. Catharines
Geoff Snider, Char./Calg., Calgary
Bobby Snider, Vancouver, Calgary
Chad Tutton, North Carolina, Whitby
Matt Vinc, Rochester, St. Catharines
Dillon Ward, Ham./Col., Orangeville
Shawn Williams, Buffalo, Whitby


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