OK, Tim Lyon. Your turn.
I see Jordan Pomeroy among the names on this roster. We recently noted the impressive season the youngster from Placentia, Newfoundland had in the St. John’s Senior Men’s League, playing for Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs (KPMB). Due to the youth of these players, (and well, covid closing things down for the past couple years), many of us outside of Canada have not seen or heard much about them yet. Would enjoy reading more about them from those of you in Canada. What can you tell us about these up-and-coming young players? (Comment below, or on Twitter and Facebook).
A great coaching staff, covering most regions from east to west. Dean Holoien will no doubt provide the young pitchers (not to mention hitters) on the team with the tools to succeed. Holoien of course, had Hall of Fame career and starred for Canada’s Men’s National team. More about Dean from our prior posts at Fastpitchwest here.
Ottawa, Ont. – Softball Canada and the U23 Men’s National Team coaching staff are pleased to announce the Team Canada roster that will compete at the 2022 U23 Men’s Pan American Championship. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Colombia in December but has been postponed to the spring of 2022 in a yet to be determined location. More information is expected following the WBSC Americas Congress later this month.
The athletes were selected by the coaching staff – consisting of head coach Doug Allin (Peachland, B.C.) and assistant coaches Dean Holoien (Melfort, Sask.) and Mark Quinn (Mermaid, P.E.I.) – following a selection camp in Saskatoon last weekend.
“We are extremely excited to work with an exceptional group of athletes from across Canada” said Allin. “We had five open provincial camps and the Rawlings Grand Slam Championship to identify athletes for the final selection camp last weekend. It was a very busy weekend with 24 athletes competing for 16 spots on the roster. This team will have a combination of great speed, defense and will be tough to play against with its deep pitching staff.”
The Pan American Championship will serve as a qualifier for the inaugural 2022 WBSC U23 Men’s Softball World Cup that will take place in the fall of 2022 in Parana, Argentina. The top four finishers from the Pan American Championship – along with the host country of Argentina – will advance to the World Cup.
The sixteen (16) athletes who will represent Canada at the 2022 U23 Men’s Pan American Championship are:
|FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||HOMETOWN|
|Mark||Stack||Petty Harbour, N.L.|
|Head Coach||Doug Allin||Peachland, B.C.|
|Assistant Coach||Dean Holoien||Melfort, Sask.|
|Assistant Coach||Mark Quinn||Mermaid, P.E.I.|
|Atletic Therapist||Darren Smale||St. Marys, Ont.|
|Manager||Mike Branchaud||Ottawa, Ont.|