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Canada’s men’s squad ready to hit the court in China

Sept. 28, 2023: Canada’s men’s team is in one of three volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament (OQT) pools, with teams vying for a spot in the Paris 2024 Games. Canada is in Pool C competing in Xi’An, China, beginning on Sept. 30.

The pool consists of host China, Poland, Argentina, Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, and Bulgaria. Canada’s first match is against Netherlands on Sept. 30 (1 pm local time, 1 am ET)
Each pool is played in a single round robin format and is ranked per the standard team rankings system. The top two ranked teams per pool qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Twelve teams per gender participate in the volleyball competition at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
For more on the qualification system, visit  https://en.volleyballworld.com/volleyball/competitions/volleyball-olympic-qualifying-tournament/competition/qualification-system
Canada’s women’s team just completed its OQT, finishing third in its pool, just one point behind the second-place finisher, Serbia. Dominican Republic won the pool.
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    Men’s Roster (OQT)
    1 Pearson Eshenko, Banff, AB
    2 Luke Herr, Winnipeg, AB
    4 Nicholas Hoag, Sherbrooke, QC
    5 Brodie Hofer, Langley, BC
    6 Danny Demyanenko, Toronto, ON
    7 Stephen Maar, Aurora, ON
    8 Brett Walsh, Calgary, AB
    12 Lucas Van Berkel, Edmonton, AB
    13 Samuel Cooper, Hamilton, ON
    14 Arthur Szwarc, Toronto, ON
    16 Jordan Schnitzer, Surrey, BC
    18 Justin Lui, Pickering, ON
    20 Jordan Canham, Avonmore, ON
    80 Eric Loeppky, Steinbach, MB
    97 Landon Currie, Coldstream, BC
    Head Coach: Tuomas Sammelvuo
    Assistant Coach: Joao Paulo Bravo
    Assistant Coach: Michael Hawkins
    Strength and Conditioning: Michael Cook
    Athletic Therapist: Melissa Healy
    Chiropractor: Abery Avender 
    Performance Analyst: Lionel Bonnaure
    Team Manager: Cassandra Nicol
    High-Performance Director: Julien Boucher

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