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Canadian roster for Women’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament

February 7, 2020 – With the 2020 Women’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament fast approaching, Team Canada has announced its roster that will be fighting for a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. The tournament takes place February 26 to 29 at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"We are looking forward to competing on home soil in Halifax,” said Canada’s head coach, Nicole Ban. “We know we have to face some tough competitors in the winner-takes-all tournament, but we are up for the challenge knowing we will have the support of friends, family and the Nova Scotia volleyball community.”

The team is currently in its final phase of preparation for the event.

Canada kicks off the tournament on February 26 against Slovenia and then closes the day with another game against Germany. Their toughest match comes on day two when they face off against Ukraine before closing the round-robin play against Finland on February 28.

The first two days of the tournament are free. Tickets for the semis and finals can be purchased here.

Roster
#2 Julie Kozun, Melfort, SK
#3 Danielle Ellis, White Rock, BC (captain)
#4 Jennifer Oakes, Calgary, AB
#5 Payden Olsen, Cardston, AB
#7 Annie Fergusson, Carleton Place, ON
#8 Jolan Wong, Vermilion, AB
#9 Sarah Melenka, Vegreville, AB
#11 Heidi Peters, Neerlandia, AB
#12 Amber Skyrpan, Wandering River, AB
#14 Katelyn Wright, Edmonton, AB
#15 Felicia Voss-Shafiq, Burnaby, BC

Staff
Nicole Ban (head coach)
Christine Biggs (assistant coach)
Kate Rozendaal (assistant coach)
Yung Yung Wong (therapist)
Lauren Demers (therapist)
Erin Brennan (team manager)
Kerry MacDonald (Director, Sport Science, Medicine and Innovation)

Full Schedule:
February 26 (free admission)
11:00 am Canada vs Slovenia
1:00 pm Ukraine vs Germany
6:00 pm Slovenia vs Finland
8:00 pm Canada vs Germany

February 27 (free admission)
11:00 am Ukraine vs Finland
1:00 pm Slovenia vs Germany
6:00 pm Canada vs Ukraine
8:00 pm Finland vs Germany

February 28
11:00 am Ukraine vs. Slovenia
1:00 pm Canada vs Finland
6:00 pm Semifinals: 2nd vs 3rd
8:00 pm Semifinals: 1st vs 4th

February 29
1:00 pm Bronze medal game
3:00 pm Gold medal game

 

Web cast link: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/paralympics/2020-womens-sitting-volleyball-paralympic-qualifier-live-stream-1.5471495


Volleyball Canada media contact:
Jackie Skender jskender@volleyball.ca
Mobile: 613-794-7676

Photo: Canadian Paralympic Committee