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Final 14-player roster released for 2018 Men’s FIVB World Championships

Volleyball Canada’s coaching staff has announced the final roster for the Men’s World Championships, which begin for Canada in Ruse, Bulgaria, on September 12 vs the Netherlands.
 
Canada is in Pool B with Brazil, China, Egypt, France and the Netherlands.
 
About the tournament:
The 19th edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championships will take place in both Italy and Bulgaria from September 9 to 30, 2018. 
 
The tournament will feature a total of 24 teams. There will be two teams from South America, four from Asia, 10 (including the hosts and defending champions Poland) from Europe, three from Africa and five from the North, Central America and Caribbean zone.

In the first round, the 24 teams will be spread across four pools of six teams playing in a round-robin system. The top four teams from each pool will advance to the second round featuring four pools of four teams playing in four cities.
 
Roster:
#1 TJ Sanders, London, ON
#2 Gord Perrin, Creston, BC
#3 Steven Marshall, Abbotsford, BC
#4 Nicholas Hoag, Sherbrooke, QC
#5 Lucas Van Berkel, Edmonton, AB
#7 Stephen Maar, Aurora, ON
#8 Jay Blankenau, Sherwood Park, AB
#9 Jason DeRocco, Winnipeg, MB
#10 Sharone Vernon-Evans, Scarborough, ON
#11 Daniel Jansen VanDoorn, Langley, BC
#16 Ryan Sclater, Port Coquitlam, BC
#17 Graham Vigrass, Calgary, AB
#18 Blair Bann, Edmonton, AB
#20 Arthur Szwarc, Toronto, ON

Staff:
Head coach: Stephane Antiga
Assistant coach: Dan Lewis
Team manager: Julien Boucher
Therapists: Melissa Healy, Luc Campbell
Statistician: Lionel Bonnaure
 
How to follow:

Official web site: http://italy-bulgaria2018.fivb.com/en
Official web cast: https://welcome.volleyballworld.tv/ (by subscription)
Follow Volleyball Canada on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook #maplevolleys
Follow the men’s team on Instagram @maplevolleys
 
Media contact: Jackie Skender


Volleyball Canada
Jackie Skender
Director, Communications
613.794.7676
jskender@volleyball.ca

Photo : Steve Kingsman, Freestyle Photography