Softball Canada Announces 2023 WBSC U18 Men’s World Cup Roster
Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been named to the Canadian U18 Men’s National Team that will compete in the U18 Men’s Softball World Cup from November 11-19 in Hermosillo, Mexico.
The team has been selected by the coaching staff consisting of head coach Mark Quinn (Mermaid, PEI), assistant coach Jean-Yves Doucet (St-Leonard-d’Aston, QC), and bench staff Garth Perrin (Stewiacke, NS) following a selection process that included regional identification camps held in 2022, scouting at major tournaments over the last two years and performance at the recently completed Pan American Championship.
Team Canada qualified for the World Cup with a Bronze-Medal finish at the WBSC Americans Pan American Championship in Sincelejo, Colombia earlier this month.
The WBSC U18 Men’s Softball World Cup will feature a total of 12 Teams – Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States and Venezuela. The teams will be separated into two groups for the Preliminary Round, with the Top 3 from each Division advancing to the Super Round.
The athletes who will represent Canada at the WBSC U18 Men’s Softball World Cup are:
|FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||HOMETOWN|
|Owen||Bilinsky||Port Dover, Ont.|
|Cohen||Christner||New Hamburg, Ont.|
|Conner||Hopper||Fitzroy Harbour, Ont.|
|Head Coach||Mark Quinn||Mermaid, P.E.I.|
|Assistant Coach||Jean-Yves Doucet||St-Léonard-d’Aston, Que.|
|Bench Staff||Garth Perrin||Stewiacke, N.S.|
|Trainer||Darren Smale||St. Marys, Ont.|
|Manager||Gilles LeBlanc||Dieppe, N.B.|