Last week, we were excited to announce the 2017 Team Canada roster. Today, Dodgeball Canada is proud to reveal the 2017 Team Maple Leaf rosters. The following athletes will also serve as the alternates to Team Canada.
After several months of qualifiers, trials and a National tournament in Halifax that saw over 250 of Canada’s strongest and most passionate dodgeball athletes showcase their talents, the 2017 Team Maple Leaf rosters have been decided. On behalf of dodgeball communities from across the country, we thank everyone for their passion and appreciation for the process and embracing the connections and bridges being built across Canada.
The National Team Selections Committee (NTSC) deliberated in-person on the talent being represented from coast-to-coast and have constructed a men’s and women’s alternate team adhering to the 2017 Team Canada vision, as both programs look to continue with their individual growth and development. Dodgeball Canada would like to thank the following members of the NTSC for their relentless effort, thoughtful consideration, commitment and time they’ve invested to build Team Maple Leaf.
National Team Selection Committee
VICTOR GRAVILI, HEAD COACH, TEAM CANADA
IAN HOFER, RENEGADE DODGEBALL, CALGARY, ALBERTA
ALEX SVETLOVSKY, DODGEBALL OTTAWA, ONTARIO
MAT KLACHEFSKY, DODGEBALL WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
JANA GHALAYINI, LIGUE DE DODGEBALL DU QUEBEC, QUEBEC
CHILI AWAD, NOVA SCOTIA DODGEBALL, NOVA SCOTIA
MATTHEW LAWRENCE, DODGEBALL PEI, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
BETHEL LASCANO, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, DODGEBALL CANADA (non-voting and silent member)
2017 TEAM MAPLE LEAF
KATRINA ABOU RISK
2017 TEAM MAPLE LEAF – MENS PROGRAM
MAHMOUD “MOODY” YUSUF
“We want to sincerely thank everyone who made the time to travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia and gave it their all at the 2017 National Tournament. The NTSC is pleased to share with you Team Maple Leaf and our Team Canada alternates who will train and individually prepare over the next several months to further advance their skillsets. We’re excited to provide these athletes with additional resources and tools to face the challenges ahead and we believe they will complement our National programs.”
– Victor Gravili, Head Coach, Team Canada