Overview

Team profile

Canada

Canada’s achievements include a fourth-place finish at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, two bronze medals at the Pan American games in 1979 and 1999, and 18 top-three NORCECA Championship finishes. They have participated thrice in the Olympic Games and will be making their fourth appearance as they achieved their goal of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that snapped their 24-year absence from the competition when they ranked as one of the three top ranked teams at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Canada finished third in Group 2’s Pool C at the 2015 World League after winning six of their 12 matches. Also last year, Canada hosted the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, where they beat Puerto Rico for the bronze medal. Canada competed at the World Cup for the first time in 12 years. They last appeared in 2003 and finished seventh. There has been gradual improvement in results in the competition since they placed 12th in their debut appearance in 1977, 10th in 1995 and eighth in 1999. In the build-up, they finished joint-seventh at the 2014 World Championship and second behind the United States at the NORCECA Championship in 2013. Under the guidance of coach Glenn Hoag – a veteran of the 1980s side considered Canada’s best ever – the present crop will be highly motivated to build on their recent good form.

Coach

Hoag, Glenn

Hoag, Glenn

 Glenn Hoag, who played on Canada’s men's team from 1981 to 1986, took over as head coach in 2006. His aim has been to replicate the glory of his former team's fourth-place finish at the Lost Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, the best major result in the country's history. Canada's best World League finish under Hoag is fifth in 2013. He has coached several European club teams, most notably Paris Volley in France, which he led to the triple crown in 2001 by winning the national title, the national cup and the European Champions League. Hoag also coached ACH Volley in Slovenia and is currently in charge of Arkas Sport in Turkey. Hoag's sons Chris and Nicholas were on Canada's World League roster. Hoag announced in 2015 that he will be stepping down as coach of the Canadian team by the end of 2016 to focus on another long-term commitment.

  • Team Manager Boucher, Julien
  • Assistant coach Pichette, Vincent
  • Second Assistant Coach Mckay Lawrence
  • Doctor Boyer, Dory
  • Physiotherapist Hartell, Jean Sebastien

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Italy
5 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 12 13 5 2.600 432 375 1.152
2
Canada
5 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 9 10 7 1.428 378 378 1.000
3
USA
5 3 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 9 10 8 1.250 419 405 1.034
4
Brazil
5 3 2 0 3 0 0 2 0 9 11 9 1.222 467 442 1.056
5
France
5 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 6 8 9 0.888 386 367 1.051
6
Mexico
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 15 0.066 283 398 0.711

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