World No. 2 Canada unveil preliminary roster, target gold medal at WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup on home soil

World No. 2 Canada unveil preliminary roster, target gold medal at WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup on home soil
17/01/2023
Prince Albert, Canada, will host a Men’s Softball World Cup group in 2024 and the Finals in 2025.

Softball Canada announced the list of 32 athletes who have been named to the 2023 Men’s National Team Athlete Pool. After earning a silver medal in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand, Canada aim to recover the world title on home soil in Prince Albert in 2025.

“With the recent announcement of the WBSC World Cup Group Stage and Finals being awarded to Prince Albert, the next few years will be imperative as we continue to strive towards our goal of winning the gold medal. There is no better place to achieve this goal than on home soil in front of our Canadian fans,” said Canada head coach John Stuart.  

Earlier this week, the WBSC announced that Canada will host a WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup Group Stage in 2024 and the World Cup Finals 2025 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Canada is currently ranked second in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings

The Athlete Pool includes 14 returning players from the recent 2022 WBSC Men’s World Cup silver medal team and 15 current or former members of the Junior Men’s National Team program. 

The athletes who have been named to the 2023 Men’s National Team Athlete Pool are:    

  • Bryan Abrey 
  • Keagan Arcand
  • Denny Benson
  • Ryan Boland
  • Shane Boland
  • Quinten Bruce
  • Patrick Burns
  • Sean Cleary
  • Bradley Ezekiel
  • Kyle Ezekiel
  • Brandon Horn
  • Jordan Hudson
  • Blake Hunter
  • Derek Hyde
  • Cory Jones
  • Travis Jones
  • Caleb Keeshig
  • Brett Larson
  • Justin Laskowski
  • Jeff Lyons
  • Riley Manion
  • Devon McCullough
  • Tyler Pauli
  • Zach Pierce
  • Jordan Pomeroy
  • Mathieu Roy
  • Justin Schofield
  • Ty Sebastian
  • Colin Walsh
  • Kris Walushka
  • Brant Wiebe
  • Reese Yantzi

Athletes named to the Men’s National Team Athlete Pool are eligible to be invited to Men’s National Team training, development, and selection camps. Athletes may be added or removed from the National Team Athlete Pool at any time at the coaching staff’s discretion.