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 are counting on their well-experienced players to achieve their goal of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and end a 24-year absence from the competition. Canada finished third in Group 2’s Pool C at the 2015 World League after winning six of their 12 matches. Three of their wins came against Cuba while they also defeated Argentina at home in week four. 
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 in 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

Glenn Hoag

Glenn Hoag

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, who 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 2014 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.

Staff

  • Assistant coach Vincent Pichette
  • Second Assistant Coach Lawrence Mckay
  • Doctor Mathieu Seguin - Id - 180653
  • Physiotherapist Jean-Sebastien Hartell

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams 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
Poland
7 6 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 15 19 9 2.111 639 584 1.094
2
Iran
7 6 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 15 18 11 1.636 668 637 1.048
3
France
7 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 15 17 10 1.700 637 571 1.115
4
Canada
7 4 3 1 1 2 2 0 1 12 16 14 1.142 654 640 1.021
5
Australia
7 3 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 10 12 14 0.857 599 612 0.978
6
China
7 2 5 2 0 0 3 2 0 9 14 15 0.933 627 635 0.987
7
Japan
7 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 6 8 16 0.500 547 573 0.954
8
Venezuela
7 0 7 0 0 0 2 2 3 2 6 21 0.285 524 643 0.814