Canadian field hockey team named for Men’s Junior World Cup in Decemberer

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Canada’s Under-21 team during the National anthem at the 2016 Junior Men’s Pan American Championship in Toronto in May 2016 (By Yan Huckendubler)
Canada’s Under-21 team during the National anthem at the 2016 Junior Men’s Pan American Championship in Toronto in May 2016 (By Yan Huckendubler)
Canada’s Under-21 team during the National anthem at the 2016 Junior Men’s Pan American Championship in Toronto in May 2016 (By Yan Huckendubler)

With just over one month to go before the 2016 International Hockey Federation (FIH) Men’s Hockey Junior Hockey World in Lucknow, India, Field Hockey Canada has named its 18-man Under-21 team slated to compete at the tournament from December 8-18, 2016.

The roster features two players, defender Brandon Pereira and midfielder Balraj Panesar, who will be playing in their second Junior World Cup. Both competed in the 2013 Junior World Cup.

The team is comprised of 13 players, including Pereira and Panesar, who represented Canada at the 2016 Junior Men’s Pan American Championship in May in Toronto, where the Canadians captured silver and qualified for the Junior World Cup.

Five new players join the Canadian roster for the Junior World Cup. They include goalkeeper Angus Grauer, defender Gavin Bains, midfielders Parmeet Gill and Rowan Childs, and forward Michael Mackenzie.

The Junior World Cup consists of 16 teams in four pool. Canada has been drawn into Pool D, where it will compete with England, India, and South Africa.

For Canada’s competition schedule, which begins with a match against host India on December 8.

2016 Canadian Men’s Junior World Cup Team

Name Position Hometown
Amrit Sidhu Forward Abbotsford, BC
Angus Grauer Goalkeeper Vancouver, BC
Balraj Panesar Midfielder Surrey, BC
Brandon Pereira Defender Surrey, BC
Fin Boothroyd Forward West Vancouver, BC
Floyd Mascarenhas Defender Mississauga, ON
Ganga Singh Defender Toronto, ON
Gavin Bains Defender Ladner, BC
Harbir Sidhu Midfielder Victoria, BC
Iqwinder Gill Goalkeeper Surrey, BC
Jamie Wallace Midfielder Vancouver, BC
Kabir Aujla Forward Surrey, BC
Michael Mackenzie Forward White Rock, BC
Parmeet Gill Midfielder Brampton, ON
Rajan Kahlon Defender Vancouver, BC
Rohan Chopra Forward Ottawa, ON
Rowan Childs Midfielder Tsawwassen, BC
Thomson Harris Forward Vancouver, BC

Canada’s reserve athletes are: Josh Brown (Forward – Victoria, BC), Sahib Suri (Midfielder – Surrey, BC), Satbir Brar (Defender – Surrey, BC), and Tarjan Sandhu (Forward – Surrey, BC).

The Canadian coaching staff is as follows:

Inderpal Sehmbi – Head Coach
Geoff Matthews – Assistant Coach
Scott Sandison – Assistant Coach
Alicia Carey – Team Manager
Paul Bundy – Video Analyst