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Men’s VNL Touches Down in the Nation’s Capital

JUNE 3, 2024: The much-anticipated week two of men’s Volleyball Nations League action is taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, this week.

Head coach Tuomas Sammelvuo has confirmed the week two Canadian men’s roster (listed below) and the team is ready to take on Cuba, Argentina, USA and Serbia.

Also, in Ottawa this week are national teams from Italy, France and Netherlands.

Full schedule is on the VNL website:

VNL carries extra importance this year as teams who have qualified for Paris 2024 are preparing for that tournament and other teams are still competing for a berth via rankings.

Canada’s matches in Ottawa
Tue., June 4 – 8:00 pm EDT CAN vs. CUB
Thu., June 6 – 8:00 pm EDT CAN vs. ARG
Sat., June 8 – 4:30 pm EDT CAN vs. USA
Sun., June 9 – 6:00 pm EDT CAN vs. SRB

Tickets (which include all matches that day) are still available:

Please note, due to high demand on Saturday June 8, there are limited seating options.

Matches can be viewed at or VBTV. 

Roster Week 2 (OTTAWA)
Luke Herr – Winnipeg, MB
Brett Walsh – Calgary, AB
Ryley Barnes – Edmonton, AB
Nicholas Hoag – Sherbrooke, QC
Eric Loeppky – Steinbach, MB
Stephen Maar – Aurora, ON 
Brodie Hofer – Langley, BC
Pearson Eshenko – Banff, AB
Fynn McCarthy – Lake Country, BC
Danny Demyanenko – Toronto, ON
Lucas Van Berkel – Edmonton, AB
Xander Ketrzynski – Toronto, ON
Arthur Szwarc – Toronto, ON
Justin Lui – Pickering, ON
Jordan Schnitzer – Surrey, BC
Landon Currie – Coldstream, BC

Head coach: Tuomas Sammelvuo
Assistant coach: Joao Paolo Bravo
Assistant coach: Michael Hawkins
Strength and conditioning: Michael Cook
Performance analyst: Damian Musiak
Athletic therapist: Schad Richea
Chiropractor: Abe Avender
Team manager: Cassandra Nicol
Director, high performance: Julien Boucher 

Volleyball Canada Media Contact:
Jackie Skender
Mobile: 613-794-7676

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