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Perrin’s Retirement Means Canada Will Have A New Look at 2022 FIVB Nations League

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Perrin’s Retirement Means Canada Will Have A New Look at 2022 FIVB Nations League

Canadian captain Gord Perrin is retiring from the national team, so who will lead the men into Volleyball Nations League?

Perrin’s Retirement Means Canada Will Have A New Look at 2022 FIVB Nations League

Canada’s men’s volleyball team will have a new captain when it takes to the court in the Volleyball Nations’ League this spring.

Gord Perrin, a mainstay as the leader on the Canadian team, announced earlier this month that he is retiring after a decade with the national team.

“I think we have a great group of young guys coming up on the team. I think they’ll be able to hold their own just ...


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Gavin had a short an undistinguished high school volleyball career on Vancouver Island in B.C. many, many years ago. It was as a journalist, though, that Gavin has been able to continue to show his enthusiasm for the game. While attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Gavin got to call UBC men's and women's volleyball games for a season alongside Emily Cordonier (with whom he reunited in 2020 to call the memorable men's Olympic qualifying tournament at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver). He is also the play-by-play voice of the One Volleyball Premier men's league. Outside of the broadcast booth, Canada covered volleyball for outlets like The Canadian Press and Yahoo! Canada Sports. He was the only Canadian journalist in Tokyo in 2016 when the Canadian men qualified for the Olympics for the first time since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He also was in Bulgaria in 2018 where he produced a radio feature for CBC ahead of the world championships. One thing he's heard every Olympics is people who only watch every four years saying how fun it is to watch volleyball. He hopes to continue helping the game grow in Canada so that it's more visible in between the Olympics.

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