Overview

Team profile

Canada

The Canadians finished joint-fifth in Group 2 with Argentina and Portugal in the 2014 World League.  They won six and lost six en route but were seven points behind Belgium in Pool C. A year earlier they progressed from the then Pool C all the way to the Final Round before being eliminated on set ratio. They enter this tournament off the back of an impressive display in last year's World Championship where they finished joint-seventh. They had a good run, but were denied a final-six place by a strong pool including Brazil and Russia. The team also finished second behind the United States in 2013's NORCECA Championship.


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. They have the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto to look forward to in July with the main goal being qualification for Rio de Janeiro 2016 to end a 24-year absence from the Olympic Games. Their achievements include a fourth-place finish at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, two bronze medals at the Pan American Games (1979 and 1999) and 17 top-three NORCECA Championship finishes.

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 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 2015 World League roster.

Staff

  • Team Manager Julien Boucher
  • Assistant coach Georges Laplante
  • Second Assistant Coach Lawrence Mckay
  • 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
Bulgaria
12 8 4 2 3 3 0 3 1 21 27 21 1.285 1067 1074 0.993
2
Argentina
12 7 5 3 2 2 2 1 2 21 26 21 1.238 1068 980 1.089
3
Canada
12 6 6 3 3 0 5 1 0 23 29 21 1.380 1097 1074 1.021
4
Cuba
12 3 9 0 1 2 0 4 5 7 13 32 0.406 944 1048 0.900

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