Field Hockey Canada has announced the team that will represent Canada at the 2013 Junior World Cup, scheduled to be played in New Delhi, India, from December 6 to December 15.

The competition will be played in Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, a landmark location downtown Delhi which hosted many top level international competitions such as the 2010 World Cup, 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2012 Olympic Qualifiers.

We have a good blend of youth and experience”, said Head Coach Paul Bundy. “Eight players participated in the junior continental qualification two years ago, and have already seen action with the senior National Team. At the other end of the age spectrum, some of the younger players will still be eligible for the next Junior World Cup in four years.”

Taylor Curran is the most experienced player with 48 senior International Caps, including the 2010 World Cup, also in New Delhi.  

Canada qualified for this competition by reaching the Final of the 2011 Pan American Junior Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is the first time that the Canadian Team qualifies for the marquis event of the junior calendar since 2001 in Hobart, Australia.

Team Canada will compete in Pool C, against The Netherlands, a powerhouse on the international hockey scene in all categories and finalist of the last Junior World Cup in Malaysia, against Korea, 7th of the last Junior World Cup, and against host India, always a force when playing at home.

Canada will open their competition on Friday December 6 at noon against Korea, then will play India on Sunday December 8 at 20h00 and will finish pool play against The Netherlands on Tuesday December 10 at 18h00.

The full squad can be found below. To read more about this story, click here. 

All of the matches from the showpiece event will be live streamed on the FIH You Tube channel, giving fans the chance to watch fantastic action featuring the most talented young hockey players in the world.* 

 

Name                                   

Province

Position

Brandon Pereira

BC

Midfield

Sukhi Panesar

BC

Midfield

Taylor Curran

BC

Midfield

Balraj Panesar

BC

Midfield

Gurteg Gill

BC

Midfield

Tristan Burgoyne

BC

GK

Iqwinder Gill

BC

GK

Kevin Pereira

ONT

GK

Brenden Bissett

BC

Forward

Gabriel Ho-Garcia

BC

Forward

Gagandeep Thind

ONT

Forward

Jannu [Har Simranjit] Mahal

BC

Forward

Oliver Scholfield

ONT

Forward

Spencer Curran

BC

Defence

Gordon Johnston

BC

Defence

Manvir Kingra

BC

Defence

Justin Dhaliwal

BC

Defence

Chris Roydhouse

BC

Defence

Paul Wharton

BC

Defence

Staff                                                                                              

Paul Bundy

Head Coach

Aaron Guest

Assistant Coach

Inderpal Sehmbi

Assistant Coach/ Videographer

Alvin Bissett

Team Manager

Gavin Leung

Athletic Therapist

Anthony Farry

Performance Analyst


Source: Field Hockey Canada

* Due to broadcast rights restrictions, the live stream may not be available in all territories.