Roster announcement Youth Pan Ams (men)

Ottawa, August 15, 2013 – Water Polo Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes selected to represent Canada at the 2013 Youth Pan American Water Polo Championships, taking place in Argentina from August 23rd to September 1st, 2013.

The young squad will be under the guidance of Head Coach Nikola Maric, from Vancouver, British Columbia. “Our team benefits from a very hard-working group of athletes born in 1996 and 1997. Our players are really excited to enter their first official competition and to represent Canada,” said Maric.

# Name Club affiliation
1 Liam Duncan Calgary
2 Victor Gomeluk Ottawa
3 Aria Soleimani Calgary
4 Gaelan Patterson Pacific Storm
5 Aleksa Gardijan Gatineau
6 Paul Bucheff Calgary
7 Sukhmun Hare Pacific Storm
8 Sean Spooner Pacific Storm
9 Byron Huang Fraser Valley/ Squamish
10 Colin Colterjohn Hamilton
11 Bilel Talah CAMO
12 Euan Scoffield Ottawa Titans
13 Simon Wu Pacific Storm

Staff
Head Coach – Nikola Maric, Vancouver, BC
Assistant Coach – Daniel Tausan
Team Manager – Robert Fraser

“We know it won’t be easy games and we are expecting tough battles against the U.S.A., Brazil and Argentina,” said Maric “Overall, the group’s attitude is very positive and we are looking forward to measuring our skills and knowledge against the other teams in the tournament,” he said.

In preparation for the challenges ahead, the Canadian team will travel to Buenos Aires one week prior to the start of the Youth Pan Ams and will participate in a final joint training and games with host Argentina and USA.