Softball Canada has announced the list of 43 athletes who have been named to the 2018 Men’s National Team Athlete Pool. Ten of the athletes are from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Although the team will not compete in any events in 2018, a development camp will take place this June in Ontario. The coaching staff will be scouting various club team events throughout 2018 ending with the Men’s Canadian Championship in St. Croix, Nova Scotia. Shortly after the Canadians are completed, the roster for the 2019 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship will be released. The 2019 World Championship will take place in Prague/Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic from June 13-23.
Team Canada head coach John Stuart (Langley, B.C.) and assistant coaches John Hill (St. John’s, N.L.) and Les Howey (Conception Bay, N.L.) will return to the team for the two-year cycle culminating with the 2019 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship.
THE NEWFOUNDLAND ATHLETES NAMED ARE
Ryan Boland St. John’s, N.L.
Shane Boland St. John’s, N.L.
Sean Cleary Harbour Main, N.L.
Blair Ezekiel Harbour Main, N.L.
Bradley Ezekiel Harbour Main, N.L.
Kyle Ezekiel Holyrood, N.L.
Jason Hill St. John’s, N.L.
Steve Mullaley Freshwater, N.L.
Jeremy O’Reilly Placentia, N.L
Colin Walsh Petty Harbour, N.L.