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06.21.2017
The Senior Men’s National Team to compete in the Samartzidis Cup in preparation for the 2017 FINA World Championships

The Men’s National Team left for Europe on Monday, entering into their final training phase in preparation for the 2017 FINA World Aquatic Championships. The Canadian Men will start their trip in Greece where they will compete in the Samartzidis Cup alongside other water polo nations Montenegro, Spain, Greece and Hungary.

Canada will compete in a mini-tournament from June 23-25 to prepare for the major summer competition the FINA World Championships. The Canadians will be able to measure themselves against Montenegro, who is also part of their group for the upcoming 17th World Championships. After the Samartzidis Cup, the Canadian Men’s will travel to Holland for joint training with the Netherlands and to Hungary for the Benu Cup.

Senior Men’s National Team

  • Jérémie Blanchard
  • Nicolas Constantin-Bicari
  • Jérémie Côté
  • Reuel D’Souza
  • Ronen Grosz
  • Matthew Halajian
  • David Lapins
  • Gaelan Patterson
  • Milan Radenovic
  • Dusan Radojcic
  • Samuel Reiher
  • Scott Robinson
  • Aria Soleimani
  • Sean Spooner
  • Devon Thumwood
  • George Torakis

* Please note that Samuel Reiher will be traveling with the team in replacement of Dusan Aleksic, who is unable to compete due to an injury.

Staff, Men’s National Team

Giuseppe Porzio, Head Coach

Brian Parillo, Lead Coach

Robin Randall, Assistant Coach and Team Manager

Nicole Difilippo, Athletic Therapist

Schedule – 2017 SAMARTZIDIS CUP

Friday June 23, 2017

9:45 MONTENEGRO – SPAIN (2:45 AM EST)

11:00 CANADA – GREECE (4:00 AM EST)

19:45 HUNGARY – CANADA (12:45 PM EST)

21:00 GREECE – SPAIN (2:00 PM EST)

Saturday June 24, 2017

9:45 CANADA – SPAIN (2:45 AM EST)

11:00 HUNGARY – MONTENEGRO (4:00 AM EST)

19:45 CANADA – MONTENEGRO (12:45 PM EST)

21:00 GREECE – HUNGARY (2:00 PM EST)

Sunday June 25, 2017

9:45 HUNGARY – SPAIN (2:45 AM EST)

11:00 GREECE – MONTENEGRO (4:00 AM EST)

All matches will be available online via Telesport.gr (Live 1 Channel).

 
 
 
 

 


 
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