WITH the Indoor World Cup of Hockey set to begin in only two weeks, Field Hockey Canada has named both the men’s and women’s Indoor National Teams which will travel to Leipzig, Germany, to take part in the tournament from February 4-8.
Twenty-four athletes – 12 men and 12 women – have made the final rosters, with the majority hailing from Ontario, where the indoor programs train.
Leading the men’s side are Jeewanjot Bath (Brampton, ON) and Jonathan Roberts (Stoney Creek, ON), both of whom have played more than fifty international indoor matches each for Canada. Ken Pereira (Unionville, ON) who leads Canada in outdoor matches played with 348, is also a part of the team.
Goalkeeper Shankar Premakanthan (Ottawa, ON) will be taking part in his fourth Indoor World Cup for Canada.
Both the men and women qualified for the World Cup by winning gold at the Indoor Pan American Cup in Uruguay in 2014.
The Canadian women are in a group with Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Ukraine, while the men are grouped with Poland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa and Russia.
Canadian Men’s Indoor National Team
(Name / Hometown – all Ontario)
Devohn Noronha-Teixeira / Mississauga
Gurtej Dhaliwal / Ottawa
Jeewanjot Singh Bath / Brampton
Jonathan Roberts / Stoney Creek
Kenneth Pereira / Unionville
Lyle Fernandes / Mississauga
Micah Teixeira / Mississauga
Pardeep Koonar / Ottawa
Scott Sandinson / Toronto
Sean Baretto / Markham
Shankar Premakanthan / Ottawa
Tyler Branco / Toronto