Men’s U-17 Team
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Hart Announces Roster for Ballymena
Canada’s U-17 Head Coach, Stephen Hart
Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s U-17 National Team head coach, Stephen Hart, has released his roster for the upcoming Ballymena International Tournament in Northern Ireland. The tournament will run from April 21-30 with the Canadians arriving on April 18th in Belfast ahead of their first match against Scotland on April 24th.
The Canadians have been placed in a difficult group with Scotland, Czech Republic, and Belgium while Switzerland, USA, Finland, and Northern Ireland make up the second group of teams.
This will mark Canada’s second appearance at the prestigious Ballymena Tournament. In 2004, the Canadians finished with a loss to Finland (2:1) and draws against Northern Ireland (1:1) and Switzerland (1:1) before losing to Belgium in penalties after a 0:0 stalemate in the 4th Place match.
'Everyone is very excited about being back on the field and looking forward to playing teams of this quality,” said head coach of the U-17 National Team, Stephen Hart.
“We have some new players in and we (the coaching staff) are looking forward to seeing how they will react to this very competitive environment.'
Hart is preparing his squad for the CONCACAF U-17 Qualifying Tournament, which is scheduled to take place in April 2007 in Honduras and Jamaica. Both countries will host a group of four teams with the top two teams receiving automatic berths to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea in 2007, and the two third-placed teams playing a home and away series to determine CONCACAF’s fifth spot.
Canada failed to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Championships in 2005 in Peru, losing to eventual World Champions Mexico 2:0 in the final qualifying match in Culiacan, Mexico in May 2005.
1 GK MISIEWICZ, Michal SSV Jahn Regensburg (Germany) 10-Nov-90 Calgary AB
2 D STRAITH, Adam National Training Centre - BC 11-Sep-90 Victoria BC
3 D HYDE, William National Training Centre - Ontario 25-Oct-90 Oakville ON
4 D LACOSTE-LEBUIS, Olivier NTC - Quebec 28-Aug-90 Montreal QC
5 D PARENTEAU-MICHON, Colin NTC - Quebec 15-Jul-90 Montreal QC
6 F SEMENETS, Alex NTC - Ontario 10-Mar-90 Mississauga ON
7 MF DAVIES, Phillipe Dijon FCO (France) 12-Dec-90 St-Hubert QC
8 MF GUNENC, Devin NTC - BC 11-Feb-90-N. Vancouver BC
9 M CARRIÉ, Cédric NTC - Quebec 16-Aug-90 Brossard QC
10 F SYLLA, Mohamed NTC - Quebec 14-Apr-90 Pierrefonds QC
11 D KIJOWSKI, Daniel NTC - Quebec 19-May-90 Montreal QC
12 F NSAME, Bawe NTC - Quebec 04-Oct-90 Montreal QC
13 MF RAGO, Antonio AS Deruta (Italy) 05-Nov-90 Edmonton AB
14 F JOHNSTONE, Marcus NTC - Prairies 27-Mar-90 Edmonton AB
15 D SMITH, Greg NTC - BC 07-Mar-90 N. Vancouver BC
16 F EDWINI-BONSEU, Randy NTC - Prairies 20-Apr-90 Edmonton AB
17 D ADAM, Robert De Anza Force 90 (California) 07-Sep-90 Morgan Hill CA
22 GK SHERGILL, Karem NTC - BC 24-Jan-90 Surrey BC
HART, Stephen - Head Coach
CLARK, Ray - Assistant Coach
MULDOON, Kevin - Equipment Manager/GK Coach
BATE, Richard - Technical Director
SU, Jason - Doctor
TILBURY, Ted - Athletic Therapist
LAARABI, Djamel - IT Specialist
NUTT, Dave - National Teams Administrator
April 24 – CANADA vs. Scotland – LTOB, Larne, N. Ireland – 18:30
April 25 – CANADA vs. Czech Republic – Ballymena Showground’s, NI - 18:00
April 26 – CANADA vs. Belgium – LTOB, Larne, NI – 18:30
April 28 – Bowl Final (4th place teams)
April 28 – Shield Final (3rd place teams)
April 28 – Plate Final (2nd place teams)
April 28 – Trophy Final (1st place teams)