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Teams & Coaches

Canuck Stuff Volleyball Club has a long history of developing both great young volleyball players and great young people.
 

Since 1998 Canuck has had over 4000 male and female athletes play high level volleyball here with the Volleydome facilities as our home . Many have gone on to play at colleges and universities all over North America as well as in Provincial and National team programs. Many of them contributed to the numerous Provincial and National Championship banners that hang in the Volleydome and the GYM.
 

A number of factors are responsible for this success, but probably the largest amount of credit should go to the amazing group of coaches and technical resource people that are the backbone of Canuck Stuff. Our current coaching staff has an unprecedented number of former national team and Pro volleyball players, all anxious to pass along their experience and "Love of the Game" to the next generation of hard working athletes. Listed below are the teams and respective Canuck Stuff Coaches for the season.
 

One of the distinct advantages of a club like Canuck is the high caliber of coaches it attracts because of its history and reputation for developing great athletes, and great young people. We know each team will not only benefit from great coaching but will be exposed to the wealth of knowledge and experience of our Technical Committee consisting of a group or former CIS, National Team and many Pro volleyball players, as they help with the selection process, assist at team practices and offer positional clinics to Canuck athletes throughout the season.
 

Club Founders and Technical Directors: Don and Mylene Saxton


Don's volleyball career as a player started nearly 45 years ago, when after 2 years of playing Basketball at U of S he saw the light and switched to Volleyball, winning CIAU Gold in 1979. Don went on to play a total of 8 years with Team Canada earning a second place finish at the FISU Games, a third place finish at the Pan Am Games, and a forth place finish at the 1984 Olympics. Don played Pro Volleyball with the Dutch team in 1980, and in Spain from 1989 to 1991. He started the Canuck Stuff Volleyball Club in 1991 as a men's team which won 7 Canadian Championships and 1 USA Open Championship. During the next 15 years he enjoyed playing and winning in the masters and seniors categories, earning 4 more World Titles.

Don's coaching career started with a couple of seasons as an apprentice and assistant coach with Team Canada and his first youth club team was a group of 13 year old Bantam boys most of whom had never seen a volleyball before. Since that time Don and Mylene have run programs for players of all ages including the very popular adult co-ed leagues, Volleyball Academy and Dome Club for kids grade 3 to 11, School and Club Tournaments and of course the Canuck Stuff Youth Volleyball Club for male and female players between the ages of 13 and 18. Don was awarded the Tachikara Coach of the Year Award in 2008 after taking a group of U18 girls on an unexpected journey which ended with a Silver medal at the Canadian Open Juvenile Championships. The next season he led a group of U14 guys to a National Championship in Abbotsford and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame again, this time as the recipient of the Sport Builder Award. Don has continued to enjoy sharing his Love of the Game with young athletes and is looking forward to starting a group of U14 boys on their Volleyball Journey in the 2023 season!

Mylene played at the University of Ottawa where she was awarded the CIAU Most Valuable Player Award in 1980. She played 1 year with the Jr. National Team and then went on to play six years for Team Canada, mostly as a middle blocker.

After moving to Calgary, Mylene taught and coached volleyball at St. Mary's High School. Mylene has developed many great young volleyball players through the Canuck Stuff program winning two Canadian National Championships in 2003 and 2005. Mylene has enjoyed coaching our younger athletes working with the U14 age group and winning back to back provincial championships in 2012 and 2013. Mylene continued to coach and develop so very many young women until she stepped away from active in 2020.

The Saxton's contribution to the game of volleyball can only be described as "immeasurable".

 

Please take a minute to look over the impressive Bios of the Coaching Staff that call Canuck Stuff and The Volleydome "home".

Below is a list of our Teams and Coaches for the upcoming 2020/2021 season. Please be patient as we are updating these as we confirm this year's rosters.

2022/23 Teams and Coaches

For more information on specific age groups please scroll down.

U18 Men

Coaches: Tucker Leinweber, Ben Saxton and Jarron Meuller. Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U18 Women

Coaches: Camille and Milou Saxton

Contact: Camille  jrcanucks@volleydome.net

U17/18 Men

Coaches: Chad Grazsa

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U17/18 Women

Coaches: Jason Evans, Brian Gullekson and Candace Greves

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U17 Men

Coaches: Dave Jones, Shane Kozak and Daniel Hasiuk

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U17 Women

Coaches: Isabela Lima, Grant O'Gorman, Jolan Storch & Jason Crellin

Contact: jolan@boldcounsel.com

U16 Boys​

Coaches: Brian Gullekson, Fauve Welsh, Ashley Meyer, Joe Carroll and Jeremy Sadleir

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U16 Girls

Coach(es): Graham & Toby Gent, Diego Perez, Brian Quach & Carlee Thorsen

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U15 Boys​

Coaches: Greg Barthel, Bill Knight and Tom Chau
Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net
U15 Girls

Coaches; Joanna Korzeniewski, Shane Kozak, Jason Fan and Morgan McKale

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U14 Boys

Coaches: Don Saxton, Chase Armstrong

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U14 Girls

Coaches Diego Perez, Sothy Pich, Brianna Horton & Joelle Savard

Contact: canuckstuff@volleydome.net

 
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U18 Men

Coaches : Tucker Leinweber, Ben Saxton & Jarron Meuller

 

Coaches Bios........coming soon
 

2022/2023 Roster

Committed so far:

Tyler Jarrett

Enzo Sartor

Brandon Burnside

Ben Pannet

Mitchel Albers

Jack Kenny

Jack Hoebers

Ryder Turner

Clinton Forbes

Kolton Rawlusyk

Tucker Cacic

Cody Hudson

Team Info

 

Canuck is planning to run 3 competitive juvenile men's teams for the 2022/23 season (U17 U18 and a U17/18 team). Our U18 Men's team still has a couple of spots available on their roster.
For more information on the men's program please contact Tucker Leinweber at Tucker.leinweber@gmail.com
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Coaches : Chad Grasza and Russell Wickert
 

For over 25 years Chad has been coaching and advocating to keep kids active and in sport. From coaching to board work to volunteering and raising (and coaching) 4 kids in the Calgary community Chad is always actively involved in sport.

In his youth, being born and raised in Calgary, hockey was his first team and competitive experience, playing up to the Jr. level.  Hockey transitioned to volleyball where he continued his passion for teamwork and competition as a setter and captain both in High School, Dino’s and Dino/Cougar teams.  

Chad is NCCP Level 1 certified and has been coaching the boys in the Canuck and Jr Canucks programs for the last 5 years in all age groups.

Chad is passionate about connecting with each athlete, and also teaching them life skills of commitment, strong work ethic getting them to be the best they can be both on and off the court.

2022/23 Team Roster

Committed so far:

Noah Vissers

Robert Bugden

Fernando Munoz Campos

Tyler Trinh

Cyrus Jesse

Daniel Yang

Noah Crawford

Johnny Monroy

Edan Van Everdingen

Murray Schaffer

Team Info

Canuck is planning to run 3 competitive juvenile men's teams for the 2022/23 season (U17 U18 and a U17/18 team). Our U17/18 Men's team still has a couple of spots available on their roster.
For more information on the men's program please contact Chad  Grasza at chad@vivofortis.com

U17/18Men

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Coaches : Dave Jones, Shane Kozak and Daniel Hasiuk

 

Dave Jones

 

Dave began his sports career as a multi-sport athlete from a very young age. He started into volleyball as a setter with the Guelph Oaks Sports Club in 1975. He made the Junior National Team as an alternate at 17 years old in 1976 and worked at the volleyball venue during the Montreal Olympics. This experience solidified volleyball as the sport that he would pursue and eventually play competitively for over 30 years. Dave attended subsequent Junior National Team tryouts without being selected as part of those teams. Undeterred, he continued to train hard and was the starting setter for the Ontario Junior Provincial Team that won gold at the 1979 Brandon Winter Games. 1980 was the year Dave tried out for and become part of the Senior Men’s National Volleyball Team that would eventually finish 4th in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, Canada’s highest Olympic volleyball finish to date. Dave played on the National Team for over six years and played professionally for 5 years in the French Volleyball League, after which he decided to return to Calgary playing elite club level volleyball in Canada and the USA. In 1997 Canuck Stuff won gold in the Open Division at the US National Volleyball Championships, the first time a non- American team ever won that title.
One of his biggest honors and accomplishments is recently being inducted into the Canadian Volleyball Hall of Fame as part of the 1984 Olympic Team. Dave is excited to become part of the rich history of successful coaches and teams at Canuck Club and looks forward to enriching and inspiring the lives and volleyball journeys of many young athletes.

Shane Kozak

Shane grew up in B.C. where he played 5 years for Team BC and was captain of the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games championship team. While growing up Shane also played for several competitive club teams throughout BC where he twice captained and represented Canada at the US Junior Olympics. Shane also played at the U of C and Mt Royal College. While playing for Mt Royal College during the 1998-1999 season Shane captained the team to a National Championship title and was named to the "All-Canadian Team". Shane has coached the West Ridge School team the previous three seasons, including going undefeated during the 2019 season, and is very excited to be coaching with the competitive Canuck program again this year with both the U17 Men's and U15 Girl's Programs this year!

2022/23 Team Roster

Adrian Einarsson

Andrew Marchi

Benjamin Kramer

Dion van der Meer

Ethan Kramer

Evan McClain

Jett Hasiuk

Kye Kozak

Matthew Debeljak

Max Rymkiewicz

Nicholas Hill

Nigel Jones

Spencer Ingram

Team Info

 

Canuck is planning to run 3 competitive juvenile men's teams for the 2022/23 season (U17 a U18 and a U17/18 team ).The roster for our U17 team is full.
For more information on the U17 program please contact Brian  canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U17 Men

 
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Coaches : Camille and Milou Saxton, Toby Gent and Dana Bang

Camille Saxton


Camille has been around volleyball and the Volleydome since not long after she could walk. She played 6 years with the Canuck Stuff Club and went on to play with Oregon State University as a power hitter on a 5 year scholarship winning numerous awards along the way. Four years ago Camille joined the FIVB beach circuit culminating in a trip to compete in the World Championships in Vienna that summer. Being part of the Saxton clan Camille has been coaching kids since she was 16 years old in Summer Camps, Dome Club, Skills Clinics as well as on their Club Teams. She is excited to share her playing and coaching experience with this exception group of young women again after leading them to a provincial championship last season.

Milou Saxton

 

Milou, being the first of the four Saxton children, started playing volleyball at the age of 10 and spent 7 years playing with Canuck Stuff club - winning a couple of Provincial Championships and 2 Nationals Championships before going off to Connecticut University for 5 years as a Division 1 setter/rightside in the NCAA and pursuing her interests in graphic design.

Milou’s passion for coaching started when she was about 16 years old running the Volleydome summer camps for kids and she has been actively coaching ever since. Over the years she has coached all age groups for both guys and girls. Milou has also really enjoyed sharing her experience as a high level setter over the past few years by running setting sessions for our juvenile women’s setters. Add to that her passion for the beach game and the fact that she spends her summers coaching beach volleyball to club athletes as well as on the Provincial Teams, Summer Games teams and most recently the Western Canada Summer Games team.
In her “spare time” she works full time running the Volleydome's Youth programs and somehow still finds time play in the competitive women’s and co-ed leagues. Not sure where she finds the energy, but we are sure grateful for all she brings to our club and the volleyball community in general!

2022/23 Roster

Committed so far:

 

Halle Craiggs

Kiara Keibel

Jessica Bergstrom

Erika Bang

Kiera Gent

Jada Sarich

Jordan Brown

Isabel Crashley

Kristen Pauls 

Miranda Baines 


Team Info

 

Canuck will run 3 Competitive Juvenile Women's teams for the 2023 season. A U17 Women's team, a U17/18 team and a U18 team.
We currently have large number of strong returning athletes committed to play for the 2023 season and looking forward to an exciting competitive season. Their roster is currently full.
For more information Please contact Camille at jrcanucks@volleydome.net

U18 Women

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Coaches : Jason Evans, Brian Gullekson and Candace Greves

Jason Evans

 

Jason grew up in Calgary playing volleyball for Crescents Heights High School winning both a city and provincial championship. He also captained Team Alberta to a western national championship. Later on, Jason went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree and Education degree from the University of Calgary while playing volleyball for the U of C Dino’s, winning a national championship in 1993.  Jason is a NCCP certified coach with club coaching experience at the 13U, 14U, 15u & 16u levels. Jason has also been part of the coaching group that help led one of boys’ teams to countless wins and arguably one of the most successful club teams ever. This group consistently finished top 3 in all the premier tournaments and were successful in winning 2 Provincial Championships and 3 back to back National Championships (14u, 15u & 16u). Jason has also contributed to a team of coaches that have seen success on the girl’s side as well, wining a provincial title in 2019 and a Bronze medal at Nationals in Abbotsford. In 2019, Jason was named Mikasa’s Performance Coach of the Year by Alberta Volleyball. Today, Jason continues to bring dedication and positivity to the players he coaches and to the sport of volleyball.

Brian Gullekson

2023 will mark Brian's 24th season coaching volleyball at Canuck Stuff, although it also marks his 43rd year involved in competitive sports as either a coach, official and/or sport administrator. Brian has spent the last 23 years coaching Canuck guys and girls club teams and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He is a Level 2 NCCP certified coach in both Softball and Volleyball and has completed all the training for his Level 3. Brian is also an Advanced Coach Developer and Evaluator. He spent 16 years officiating Basketball at all levels including community, ACAC, CIAU and the World Basketball League. Brian believes strongly in the lifelong benefits children gain when they participate in competitive sports as witnessed in his own children as well as many others in his years in sports. Over the years Brian's teams have earned several championship banners and many of the athletes he has coached have gone to play at the post secondary, national and professional levels, but his greatest pride is in watching these young athletes grow to become great young men and women and in some cases return to coach at Canuck or the Volleydome.

Candace Greves

Candace played in the Alberta club program as well as the Team Alberta representatives to the Canada Games in 1989. She played at the University of Calgary as a power hitter in winning the CIAU Championship in 1989. She and her teammates went on to add another in 1994. Candace was awarded the "Mikasa U16 Coach of the Year" in 2011 after winning the Provincial Championship and taking her team all the way to play in National Final Candace and Kent have continued that trend ever since, taking their current boys team to the provincial and national final year after year. Their track record coaching here at Canuck is truly amazing when you consider their win/loss record and the look at the caliber of athletes they have developed in their programs!

For the past 3 years Candace has helped coach in the girls program moving along with a group from U14 to U16 and now working with the U17/18 team!

2022/2023 Roster


Committed so far:

Cate McLaughlin

Kori Peciulis

Averi Blakeman

Jayda Morson

Skylar Evans

Brianna Wong

Gina Calles

Sydney McClain

Lauren Wagner

Abbey Stannard

Kiera MacDonald

Team Info

Canuck will run 3 Competitive Juvenile Women's teams for the 2022 season. A U17 Women's team, a U17/18 team and a U18 team. We currently have large number of strong returning athletes committed to play for the 2022/23 season and looking forward to an exciting competitive season. We still have a potential roster spot for a Middle/LS
For more information contact Jason Evans at evansjt@shaw.ca

U17/18 Women

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U17 Women

Coaches : Isabela Lima, Grant O'Gorman, Jolan Storch, and Jason Crellin 

 

Jolan Storch

 

Jolan grew up in Edmonton and played volleyball at Harry Ainlay. In the summers she and Candace trained together as members of Team Alberta. She went to the University of Toronto for 4 years as the starting setter and for 3 out of 4 years was the team captain and academic All-Canadian. She then joined the Canadian indoor national team program for 2 seasons, followed by 2 seasons playing professionally in Division 1 in Switzerland. Jolan capped off her “young” playing career on the beach with 4 years on Canada’s beach national team, with several top 15 finishes. In her “old” playing career, Jolan is a 4-time US Open Volleyball Champion (40’s Division). Jolan started coaching as a University student during her summers and has been a regular coach within various Volleydome programs with each of her children’s teams over the past 6 years. She is known as a very enthusiastic coach who loves to see her athletes succeed. She believes that this will give them the same life-long love of the sport and the many friendships and opportunities it can offer, that she has had the privilege to experience. We are thrilled to have Jolan round out this amazing coaching staff!!

 

Jason Crellin

 

Jason grew up playing Volleyball in Strathmore under the coaching expertise of Randy Moncks, and went on to play with the University of Calgary Dinos Club Volleyball team, as well as the Alberta Provincial Team. Jason played for 5 years with the University of Calgary Dinos Men's Volleyball Team winning a national Championship in 1993. After university he continued to play with the Men's Canuck Volleyball Club and has coached with Canuck back in the 1990s. He has had the opportunity to Assistant Coach at the College level both at Mount Royal and SAIT for 4 years, as well as for the Alberta Provincial Team for 3 years, along side current University head coaches Rod Durrant and Dan Ota. He has been teaching with the Rockyview School Division for the last 18 years, coaching both the high boys and girls teams for 16 years. He has seen many players that he has coached move on with successful club, University, National team and Professional careers in Volleyball. He feels that Volleyball is a great life long sport and can teach athletes the importance of hard work, competition, team work, leadership and fairness in all aspects of their lives.

 

2022/2023 Roster

Keira Crellin

Jada Naderi

Stella McKenna

Anna Timmerman

Charlotte Anderson

Sasha Pasloski

Avery Penner

Maria Rawlek

Leni Blanke

Ava Fontaine

Ella Layzell

Isabella Hoy

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Team Info

Canuck will run 3 Competitive Juvenile Women's teams for the 2022 season. A U17 Women's team, a U17/18 team and a U18 team. The U17 Women's team roster is full, having a large number of strong returning athletes committed to play for the 2023 season and looking forward to an exciting competitive season
For more information contact Jolan Storch at jolan@boldcounsel.com
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U16 Boys

Coaches : Brian Gullekson, Fauve Welsh, Ashley Meyer, Joe Carroll and Jeremy Sadleir

 

Brian Gullekson

2023 will mark Brian's 24th season coaching volleyball at Canuck Stuff, although it also marks his 43rd year involved in competitive sports as either a coach, official and/or sport administrator. Brian has spent the last 23 years coaching Canuck guys and girls club teams and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He is a Level 2 NCCP certified coach in both Softball and Volleyball and has completed all the training for his Level 3. Brian is also an Advanced Coach Developer and Evaluator. He spent 16 years officiating Basketball at all levels including community, ACAC, CIAU and the World Basketball League. Brian believes strongly in the lifelong benefits children gain when they participate in competitive sports as witnessed in his own children as well as many others in his years in sports. Over the years Brian's teams have earned several championship banners and many of the athletes he has coached have gone to play at the post secondary, national and professional levels, but his greatest pride is in watching these young athletes grow to become great young men and women and in some cases return to coach at Canuck or the Volleydome.

Fauve Welsh

Fauve played her club volleyball in Calgary and graduated from the Canuck program heading to College of the Rockies to play the 2013/14 season. She returned to Alberta to play at Red Deer College where her team won a National Championship. Fauve also coached both U17 and U14 girls club teams with the Queen’s Volleyball Club during her time in Red Deer. She helped coach the Canuck U14 girl’s program in 2017 before completing a Bachelor of Education at UofA. Fauve returned to Calgary again and played in the One Volleyball league during the 2018 season and we are thrilled to have her back to coach at Canuck again. She has worked with both our U17 & U18  Women’s program as well as our U14 & U15 Boys teams and is looking forward to continuing on with the U16 Boys group this year.

Ashley Meyer

Ashley has also been around Canuck and the Volleydome for many years. She started her playing career at Canuck at the age of 14 and started coaching when she was 16.

Ashley is a Phys Ed teacher with the CBE and has completed her NCCP level 2 coaching certification. She has coached both guys and girls teams at all age groups from U14 to U18 both here at Canuck and with LVC in Lethbridge, as well as her high school and junior high teams. Ashley enjoyed helping the U15 boys this past season and is excited about getting back to coaching them again this year as U16's after having a couple years off to raise a pair of twin girls and newborn baby.                

Joe Carroll

Joe has been living in Lethbridge for the past 10 years and have recently moved to Calgary. He has have been coaching at LCI or Chinook High School for the last 8 years and with LVC for 3 years (2018-2020) . Some highlights include back to back ASAA 3A provincials with LCI medaling in 2019 and U16 Tournament winners for the 2019 Spokane Boarder Smack Down.

 

Joe is working on his NCCP level 1 certification and hoping to complete it this year.

Many of the athletes he has had the opportunity to coach have moved on to the post-secondary level and Joe feels fortunate to have worked with and be mentored by many great Southern Alberta coaches who have had a profound impact on his coaching philosophy. He has enjoyed a life long love of the sport and hopes to inspire the same in the athletes the coaches. 

2022/2023 Roster

 

Roberto Cherivi-Rincon
Robert Davis
Connor Donegan
Carter Merchant
Oscer Furtado
Ryan Pittman
Jason Guo
Joel Laser
Ethan Chan
Zach Lachelt
Peter Mackie
Cash Doss
Ethan Ong
Matthew Ha
Cooper Sadleir
Rylan Schebesch
Erik Solomon
Brody Thorogood
Kaden Tran
Darvn Wang
Branden Yee

Team Info

 

Canuck had two strong U15 Boy's teams last season and is looking to run two competitive U16 Boys team for the 2022/23 season. Their Roster for the 2023 season is full.
 For more information please contact Brian at canuckstuff@volleydome.net 
 
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U16 Girls

Coaches : Graham and Toby Gent, Diego Perez, Carlee Thorsen and Brian Quach

 

Toby Gent

 

Toby grew up in Calgary and attended Bowness High school and played her youth club volleyball through the Dino’s and Elite West programs and was a member of Team Alberta. After high school Toby played for the University of Manitoba Bison’s Women’s volleyball team as a middle blocker from 1995-2000. Toby is keen on using her experience and skills to coach and mentor young women as they grow through the Canuck program.


Graham Gent

 

Graham grew up in Calgary and attended Dr. E.P. Scarlett high school and played club volleyball through the Dino’s program and was a member of Team Alberta. He attended the University of Calgary and played for the Men’s team from 1995-2000 as an outside hitter. Following university Graham played Senior Men’s Volleyball with the Canuck Stuff Club and is very excited to be back coaching with the competitive Canuck stream.


Diego Perez

 

Diego has been coaching boys and girls here at the Volleydome for past 12 years and has enjoyed coaching a group of young women starting at U14 five years ago, staying with this group with many of them playing in our U18 program last year. He also helped coach U15 Girls team last year and will continue with them this year at U16.
He played for eight years in the A1 Club League in Mendoza Argentina and is very passionate about volleyball and loves helping the kids improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Diego is a level 2 NCCP Certified Coach and is working on completing his level 3. This will be his seventh season with Canuck, coaching U14 and U15 boys when he first joined our staff, as well as coaching school teams at Masters Academy and St. Jean Brebeauf school.

 

2022/2023 Roster

Leyton Balint
Rory Bell

Brooke Bergstrom
Heidi Craiggs
Ally Doty
Rachel Eykelbosch

Brook Fermaniuk
Jade Gautiher
Ashlyn Gent
Sophia Haag
Paige Hanzel
Lexi Jones

Kallie Komori
Andrea Li

Lauren Robertson
Tavary Robson

Payton Shafer
Maya Sikora
Alivia Sladek
Georgia Strangemann
Bella Tano
Dana Tanton

Olivia Wideman

 

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Team Info

 

Canuck will run two competitive U16 girls teams for the 2022/23 season.
Their rosters are full for 2023 season.
For more information see the "News" page or contact Graham at gent13@telus.net
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U15 Boys

Coaches : Greg Bartel, Bill Knight and Tom Chau

 

Bios, Roster and Team information ......coming soon 

2021/2022 Roster
Devan Duong

Erik Barthel

Ben Brand

Arlo Brubaker Plitt

Koen Chau

Ben Mangat

Mekhi Nguyen

LiamPeartree

Taiki Tano

Joel Tiedemann

Ben Timmerman

Elias Yajure

Keegan Wong

Team Info

 

Canuck is planning two competitive U15 Boys teams for the 2022/23 season. 
These teams will be selected during the tryout period at the end of November. To register for tryouts please click on the link below:
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There is also an open U15 Boys program offered through the Volleydome starting September 11th. To Register click in the link below
https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/OEHGE4XOIJCZ
For more information see the "News" page or contact Brian at canuckstuff@volleydome.net
 
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U15 Girls

Coaches : Joanna Korzeniewski, Shane Kozak, Morgan McKale & Jason Fan
 

Joanna Korzeniewski

Joanna is an NCCP level 3 certified coach who has coached many teams over the past 20+ years including high school, club (including a National Championship), Summer Games and Provincial Teams. She played with the BC Provincial Team, Canada Games Team, 5 years at UBC, as well as playing professionally in Spain and Portugal. Joanna is also an avid beach player that was ranked in the top 9 in Canada and encourages young ladies to play beach as that was when she noticed her indoor game really improved. Five years ago Joanna lead our Canuck U16 Girls team to a Provincial Championship and coached our U17 women's team following season. We are very pleased to welcome Joanna back to our Canuck Coaching Staff for the 2023 season as our U15 Girls coach after they won a provincial championship as a U14 group.

Shane Kozak

Shane grew up in B.C. where he played 5 years for Team BC and was captain of the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games championship team. While growing up Shane also played for several competitive club teams throughout BC where he twice captained and represented Canada at the US Junior Olympics. Shane also played at the U of C and Mt Royal College. While playing for Mt Royal College during the 1998-1999 season Shane captained the team to a National Championship title and was named to the "All-Canadian Team". Shane has coached the West Ridge School team the previous three seasons, including going undefeated during the 2019 season, and is very excited to be coaching with the competitive Canuck program.

2021/2022 Roster

Brooklyn Adams

Taylor Campbell

Kaitreanne Chojnacki

Jade Davis

Megan Deveaux

Gracie Moffet

Amelia Fan

Skylar Hamer

Ava Kleiner

Jennaea Kozak

Tess Korzeniewski

Aimee Layzell

Kate MacPherson

Esme Magus

Adriana Shaw

Sarah Thompson

Krisztina Varsanyi

Madison Yee

Isabella Murrin

Mila Kosoric

Yalda Rezaei

Katherine Li

Team Info

 

Canuck will run two competitive U15 Girls teams for the 2022/23 season.
This group had a very successful season this past year and will have a number of players resign with Canuck for the 2023 season. Their roster for the 2023 season is now full.
For more information see the "News" page or contact Brian at canuckstuff@volleydome.net
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U14 Boys

Coaches : Don Saxton, Chase Armstrong 

 

Don Saxton

Don's volleyball career as a player started over 40 years ago, when after 2 years of playing Basketball at U of S he saw the light and switched to Volleyball, winning CIAU Gold in 1979.  Don went on to play a total of 8 years with Team Canada earning a second place finish at the FISU Games, a third place finish at the Pan Am Games, and a forth place finish at the 1984 Olympics. Don played Pro Volleyball with the Dutch team in 1980, and in Spain from 1989 to 1991. He started the Canuck Stuff Volleyball Club in 1991 as a men's team which won 7 Canadian Championships and 1 USA Open Championship. During the last 15 years he has still enjoyed playing and winning in the masters and seniors categories, earning 4 more World Titles.
Don's coaching career started with a couple of seasons as an apprentice and assistant coach with Team Canada and his first youth club team was a group of 13 year old Bantam boys most of whom had never seen a volleyball before. Since that time Don and Mylene have run programs for players of all ages  including the very popular adult co-ed leagues, Volleyball Academy and Dome Club for kids grade 3 to 11, School and Club Tournaments and of course the Canuck Stuff Youth Volleyball Club for male and female players between the ages of  13 and 18. Don was awarded the Tachikara Coach of the Year Award in 2008 after taking a group of U18 girls on an unexpected journey which ended with a Silver medal at the Canadian Open Juvenile Championships. The next season he led a group of U14 guys to a National Championship in Abbottsford and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame again, this time as the recipient of the Sport Builder Award for all he has done to benefit the volleyball community over the past 40+ years!

2022/2023 Roster

 

Team Info

 

Canuck will run 2 competitive U14 Boys team for 2022/23 season. These teams will be selected during the tryout period at the end of November. To register for tryouts please click on the link below:
https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/19F1CJ2I0PIW
The Volleydome is running a fall program starting in September for athletes interested in playing club volleyball either with Canuck Stuff or Dome Defenders.

To register for the fall U14 Boys Fall Program click on the link below:

https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/LPU6XCDLJABM

 For more information please contact Brian at canuckstuff@volleydome.net 
 
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U14 Girls

Coaches : Diego Perez, Sothy Pich, Brianna Horton & Joelle Savard

Diego Perez

 

Diego has been coaching boys and girls here at the Volleydome for past 12 years and has enjoyed coaching a group of young women starting at U14 five years ago, staying with this group with many of them playing in our U18 program last year. He also helped coach U15 Girls team last year and will continue with them this year at U16.
He played for eight years in the A1 Club League in Mendoza Argentina and is very passionate about volleyball and loves helping the kids improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Diego is a level 2 NCCP Certified Coach and is working on completing his level 3. This will be his seventh season with Canuck, coaching U14 and U15 boys when he first joined our staff, as well as coaching school teams at Masters Academy and St. Jean Brebeauf school.

Sothy Pich

Sothy has been around the Volleydome for a number of years coaching Dome Club as well as Sr. Boys volleyball in High School. He is a fully certified NCCP Level 2 coach and working on his Level 3 Performance Coaching certification. He has also coached girls club teams of all ages at Canuck, SAVC and Rampage over the past 10 years. Sothy is excited about working with the U14 this season.

Brianna Horton

We are excited to welcome Brianna to our Canuck coaching staff.

She played two years in Edmonton with the NAIT Ooks as a Libero in the ACAC, after which she moved to Calgary and UofC where she completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. Bri is a Certified Personal Trainer and corrective exercise specialist.

She has been around the Volleydome for many years coaching Jr Canuck and Dome Defender girls teams ranging from U12 to U16. Brianna also has spent 4 years coaching U14 -U17 boys teams. Last season Bri spent coaching the Dome Defender U13 age group and is looking forward to moving forward with many of them to the Canuck U14 team.

2022/2023 Roster

Team Info

Canuck will run 2 competitive U14 Girls teams for 2022/23 season. These teams will be selected during the tryout period at the end of November.

To register for tryouts please click on the link below:
https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/19F1CJ2I0PIW
 

The Volleydome is running a fall program starting in September for athletes interested in playing club volleyball either with Canuck Stuff or with Dome Defenders.

To register for the fall U14 Girls Fall Program click on the link below:

 https://secure.blueoctane.net/forms/L7ZEBRFC6MG1

 For more information please contact Brian at canuckstuff@volleydome.net 
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