Summer 2016 - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

posted Feb 10, 2017, 6:37 AM by Ashley Lee
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Hi Lorne.

Today really began yesterday when we won vs Italy.  Some surprise perhaps was evidenced but the enormity of what had occurred set in by the time the bus pulled into the village about 11pm.  Glenn addressed the group and congratulated them on making the quarterfinal round.  He gave a rough schedule of practice time (12 noon) and meeting time (6pm) for the next day as well as optional weights in the morning.
Behind the scenes Glenn and his staff of Frank Boyer and High Performance Director Julien Boucher arranged for the practice booking, the meeting room booking and transportation.  We then watched on TV the Brazil France match and waited about 30 minutes, until around 1am to be officially informed we were playing Russia at 10am.  Glenn and Vincent began dissecting video for their gameplan meeting this morning.  The gameplan will be delivered at 6pm.  Today’s practice was a stretching session led by veteran Dan Lewis followed by ball warmup, serve and receive and a few guys getting swings on sets.
The staff at the practice venue lined up to greet us with applause when we arrived.  A TV crew was inside waiting to interview."

-Coach McKay

Coach Glenn Hoag being interviewed at practice prior to CAN vs RUS.
The Canadian Men's National Team stretching and warming up pre-game.