Softball BC is pleased to announce the athletes who have been selected to represent Team BC Men’s Softball at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.
The roster has been finalized after 50 athletes attended three identification camps held in Surrey and Prince George starting in September 2016.
The 2017 team includes Josh Anderson (Surrey), Brendon Donegan (Agassiz) and Head Coach Kevin Weir (Victoria) who won bronze for Team BC at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games. Josh Anderson was also part of the gold medal winning team at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games along with Tyson Ghostkeeper and Nicholas Potskin of Prince George.
The 2017 North American Indigenous Games will take place in Toronto just prior to the Canada Summer Games. Tyson Ghostkeeper (Prince George) and Isaac Goodwill (Chilliwack) will represent Team BC at both Games.
Softball BC President, Jake DeWitt said, “Softball BC is extremely pleased with the progress to date made by the coaching staff for the men’s team. We are confident the final group, selected by Head Coach Kevin Weir and his staff will be strong contenders at the Canada Summer Games. By working closely with the group representing BC at the NAIG, we expect BC men’s softball to challenge for top results in Winnipeg.”
The team is actively training leading up to the Games which run from July 28 to August 13. The men’s softball tournament will take place at John Blumberg Softball Complex during the first week of the Games.
Team BC Softball – Men’s Roster
Brendan Alec – Burns Lake
Josh Anderson - Surrey
Charlie Andrews - Nanaimo
Brendon Donegan – Agassiz
Shayne Forshner – Fort St. James
Tyson Ghostkeeper – Prince George
Isaac Goodwill - Chilliwack
Logan Groves - Smithers
Brandon Larsen – Burns Lake
Tyler Makaoff - Vancouver
Santana McKay - Chilliwack
Nicholas Potskin – Prince George
Jerricko Prince – Prince George
Joseph Rybicki - Richmond
Clint Taylor – Delta
Kevin Weir, Head Coach
Doug Chase, Assistant Coach
*Sandro Simicic, Assistant Coach
Melanie Atkinson, Team Manager:
*We regret that Sandro Simicic is not able to attend the Games. Softball BC and the coaching staff acknowledge Sandro’s contributions to Team BC; his commitment, dedication and tireless hours of volunteerism in preparation for the Games.
About Softball BC
Softball BC is the official governing body of softball in the province of British Columbia. The provincial office is located in Langley, BC. Provincial championships, National Coaching Certification Programs (NCCP), officials training, and player development clinics (Learn to Play and CANPitch) are held throughout BC. Visit www.softball.bc.ca
About Team BC
Team BC will bring together a delegation of 450 athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Team BC athletes are the best young developing talent in this province and are our future national and international champions. For more information visit www.teambc.org
About the Canada Games
The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer. The 2017 Canada Summer Games will be held July 28 to August 13 in Winnipeg, bringing together approximately 4000 athletes, coaches, and managers from every province and territory to compete in 16 sports. The Canada Games will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2017 coinciding with Canada’s 150th birthday. Visit www.canadagames.ca
Executive Director, Softball BC
Communications Manager, Team BC