Canada national quidditch team

Team Canada
Full name Canada National Quidditch Team
Founded 2012
League Quidditch Canada
Colours Black, white and red
              
Head coach Hugh Podmore & (Ass. Coach) Rebecca Alley
Championships 2014 Global Games
Website Quidditch Canada Facebook Page

The Canadian national quidditch team made its debut in 2012 at the IQA Summer Games in Oxford, UK where it placed 4th of 5 teams. The team once again represented Canada at the 2014 IQA Global Games in Burnaby, BC on July 29, 2014 where it took third place, coming behind the United States and Australia, respectively.[1]

History

The national team made its debut in 2012 at the International Quidditch Association (IQA) Summer Games in Oxford, UK.[2] The team featured players from Ontario, British Columbia and Québec. The team was created just two months before the championships and thus had no tryouts and was composed of players who were able to travel to the UK to compete. The tournament format began with a round robin between all five participating teams (USA, Canada, France, Australia, and the UK) and then a ranked bracket. After the round robin, Team Canada was seeded second; however, after back-to-back losses to France and Australia, they fell to fourth place.

The selection process for the 2014 Global Games involved rigorous tryouts for potential players. Tryouts saw 74 potential candidates between video submissions and two tryouts: one in Eastern Canada in Kingston, ON and one in Western Canada in Vancouver, BC. Players who were unable to attend either the East or West try-outs were able to submit video tryouts.[3] The selected team features players from a variety of backgrounds and university teams, notably University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, Université de Montréal, McGill University, Queen's University, Carleton University, Tufts College, and Kansas University.

The 2014 Canadian national team competed on July 19, 2014 at the Burnaby Lake sports complex in Burnaby, British Columbia against 5 other announced national teams: Belgium, Italy, Australia, the UK, and the USA.[4] The Global Games is a biennial event run by the International Quidditch Association that, unlike regular-season IQA games, features national teams from quidditch-playing nations instead of collegiate or community teams. Canada took third place in the 2014 IQA Global Games following the United States and Australia, respectively.[1]

Roster and coaches

The 2014 team coaches were selected by IQA Canadian Director Tegan Bridge after an application process. Hugh Podmore of Valhalla Quidditch was selected as Head Coach, and Rebecca Alley of the University of Ottawa GeeGees was chosen as Assistant Coach. The roster for the 2014 Global Games was announced on May 18, 2014.[5]

2014 Global Games
No. Pos. Player Hometown Team
8 B Sarah Basciano Oakville, ON University of Toronto
15 C Matt Bourassa Grande Prairie, AB Carleton University
91 B Jon Braun Woodlawn, ON UBC Thunderbirds
42 C Devin Dutt Whitby, ON Carleton University
25 C Michelle Ferguson Ottawa, ON University of Ottawa Gee-Gees
14 C Robyn Fortune Whitehorse, YT McGill University
22 S Alexander Graham North York, ON Valhalla
18 K Andrew Kusters Oakville, ON Queen's University
1 C Louis Leung Vancouver, BC UBC Thunderbirds
12 B Mathew McVeigh Kemptville, ON University of Ottawa Gee-Gees
32 C Rithy Min Montréal, QC Université de Montréal
33 B Samy Mousa Pickering, ON University of Kansas
0 K Adam Palmer Whitby, ON York University
19 C Jonathan Parent Kingston, ON University of Ottawa Gee-Gees
7 K Hugh Podmore White Rock, BC Valhalla
36 C Christopher Radojewski Brantford, ON Queen's University
93 S Adam Robillard Ottawa, ON University of Ottawa Gee-Gees
27 B Arlene Rosenberg Montréal, QC Tufts College
11 C Alexa Rowe Sydney, Australia UBC Thunderbirds
41 B Ema Shiroma-Chao Burnaby, BC Université de Montréal
23 K Matthew Stone Sydenham, ON Carleton University
94 C Brian Wong Langley, BC Ottawa Maple Rush
2014 Global Games Alternative Roster
No. Pos. Player Hometown Team
20 B Alexandra Bassa Windsor, ON uOttawa Gee-Gees
13 C Matthew Bunn Barrie, ON uOttawa Gee-Gees
3 C Wesley Burbidge Utopia, ON Guelph University
9 B Martin Chiasson Dieppe, NB uOttawa Gee-Gees
88 C Tiffany Croteau Ottawa, ON uOttawa Gee-Gees
92 C Robert Halas Kamloops, BC UBC Thunderbirds

There was no selection process for the 2012 team, which was composed largely of individuals who were able and willing to travel to Oxford, England to play.

2012 IQA Summer Games Roster
Pos. Player Team
B/C Tegan Bridge uOttawa Quidditch
C Derek Burrows McGill University Quidditch
B Benjamin Carlisle McGill University Quidditch
B David Danos UBC Thunderbirds
B/C/S Alain Desroches McGill University Quidditch
K Steven Foster University of Victoria
B Caitlin MacLeod University of Toronto
C Drew Marubashi Queen's University Quidditch
K Jamie Lafrance uOttawa Quidditch
S Plunger Pârvulescu McGill University Quidditch
B Leila Quigley University of Victoria
C Adam Robillard uOttawa Quidditch
C Mason Silviera Queen's University Quidditch
B Mary Warner University of Victoria

Jerseys

The 2012 Summer Games jerseys were designed by David Danos. After the games, they were discontinued due to their similarity to Hockey Canada's logo.

Quidditch Canada announced on May 29, 2014 that Adam Robillard's jersey submission had been selected[6] featuring a stylized maple leaf on a black background.

Competitive record

Team Canada made their debut at the 2012 IQA Summer Games where they placed fourth of five teams. Due to how the team was chosen (those who could afford to make it over having try-outs) and the fact that the team had a smaller roster of newer players, the Canadian team had difficulties keeping to pace with the other teams towards the end of the day. However, only Team France and Team USA posed formidable threats to the Canadian team where the loss against Team Australia was due to a withering team and a lost snitch catch in the end.

At the 2014 IQA Global Games, however, Team Canada was a favoured team. Ultimately, Team Canada lost against both the US and Australia, coming close in the game against Team Australia, ending in third place.[7]

2014 Global Games
Opposing Team Winning Team GF GA SC MM:SS
Team Mexico7015024:00
Team Canada307018:19
Team UK509014:31
Team Australia016020:00
Team France60140-**
Team USA0150-*00:00

* Indicates that that was forfeited with a 150*-0 loss.

** Indicates unknown game time.

2012 Summer Games
Opposing Team Winning Team GF GA SC MM:SS
Team Mexico7015024:00
Team Canada307018:19
Team UK509014:31
Team Australia016020:00
Team France60140-**
Team USA0150-*00:00

* Indicates that that was forfeited with a 150*-0 loss.

** Indicates unknown game time.

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