December 27 – 31, 2019

Can Am Holiday Volleyball Showcase

December 27 - 31, 2019
Experience a volleyball event like no other
8 North American powerhouse schools
12 world-class matches featuring multiple national team coaches and athletes

Tournament Schedule

Friday, December 27, 2019

7:00pm - Celebrity Match featuring volleyball legends and local Toronto celebrities

8:00pm - CAHVS Boys All Star Showcase presented by Beach Blast featuring Ontario's top 17 and under talent

Saturday, December 28, 2019

10:00am - Coach Symposium

2:00pm - Lewis Flyers vs Ryerson Rams

4:30pm - Ohio State University Buckeyes vs. University of Alberta Golden Bears

7:00pm - Long Beach State 49ers vs Trinity Western Spartans

Sunday, December 29, 2019

10:00am - Coach Symposium

2:00pm - UCLA Bruins vs. Ryerson University Rams

4:30pm - Ohio State University Buckeyes vs. McMaster Marauders

7:00pm - UCLA Bruins vs. Trinity Western Spartans

Monday, December 30, 2019

10:00am - Coach Symposium

2:00pm - Ohio State University Buckeyes vs. Ryerson University Rams

4:30pm - Lewis University Flyers vs. McMaster Marauders

7:00pm - Long Beach State 49ers vs. University of Alberta Golden Bears

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

11:30am - Long Beach State 49ers vs. McMaster Marauders

2:00pm - Lewis University Flyers vs. Trinity Western Spartans

4:30pm - UCLA Bruins vs. University of Alberta Golden Bears

Defending NCAA champions Long Beach State 49ers are coached by former Team USA men’s national team coach Alan Knipe.  The core featuring Danish middle blocker Simon Andersen and setter Carlos Rivera looks forward to showing off their talent north of the border as they prepare for a championship defence run.

Defending U SPORTS champions Trinity Western Spartans is led by Team Canada Women’s National Team assistant coach Ben Josephson.  The Spartans are gearing up for another title defence run after having won 3 of the last 4 national championships.  They have put themselves in a strong position by fielding a roster with multiple national team athletes such as Eric Loeppky and Derek Epp.

Daenan “Kofi” Gyimah and Cole Ketrzynski return home to Toronto for CAHVS 2019.  Both have represented the Maple Leaf in international competition and hope to help lead UCLA to a championship season.  One of the winningest schools in men’s volleyball history, the UCLA Bruins are coached by Team USA head coach John Speraw

Reigning U SPORTS Rookie of the Year Xander, and younger brother Trent Ketrzynski will team up with the Ryerson Rams this year.  They will be under the guidance of Team Canada’s Youth Men’s National Team coach Matt Harris.  The Rams look to build on last year’s success and go on a title run this season.

New head coach Kevin Burch will take the helm for the Ohio State University Buckeyes this year.  He has been a part of 7 national championship coaching staffs since 2011 and is looking to continue on a winning legacy.  OSU returns standouts Jake Hanes and Reese Devilbiss who hope to take this team to the next level with Coach Burch.

8x U SPORTS National Champions and 14x Canada West Champions, the University of Alberta Golden Bears are led by former national team standout Brock Davidiuk.  Joining Davidiuk on his coaching staff this year is Toronto’s very own Erik Mattson.  The Golden Bears are a constant threat to win the National title and have high aspirations to do so again with a team led by  setter Max Elgert and Team Canada FISU star George Hobern.

The Lewis University Flyers is CAHVS’s best kept secret.  Coach Dan Friend has coached alongside the best in the world with Team USA in the FIVB Nations League, The FISU games, and the USA Men’s Junior National Team.  New recruit Kevin Kauling represented Team USA in the Boys U19 World Championship, and alongside AVCA All american Tyler Mitchem, looks to help the Flyers make big moves in the NCAA this year.

The McMaster Marauders cemented themselves as a volleyball powerhouse by winning 6 straight OUA titles from 2013 – 2018.  They are no strangers to big stage matches under the guidance of former Canadian National Team assistant coach Dave Preston.  U SPORTS First Team All Canadian Matt Passalent returns to lead the Marauders as they seek to regain champion status alongside FISU games libero Jordan Pereira.

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