Men's Volleyball 2013 Tryout Times Announced
|Men's Volleyball Tryout Information
|Wed, Sep 4
|Thur, Sept 5
|Fri, Sept 6
Wiebe wins gold at NTCC, meets PM
Wolves Athletics is proud to congratulate Wolves Men’s Volleyball setter, Troy Wiebe and Team Alberta on achieving gold at The National Team Challenge Cup, held in Gatineau, QC this last week. Wolves coach Mike Lauzon says that Wiebe “very nearly didn’t make the trip to Quebec due to an ankle injury but persevered - earned the starting position - and gutted out some very impressive victories”.
In the men’s tournament Team Alberta defeated Ontario in the championship match 25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 19-25, 20-18.
Wiebe, a local product of Peace Wapiti came up through the Wolves Volleyball Club system and is now entering his second season with the GPRC Wolves. After an outstanding performance in 2012/13, Wiebe, a powerful setter is tipped to be team leader in the upcoming season.
The National Team Challenge Cup is hosted by Canada’s men’s National Team Centre. Along with tournament play, players receive training opportunities with Volleyball Canada National Team coaches while the provincial coaches receive professional development opportunities.
The National Team Challenge Cup was instated in 1986 to build a bridge between the needs of our National Teams and the short-term objectives of Volleyball Canada's Regions. In 2008, VC's Domestic Development Committee decided to make the NTCC a true National Team event, by hosting it every year within its National Team training Centers (Winnipeg for the Women's event and Gatineau for the Men's event) and by complementing the tournament play with training opportunities with our National Team coaches for all athletes as well as Professional Development opportunities for all coaches.
Lauzon stays local for new recruits
By Terry Farrell, Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
Coach Mike Lauzon has gone to the local talent pool to draw new recruits for the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves men’s team, landing some highly sought-after players.
First, the Peace Wapiti Academy principal sat down with a couple of his own graduating students, getting Dylan Smith and Cole Penson to commit.
From there, he went across the parking lot to the Grande Prairie Composite gym and received a commitment from Kirk Testawitch.
Then he headed south, to St. Joseph high school and scooped up Michael Cepuch, who was recently named an all-star at the U-18 men’s provincial indoor club championship.
He rounded out his recruiting over the phone, with a call to Blain Cranston in Fort St. John. Read More
Goodvin makes ACAC Rookie of the Year
First year athlete Devon Goodvin earned a great deal of respect in his rookie season with his solid contribution for the Grande Prairie Wolves. The 6'5" outside hitter played both left and right side over the course of the season as was an integral part of the teams passing and offense. He amassed 177 kills with a solid 2.64 kills per set average. His powerful swing was also showcased in his aggressive serve and resulted in 14 service aces. 102 digs and 12 stuff blocks accented his front and back court defensive presence as he was a player discussed by opponents about to compete against him. Read More
For more information on Wolves Men's Volleyball contact:
Mike Lauzon, Head Coach
Grande Prairie Regional College