Squash Canada Nominates Team for Pan-American Game in Guadalajara, Mexico



OTTAWA (ON) – Squash Canada today announced it’s 6 person Squash Team for the upcoming 2011 Pan American Games taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico October 15 – 20, 2011. 

Squash Canada is looking to continue its dominance at the Pan American Games, having won a total of 23 medals since 1995 – the most of any country.  The Canadians will participate in the singles, doubles and team events at the games. 

This is the 5th time Squash has been a part of the Pan American Games. Previous Canadian Gold Medal winners include:  Gary Waite (1995, Men’s Singles), Graham Ryding (1999, Men’s Singles), Shahier Razik (2003, Men’s Singles), Heather Wallace (1995, Women’s Singles) and Melanie Jans (1999, Women’s Singles).   The Canadian Men have won a total of 3 Gold Medals in Men’s Doubles (1995, 1999, 2003) and Canada has won the Gold Medal in the team event in 1995, 1999 and 2007 while placing Silver in 2003.  The 2011 event is the first time Women’s Doubles will feature in the games.

This year’s team features the 2003 Gold Medal winner Shahier Razik of Toronto, Ontario, 2007 Bronze Medalist in Men’s Singles Shawn Delierre of Montreal, Quebec and first time member Andrew Schnell of Calgary, Alberta. The Women’s team features three new team members: Miranda Ranieri, of Waterloo, Ontario the reigning 2011 Canadian Squash Women’s Open Champion, Samantha Cornett of Ottawa, Ontario and Stephanie Edmison of Toronto, Ontario, respectively ranked second and third in Canada.  The Canadian Team will be coached by Yvon Provencal of Montreal, Quebec (Men’s Coach) and Shauna Flath of Vancouver, British Columbia (Women’s Coach).

The Canadian Squash Team at the 2011 Pan American Games is:

Men’s Team (Name, City)

  1. Shahier Razik, Toronto, Ontario
  2. Shawn Delierre, Montreal, Quebec
  3. Andrew Schnell, Calgary, Alberta

Men’s Team Coach:  Yvon Provencal, Montreal, Quebec
Men’s Team Alternate:  Dane Sharp, Toronto, Ontario

Women’s Team (Name, City)

  1. Miranda Ranieri, Waterloo, Ontario
  2. Samantha Cornett, Ottawa, Ontario
  3. Stephanie Edmison, Toronto, Ontario

Women’s Team Coach:  Shauna Flath, Vancouver, BC
Women’s Team Alternate:  Nikole Todd, Regina, Saskatchewan

For more information on the Pan American Games visit: http://www.guadalajara2011.org.mx/ENG/01_inicio/   

For more information contact:
Danny Da Costa
Executive Director, Squash Canada
Tel: (613) 731 7385
Email: ddacosta@squash.ca