Canada’s hosting of the first round of World League was a huge success. On Saturday, May 19th in front of 8,100 fans and a national TV audience, Canada upset Brazil. Canada’s matches against Poland and Finland also saw large crowds of over 5,000. Of the three venues that hosted Word League play this weekend (Florence, Italy and Hamamatsu, Japan were the others) Toronto had the largest crowds.
The 2012 World League has 16 teams split in four pools. Canada, Brazil, Finland, and Poland are in pool B. Their next stop is in two weeks in Katowice, Poland. This coming weekend pool D (Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, and Portugal) will start in Frankfurt, Germany while others have a break.
Follow our men as they battle in the next stage of the World League! One of the most dangerous teams in the world, Canada has recently defeated world #1 Brazil and world #5 Cuba! See below for broadcast times:
Fri, June 1 match CAN vs POL 17:30 Katowice (8:30am PST) Will air June 2 from 2-5pm Eastern on CBC Sports
Sat, June 9 match CAN vs BRA 9:50 Sao Bernardo Campo (05:50am PST) Will air June 9 from 2-4pm Eastern on CBC Sports
Sun, June 17 match CAN vs FIN 18:30 Tampere (8:30am Eastern) Will air June 17 from 8-10pm on Sportsnet 1