GATINEAU, Canada, July 20, 2022 – Volleyball Canada is proud to announce that the 2022 Men’s XV Pan-American Cup is heading to Gatineau, Quebec from August 7-15, 2022 at the Centre Slush Puppie.
The event will bring together at least eight teams, including Canada, USA, Brazil, and Cuba, among others, with matches beginning Aug. 9 and concluding on the 14th.
“We’re excited to host the first of what we hope is many international events at the Centre Slush Puppie,” said Alan Ahac, director of international events for Volleyball Canada. “After the success of men’s Volleyball Nations League in Ottawa last month, we’re looking forward to bringing teams from Pan Am countries to this new facility in Gatineau.”
The tournament marks the first international event at the Centre Slush Puppie, which completed construction and officially opened in 2021. The event also serves as the first qualification tournament for the XXIV Central American & Caribbean Games 2023, to be held in El Salvador and to the XIX Pan-American Games in 2023, to be held in Santiago, Chile.
Group A will consist of USA, Cuba, Chile, and Dominican Republic. Group B will be host Canada, as well as Brazil, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Matches will be held 11:30, 2 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:30 pm on Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday; 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm on Friday and 9:00 am, 11:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm on Sunday (Aug. 14).
Canada will get ready for the tournament with two international exhibition games (opposing teams TBA) on August 5 and 6, also in Gatineau.