Former Langley students help Team Canada win first international game

Team Canada took its opening match against Saint Lucia in straight 25-8 sets at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championships at the Langley Events Centre Thursday evening.

“We had never seen Saint Lucia before so we just had to focus on our side and do what we needed to do and execute and it worked out well,” explained Team Canada member Alicia Perrin, who also is a Trinity Western University grad.

The Canadian squad of 14 women is one of six teams competing at the international competition that runs Sept. 28, 29 and 30. Canada’s games are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The men’s championship is taking place concurrently in Colorado where the men of Team Canada won 25-9, 25-13 and 25-8 over Saint Lucia Wednesday.

Team Canada includes another TWU grad – Kristen Moncks and the pair are no strangers to the LEC gyms, having played there many times as Spartans.

“It feels like home,” Perrin said.

“I’m really excited to be back here,” Moncks added.

The Canadian women’s team trains at the Richmond Oval.

After NORCECA, they return to their day jobs – playing professional volleyball.

“We just played this last season in Romania together,” Perrin said, “and… on Wednesday I’m going to Peru.”

“On Tuesday, I’m going to the Philippines to play,” Moncks said.

The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) stages Olympic and World Championship zone qualifiers. Those competing at the LEC are hoping to help Canada qualify for the Worlds in Japan.

The Langley Events Centre schedule

Friday, Sept. 29:

5:30 p.m. – Cuba vs St. Lucia

8 p.m. – Canada vs Nicaragua

Saturday, Sept. 30:

5:30 p.m. – St. Lucia vs Nicaragua

8 p.m. – Canada vs Cuba

Tickets for the qualifier can be purchased online.

People can also stay up-to-date on World Championship qualifier event Facebook page@VolleyballCanada.

Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.


Canada took on Saint Lucia in the NORCECA Women’s Contintental Championships Thursday evening. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Alicia Perrin is a Trinity Western University grad who is on Team Canada. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Canada took on Saint Lucia in the NORCECA Women’s Contintental Championships Thursday evening. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The games are open to the public. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Canada took on Saint Lucia in the NORCECA Women’s Contintental Championships Thursday evening. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Just Posted

Being Young: A challenge to those who would stand in the way of women

Women are still campaigning, marching, fighting for their freedom.

Along the Fraser: Just a quiet country drive with Parker

Why we’re increasingly disconnected.

Rescue boat theft marks third in 3 years for Agassiz-based SAR team

Eight-metre Spirit of Harrison rescue vessel was stolen Friday night, found Saturday morning

Ridge RCMP looking for wanted man

Kenneth Lavallee wanted on several firearms related charges, considered armed and dangerous.

Metro mayors to hike transit fares, property taxes to pay for transit projects

Next phase includes Broadway subway, Surrey LRT and replacement of the Pattullo Bridge

VIDEO: B.C. Mounties reunite veteran with lost military medals

RCMP say Zora Singh Tatla, who served in the army in India for 28 years, is the righful owner

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

VIDEO: ‘New wave’ of anti-pipeline protests return to Trans Mountain facility

About 100 demonstrators with Protect the Inlet marched to the Burnaby terminal Saturday

B.C. man to plead guilty in connection with hit-and-run that killed teen

Jason Gourlay charged with failure to stop at the scene of accident, attempting to obstruct justice

BCHL Today: Wenatchee Wild goaltenders a cause for concern

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Canadian survivors, supporters rally against proposed ’60s Scoop settlement

Some have accused the government of underestimating the number of survivors

Nordic athlete Arendz to be Canada’s flagbearer at Paralympic closing ceremony

The biathlete and cross-country skier from Hartsville has raced to five medals in Pyeongchang

VIDEO: ‘Big time disappointment’ as Vancouver Giants fall to undermanned Kelowna Rockets

Head coach Jason McKee very unhappy with effort in Giants’ regular season home finale

Most Read