Canadians In Action: January 13th
It's a big day for Canadians playing pro overseas with the 2015 CEV DenizBank Champions League getting started once again and the German Bundesliga with a few Wednesday night matches on tap. Here's who's playing and when you can watch them!
Azeryol Baku (AZE) vs. Stiinta Bacau (ROM) - 11:00 a.m. ET/ 9:00 a.m. PT
Pool B action gets the ball rolling again when Stiinta Bacau of Romania visits Azeryol Baku of Azerbaijan. Baku is currently the top club in the Azerbaijan Super League, and are led in part by Tabi Love (Dauphin, Man). They currently sit in second in Pool B with a record of 2-1. Bacau recently bolstered their roster by picking up Canadian libero Tesca Andrew-Wasylik (Unionville, Ont). Can she help them pick up their first win of the Champions League?
Dresdner SC (GER) vs. Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio (ITA) - 1:30 p.m. ET/ 10:30 a.m. PT
You could say that the 2014/2015 season has been going pretty well for Dresdner SC. A perfect 15-0 record in the Bundesliga is a pretty impressive mark on it's own, but add in a victory against Russian superpowers Dynamo Moscow? Now you're living really making an impact. Their is, however, one black spot on the Germans record - a 3-0 loss to Busto on December 10th, 2014. You can be sure that Shanice Marcelle (Victoria, BC) and teammates have been thinking about this one quite a bit over the past month, and could be the grudge match we've all been waiting for.
CV Mitteldeutschland vs. Berlin Recycling Volleys - 1:30 p.m. ET/ 10:30 a.m. PT
Things have not been going smoothly for CV MItteldeutschland this year. With only three wins to show on the season, relegation is a very real possibility. Of course, losing former Queen's Gael Michael Amoroso (Toronto, Ont) early in the season to an ankle didn't help things. Today they face the American Shoji Brothers and Aussie Paul Carrol and The Berlin Recycling Volleys. Berlin is coming off a surprise loss to Lüneburg this weekend, could the Mitteldeutschland produce another upset with any Ammo?
VT Aurubis Hamburg vs. Alliance MTV Stuttgart - 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Hamburg continues to fight for their playoff lives when they take on Stuttgart today. The overseas home of Jenn Lundquist (Surrey, BC) and Lucy Charuk (Tsawwassen, BC) is currently in 9th, just four points away from a playoff spot. Today, a tough team from Stuttgart, one of the top teams in Germany, come to visit. While they have only suffered four losses this year, three of those came on the road, providing some hope for Hamburg.