Live Streams: March 5, 2016

Live Streams: March 5, 2016

Russia

Russian Super League Men 

  • Yugra-Samotlor vs. Ural UFA (Live Stream) - 07:00 a.m. EST ( 馃嚭馃嚫 Clay Stanley plays for Ural UFA)
  • Dinamo KRASNODAR vs. NOVA Novokuybyishe (Live Stream) - 09:00 a.m. EST 

France

LAM 

  • Lyon vs. Tours (Live Stream) - 01:00 p.m. EST
  • Toulouse vs. Paris (Live Stream) - 01:00 p.m. EST ( 馃嚚馃嚘 Nicholas Hoag plays for Paris. )
  • Chaumont vs. Montpellier (Live Stream) - 04:00 p.m. EST 

LBM 

LAF 

  • Chamali猫res vs. Vandoeuvre Nancy (Live Stream) - 02:00 p.m. EST

Germany

Bundesliga Women 

  • Rote Raben Vilsbiburg vs. SC Potsdam (Live Stream) - 01:30 p.m. EST 
  • Ladies in Black Aachen vs. Dresdner SC (Live Stream) - 01:30 p.m. EST ( 馃嚚馃嚘 Jen Cross plays for Dresdner SC. )
  • VolleyStars Th眉ringen vs. NawaRo Straubing (Live Stream) - 01:30 p.m. EST 
  • USC M眉nster vs. VT Aurubis Hamburg (Live Stream) - 01:30 p.m. EST 
  • K枚penicker SC Berlin vs. Allianz MTV Stuttgart (Live Stream) - 01:30 p.m. EST ( 馃嚚馃嚘 Caroline Jarmoc plays for Allianz MTV Stuttgart. )
  • VC Wiesbaden vs. Schweriner SC (Live Stream) - 01:00 p.m. EST ( 馃嚚馃嚘Tabi Love plays for Schweriner SC. )

Bundesliga Men 

  • TSV Herrsching vs. VfB Friedrichshafen (Live Stream) - 01:00 p.m. EST 
  • United Volleys RheinMain vs. BERLIN RECYCLING Volleys (Live Stream) - 01:30 p.m. EST ( 馃嚭馃嚫 Erik Shoji plays for BERLIN RECYCLING Volleys. )
  • TV Ingersoll B眉hl vs. NETZHOPPERS KW-Bestensee (Live Stream) - 02:00 p.m. EST 
  • SVG L眉neburg vs. CV Mitteldeutschland (Live Stream) - 02:00 p.m. EST ( 馃嚚馃嚘 Erik Mattson, 馃嚚馃嚘 Nick Del Bianco and 馃嚚馃嚘 Steven Marshall play for SVG L眉neburg. )
  • TV Rottenburg vs. VSG Coburg/Grub (Live Stream) - 01:30 p.m. EST 

Bundesliga Nord & Sud Women 

  • DJK Sportbund M眉nchen-Ost vs. proWIN Volleys TV Holz (Live Stream) - 09:00 a.m. EST 

Italy

Serie A2 

  • Reggio Emilia vs. Vibo Valentia (Live Stream) - 02:30 p.m. EST 
  • Alessano vs. Castellana G. (Live Stream) - 02:30 p.m. EST 

Korea

Korean V-League Men

  • Incheon Korean Air Jumbos vs. Suwon KEPCO Vixtrom - (Live Stream) - 12:00 a.m. EST 

Korean V-League Women

  • Hungkuk Pink Spiders vs. Hyundai Hillstate Volleyball Club - (Live Stream) - 02:00 a.m. EST 

Europe

MEVZA Middle European League M盲nner

  • Posojilnica AICH/DOB vs. VC Amstetten - (Live Stream) - 01:30 p.m. EST 
  • Syros VB FOINIKAS vs. AO Kifisia - Volleyleague Men Greece - (Live Stream) - 11:00 a.m. EST

Cover Photo: Stuttgart

Three Stars of the Week - November 16th-22nd

Three Stars of the Week - November 16th-22nd

Every week we'll be highlighting the top three performances from Canadians playing professionally around the world! Here's your Three Stars for the week of November 16th-22nd.

1st Star - Tabi Love - SC Schweriner

In her first start of the season, Tabi Love (Dauphin, MB) went 11-for-20 and had 13 points in Schweriner's 3-0 win over Thuringia on Saturday. Adding Tabi on the outside is a huge addition to a team that is already leading the Bundesliga. Can someone say early season favourites? 

2nd Star - Toon van Lankvelt - Jastrzebski Wegiel

Looks like Toon van Lankvelt (Rivers, MB) is settling in nicely in Poland! Jastrzebski Wegiel was on the other side of a five-setter this weekend, falling to Gdansk in the extra frame, but the veteran outside hitter dropped 17 points in the process. 

3rd Star - Bryan Fraser - United Volleys

Usually scoring 10 points in a losing effort isn't worth mentioning. But when you come off the bench to lead your team in scoring in only a set and a half of work? That deserves a mention. Bryan Fraser (Saskatoon, SK) is slowly adjusting to life in the Bundesliga, but it didn't take him long to adjust this weekend as he was the lone light for the United Volleys this weekend. 


Canadians In Action: Saturday October 31st

Canadians In Action: Saturday October 31st

Germany

Dresdner SC vs. Allianz MTV Stuttgart - 12:30 p.m. ET/ 9:30 a.m. PT

A rematch of last year's Bundesliga final, Dresdner (2-1) is in unfamiliar territory after falling to Schweriner last weekend and then to Fenerbahce in the Champions League. While Caroline Jarmoc (Calgary, AB) is questionable to suit up for Stuttgart (2-1) as she waits for papers

SVG L眉neburg vs. TV Rottenburg - 2:30 p.m. ET/ 11:30 a.m. PT

L眉neburg (1-1) is riding high after a big win over D眉ren earlier in the week, and these three Canadians have a lot to do with that. They'll need to be at their best again today when they take on Rottenburg (1-1).

France

Ajaccio vs. Nancy - 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT

Now in his third season, Brett Dailey (Ottawa, ON) is one of the leaders at GFC Ajaccio (2-1). They look to help to help them past Nancy (1-2) today.

Nantes vs. SF Paris St-Cloud - 3:30 p.m. ET/ 12:30 p.m. PT

Coming off two-straight wins, Shanice Marcelle (Victoria, BC) and Nantes (1-1) have Paris St-Cloud (2-0) up next. Nantes will continue to lean heavily on the Canadian outside as she dropped a team-high 19 points in their last LNV match. 

Canadians in Action: Friday October 30th

Canadians in Action: Friday October 30th

France

Nantes Rez茅 vs. Lyon - 3:00 p.m. ET/ Noon PT

Max Burt (Gander, NL) and Nantes barely avoided relegation last season, but already have a win under their belts this year. They look to make it two straight against Lyon today.   

Paris vs. Montpellier - 3:30 p.m. ET/ 12:30 PT

After suffering the first loss of the season to Chaumont earlier in the week, Nick Hoag (Sherbrooke, QC) and Paris will be looking to bounce back today against Montpellier, who are riding high after upsetting Lyon in their last match. 

LNV: Tours, Hoag Repeat As Champions

LNV: Tours, Hoag Repeat As Champions

For the fourth year running, Tours VB are the champions of France  after once again defeating Paris 3-2 (19-25, 33-35, 25-15, 31-29, 15-6) in dramatic comeback fashion  in the LNV Finals. 

It's now safe to call them a dynasty. This is Tours' sixth French Championship and their fifth in six years, and will be adding this trophy to the French Cup they won earlier this year.

For a while though, it looked like it was going to be third-timers charm for Paris. After clinching the second set by the incredible score of 35-33 to go up 2-0, you would think Tours was ready to bow out. 

Nick Hoag clinches his second-straight LNV Championship with Tours! Repost from @nickhoag7

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But you don't tie the league record for most consecutive championships by giving up. The infusion of Nick Hoag (Sherbrooke, Qb) brought new life to Tours, and they were ready to fight. Hoag came in off the bench and was absolute dynamite, scoring 20 points ( 16 kills, three aces and a block) in a little over three sets of play. On top of it all, he even scored the winning point.

Spending the majority of the second-half of the season on the bench, this was not the season expected the 22-year old to have given his performance with Team Canada in 2014. Regardless of his past troubles, he was able to step up at the most crucial of moments and lead his team to victory, something needed in the Canadian ranks. 

With the win, Tours once again secures a spot in the 2016 CEV Champions League. Next up, they attempt to go for a fifth-straight, a feat that has never been accomplished in the LNV. Paris (2000-2003, 2006-2009) is the only French team to win four in-a-row, a record Tours could break in 2016. 

That wraps up Volleyball Source's coverage of the French LNV. Tune in once again next year as we bring you all the news and results from Europe's top leagues!

LNV: Lyon vs. Paris - Semi-Finals

LNV: Lyon vs. Paris - Semi-Finals

Lyon vs. Paris

2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT

After a tough series against Ajaccio, Toon van Lankvelt (Rivers, Mb) and Adam Simac (Ottawa, On) take on the No. 2 seeded Paris in the semi-finals. The teams split their season series, with Lyon taking home the most recent one 3-1.


B茅ziers vs. Cannes

2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT

Rebecca Pavan (Kitchener, On) and the B茅ziers Angels are on a little hot streak after coming back from 1-0 deficit in their series against Nantes to advance to the semis. Next up is the regular season champs Cannes. The Angels are in tough having lost both matches to Cannes this year.

*No live stream for this match

LNV: Playoff Live Streams

LNV: Playoff Live Streams

Ajaccio vs. Lyon

Lyon leads 1-0

Next Match: Tuesday April 14th - 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT

No. 3 Lyon play host to No. 6 Ajaccio today to kick-off the 2015 LNV playoffs. A huge match-up for Canadians, with Toon van Lankvelt (Rivers, Mb) and Adam Simac (Ottawa, On) take on Rudy Verhoeff (Calgary, Ab) and Brett Dailey (Ottawa, On). 


Tours vs. S猫te

Tours leads 1-0

Next Match: Tuesday April 14th - 2:30 p.m. EDT/ 11:30 a.m. PDT

Game one to the defending champs. Tours VB defeats S猫te for the first time this season with a 3-1 win at home. David Konecy (CZE) led things for Tours with 24 points while S猫te's Ivan Raic (CRO) led the match with 26. 


LNV: Playoff Picture Set in France

LNV: Playoff Picture Set in France

Saturday was the final day of regular season action in France's LNV, and multiple Canadians were playing for their future. Here's what went down and how the playoff picture finished. 

Ajaccio 3 - S猫te 0

GFC Ajaccio decided to take their destiny into their own hands with a huge 3-0 win over S猫te to be the last team to confirm their spot in the playoffs. With Rudy Verhoeff (Calgary, Ab) coming up big with nine points (5 kills, 4 blocks), they also pushed all the way to sixth. 

 Toon van Lankvelt was huge for Lyon this year, finishing second in points with 359 (285 kills, 55 blocks, 18 aces) points this season.  Photo: ASUL Lyon

Toon van Lankvelt was huge for Lyon this year, finishing second in points with 359 (285 kills, 55 blocks, 18 aces) points this season.  Photo: ASUL Lyon

Lyon 3 - Toulouse 1

A nice little three-game winning streak for Lyon capped off by a 3-1 win over Toulouse on Saturday secures them the third seed heading into the playoffs. Adam SImac (Ottawa, On) came up big with 13 points (5 kills, 6 blocks, 2 aces) while Toon van Lankvelt (Rivers, Mb) added 12 (11 kills, 1 ace). Simac's block total on the season ends at 75, good for 5th in the LNV. 

Playoff preview

On the cusp of relegation only a year ago, ASUL Lyon has made some incredible improvements this past year, grabbing the sixth-seed. In two meetings this season, they have yet to drop a set to the team from the island of Corsica. On the flip side, Ajaccio is known for one of the most loyal fan-bases in France, and an away game on the island might not be such paradise. 

Next Match: Friday April 10th - 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT

Tours 3 - Beauvais 1

Make it nine in a row for Tours VB heading into the playoffs to defend their LNV Championship. Nick Hoag's (Sherbrooke, Qc) haven't lost a match since February 5th, and were able to push all the way to fourth after a slow start to the season. 

Playoff Preview

While Tours finished six points ahead of the fifth-placed S猫te, we're clearly in for a tight match-up. S猫te took home both matches against the defending champs this year with 3-0 and 3-2 wins. With a spot in the semi's on the line and a lot to prove on both sides, this could be the most exciting match-up o the quarterfinals. 

Next Match: Friday April 10th - 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT

B茅ziers 2 vs. Hainaut 3

In a match that meant very little to them a a whole bunch to their opponent, the Angels fall 3-2 to Hainaut in the final game of the regular season. Rebecca Pavan (Kitchener, On) led all blockers with six stuffs and added three kills in a loss that allowed Hainaut to avoid relegation. 

Playoff Preview

A rematch of last year's semi-final, B茅ziers will be looking to avenge a series lost that went the limit and saw Nantes move on to the final. For B茅ziers, they'll have to continue doing what they did this year - winning both matches against last year's LNV runners-up by 3-2 and 3-1 scores. 

Next Match: Friday April 10th - 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT

Burt, Nantes Avoid Relegation with Win over Paris

Sometimes, it's just about who wants it more. Despite a 32 point difference between the two teams, Nantes clinched a spot in the "Ligue A" for next season with a 3-1 win over Paris. Max Burt (Gander, NL) hit a perfect 100% on two attempts, seeing action in three of four sets. While they didn't make playoffs, the feeling of narrowly missing relegation must be relieving. 

Tourcoing 1 - St-Nazaire 3

The final game of the season and the final match in France's top division went pretty much the same way as the rest of their season. Obviously Dan Jansen van Doorn (Langley, BC) didn't get the memo though, as he dominated with six blocks and added five kills. 





Canadians in Action: March 27th

Canadians in Action: March 27th

LNV - France

Nantes Rez茅 vs. Toulouse

2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST

It's the biggest match of the year for Max Burt (Gander, NL) and Nantes as they have a chance to stay in France's top division today. With Narbonne's loss to Paris yesterday, both teams sit with 20 points on the edge of relegation, in the second-last weekend of the regular season. With a match-up against league-leading Paris in the final week, Nantes needs to get all every point available to remain with the best.

Canadians in Action: March 7th

 Nick Hoag and Tours VB are one of the squads in action today.  Photo:  LnM

Nick Hoag and Tours VB are one of the squads in action today.  Photo: LnM

Bundesliga

CV Mitteldeutsch vs. TSV Herrsching 

1:30 p.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. PST

Michael Amoroso and his German club Chemie Volley are playing their second pre-playoffs match today against Herrsching.  Chemie won their first on Wednesday 3-1.


VT Aurubis Hamburg vs. Rote Raben Vilsbiburg

2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST

Another Canadian packed match as Kyla Richey and Vilsbiburg take on Lucy Charuk, Jennifer Lundquist and Dana Cranston of Hamburg.  This is another Bundesliga pre-playoff match and we spoke to Kyla about it this week on our podcast.  Subscribe and have a listen.


LNA

#Dragons vs. Chenois

12:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. PST

TJ Sanders and the #Dragons are taking on Chenois over in the LNA in Switzerland.  We finally got a good live stream for TJ, so go have a look.  Also check out TJ as the guest on Dallas Soonias' The Tip Podcast.

LNV


Ajaccio vs. Montpelletier

2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST

On last week's podcast, we spoke with Rudy Verhoeff over in France about playing for Ajaccio.  Well he and fellow Canadian Brett Dailey are taking on Montpelletier in the LNV today.  Have a listen to what Rudy has to say about Brett, living on a French island and us taking away his Better Call Saul time.


Tours vs. Chaumont

2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST

Nick Hoag and Tours VB is currently sitting in a playoff spot in the LNV in 5th place.  They go up against Chaumont who is fighting for the last playoff spot.


B茅ziers vs. Paris St-Cloud

2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST

A win today could bump Rebecca Pavan and B茅ziers VB up into a playoff spot in the LNV women's league.  It should be a good match as they take on the 3rd ranked club from Paris, St-Cloud.

Canadians in Action: March 6th

Canadians in Action: March 6th

LNV

Lyon vs. Beauvais

2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST

Toon van Lankvelt (Rivers, Ma) and Adam Simac (Ottawa, On) are in chase of Paris for second place and three points are on the line today. Beauvais sits on the edge of the playoffs but are none too comfortable with Chaumont only a point behind, ready to knock them out any chance they get. 


Nantes Rez茅 M茅tropole vs. Narbonne

2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST

Massive meeting for these two teams at this juncture of the season. Nantes currently sits in relegation, but are only four points behind Narbonne. Watch Max Burt (Gander, NL) and Nantes and as they play to stay in League A. 

Canadians in Action: February 21, 2015

Canadians in Action: February 21, 2015

Bundesliga

SWD power volleys D眉ren vs. Berlin Recycling Volleys

1:00 p.m. EST/ 10:00 a.m. PST

Canadians Blair Bann (Edmonton, AB) and Ciaran McGovern (Grande Prairie, AB) are back in action today in the German Bundesliga.  Their Powervolleys squad from Duren take on the Berlin Recycling Volleys.  Duren is currently sitting in 3rd but is looking to pad their position in the standings with a win over the second ranked Berlin.


USC M眉nster vs. Rote Raben Vilsbiburg

1:00 p.m. EST/ 10:00 a.m. PST

Kyla Richey (Robert's Creek, BC) and Rote Raben Vilsbiburg are currently sitting in 8th place in the German Bundesliga.  They sit four points back of today's opponent USC M眉nster, the team directly ahead of them.


VT Aurubis Hamburg vs. K枚penicker SC Berlin

1:30 p.m. EST/ 10:30 a.m. PST

Three Canadians sit in 9th behind Kyla's squad from Vilsbiburg.  Dana Cranson (Fort St. John, BC), Lucille Charuk (Tsawwassen, BC) and Jennifer Lundquist (Surrey, BC) take on K枚penicker SC Berlin with their Aurubis Hamburg squad.  Only two points separate the teams, so lets cheer for Hamburg to grab the W today.


Chemie Volley vs. Rottenburg

1:30 p.m. EST/ 10:30 a.m. PST

Watch Ammo absolutely stuff Rottenburg today.  'Nuff said.


Dresdener SC vs. Schweriner SC

1:30 p.m. EST/ 10:30 a.m. PST

Yes, Shanice Marcelle (Victoria, BC) is still killing it in Germany.  Yes, she and her Dresden team are still undefeated sitting at 21-0.  The third ranked Schweriner SC (17-4) is gonna wanna change that today.  Tisk tisk Schweriner, it's time for you to get your fifth loss.


LNV

That was a lot of matches!  But wait! There's more!  Let's not forget about all the Canadians playing over in France in the LNV this season.

B茅ziers vs. Istres

1:30 p.m. EST/ 10:30 a.m. PST

Rebecca Pavan (Kitchener, ON) and her B茅ziers Angels are currently sitting in 5th in the LNV.  They are only two points back from the sought after 4th place playoff spot and a win today could get them there. 

Tourcoing vs. Montpellier

2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST

Dan Jansen VanDoorn (Langley, BC) and Tourcoing are currently sitting in last in the LNV and won't make playoffs this year.  They are looking for their third win of the season against the 12th ranked Montpellier.

Nantes Rez茅 vs. Tours

2:30 p.m. EST/ 11:30 a.m. PST

Max Burt (Gander, NL) and Nantes are squaring off today against Nick Hoag (Sherbrooke, QC) and Tours.  Tours is currently sitting in 7th, tied in points with two other team.  They are looking for a crucial win today to secure their playoff chances.

Other Matches Today

Some athletes are still playing today, but we can't find any live streams for.  If there are any updates, we'll post the links, but here are those games.

  • Tesca Andrew-Wasylik (Unionville, ON) and her club Stiinta Bacau takes on Unic LPS Piatra-Neamt in Romania at 9:00 a.m. EST.
  • Gord Perrin (Creston, BC), Gavin Schmitt (Saskatoon, SK) and the rest of Arkas take on Fenerbahce in their Turkish league at 9:30 a.m. EST
  • Jaimie Thibeault and Siodemka Legionovia play Trefl Sopot in the Polish Orlen Liga at 10:00 a.m. EST
  • TJ Sanders (London, ON) and his Swiss club Lugano #Dragons take on Lafels at 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Fred Winters (Victoria, BC) and Sada Cruzeiro take on V脭LEI Brasil Kirin at 6:30 p.m. EST down in Brazil.

Canadians in Action: February 20th

Canadians in Action: February 20th

A quiet Friday for volleyball over in Europe, but there are a few Canadians in action, here's what's on tap for today! 

LNV

ASUL Lyon vs. Chaumont

2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST

With the regular season winding down, Toon van Lankvelt (Rivers, MA), Adam Simac (Ottawa, ON) and company must be feeling pretty good about their spot in third place. Nothing is safe however in the tight LNV standings. Even though Chaumont sits all the way in eighth, they are a mere 10 points behind Lyon, not a huge margin when a win gives your three.  

Bundesliga

SWD power volleys D眉ren vs. VCO Berlin

1:00 p.m. EST/ 10:00 a.m. PST

The powervolleys are rolling! Blair Bann (Edmonton, AB), Ciaran McGovern (Grande Prairie, AB) and company have won six in-a-row and they look to make it seven today against the lowly VCO Berlin. Unfortunately it doesn't look like their will be a live stream for this one, but given Berlin's hasn't mustered a win yet, we don't think you'll be missing much.