Biography:

Philippe Thibeault was a member of the Canadian team that finished 22nd at the 2011 World Junior Championships where he scored nine goals on 10 shots. He currently plays for Club de Handball Champlain 1 in the Circuit Quebecois 1st division. He was named best defenceman of the season by the Quebec Handball Federation.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Yvon Thibeault and Michèle Lussier… Older sisters Geneviève, Caroline, Andréanne… Getting into the Sport: Started playing handball at age 16… Loves the contact, speed, and strategy of the sport… Outside Interests: Enjoys riding his motorcycle… Works part-time as a firefighter in Napierville, Quebec… Earned his DEP in fire safety response in 2011… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Ti-phil… Always travels with a medal his mother gave him to protect him…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

IHF WCh (junior): 2011 – 22nd