Football Canada announces roster for Junior Worlds in China

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Football Canada unveils its Junior National Team roster in preparation for the 2016 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) U19 World Championship, June 28 – July 10, in Harbin, China.

Canada’s entry has retained a core group of players from its U18 and U19 national teams which competed against Team USA at the International Bowl series in Arlington, Texas.

“As a coaching staff, we’ve used the International Bowl series against the U.S. national teams as an opportunity to prepare, evaluate and select the top identified players to go on and represent our nation on the world stage,” Canada’s defensive coordinator and head coach, Warren Craney said.

“After a long travel day, we will use our training camp in China to adjust to the twelve-hour (ET) time difference and come together in pursuit of a gold medal.”

After roughly a full day in the air, Team Canada will arrive in China on June 22 and begin training camp in preparation for their opening game against Mexico on June 30. They will then play on July 3, July 7 and July 9 or 10, depending on game results of the championship’s double-elimination play.

“This tournament and its competition keeps improving each cycle and we look forward to representing our great football nation in China.”

Canada’s Junior National Team roster – 2016 IFAF U19 World Championship, China

Pos. First Name / Prénom Last Name / Nom Hometown / Ville Équipe 2015 Team (Commitment / Engagement)
QB/QA Dimitri Morand Gatineau, QC Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
QB/QA Mason Nyhus Regina, SK Riffel (Saskatchewan)
RB/DO Adam Machart Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Hilltops [CJFL]
RB/DO Samuel Makwanda Laval, QC Collège André-Grasset
RB/DO Dynell Pierre Montreal, QC Cégep Vieux Montréal
REC Trey Kellogg Okotoks, AB Foothills (UBC)
REC K.J. Johnson Surrey, BC/C.-B. Langley Rams [CJFL]
REC François Rocheleau Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC Collège André-Grasset
REC Félix Lussier-Roy Sherbrooke, QC Collège Champlain-Lennoxville
REC Jordan Duprey Gatineau, QC Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
REC Mathieu Robitaille Quebec, QC Cégep Limoilou
C Samuel Lefebvre Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, QC Cégep Levis-Lauzon (Laval)
C/G Marc-Antoine Lemay Trois-Rivières, QC Collège Champlain-Lennoxville
OT/BL Drew Desjarlais Belle River, ON Windsor
OL/LO Jesse Gibbon Hamilton, ON Waterloo
OT/BL Logan Ferland Melfort, SK Regina Thunder [CJFL]
OL/LO Pier-Olivier Lestage Saint-Eustache, QC Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Géants
OL/LO Philippe Robitaille Montreal, QC Cégep Levis-Lauzon
OL/LO Zack Williams Winnipeg, MB Manitoba
DL/LD Carson Bell Assiniboia, SK Regina Thunder [CJFL]
DE/AD Charles-Émile Bouchard Saint-Prime, QC Centurions St-Félicien (CNDF)
DL/LD Mathew Goodall Mt. Albert (Newmarket), ON Huron Heights
DL/LD Connor Griffiths Langley, BC/C.-B. UBC
DL/LD Skye King Calgary, AB Calgary Colts [CJFL] (York)
DT/PD J Min Pelley Calgary, AB Calgary Colts [CJFL] (Carleton)
DE/AD Riley Pickett Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Hilltops [CJFL]
LB/SEC Nicolas Cross Regina, SK LeBoldus
LB/SEC Lowhya Lako Windsor, ON Windsor
LB/SEC Logan Mainil Weyburn, SK Saskatchewan
LB/SEC Deshawn Stevens Toronto, ON Kent [CT] (Maine)
LB/SEC Eric Thakurdeen Saskatoon, SK Saskatchewan
LB/SEC Benjamin Whiting Saskatoon, SK Saskatchewan
DB/DD Denver Coursol St-Lin-des-Laurentides, QC Collège André-Grasset
DB/DD Polis Koko Regina, SK Regina
DB/DD Bruno Lagacé Boucherville, QC Collège André-Grasset
DB/DD Bowan Lewis Rocky View, AB Saskatchewan
DB/DD Kaylyn Smith St-Cyr La Prairie, QC Vanier College
K/B Vincent Blanchard St-Germain-de-Grantham, QC Collège Champlain-Lennoxville

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