“The final six spots were very difficult” (Ontario roster)

Team Ontario announces provincial under-18 roster.

After a  long, tough deliberation process, Team Ontario has officially announced their provincial under-18 40 man roster.  This squad will represent the province at the 2013 Football Canada Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick from July 15-21st, 2013.

Four of the players selected bring their wealth of experience from competing at the previous year’s tournament in London, Ontario.  Receiver Marquis Richards (5’11, 169lbs) from Brampton and defensive back Jamaal Jones-Peters (5’7, 149lbs) from Brantford were members of Team Ontario West.  Additionally, defensive linemen Trevaughn James (6’1, 285lbs) from Whitby and Avery Baker (6’1, 275 lbs) from Oshawa suited up for Team Ontario East in 2012.

Raishaun Provo

Of the 40 players selected, nine of those players are ranked in CFC’s Top 100 –  running back Khaliel James from Windsor (6’1, 190), defensive end Gurjant Singh from Mississauga (6’2, 230lbs), offensive lineman Andrew Pickett from Kitchener (6’5, 285 lbs), running back Raishaun Provo from Pickering (5’11, 205lbs), linebacker Rik Van Espen from LaSalle (6’1, 205), quarterback Nathaniel Hobbs from Mississauga (6’0, 195lbs), running back Mitchell Smiley from Sarnia (6’2, 185lbs) and defensive back Trevelle Wisdom from Toronto (5’11, 180lbs).  These players all join fellow ranked teammate James on the Team Ontario roster.

Glen Mills

Glen Mills, head coach of the provincial team said was impressed at the calibre of talent that came out to the tryout and selections camps in recent months.

“I think as a whole, the camps were very successful,” explained Mills.  “It gave us a chance to see lots of talent throughout Ontario as well to see some of the younger players coming along as well.”

During the selection process, Mills said that the entire coaching staff was surprised by the level of competition the players brought in the hopes of securing their spot on the roster.

In particular, there were a few things the coaching staff was looking for in when deciding the roster.  Overall, it was tough to make the final choices.

“The final six spots were very difficult,” reflected Mills.  “We looked at over all athletic ability also look at if they could play special teams and another position.”

Last Name First Name City
1 Provo Raishaun Pickering
2 Henning Paul Naw Hamburg
3 Richards Marquis Brampton
4 Addae Alonzo Pickering
5 Hobbs Nate Mississauga
6 Henselwood Mitchell Ottawa
7 Metchie Royce Brampton
8 Van Espen Rik LaSalle
9 Wright Cameron Ancaster
10 Tarbutt Michael Grimsby
11 Putt Liam Caledonia
12 McCracken Brendan Kitchener
13 Hinschberger Craig London
14 Wisdom Trevelle Toronto
15 Jones-Peters Jamaal Brantford
16 Smiley Mitchell Sarnia
17 Hamilton Elijah Markham
18 Humes Trey Ajax
19 James Khaliel Windsor
20 Thomas-Wright Trevel Etobicoke
21 England Aidan Burlington
22 Demelo Jorden London
23 Waight Tom London
24 Kett Mason Sarnia
25 Thurston Andrew London
26 Ashby Adam Aurora
27 Curren Duncan Burlington
28 Pickett Andrew Kitchener
29 Jerome Colin North Bay
30 Ciraco Darius Burlington
31 Desjardins Devin Windsor
32 Bakker K.C. London
33 James Trevaughan Whitby
34 Williams Jake Hamilton
35 McQuiklin Connor Burlington
36 Field Ben Burlington
37 Baker Avery Oshawa
38 Singh Gurjant Mississauga
39 Kocins Jeffrey St. Thomas
40 Wilson Carter Arnprior

2013 FOOTBALL CANADA CUP:

CFC will be live streaming all games from the 2013 Football Canada Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The event kicks off at Moncton’s Rocky Stone Field with a triple header on Monday, July 15 beginning at 12:00 pm Atlantic Time (AT). The second game day begins with a series of three mini-games followed by two semi-final showdowns at 4:00pm and 7:30 pm respectively. The final game day opens at 11:00 am on Sunday July 21 with a second series of mini-games followed by the bronze medal game at 4:00 pm and the gold medal game at 7:30 pm.

FULL SCHEDULE:

UNDER-18 2013 FOOTBALL CANADA CUP SCHEDULE

DATE                      TIME                 EVENT                  PARTICIPANTS

Monday, July 15th  12:00 pm             Game 1                 Nova Scotia vs. Saskatchewan
Monday, July 15th   4:00 pm              Game 2                 Manitoba vs. Ontario
Monday, July 15th    7:30 pm             Game 3                 New Brunswick vs. Alberta
Thursday, July 18th 11:00 am            Game 4, 5, 6           Mini round-robin (see below)
Thursday, July 18th 4:00 pm             Game 7                 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 2
Thursday, July 18th 7:30 pm             Game 8                 Winner game 1 vs. Quebec
Sunday, July 21st     11:00 am            Game 9, 10, 11       Mini round-robin (see below)
Sunday, July 21st     4:00 pm             Game 12                Bronze Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (home)
Sunday, July 21st      7:30 pm              Game 13                Gold Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

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