Meet Team Canada

Meet Team Canada

Forty future stars will represent Canada at the 2015 International Bowl series in Arlington Texas.

The series of games is a collaboration of the sport’s national governing bodies in each country – USA Football and Football Canada – featuring top student-athletes in football’s greatest annual international competition.

The event features a week of practices and activities for each level culminating with international competition. Canada’s Under-18 National Team will compete against Team USA on Friday January 30 at AT&T (Cowboy) Stadium while Canada’s U-19 National Team will play their U.S. counterparts on Saturday February 7 at Maverick Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas-Arlington.

Canada’s under-18 roster is comprised of 26 tournament all-stars as well as 14 additional Canada Cup standouts that competed July 6-12 at the 2014 Football Canada Cup in Saskatoon. Among the roster of 40, Canada returns four players from last year’s Canadian U-18 International Bowl roster including Gregory Hutchins (Bedford, NS), Payton Hall(Caronport, SK), Samuel Lefebvre (Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, QC) and Marquis Richards (Brampton, ON).

Canada’s U-18 National Team is led by head coach Glen Millswho led Team Ontario to a gold medal victory over Saskatchewan-Green at the 2014 Football Canada Cup in Saskatoon. His staff is made up of coaches from each of the eight participating teams from the under-18 national championship.

“Being able to represent your country on the international stage in a venue like AT&T Stadium home of the NFL Dallas Cowboys is a tremendous opportunity and a chance of a lifetime,” head coach Glen Mills said. “It’s an honour to represent our country on this type of stage.”

“It just doesn’t get any better – most only dream of competing in a venue and event like this. For our 40 players and coaching staff this dream becomes a reality on January 30.”

Last February’s [2014] International Bowl marked the first time that Canada and Team USA faced-off outside International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship competition. The Canada Cup National Team heads into its second International Bowl looking to build on a 53-9 victory.

2014 U-18 (Football Canada Cup) National Team

Offence

QB Alex Basilis Calgary (St.Mary’s) AB
QB *Sawyer Buettner Moose Jaw (A.E. Peacock) SK
RB Myles Browne Calgary (Notre Dame) AB
RB Samuel Makwanda Québec (Loups Curé-Antoine-Labelle) QC
RB Marquis Richards Brampton (Bulldogs) ON
RB Jevante Stanley Brampton (Bulldogs) ON
RB Samuel St-Maurice Montréal (Cégep Vieux-Montréal) QC
REC Kade Belyk Regina (LeBoldus) SK
REC Sam Clayton Sherwood Park (Bev Facey) AB
REC Jamal Hooker Regina (LeBoldus) SK
REC Jacob Janke Edmonton (Harry Ainlay) AB
REC François Rocheleau Saint-Basile-le-Grand (Cactus Collège Notre-Dame) QC
OL Brendan Barnes Calgary (Centennial) AB
OL Dylan Giffen Strahroy (London JR Mustangs) ON
OL Ramey Kharfan Edmonton (Ross Sheppard) AB
OL Peter Kozushka Yorkton (Yorkton Regional) SK
OL Samuel Lefebvre Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon (Cégep Lévis-Lauzon) QC
OL Drew Mairleitner London (Medway) ON
OL Randall Sanderson Winnipeg (Sisler Spartans) MB
OL Zackary Williams Winnipeg (Winnipeg Rifles [CJFL]) MB

Defence

LB Tchad Ayotte Trois-Rivières (Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy [Collégial]) QC
LB Ivan Boychuk Cold Lake (Cold Lake Royals) AB
LB Kean Harelimana Laval (Cégep Vanier College) QC
LB Enock Makonzo Montréal (Cégep Vieux-Montréal) QC
LB *Deshawn Stevens Toronto (Metro Toronto Wildcats / Kent School [CT]) ON
LB Eric Thakurdeen Saskatoon (Notre Dame) SK
DL Mason Bennett Winnipeg (Vincent Massey Trojans) MB
DL Tristan Bredin Anola (Murdoch Mackay Clansmen) MB
DL Spencer Hood Ilderton (London JR Mustangs) ON
DL Cheikhe Sidy Sow Bromont (Incroyables JH Leclerc) QC
DL Bobby Sugai Raymond (Raymond) AB
DL Carter Wilson Arnprior (Ottawa Sooners) ON
DB Alonzo Addae Pickering (Ajax-Pickering Dolphins) ON
DB Jérémie Dominique Rosemère (Cégep Vieux Montréal) QC
DB Payton Hall Caronport (Campbell [Regina]) SK
DB Tyris Lebeau Saint-Hubert (Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu) QC
DB Joshua Quarles Calgary (Henry Wise Wood) AB
DB Elijah Walker Brampton (Brampton) ON
DB Benjamin Whiting Saskatoon (Marion Graham) SK

Special Teams

K / B *Gregory Hutchins Bedford (CP Allan HS) NS

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