Team Alberta & Football Canada Cup

Team Alberta U18 Team

After four months and four evaluation camps which saw over 400 players at the start, trimmed to 110 after SUPERWEEKEND in January, the final 40 U18 players who will represent Alberta in the Football Canada Cup this summer in Nova Scotia are announced below.  These players will now reconvene in June for a mini camp in Red Deer on June 9-11.   The team will head for Acadia University in Wolfville, NS to for the Football Canada Cup July 6-15.  They will compete against seven other Provincial Teams with B.C. fielding a team for the first time since 2011 to join Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and host Nova Scotia.  Alberta has won 6 National Championships at the Football Canada Cup and finished fourth overall in 2016.

Note: The Team Alberta U17 team that was also selected through this process will be announced Thursday May 4, 2017.  This team will participate in the Pacific Challenge in August.

Team Alberta U18

Quarterbacks
Jonathan Ericson (Lacombe)
Ben Hannaford (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)

Runningbacks
Matthew Peterson (Brooks)
Jonathan Rosery (Harry Ainlay, Edmonton)
Tyson Rowe (St. Francis, Calgary)

Receivers
Segun Adeseye (Crescent Heights, Calgary)
Payton Burbank (Foothills, Okotoks)
Dakota McKay (Bert Church, Airdrie)
Trevor Morris (Harry Ainlay, Edmonton)
Payton Price (Foothills, Okotoks)
Jack Tocher (Cochrane)
Jake Withrow (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)

Offensive Line
Tyler Duguid (Harry Ainlay, Edmonton)
Carter Johnson (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)
Carson Lethbridge (H.J. Cody, Sylvan Lake)
Daniel Shin (Strathcona, Edmonton)
Daniel Stefanyk (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)
Kyle Theiss (Vermilion)
Jacob Weller (Notre Dame, Red Deer)

Defensive Line
Jonathan Dorocicz (Ernest Manning, Calgary)
Derek Friesen (Notre Dame, Red Deer)
Lamar Goods (Father Mercredi, Fort McMurray)
Martin Levkovski (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)
Isaiah Melting Tallow (Crescent Heights, Calgary)
Lwal Uguak (Harry Ainlay, Edmonton)
Brayden Walz (Bishop O’Byrne, Calgary)

Linebackers
Daniel Flanagan (St. Francis, Calgary)
Chopper Hippe (Holy Rosary, Lloydminster)
Subomi Oyesoro (Crescent Heights, Calgary)
Noah Perkins (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)
Parker Smith (St. Francis, Calgary)
Esteban Velazco Lugo (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)
Kallen Vickery (Hunting Hills, Red Deer)

Defensive Backs
Jacob Biggs (St. Francis, Calgary)
Kemarr Bishop (Rundle College, Calgary)
Christian Janes (Bishop Grandin, Calgary)
Romeo Nash (Notre Dame, Calgary)
Seth Nelson (Foothills, Okotoks)
Ty Smith (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)
Zayden Velasco (Brooks)

*Listed alphabetically by position

 Football Alberta 2017 Provincial Team Dates to Know:

June 9, 10 & 11, 2017PROVINCIAL TEAM MINI-CAMPS:  Both teams will come to Red Deer one weekend in June to tune up and get all the administrivia (i.e., team and individual photo, jersey distribution, travel documents, on-line drug education seminars, etc.) taken care of.

July 6-15, 2017FOOTBALL CANADA CUP NATIONAL U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS:  The final date hasn’t been set yet but it will be after the U16’s for sure.  This is where our U18 team will go to compete for a National Championship.  Every CIS team will also have scouts here so this is the place to shine if you’re thinking post-secondary.

August 5-13, 2017PACIFIC U17 CHALLENGE: Still being formalized and could be as much as a four team tournament or a little as an intra-squad game, this is an opportunity for our U17 team to learn the basics of the U18 systems, how to travel as a team, and to get better for their next shot at the U18 team the following year.  All the while being in Maui, Hawaii.

History

Past Championship Games of the Football Canada Cup:

1995: Alberta 10 Quebec 6

1996: Ontario 16 Alberta 16 (Ontario wins on points against for tournament)

1997: Alberta 56 Ontario 20

1998: Alberta 49 Nova Scotia 28

1999: British Columbia 45 Ontario 25

2000: Alberta 43 British Columbia 0

2001: Alberta 49 Manitoba 21

2002: Ontario 48 Manitoba 27

2003: Ontario 24 Alberta 21

2004: Ontario 21 Alberta 18 (OT) – U19, Eastern Ontario 47 Nova Scotia 0 – U17

2005: Manitoba 24 Alberta 14 – U19, Manitoba 30 Central Ontario 15 – U17

2006: Quebec 26 Saskatchewan 2 – U19, Manitoba wins round robin – U17

2007: Alberta 24 Ontario 7 – U19, Quebec 34 Manitoba 14 – U17

2008: Quebec 37 Alberta 11 – U19, Quebec 24 Southern Alberta 0 – U17

2009: Saskatchewan  17 Alberta 4 – U19, Eastern Ontario 42 Southern Alberta 7 – U17

2010: Saskatchewan 18 Quebec 10 – U18

2011: Quebec 28 Alberta 2

2012: Quebec 21 Alberta 11

2013: Quebec 43 Alberta 12

2014: Ontario 27 Saskatchewan 19