Team Alberta & Football Canada Cup

Team Alberta U18/17 for 2017

U18-U17 Top 100 – January 23, 2017

Football Alberta has begun the selection process for the creation of our Team Alberta U18, which will represent the province at the 2017 Football Canada Cup in Nova Scotia next July, and our new Team Alberta U17 which will represent the province at Pacific U17 Challenge in Hawaii next August.

The Top 100 will be sent forms that you’ll have to fill out and return to Football Alberta indicating your commitment to the program.  Starting March 1 you will start to be charged $500 a month up to and including June 1.  Those chosen to the U18 program will have their fees paid by that time.  Those directed to the U17 program will have two more payments on July 1 and August 1 due to the international travel component.

Football Alberta 2017 Provincial Team Dates to Know:

November 7, 2016 – invitations will be sent out to High School Head Coaches for them to pass along to players they would like to try out for the U18/U17 Football Alberta Provincial Teams.

December 15, 2016 – Registration Deadline for all of the above Programs

January 13-15, 2017SUPERWEEKEND TRYOUT CAMPS:  All registered high school players will be invited to come to Edmonton’s Indoor Football Stadium at Foote Field to tryout at the U18/U17 level (birth years 2000, 2001, and 2002).

February 24, 25,& 26 – Selection camp in Edmonton for Top 80+ players.

March 17, 18 & 19 – Selection camp in Edmonton for Top 80+ players.

April 21, 22 & 23, 2017FINAL U18/U17 SELECTION CAMP:  The final 80+ players chosen to come to this camp in Calgary will be divided up by the end of the weekend into the U18 team which will participate in the Football Canada Cup in Nova Scotia in July 2017, and the U17 team which will participate in the Pacific Challenge Event which right now may involve Team BC U17 and other nations. (NOTE:  the purpose of the U17 program is to fill it with mainly players who will have another shot at the U18 program the following year but it is not limited to players of that designation).

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.

Team Alberta U18 2016

Football Canada Cup 2016, in Winnipeg this July, is a National Championship for the top U18 high school football players in the nation. For the latest news and webcasts of games, see Football Canada’s website.

Photos of Game 1, AB vs NS, courtesy of Karen Rice Photography.

Team Alberta U18 (listed alphabetically by position)

Tae Gordon (Cochrane)
Tommy Yanchuk (Holy Rosary, Lloydminster)

Alex Gayle (Jasper Place, Edmonton)
Jonathan Rosery (Harry Ainlay, Edmonton)
Tadi Siwira (Harry Ainlay, Edmonton)
Tanner Sudo (L.C.I., Lethbridge)
Keaton Zaychkowsky (Paul Kane, St. Albert)

Alex Groshak (St. Francis, Calgary)
Tyrese Hamilton (H.J. Cody, Sylvan Lake)
Tanner Holt (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)
Prince Kivia (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)
David Mueller (Lacombe)
Matson Tulloch (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)

Offensive Line

Logan Bandy (St. Francis, Calgary)
James Duffey (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)
Austin Gordon (St. Joseph’s, Grande Prairie)
Brett Hague (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)
Tristan Rice (Centennial, Calgary)
Marshall Tunke (Grande Prairie)
Tyler Duguid (Harry Ainlay, Edmonton)

Defensive Line

Brennan Alde (St. Joseph’s, Grande Prairie)
Tola Banjoko (Holy Trinity, Fort McMurray)
Alex Fedchun (Ernest Manning, Calgary)
Josh Irons (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)
Matthew Misiewicz (Notre Dame, Calgary
Tyreece Rockwell (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)
Riley Szafranski (Harry Ainlay, Edmonton)
Lwal Uguak (Harry Ainlay, Edmonton)


Devin Derouin (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)
Joseph Dutton (St. Francis, Calgary)
Harley Harwood (George McDougall, Airdrie)
Edward Kim (Hunting Hills, Red Deer)
Cole Lindberg (Ardrossan)
Daniel Teitz (Springbank)

Defensive Backs

Jacob Biggs (St. Francis, Calgary)
Jack Burns (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)
Payton LaGrange (Notre Dame, Red Deer)
Brayden Laurie (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)
Maxwell Ooko (Bishop O’Byrne, Calgary)
Joshiah Schakel (Bev Facey, Sherwood Park)
Cole Torrance (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)
Beko Wande (Notre Dame, Red Deer)


Team Alberta U18 is chosen from over 400 applicants province wide each year. Alberta has had the most prolific province in the Football Canada Cup having participated each year and having been to more National Championship games than any other province. Each January coaches in the schools are sent information to nominate players to attend one of four Talent ID Camps held in April with hopes of advancing to the Main Selection Camp in May where Team Alberta U18 is selected.

This year the Football Canada Cup will be held in Winnipeg, MB in July. If you are an athlete who is born in the years of 1999 or 2000 (sorry, no exceptions) and played for an Alberta high school in 2015 you are eligible to try out for this team, however you must get your registration information from the head coach of your school in January. They and they alone will determine which athletes represent their program at the Team Alberta U18 Talent ID Camp in their area.


Des Catellier, St. Francis (Calgary)
Alexander Noel, St. Joseph’s (Grande Prairie)

Brandt Burzuk, Hunting Hills (Red Deer)
Chuba Hubbard, Bev Facey (Sherwood Park)
Landon Rose, Foothills (Okotoks)

Dan Blackmore, Henry Wise Wood (Calgary)
Tanner Buchanan, Paul Kane (St. Albert)
Jacob Izquierdo, St. Francis (Calgary)
Ethan Kimura, Dr. E.P. Scarlett (Calgary)
Blake Klotz, Henry Wise Wood (Calgary)
David Mueller, Lacombe
Ben Pasiuk, Lindsay Thurber (Red Deer)
Dillon Roberts, Raymond

Offensive Line
Logan Brandy, St. Francis (Calgary)
Travis Derksen, Hunting Hills (Red Deer)
Zach Dreger, Paul Kane (St. Albert)*
Ernesto Flaviano, Bishop O’Byrne (Calgary)
George Gagnon, St. Mary’s (Calgary)
Austin Gordon, St. Joseph’s (Grande Prairie)
George Hutchings, St. Mary’s (Calgary)
* – long snapper

Defensive Line
Tyrese Best, Henry Wise Wood (Calgary)
Ryerson Cretney, William Aberhart (Calgary)
Alex Fedchun, Ernest Manning (Calgary)
J-Min Pelley, Bishop McNally (Calgary)
Justin Sambu, Cochrane
Brigham Wilson, Henry Wise Wood (Calgary)

Joseph Dutton, St. Francis (Calgary)
Eddie Kim, Hunting Hills (Red Deer)
Noah McDonough, St. Francis (Calgary)
Justice Momoko, Fort Saskatchewan
Cameron St. Armand, Bishop Carroll (Calgary)
Daniel Teitz, Springbank

Jack Burns, Henry Wise Wood (Calgary)
Daylon Creason, Foothills (Okotoks)
Trey Dube, Henry Wise Wood (Calgary)
Ronnie Hopkins, Henry Wise Wood (Calgary)
Deane Leonard, Notre Dame (Calgary)
Brendan Lowry, Foothills (Okotoks)
Matthew Lucyshyn, Bishop Grandin (Calgary)
Colton MacNeil, Harry Ainlay (Edmonton)


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