CanadaFootballChat.com (CFC) and TSN have announced a new partnership to showcase Canada's emerging football stars with the first-ever CanadaFootballChat.com Prospect Game.
The inaugural edition of this annual event featuring 73 top high school football players from across the country takes place at Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium on Saturday, June 1 at 1pm et.
Fans can click here for ticket info to attend the CanadaFootballChat.com Prospect Game.
TSN’s exclusive broadcast of the CanadaFootballChat.com Prospect Game airs Sunday, June 2 at Noon et, with play-by-play commentator Farhan Lalji delivering the call alongside game analyst Duane Forde. CFL legends and CFL ON TSN panellists Henry Burris (Team Burris) and Matt Dunigan (Team Dunigan) serve as head coaches for the game.
"CFC is committed to growing the game of football in Canada, and we created this game as a platform to celebrate the depth of elite talent we have across our country," said Lee Barette, CEO of the CanadaFootballChat.com Prospect Game and president of CanadaFootballChat.com. "We are pleased to partner with TSN on this new initiative and look forward to showcasing the most exciting young players that Canada has to offer."
"As Canada’s home of football, we’re very excited to partner with CFC on this new showcase game," said Paul Graham, Vice-President and Executive Producer, Live Events, TSN. "This game will introduce a national audience to a group of homegrown young players who could soon be starring in TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the CFL."
The 73 players comprising the game’s final rosters were announced during Thursday night's coverage of the CFL Draft on TSN:
|Matthew Morin||RB||Lloydminster Comp.||AB|
|Ishe Matanga||RB||Vincent Massey||MB|
|Aaron Armitage||DE||Blair Academy (NJ)||ON|
|Trey O’Brien||DE||St. Joseph||ON|
|Eli Hetlinger||QB||Harry Ainlay||AB|
|Tanner Doxtator||DB||Royal Imperial||ON|
|Rhyland Kelly||DB||Oak Park||MB|
|Taran Birdi||DB||New Westminster||BC|
|Tyson Krushelniski||LB||Bishop James Mahoney||SK|
|Avery Smiley||LB||Northern (Sarnia)||ON|
|Kundanji Sinkala||LB||St. Paul||MB|
|Zach Lepage||OL||Holy Cross||SK|
|Albert Reese IV||OL||Harry Ainlay||AB|
|Jackson McEwan||OL||Mount Douglas||BC|
|Giordano Vaccaro||OL||St. Paul||MB|
|Keegan O’Neil||OL||Belle River||ON|
|Sean Lozada||DL||Bishop James Mahoney||SK|
|Natale Frangione||DL||St. Joseph||ON|
|Sony Bermudez-Chavez||REC||Harry Ainlay||AB|
|Kaiden Bannon||REC||Garden City||MB|
|Logan Buchwitz||REC||GW Graham||BC|
|Kaseem Ferdinand||REC||AY Jackson||ON|
|Tanner Reiber||DB||Bishop James Mahoney||SK|
|Austin West||DB||St Patrick’s (Sarnia)||ON|
|Charlie DeLand||DB||St. Francis||AB|
|Malcolm Bell||DB||St. Anne||QC|
|Austin Gailbraith||DB||New Westminster||BC|
|Anthony Adams||DE||St. Mary (Pickering)||ON|
|Dylan Remillard||DL||Father Patrick Mercredi||AB|
|Amarii Notice||DL||St. Mary (Pickering)||ON|
|Zachary Lytle||LB||St. Paul||MB|
|Max Von Muehldorfer||LB||Bishop Carroll||AB|
|Nathan Carabatsakis||LB||St. Paul||MB|
|Samuel Olaniran||OL||Vincent Massey||MB|
|Matthew Ounsted||OL||Mount Douglas||BC|
|Jacob Creeden||OL||Paul Dwyer||ON|
|Christopher Weber||OL||Royal Imperial||ON|
|Jawaun Smith||RB||St. Thomas More||ON|
|Jaden Caston||RB||Henry Wise Wood||AB|
|Nathan Falconi||REC||St. Andrew||ON|
|Nickolas Tshivuadi Kalala||REC||Bev Facey||AB|
The 73 participating athletes were chosen by a 33-person selection committee after an eight-city tryout and identification process led by Clint Uttley, Operations Director and Selection Committee Chair of the CanadaFootballChat.com Prospect Game. The committee is comprised of a cross-section of Canadian football stakeholders, including former NFL and CFL players and coaches, community and high school coaches, and scouts from across the country. The full list of selection committee members is available on the game’s official website