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Football Canada adds 35 to Junior National Team roster

- April 27, 2012
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Canada looks to improve on 2009 silver medal at IFAF U-19 World Championship this summer

Football Canada is proud to unveil the 35 first Junior National Team players, representing Canada at the 2012 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) U-19 World Championship to be held June 28 – July 8 in Austin, Texas. 

“On behalf of the coaching staff, I would like to thank all those players who tried-out for Team Canada at this year's regional selection camps held in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia,” said Head Coach, Noel Thorpe.

“Over 400 players from across the country participated in the camps, contributing to the popularity and development of this elite program in Canada. We are excited to take the final roster of 45 players to compete at this year's IFAF U-19 World Championship in Austin, TX, and wish those that did not make the team the best in their football endeavors.” 

Team Canada is looking to improve upon a silver medal finish at the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio. Canadian 2009 Junior National Team alumni include Bryron Perez-Archambault (Université de Montréal), Jérémi Doyon-Roch (Université de Sherbrooke), Steven Lumbala (University of Calgary), Brandon Bridge, Jake Thomas (Acadia University) and Kirby Fabien (University of Calgary).

“Players like Jerome Messam, Samuel Giguère, Vaughn Martin, and Christopher Milo have come through Football Canada’s developmental program and Team Canada, represented our country on an international stage and have since gone on to have successful collegiate and professional careers," added Noel Thorpe.

Canada’s coaching staff includes Noel Thorpe (Head Coach), Warren Craney (Defensive Coordinator), Pat Boies (Offensive Coordinator), Gilles Lezi (Special Teams Coordinator and Running Backs Coach), Michael Faulds (Quarterbacks), Brian Guebert (Defensive Line), Kamau Peterson (Receivers), Devin Murphy (Defensive Backs), Alain Mainguy (Offensive Line) and Elliott Richardson (Strength and Conditioning Coach). 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Team Canada
 
 
 
 
Name
 
Hometown
 
Team 2011
 
Commitment 2012
 
 
Coupe
 
 
 Football Canada
 
Cup
 
 
Quarterbacks
Will Finch
Burlington, ON
Burlington Stampeders / Nelson
Western
2011 ON. W.
Dallon Kuprowski
Kanata, ON
McGill U.
 
ON. E.: 2008 & ’09 (U-17), 2010 (U-18)
 
 
Running Backs
Christophe Amoah
Lachine, QC
Dalbé-Viau
 
2010, 2011 QC
Andreas Robinson
Dartmouth, NS
Philip Exeter (NH)
 
2010 NS
Mercer Timmis
Burlington, ON
Canisius (NY)
Calgary
 
 
Receivers
Regis Cibasu
Montréal, QC
Édouard-Montpetit
 
 
Doug Corby
Burlington, ON
Burlington Stampeders/ Nelson
Queen’s
 
A’dre Fraser
Lawrencetown, NS
Citadel
Guelph
2011 NS
Tylor Henry
Camrose, AB
Edmonton Wildcats
 
2010 AB
Alexandre Huard
Laval, QC
Taft School (CT)
 
2011 QC
Shaquille Johnson
Brampton, ON
Brampton Bulldogs
Guelph
2008 U17 W. ON
2010 ON W.
Alexandre Savard
Lorraine, QC
Vanier College
 
2010 QC
 
Offensive Line
Kadeem Adams
Halifax, NS
Citadel
Western
2010 NS
Louis-Gabriel Beaudet
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC
Notre-Dame-de-Foy
 
 
Andrew Boisvert
Sherwood Park, AB
Edmonton Huskies
 
2009 U17 N. AB
Lloyd Constant
Montréal, QC
Vanier
 
 
Erick Lessard
Sudbury, ON
St. Benedict
Queen’s
 
David Knevel
Brantford, ON
Brantford Bisons (OVFL)
 
2011 ON. W.
Jean-Simon Roy
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC
F-X Garneau
 
 
 
Defensive Line
Edward Godin Gosselin
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC
Notre-Dame-de-Foy
 
2009 U17 QC
Quinn Horton
Winnipeg, MB
St. Paul’s
Simon Fraser
2010, 2011 MB
Jacob Leblanc
Halifax, NS
Mount Allison U.
 
2010 NS
Clement Lebreux
Candiac, QC
Vanier College
 
 
Adam Melanson
North Alton, NS
Horton
Champlain College - Lennoxville
 2011 NS
Charles Rémy-Sarrazin
Montréal, QC
Édouard-Montpetit
 
2010 QC
Brett Wade
Regina, SK
Regina Thunder
 
2009, 2010 SK
 
Linebackers
Tanner Doll
St. Albert, AB
U. of Calgary
 
2010 AB
Maxime Drolet
Québec, QC
F-X Garneau
 
 
Nicholas Easterbrook
Laval, QC
André-Grasset
 
 
John Rush
Port Robinson, ON
U. of Guelph
 
2010 ON. W.
 
Defensive Backs
Kwame Adjei
Brampton, ON
Mount Allison U.
 
 
Keldyn Ahlstedt
Whitby, ON
Pickering Dolphins (OVFL)
McMaster
 
Kevin McGee
Sherbrooke, QC
Volontaire de Sherbrooke AA
Champlain College - Lennoxville
2010 QC
Michael Schmidt
Calgary, AB
U. of Calgary
 
2009 S. AB.
 
Kicker, Punter
Louis-Philippe Simoneau
Saint-Hyachinthe, QC
F-X Garneau
 
 
 
 
 
About Football Canada
Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada’s vision statement is “from playground to stadium” where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally.