2015 Football Canada Cup All-Stars announced (including 5 #CFC100)

Source: Patrick DeLoutinville, Football Canada

Photo credit: USA Football

Today, Football Canada announced its 26-man Football Canada Cup all-star team, chosen from standouts that competed in the 2015 edition of the under-18 national tackle football championship, from July 13-19 at Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu’s Alphonse-Desjardins Stadium (see roster below).

This group of 26 Canada Cup all-stars will be joined by an additional 14 to form a roster of 40 players, invited to compete against Team USA in the U18 game, at the 2016 International Bowl series. The third installment of the Canada-U.S. series, is tentatively scheduled between late January and early February, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. The final 14 players will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2015 Canada Cup consisted of eight participating teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and two from host Quebec – Quebec-Blue and Quebec-White.

Canada returns last year’s player of the game, #CFC100 Jevante Stanley, in addition to Quebec standouts, Samuel Makwanda and Cheikhe Sidy Sow.

This year’s Football Canada Cup winning head coach, Brad Collinson, of Quebec-Blue, will serve as Canada’s U18 head coach while the remainder of the coaching staff will be comprised of coaches from each of the national championship’s participating provincial teams. Collinson previously served as head coach of Canada’s U18 International Bowl squad in the game’s inaugural installment in 2014.

International Bowl games to help select Junior National Team

Canada’s U18 and U19 games will serve as a final step in the selection process for Canada’s Junior National Team as they prepare for the 2016 IFAF U-19 World Championship.

Canada undefeated in U18 International Bowl contest

Canada U18’s head into their third International Bowl undefeated, after taking the 2015 edition at AT&T Stadium, 25-9, while in 2014, they defeated their U.S counterparts, 53-9, at Maverick Stadium. The event, held to coincide with NCAA’s National Signing Day, was established in 2010 as an annual Team USA versus the World game until it transitioned into its current format in 2014.


2015 Football Canada Cup All-Stars
Named a 2015 Canada Cup Tournament MVP = *Returning player = **
Pos. Name / Nom Prov. Team / Équipe prov. Hometown / Ville natale Team / Équipe  (2014-15)
QB/QA Mason Nyhus * Saskatchewan Regina, SK Riffel
RB/DO Samuel Makwanda ** Québec Blue/Bleu Laval, QC Loups Curé-Antoine Labelle
RB/DO Jevante Stanley **[#CFC100] Ontario Brampton, ON Brampton Bulldogs
WR/RÉ Ben Getzlaf Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK Holy Cross
WR/RÉ Jacob Izquierdo Alberta Calgary, AB St. Francis
WR/RÉ Kevin Mital Québec Blue/Bleu St-Hubert, QC Dynamique Collège Charles-Lemoyne
WR/RÉ Bryan Owusu Bekoe Quebec Blue/Bleu Mirabel, QC Loups Curé-Antoine-Labelle
OL/LO George Hutchings [#CFC100] Alberta Calgary, AB St. Mary’s
OL/LO Gregor  MacKellar Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse Timberlea, NS/N.-É. St. Andrews College (ON)
OL/LO Christy Nkanu Québec Blue/Bleu Montréal, QC Patriotes Louis-Joseph-Papineau
OL/LO Bowen Pisula Saskatchewan Regina, SK LeBoldus
OL/LO Noah  Zerr Saskatchewan Langenburg, SK Yorkton Regional
LB/SEC Michael Brodrique Québec Blue/Bleu St-Marthe-sur-le-lac, QC Centurions Deux-Montagne
LB/SEC Joseph Dutton Alberta Calgary, AB St. Francis
LB/SEC Daniel Metcalfe Ontario Kingsville, ON Essex Ravens
LB/SEC Alec Poirier Québec Blue/Bleu Loraine, QC Wildcats Laurentides Lanaudière
DB/DD Denver Coursol Québec Blue/Bleu St-Lin-des-Laurentides, QC Wildcats Laurentides-Lanaudière
DB/DD Josh Hagerty Saskatchewan Regina, SK Campbell
DB/DD Bruno Lagacé Québec Blue/Bleu Boucherville, QC Cactus Collège Notre-Dame
DB/DD Tyrell Richards [#CFC100] Ontario Brampton, ON Brampton Bulldogs
DB/DD Kaylyn Smith St-Cyr * Québec Blue/Bleu La Prairie, QC Milice Magdeleine
DE/AD Jeremy K. Lamoureux Québec Blue/Bleu Blainville, QC Wildcats Laurentides-Lanaudière
DT/PD J-Min Pelley [#CFC100] Alberta Calgary, AB McNally / Lacombe
DE/AD Justin Sambu [#CFC100] Alberta Cochrane, AB Cochrane
DT/PD Cheikhe Sidy Sow ** Québec Blue/Bleu Bromont, QC Incroyables J-H Leclerc
K/B Vincent Blanchard * Quebec White/Blanc St-Germain-de-Grantham, QC Sénateurs Collège Saint-Bernard

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