2017 National Team Roster announced, including 14 CFC100s

Football Canada announced on Thursday a 40 player all-star roster which was selected from pool of talented standouts that competed in the 2017 Football Canada Cup last month in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Highlighting the list of all-stars are Quebec’s Kalenga Muganda, Saskatchewan’s Joshua White and British Columbia’s Tyson Philpot who were previously named respectively Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams tournament MVP’s in Wolfville.

With the depth of the competition level extremely high last month in Wolfvile, it became a difficult task to chose the 40 all-stars.

“This year’s Football Canada Cup group has been an outstanding group of young men,” commented  Junior National Team Head Coach Steve Sumarah.  “One of the things that made this selection very difficult was the talent pool in every position was so deep.”

“It was very challenging but I think we’ve put together a pretty good squad.  I am excited to see how these kids perform.”

Not only do the chosen players gain recognition for their performances, but also receive an invitation to represent Canada and compete against the United States national team in the 2018 International Bowl.  Dates and locations will be announced at a later date.

The 2018 International Bowl serves as a momentum builder for the Junior National Team as they prepare to defend their gold medal at the 2018 International Federation of America Football (IFAF) under-19 World Championship.

“Going forward, some of these guys will have an opportunity to join the Junior National team and it will only strengthen that program,” added Sumarah.  “They will be well-representing Canada at the International Bowl in January.”

“It’s a very exciting time for football in Canada and I’m looking forward to January when we can go compete against the Americans.”


Lukas Boulanger QB/QA Quebec (#6) Estrie Champlain-Lennoxville
CFC100 Michael Calvert QB/QA BC (#2) South Delta South Delta
CFC100 Kalenga Muganda RB/DO Quebec (#4) Quebec Seminaire de Saint-Francois
CFC100 Jalen Philpot RB/DO BC (#5) Surrey Seaquam
Adre Simmonds RB/DO Nova Scotia (#24) Dartmouth St. Andrew’s College
Tyson Rowe RB/DO Alberta (#33) Calgary St. Francis
Bennett Stusek REC Saskatchewan (#5) Regina Campbell Collegiate
Jashia Lewis-Pennicooke REC Quebec (#10) Terrebonne Sun Youth
CFC100 Tyson Philpot REC BC (#6) Surrey Seaquam
Keelan White REC BC (#10) North Vancouver Handsworth
Segun Adeseye REC Alberta (#87) Calgary Crescent Heights
Adam LaBrash REC Saskatchewan (#80) Saskatoon Walter Murray
Nathan Raymond OL/LO Saskatchewan (#60) Redvers Moosomin
Alexis Lévesque-Gallant OL/LO Quebec (#68) Lassalle Saint-Leonard
Carter Johnson OL/LO Alberta (#57) Chestermere Henry Wise Wood
Daniel Stefanyk OL/LO Alberta (#65) Calgary Henry Wise Wood
Zack Fry OL/LO Ontario (#65) London London Jr.
CFC100 Phil Grohovac OL/LO BC (#50) Victoria Mount Douglas
Alexandre Masri Fliss OL/LO Quebec (#53) Lasalle Seminaire de Saint-Francois
CFC100 Jacob Biggs DB/DD Alberta (#21) Calgary Saint Francis
CFC100 Riley Gabriel DB/DD Nova Scotia (#10) Truro Cobequid Educational Centre
Lucas Cormier DB/DD New Brunswick (#8) Tantramar Tantramar
Kamryn Matheson DB/DD Nova Scotia (#20) Truro Cobequid Educational Centre
CFC100 Devonte Ballantyne DB/DD Ontario (#22) Strathroy London Jr.
Nicolas Lessard DB/DD Quebec (#2) Terrebonne College Charles-Lemoyne
Vincent Delisle DB/DD Quebec (#7) Quebec Seminaire de Saint-Francois
Aidan John LB/SEC Nova Scotia (#58) Halifax Citadel
CFC100 Lwal Uguak LB/SEC Alberta (#99) Edmonton Harry Ainlay
Lamar Goods LB/SEC Alberta (#66) Fort McMurray Father Mercredi
CFC100 Daniel Okpoko LB/SEC Saskatchewan (#75) Saskatoon St. Joseph
Tyler Eckert LB/SEC BC (#43) Burnaby St. Thomas More
Yshad-Shane Benjamin LB/SEC Quebec (#97) Mirabel Polyvalente Deux-Montagnes
CFC100 Malik Yusuf DL/LD Ontario (#44) Ottawa Ottawa Sooners
Eryk Bujalski DL/LD Manitoba (#50) Winnipeg Vincent Massey
Joshua White DL/LD Saskatchewan (#37) Regina Campbell Collegiate
CFC100 Tyrece Viner-Cox DL/LD Manitoba (#2) Winnipeg Garden City
Etienne Amiot DL/LD Quebec (#25) Quebec Seminaire de Saint-Francois
CFC100 Jethro Oleko DL/LD Ontario (#9) Windsor Essex
Antoine Couture K Quebec (18) Quebec College Notre Dame
CFC100 Ethan Martin ATH Ontario (#4) London London South


Source: Football Canada

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