Articles by: Ben Browne

DID YOU KNOW: Race in the game, remembering Alberta’s ‘Coach O’, plus…

DID YOU KNOW: Race in the game, remembering Alberta’s ‘Coach O’, plus…

January 12, 2018 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. It’s been awhile since the last edition of “DID YOU KNOW,” so this week we decided to catch you up on some pre-holiday stories thatRead More

DID YOU KNOW: Remembering Jordan, Manitoba football community hit with tragedy

DID YOU KNOW: Remembering Jordan, Manitoba football community hit with tragedy

December 19, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Friends and family remember Jordan Thomas Thunder Bay football helping to conquer breast cancer Dalhousie defensive lineman making his mark onRead More

CFC100 ATH Annan calls football “a wonderful gift”

CFC100 ATH Annan calls football “a wonderful gift”

December 13, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

It isn’t difficult to tell that CFC100 Denzel Annan lives, eats, sleeps and breathes the game of football. Just some of his descriptors of the game he adores? “Everything,” “a wonderful gift,” “the best game ever invented.”     The Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (FPC) is a series of eliteRead More

CFC100 OL Brown drawn in by “intensity” of football in Saskatchewan

CFC100 OL Brown drawn in by “intensity” of football in Saskatchewan

December 11, 2017 at 6:25 amby 1 comment

Rodeem Brown hasn’t exactly taken the conventional path to stardom; that is, having played for as long as you can walk and improving every day from your days as a tyke to now being on the list of the top 100 players in the country and, with it, being eyedRead More

DID YOU KNOW: All good things must come to an end

DID YOU KNOW: All good things must come to an end

December 10, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition CFL’s Senior VP, former official, retires Marauders’ linebackers coach hangs up the clipboard Nipissing Wild cease operations effective immediately To readRead More

DID YOU KNOW: Canadian arena ball, Shady football

DID YOU KNOW: Canadian arena ball, Shady football

December 3, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Possible changes to CFL schedule Former Mt. Allison coach leaves athletes feeling cheated Is an arena league coming to Canada? AlbertaRead More

DID YOU KNOW: This is our game, flag champs crowned, paying tribute, clubhouse catastrophe

DID YOU KNOW: This is our game, flag champs crowned, paying tribute, clubhouse catastrophe

November 26, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Recapping the previous six Grey Cups in Ottawa Saskatchewan wins CFL-NFL flag title Stallions, Gryphons remember beloved Jeff Hale North SurreyRead More

Bishop O'Byrne Calgary Dino Commit

CFC100 DE Snyder hopeful of capturing a Vanier with hometown Dinos

November 25, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

He’s only a sophomore, but you would never know it unless he told you.

High school roundup CHAMPIONSHIP (ON – SIMCOE) [10]: CFC50 Tritons dethrone CFC50 Knights in GBSSA final, advance to first OFSAA Bowl in school history

High school roundup CHAMPIONSHIP (ON – SIMCOE) [10]: CFC50 Tritons dethrone CFC50 Knights in GBSSA final, advance to first OFSAA Bowl in school history

November 23, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

And then there were two. In a matchup of undefeated, CFC50 sqauds, the Nantyr Shores Tritons of the Simcoe County Athletics Association (SCAA) and St. Joan of Arc Knights of the Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County (CSASC) did battle last Thursday to determine who would represent the Georgian Bay SecondaryRead More

Derek Best (34) (credit: Katie Burt, CFC)

CFC100 RB/LB Best looks to make “game-changing plays”

November 19, 2017 at 10:28 amby 0 comments

Like many athletes, Derek Best of the CFC50 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (BCHSFL) – who was ranked among Canada’s top talent in the latest CFC 100 rankings for the Class of 2018 – started playing the game thanks to his father, who would hold him on his lap as they sat and marvelledRead More

DID YOU KNOW: 3rd & 10? Golden gridiron career, ping pong pastime, French connection?

DID YOU KNOW: 3rd & 10? Golden gridiron career, ping pong pastime, French connection?

November 19, 2017 at 7:50 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Could the CFL be adding a 10th team? Golden Bear senior thankful for U of A Table tennis tightening the Bisons’Read More

CFC50 CHAMPIONSHIP game preview (ON – SIMCOE): Simcoe County’s two top teams vie for a trip to OFSAA in GBSSA Final

CFC50 CHAMPIONSHIP game preview (ON – SIMCOE): Simcoe County’s two top teams vie for a trip to OFSAA in GBSSA Final

November 16, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

                                                       [1] CFC50 ST. JOAN OF ARC KNIGHTS (7-0) {CSASC}      vs.       [1] CFC50 NANTYR SHORES TRITONS (9-0) {SCAA} It’s ‘beenRead More

High school roundup PLAYOFFS (ON – SIMCOE) [9]: Stingers, CFC50 Knights and CFC50 Tritons win league championships

High school roundup PLAYOFFS (ON – SIMCOE) [9]: Stingers, CFC50 Knights and CFC50 Tritons win league championships

November 15, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Every week canadafootballchat.com (CFC) will be getting the scoop on what went down in high school football and what’s coming up the following week. If you have a game recap or upcoming preview, please submit it to info@canadafootballchat.com. CLICK HERE FOR #CFC50 GOTW RECAP (Ontario) Last week was Finals WeekRead More

David Suzuki Grizzlies’ season ends in abrupt and controversial fashion

David Suzuki Grizzlies’ season ends in abrupt and controversial fashion

November 14, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

The David Suzuki Grizzlies of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) were 2-2-1 heading into their final game of the regular season against the 4-1 St. Roch Ravens on November 2. A win for Suzuki would have guaranteed them a playoff spot, while a loss would haveRead More

DID YOU KNOW: Bouncing back, funding football for life, combating cancer, Transcona title

DID YOU KNOW: Bouncing back, funding football for life, combating cancer, Transcona title

November 12, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Alberta high school star overcoming addicting Former University of Calgary administrator funds football program for life Nova Scotia team holds breastRead More

Kyle Wilfer (48) (credit: Mike Lukyn)

CFC100 OL Wilfer savours the satisfaction of being an unsung hero

November 11, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Kyle Wilfer has been playing the game most of his young life. Now in his 11th season playing the game, he is finally being recognized nationally for his talent.    

#CFC50 CHAMPIONSHIP game preview (ON – SIMCOE): De ja vu – Kodiaks and CFC50 Tritons clash in SCAA Final for 2nd straight year

#CFC50 CHAMPIONSHIP game preview (ON – SIMCOE): De ja vu – Kodiaks and CFC50 Tritons clash in SCAA Final for 2nd straight year

November 9, 2017 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

                                         BEAR CREEK KODIAKS (6-1-1)                 VS.              CFC50 NANTYR SHORES TRITONS (8-0) It was just 364 days ago theRead More

High school roundup (ON – SIMCOE [8]: Recapping a busy week of playoff ball in Simcoe County

High school roundup (ON – SIMCOE [8]: Recapping a busy week of playoff ball in Simcoe County

November 8, 2017 at 5:42 amby 0 comments

Every week canadafootballchat.com (CFC) will be getting the scoop on what went down in high school football and what’s coming up the following week. If you have a game recap or upcoming preview, please submit it to info@canadafootballchat.com. CLICK HERE FOR #CFC50 GOTW RECAP (Ontario)   Last week marked theRead More

DID YOU KNOW: Linemen love, Bahamian baller, fantasy football, Raging on

DID YOU KNOW: Linemen love, Bahamian baller, fantasy football, Raging on

November 5, 2017 at 6:20 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly installment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: Teammates on the field, brothers off the field The inspiring and improbable story of Acadia’s Eugene McMinns B.C. Lions give superRead More

#CFC50 game preview [Playoffs] (ON – SIMCOE): Vikings, CFC50 Tritons meet for the first time this year in SCAA semi

#CFC50 game preview [Playoffs] (ON – SIMCOE): Vikings, CFC50 Tritons meet for the first time this year in SCAA semi

November 3, 2017 at 7:25 amby 0 comments

                                                       BARRIE NORTH VIKINGS (4-2)                                       Read More

High school roundup (ON – SIMCOE [7]: Tritons and Knights run the table, Nighthawks get in win column, playoff picture emerges

High school roundup (ON – SIMCOE [7]: Tritons and Knights run the table, Nighthawks get in win column, playoff picture emerges

October 31, 2017 at 5:40 amby 0 comments

The regular season in Simcoe County came to a close last week with a full slate of matchups, highlighted by our Game of the Week between the  two undefeated teams in the SCAA: CFC50 Nantyr Shores, and Eastview. Bear Creek also played host to Barrie North, while Banting travelled to InnisdaleRead More

DID YOU KNOW: Setting record straight, grieving Mom breaks silence, touchdown Atlantic, Nissan aids Nelson, cancer takes former Gryphon

DID YOU KNOW: Setting record straight, grieving Mom breaks silence, touchdown Atlantic, Nissan aids Nelson, cancer takes former Gryphon

October 29, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly installment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition Huron Heights here to stay Grieving mother breaks her silence An awesome moment in NB high school game Nelson Lords get aRead More

 
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