Articles by: Ryan McCabe

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP – Varsity): Team East fight through adversity for victory over Team West

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP – Varsity): Team East fight through adversity for victory over Team West

May 3, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

The press box was packed for the final kickoff at the CFCFPC showcase at Tim Hortons Field, and the Varsity squads from East and West didn’t disappoint putting on the most entertaining game of the weekend. A late touchdown by the West made things interesting, but the East were ableRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Minor Cleveland vs. Halton-Peel

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Minor Cleveland vs. Halton-Peel

May 2, 2017 at 8:14 pmby 0 comments

The group from Cleveland wasn’t messing around on their trip to Tim Hortons Field, coming away with a pair of confident victories including a 51-0 blowout over Minor Halton-Peel. In the second game they took a clean sweep of the MVP podium with Hosea Steele taking home Overall Game MVPRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Cleveland triumphs on day two of the showcase to go home with a perfect record

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Cleveland triumphs on day two of the showcase to go home with a perfect record

May 2, 2017 at 8:10 pmby 0 comments

Day two of the CFCFPC showcase once again opened with the crew from Cleveland taking on Minor Halton-Peel, and despite a determined effort, it was Cleveland who used their size and speed to break a series of long plays that resulted in a 51-0 victory. Jermaine Foster, who was namedRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Varsity Central v.s Halton-Peel

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Varsity Central v.s Halton-Peel

May 2, 2017 at 9:19 amby 0 comments

It was a close game in our first of two Varsity matchups on Friday night at Tim Hortons Field until Central pulled away from Halton-Peel heading into halftime. With the final score turning into a 41-3 blowout, it’s no surprise that Central swept the MVP honours, and there was evenRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Minor Cleveland runs away with a convincing win over Minor West

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Minor Cleveland runs away with a convincing win over Minor West

May 2, 2017 at 9:11 amby 0 comments

The boys from Cleveland made a boisterous entrance at Tim Hortons Field to begin warmups, and with their eyes set on representing their city with pride, carried that confidence onto the field coming away with two convincing victories during their stay in Canada. Before the game the Director of FootballRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Brathwaite, Kemp-Welch connect to propel Sophomore Central over Halton-Peel

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Brathwaite, Kemp-Welch connect to propel Sophomore Central over Halton-Peel

May 2, 2017 at 9:07 amby 1 comment

Photo Credit: Adrien Montoya The second matchup from day one of the CFCFPC showcase featured a clash between Sophomore Halton-Peel and Sophomore Central, and produced an entertaining game that could have been much closer had a few plays gone Halton-Peel’s way. Israel Brathwaite was ultimately the difference maker with aRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Varsity Central didn’t shy away from the pressure coming away with a victory

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Varsity Central didn’t shy away from the pressure coming away with a victory

May 2, 2017 at 9:03 amby 0 comments

Photo Credit: Liam Dunlop The lights were shining bright at Tim Hortons Field for the final game of day one at the CFCFPC showcase, and it was the Varsity Central squad who were able to make the most of the opportunity walking away with a 41-3 victory over Varsity Halton-Peel.Read More

CFCFPC Battle of the Best (Defence): Eight CFC100s ready to lead Central Canada’s defensive efforts

CFCFPC Battle of the Best (Defence): Eight CFC100s ready to lead Central Canada’s defensive efforts

April 24, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

On Saturday, May 6th at 7:30pm, one of three FOX 40 BATTLE OF THE BEST games will be played at MNP Park at Carleton University. This game will feature the Grade 11 travel team from British Columbia versus the Grade 11 Fox 40 Central team in Ontario. This will beRead More

CFCFPC Battle of the Best (Offence): Central Canada banking on two CFC100’s under centre to lead the way

CFCFPC Battle of the Best (Offence): Central Canada banking on two CFC100’s under centre to lead the way

April 23, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

On Saturday, May 6th at 7:30pm, one of three FOX 40 BATTLE OF THE BEST games will be played at MNP Park at Carleton University. This game will feature the Grade 11 travel team from British Columbia versus the Grade 11 Fox 40 Central team in Ontario. This will beRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (RSEQ): McGill hopes to keep youth movement going with class of 2017

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (RSEQ): McGill hopes to keep youth movement going with class of 2017

April 12, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness With a youth movement already in full swing at McGill, the Redmen hope the class of 2017 can contribute to their rise in the standings. ClassRead More

Defensive lineman Alain Pae of Prague Lions walks on the field during the Czech Bowl XXIII, the local American football league final against Prague Black Panthers July 23, 2016.

Mind of McCabe: Influx of international talent provides perspective on how good we’ve got it in Canada

April 8, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the past few months as I’ve written about the U Sports recruiting classes, there’ve been a few trends that have caught me off guard and caused me to dig deeper to provide some perspective on the topics. The one that has dominated a lot of my time is theRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (AUS): St. FX restocking the shelves as they search for third straight Loney Bowl

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (AUS): St. FX restocking the shelves as they search for third straight Loney Bowl

April 5, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 recruiting class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. After claiming back to back Loney Bowls, I think it is safe to say the X-Men are back, now their focus shifts to sustaining theirRead More

Mind of McCabe: Breaking down the CFC100 list by province and teams

Mind of McCabe: Breaking down the CFC100 list by province and teams

April 1, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

With the release of the CFC100 Class 2018 (1st Ed.) top prospects list (high school), we thought it would be interesting to break the list down into some geographical demographics. As population does play a big part in the representation of the prospects, it’s nice to see where the playersRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): Windsor looking to rebound with strong class of local talent

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): Windsor looking to rebound with strong class of local talent

March 29, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 recruiting class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. After hitting an icy patch the last few years, Windsor hopes the class of 2017 can help spark another rebirth for the program. Class Analysis

Jun 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end David Onyemata (93) during the final day of minicamp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Mind of McCabe: Why sticking around Canada isn’t as bad as you’d believe

March 25, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

 Tyrell Richards The NCAA. Those four letters alone hold more weight in the minds of high school athletes than the curriculum they’re taught on a daily basis, and to be honest, I can’t blame them. There’s a lot of prestige that goes along with attending a major NCAA program, andRead More

U Sports recruiting analysis 2017 (OUA): U of T looking to turn the corner with local talent, strong influence from south of the border

U Sports recruiting analysis 2017 (OUA): U of T looking to turn the corner with local talent, strong influence from south of the border

March 22, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. After another minor setback last season, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues is hoping the class of 2017 can supply the necessary pieces to return to theRead More

Mind of McCabe: U Sports recruiting class of 2017 provincial breakdown (Graphics)

Mind of McCabe: U Sports recruiting class of 2017 provincial breakdown (Graphics)

March 18, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

With the U Sports recruiting class of 2017 deep into their final drive, we thought it would be interesting to breakdown some trends as to where the recruits were coming from and going to across the country and beyond. There are several surprises at what the numbers show.  

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): York’s West Coast pipeline continues to flow with pair of CFC100 linemen

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): York’s West Coast pipeline continues to flow with pair of CFC100 linemen

March 15, 2017 at 8:54 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. It’s been a tough road for Warren Craney and the Lions during his seven year tenure, but with a massive influx of Western talent making theirRead More

Mind of McCabe: Four ways your program can benefit from strong branding

Mind of McCabe: Four ways your program can benefit from strong branding

March 12, 2017 at 6:35 amby 0 comments

When you talk about the importance of branding in sports, your mind instantly pictures organizations such as the Dallas Cowboys or New York Yankees, who have made billions off of building identities that are recognizable worldwide. These of course are the titans of the industry who use their brand powerRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): Queen’s class headlined by local talent and a strong group of O-linemen

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): Queen’s class headlined by local talent and a strong group of O-linemen

March 8, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 recruiting class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. Queen’s didn’t end 2016 on the highest of notes with a 3-5 record and no playoff berth to show for their efforts, but 2017 shouldRead More

 
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