Dinos family continues to grow as four Calgarians commit

Dinos continue to attract Calgary commits to the team.

The Calgary Dinos have been busy in the 2017 commitment class. They have added another four more players; Dylan Coveney, Cole Torrance, Brayden Laurie and Jack Burns, from Henry Wisewood Warriors (Alberta School Athletics Association), to their team on Saturday.

Dylan Coveney throws the ball. Courtesy of Dylan Coveney.

Dylan Coveney throws the ball. Courtesy of Dylan Coveney.

Dylan Coveney is a 6’0, 175lb quarterback who has been playing football for nine years. Along with the Warriors, he has also played with the Calgary Bulldogs (house league). The Calgarian said he committed to the team because it is close to home. He added that he is also impressed by the coaching staff.

“I chose to commit because of the coaching staff. I think they are one of the best in Canada and have put a lot of players into the CFL. I have heard nothing but good things about the Dinos,” Coveney said.

The young football player is going into nursing when he reaches university. While he was nominated for MVP, he has not won any awards lately.

“I am very excited to become a Dino and look forward to continuing my football career,” he said.

Cole Torrance (centre), his family and Dinos coaches. Courtesy of Cole Torrance

Cole Torrance (centre), his family and Dinos coaches. Courtesy of Cole Torrance

Cole Torrance has had a track record as long as Coveney’s, having also played football for nine years. While he is a Warrior teammate, he instead played with the Calgary Stampeders Minor Football Association. The 6’0, 170lbs defensive back is looking forward to continuing on with his football career alongside his friends.

“The Dinos had lots of success on and off the field and being able to go to a school with success and not have to travel and lose friends makes a difference,” he said.

Alongside the program, Torrance is also impressed with the team’s coaching staff. “They’re a good coaching staff. I’ve been coached by a few of them and the players before and they know what they’re doing and how to help you achieve what you want,” he said.

The young defensive back only started playing his position halfway through grade 11. Later that year, he made the Team Alberta U18 team as a starting safety. He has won numerous awards, although most recently while playing midget football, he won team MVP and all-star recognition from the league as a defensive back and receiver.

Brayden Laurie holds his new UofC helmet. Courtesy of Brayden Laurie.

Brayden Laurie holds his new UofC helmet. Courtesy of Brayden Laurie.

Brayden Laurie, whose hometown is actually Victoria, BC, will also be joining the Dinos as a defensive back, though he has also played as a receiver.

Laurie said he has heard nothing but great things about the program and that he is very familiar with it. He has also had a chance to meet and work with several of the coaches. “They’ve consistently been one of the top football programs in the country and have developed a culture of winning,” he said.

He added that, “I’ve talked to some players about the program and they all talked about how much they love it. I really liked the support system that they were able to offer at U of C. I also liked that fact that I’ll be able to stay home and be able to play in front of my family and friends.”

The young football player had nothing but praise for his new coaches. He said he thinks that they are a great coaching staff that has had a lot of success in the past.

“I’ve also heard many good things about their DB coach. I’ve heard he really knows how to develop DBs so I’m very excited to be able to work with him and the rest of the U of C coaching staff,” he added.

The 5’9, 170lbs player has lined up as a cornerback and slot back for the Warriors, as well as a slot back for the midget Calgary Bulldogs (Calgary Area Midget Football Association). He has played for Team Alberta U18 (Football Canada Cup) in 2016.

He won the Division 1 CAMFA City Championship in 2015. In 2014, he won gold with Team Calgary at the Alberta Summer Games. In 2010 and 2013, he won a Division 2 Cities and Provincial Championship in the Calgary Bantam Football Association. In 2013, he was a CBFA all-star as well. Laurie is currently interested in taking education, health sciences or sciences in university.

Jack Burns as a member of the Warriors. Courtesy of Jack Burns.

Jack Burns as a member of the Warriors. Courtesy of Jack Burns.

Jack Burns, another defensive back, stands at 6’0, 190lbs and has suited up for many different teams. He has played with the Calgary Bulldogs (Calgary PeeWee Football Association), the Calgary Bantam Selects, the Calgary Midget Selects and Team Calgary (Alberta Summer Games). He has also played on Team Alberta U18 and in 2016, he was on Team Alberta U18 (Football Canada Cup).

 

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