Ontario Prospect Challenge TV and online broadcast confirmed, CFL officials evaluate

Ontario Prospect Challenge TV and online broadcast confirmed for the third annual edition of the nation’s largest all-star football showcase event, April 29, 30 & May 1

  • 2016 ONTARIO PROSPECT CHALLENGE (OPC) football tournament kicks off Friday April 29th at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton
  • Canadian Football League (CFL) to evaluate potential future CFL officials during two OPC Varsity games
  • CABLE 14 broadcast team will feature the Friday evening game and the balance of games streamed live on Canadafootballchat.com


Cambridge, ON – Quarterbacks Alex Lavric, Cale Cutliff, Mason Brown, Noah Craney, Jacob Spinella, Jack Zergiotis, Alexander Petty, Zachery Beno, Ben Maracle, Michael Warner, and Nicholas DeJesus headline some of Canada’s brightest emerging football stars in the 2016 Ontario Prospect Challenge, as Fox 40, Russell Athletic, Big Kahuna, Canadafootballchat.com (CFC), the Canadian Football League (CFL), and Cable 14 today announced the game schedule for the third annual edition of the nation’s largest all-star football showcase event.  The first game kicks off Friday April 29 at 7:30pm exclusively on Cable 14, from Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton.

The CFL will be using both OPC Varsity games to evaluate amateur officials.  “The identification of talent isn’t just restricted to players”, said Glen Johnson, SVP Football for the CFL. “We are excited to use all-star games like the OPC Series to develop and scout prospects as potential CIS and CFL officials.”

CFCs platforms deliver highlights, interviews, and behind-the-scenes content from the 2016 Ontario Prospect Challenge. Game rosters will be available at the stadium as well as online the week prior to the event on Canadafootballchat.com.

“Cable 14 is excited to be part of the 2016 Ontario Prospect Challenge Football games at Tim Hortons Field. Our coverage of the Varsity Bowl begins Friday April 29th at 7:30pm and will also be available on Cable14Now.com to all Cogeco, Rogers and Source cable television subscribers across Ontario.” – Gail Granlund, Production and Programming Supervisor, Cable 14.

General Admission and Executive Lounge tickets will be available on-site only.  General Admission day passes include Adults ($10), Students ($5), and Children under six ($0).  Executive Lounge day passes ($20) and weekend passes ($30) are also available.  The Executive Lounge gives fans access to a climate controlled weather resistant room to watch the games as well as 2nd level outdoor seating.  The food concessions will be open all weekend.  Entrance to the stadium is via Melrose Avenue using the Gate 3 premium entrance.  After going through ticketing, fans will use the elevator to general admission seating sections 104, 105, & 106 (3rd floor) and Executive Lounge (4th floor).

The OPC gives back to local football teams and players every year.  Last year’s event rose over $3000 for local clubs and many underprivileged players have received full scholarships each year.


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Game Schedule


Day & Date Age Group Team Team Time broadcast
Friday April 29th Varsity Central vs. West 7:30 PM Cable 14
Day & Date Age Group Team Team Time broadcast
SATURDAY April 30th Sophomore Central vs. West 9:00 AM CFC
SATURDAY April 30th Freshmen Central vs. West 11:45 AM CFC
SATURDAY April 30th Freshmen Halton-Peel vs. East 2:30 PM CFC
SATURDAY April 30th Sophomore Halton-Peel vs. East 5:15 PM CFC
SATURDAY April 30th Varsity Halton-Peel vs. East 8:00 PM CFC
Day & Date Age Group Team Team Time broadcast
SUNDAY May 1st Minor Halton-Peel vs. East 9:00 AM CFC
SUNDAY May 1st Grade 7 Halton-Peel vs. East 11:00 AM CFC
SUNDAY May 1st Grade 8 Halton-Peel vs. East 1:00 PM CFC
SUNDAY May 1st Minor Central vs. West 3:00 PM CFC
SUNDAY May 1st Grade 7 Central vs. West 5:00 PM CFC
SUNDAY May 1st Grade 8 Central vs. West 7:00 PM CFC


About Ontario Prospect Challenge

The Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) is a series of elite showcase games that feature the best tackle football players in Ontario and Western Quebec aged 10-19 years.  The three phased event, which includes a multitude of competitive evaluations, concludes with a game tournament in early May each year and is now the largest football tournament in Canada.

Canadafootballchat.com by the numbers

  • #1 Amateur football news & recruiting site (source: Comscore.com)
  • +500k unique visitors annually
  • Biggest Amateur football tournament (24 teams, 12 games)
  • #1 Amateur football social media network
  • Facebook 23k / Twitter 11k

About Canadafootballchat.com

Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) is the number one national amateur football website (source: ComScore.com) and most respected source for high school and recruiting news in Canada.  CFCs mission is to promote players, coaches, administrators, teams, & leagues from coast to coast. Powered by 30+ local reporters, CFCs content driven network covers Canadian NCAA & CIS recruiting, and high school football like no one else.

About CFC Insider

The CFC Insider’ section is for the fan, player, coach, parent, looking for MORE. The mission of this exclusive membership section is to give more recruiting news, exclusive rankings and multi-series stories as well as coach-player instructional videos.

About Cable 14

Cable 14 is a local specialty channel serving the Greater Hamilton community for more than 45 years, and is included at no additional charge with a cable television subscription to Cogeco Cable or Rogers Cable. Our viewing area includes Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Glanbrook, Stoney Creek, and parts of Flamborough,  as well as the surrounding communities of Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville and Hagersville.  Cable 14 is a division of TV Hamilton Limited, an independent Community Programming Network, as approved and licensed by the CRTC. We are funded, owned, and operated as a community channel by our shareholders; Cogeco and Rogers. Cable 14 is also available in high definition on Cogeco 814, Rogers 214, and Source 714 in Hamilton & Haldimand, as well as online at www.cable14NOW.com.

About Canadian Football League

Today’s CFL is more than just our great game of football. It’s fans sharing their excitement for what they see on the field, and what they experience off it. Stay up to date on all the non-stop action at CFL.ca. And join all of Canada as we celebrate the 104th Grey Cup, presented by Shaw, next November in Toronto.

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