CanadaFootballChat.com (CFC) and TSN Announce New Partnership to Deliver Coverage of the First-Ever CANADAFOOTBALLCHAT.COM PROSPECT GAME, June 1

— May 3, 2019

– Inaugural game featuring 73 of Canada’s top high school football players kicks off Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. ET at Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium –
– TSN broadcast team features play-by-play commentator Farhan Lalji and analyst Duane Forde –
– Head coaches for the game are CFL legends and CFL ON TSN panellists Matt Dunigan and Henry Burris –
– CANADAFOOTBALLCHAT.COM PROSPECT GAME airs Sunday, June 2 at 12 noon ET exclusively on TSN –

TORONTO (May 3, 2019) – CanadaFootballChat.com (CFC) and TSN today announced a new partnership to showcase Canada’s emerging football stars with the first-ever CANADAFOOTBALLCHAT.COM PROSPECT GAME. The inaugural edition of this annual event featuring 73 top high school football players from across the country takes place at Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. ET.

Fans can click here for ticket info to attend the CANADAFOOTBALLCHAT.COM PROSPECT GAME. Each ticket to the game also includes admission to the Ottawa Redblacks pre-season game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats kicking off Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. ET at TD Place Stadium and also airing live on TSN.

TSN’s exclusive broadcast of the CANADAFOOTBALLCHAT.COM PROSPECT GAME airs Sunday, June 2 at 12 noon ET, with play-by-play commentator Farhan Lalji delivering the call alongside game analyst Duane Forde. CFL legends and CFL ON TSN panellists Henry Burris (Team Burris) and Matt Dunigan (Team Dunigan) serve as head coaches for the game.

“CFC is committed to growing the game of football in Canada, and we created this game as a platform to celebrate the depth of elite talent we have across our country,” said Lee Barette, CEO of the CANADAFOOTBALLCHAT.COM PROSPECT GAME and president of CanadaFootballChat.com. “We are pleased to partner with TSN on this new initiative and look forward to showcasing the most exciting young players that Canada has to offer.”

“As Canada’s home of football, we’re very excited to partner with CFC on this new showcase game,” said Paul Graham, Vice-President and Executive Producer, Live Events, TSN. “This game will introduce a national audience to a group of homegrown young players who could soon be starring in TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the CFL.”

The 73 players comprising the game’s final rosters were announced during last night’s coverage of the CFL Draft on TSN:

2019 CANADAFOOTBALLCHAT.COM PROSPECT GAME Team Burris Roster

 

Name

POS

School

Prov.

Omarion Martin

RB

Clarkson

ON

Matthew Morin

RB

Lloydminster Comp.

AB

Ishe Matanga

RB

Vincent Massey

MB

Tyler Brechin DB Korah ON

Trey O’Brien

DE

St. Joseph

ON

Jordan Friesen

DE

Dakota

MB

Eli Hetlinger

QB

Harry Ainlay

AB

Callum Wither

QB

Clarkson

ON

Tanner Doxtator

DB

Royal Imperial

ON

Ethan Nagler

P

Kelvin

MB

Rhyland Kelly

DB

Oak Park

MB

Zack Frustaglio

K

Clarkson

ON

Taran Birdi

DB

New Westminster

BC

Brad Kemayou

DB

Clarkson

ON

Max Von Muehldorfer DL Bishop Carroll AB

Kody Gutek

LB

Martensville

SK

Tyson Krushelniski

LB

Bishop James Mahoney

SK

Ian Marin

LB

Burnaby

BC

Avery Smiley

LB

Northern (Sarnia)

ON

Kundanji Sinkala

LB

St. Paul

MB

Samuel Gamelin

OL

Charles-Lemoyne

QC

Cameron Friesen

OL

Bethlehem

SK

Zach Lepage

OL

Holy Cross

SK

Albert Reese IV

OL

Harry Ainlay

AB

Jackson McEwan

OL

Mount Douglas

BC

Giordano Vaccaro

OL

St. Paul

MB

Keegan O’Neil

OL

Belle River

ON

Ty Anderson

OL

Centennial

AB

Sean Lozada

DL

Bishop James Mahoney

SK

Mitchell Price

DL

Clarkson

ON

Natale Frangione

DL

St. Joseph

ON

Sony Bermudez-Chavez

REC

Harry Ainlay

AB

Jerel Brown

REC

Salisbury

AB

Kaiden Bannon

REC

Garden City

MB

Logan Buchwitz

REC

GW Graham

BC

Kaseem Ferdinand

REC

AY Jackson

ON

Oliver Longpre

REC

Tantramar

NB

 

2019 CANADAFOOTBALLCHAT.COM PROSPECT GAME Team Dunigan Roster

Name

POS

School

Prov.

Tanner Reiber

DB

Bishop James Mahoney

SK

Austin West

DB

St Patrick's (Sarnia)

ON

Jhavoun Blake

DB

Rutland

BC

Charlie DeLand

DB

St. Francis

AB

Malcolm Bell

DB

St. Anne

QC

Austin Galbraith

DB

New Westminster

BC

Anthony Adams

DE

St. Mary (Pickering)

ON

Leif Magnuson

DE

Bethlehem

SK

Cody McMahon

DE

Mission

BC

Robbie Keyes-Wilson

DL

Clarkson

ON

Dylan Remillard

DL

Father Patrick Mercredi

AB

Amarii Notice

DL

St. Mary (Pickering)

ON

Oliver Griffiths

K

Central

ON

Zachary Lytle

LB

St. Paul

MB

Nathan Carabatsakis

LB

St. Paul

MB

Dante Bowen

LB

Mayfield

ON

Nicholas Pereira

LB

St. Paul

MB

Nicholas Lemay

OL

Salisbury

AB

Derek Beaubien

OL

Assiniboia

SK

Samuel Olaniran

OL

Vincent Massey

MB

Matthew Ounsted

OL

Mount Douglas

BC

Jacob Creeden

OL

Paul Dwyer

ON

Christopher Weber

OL

Royal Imperial

ON

Ethan Pyle

OL

Clarkson

ON

Zach Copeland

P

Parkside

ON

Anton Amundrud

QB

Lloydminster

AB

Xavier Vaillancourt

QB

Cochrane

AB

Samuel Tremblay

QB

Ecole Sainte-Anne

NB

Jawaun Smith

RB

St. Thomas More

ON

Jaden Caston

RB

Henry Wise Wood

AB

Ryker Frank

RB

LeBoldus

SK

Jaxson Zurby

REC

Delhi

ON

Nolan Ulm

REC

Kelowna

BC

Nathan Falconi

REC

St. Andrew

ON

Kolby Hurford

REC

Salisbury

AB

Nickolas Tshivuadi Kalala

REC

Bev Facey

AB

Steven Koniuk

REC

Sisler

MB

The 73 participating athletes were chosen by a 33-person selection committee after an eight-city tryout and identification process led by Clint Uttley, Operations Director and Selection Committee Chair of the CANADAFOOTBALLCHAT.COM PROSPECT GAME. The committee is comprised of a cross-section of Canadian football stakeholders, including former NFL and CFL players and coaches, community and high school coaches, and scouts from across the country. The full list of selection committee members is available on the game’s official website.

About CanadaFootballChat.com
CanadaFootballChat.com (CFC) is a Canadian-operated sports media and events company. Established in 2010, the goal of CFC is to be the best high school football recruiting media and events company focusing on player advocacy. To date, the company has completed more than 164 events across Canada, including 50+ tournament games. Since CFC began ranking players, the number of Canadians offered NCAA football scholarships has increased by 250%. CFC offers an exclusive membership, known as CFC Insider, featuring access to exclusive content including rankings, analysis, and recruiting news. Members include players, parents, fans and coaches across North America.

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN Direct, TSN.ca, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers more championship events than any broadcaster in the country. The network’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup™, Premier League, Canada Soccer, CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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