N.B. players Hicks, Downe, Thomas and McNally invited to junior national grid team tryout
April 18, 2009
Mount Allison University defensive back Elliott Hicks, Mount A defensive
lineman Ryan Downe, Acadia defensive lineman Jacob Thomas and Acadia
linebacker Ed McNally have all been invited to tryouts for the
Canadian junior national football team that will be competing in the
inaugural International Federation of American Football Junior World
Championship taking place in Canton, Ohio from June 27 to July 5, 2009.
The tryouts are scheduled for Concordia University in Montreal on May
30-31, 2009. Team Canada's head coach is Glen Constantine who is also the
head coach of the 2008 CIS Vanier Cup champion Laval Rouge et Or. Acadia
University head coach Jeff Cummins is also on the coaching staff.
Hicks and Downe are former Fredericton High Black Kats. Thomas
played for the Leo Hayes High Lions.