4 Elite Performance Lacrosse Athletes Selected for All Canada Games

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Four Elite Performance Academy athletes recently competed at the All Canada Lacrosse Games.  The Games, which were held in Oshawa from June 30-July3, are a showcase recruiting event featuring top Canadian youth lacrosse players from across Canada. The All Canada Lacrosse games consists of 8 regional teams in 3 separate age divisions competing in a 3 day round robin and championship format to crown the 2014 ‘All Canadian’ Champion.  Each year, the Games are attended by a number of NCAA and CUFLA schools looking to add elite Canadian lacrosse talent to their programs.

Huge Congrats to Elite Performance Academy athletes Michael Mather, Will Monkhouse, Tom Williamson, and Hayden Fox, who were all selected to compete for Team Ontario Capital at this year’s Games.

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EPA Basketball Star to Play for Canadian Championship

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Elite Performance Academy Basketball Athlete Harry Range has been named to the U17 Team Ontario squad that will competing at the Canadian National Championships later this summer.

Harry, who plays for Kiski Prep School in Pennsylvania, was selected after a province-wide tryout process that started back in March.  The final selections were made on July 2, after which the team went into training camp until July 6.

Harry will then return to Ottawa to rejoin the Elite D2D Hoops Summer Prep training program, before heading to Edmonton July 24-31 for the Canadian National Championships.

Congrats Harry!

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EPA Basketball star named MVP of ABS All-Star Game

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Elite Performance Academy Basketball Athlete Zach Green was recently named the MVP of the ABS All-Star Game, played June 21st at Sheridan College in Oakville.  Zach, who played this season for the Brampton Warriors, scored a season-high 30 points to lead all scorers.  He is now back at EPA as part of the Elite D2D Hoops Summer Prep program, getting ready to lead the Holy Trinity Tornadoes again this fall.

The ABS is an Ontario Youth Basketball League, and is Canada’s largest competitive boys’ and girls’ basketball league. They support Basketball Ontario in taking basketball in the Province to the next level.

Congrats Zach!

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OVFL Week 5 – Elite Report – Bantam

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Myers Riders Bantam

The Myers Riders Bantams bounced back from their first loss of the season by thrashing the Oshawa Hawkeyes 62-12.  Playing in the game was a total of nine Elite Performance Academy athletes and alumni.

  • James Keenan #1
  • Terrell Brown #37
  • Colin Henley-Vachon #44
  • Michael Slattery #54
  • Steven Schwartz #55
  • Jackson Hyland #61
  • Matthew Tarasco #73
  • Michael Lightbody #75
  • Luke Price #50

 

The defence held the Hawkeyes to just 12 points, led by Colin Henley-Vachon’s 7 total tackles and 9 defensive points.  Terrell Brown had 8 defensive points, including a Batted Ball, Michael Slattery had 7 points on 5 tackles, Steven Schwartz added 6 points including 1 QB Sack, and Luke Price chipped in 4 points on 3 tackles.

LName FName # Pos TA ST SA SS BK BB F FY L TD INT YDS TP
Henley-Vachon Colin 44 DB 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Brown Terrell 37 WR 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Slattery Micheal 54 LB 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Schwartz Steven 55 DL 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Price Luke 50 DL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Quarterback James Keenan had a quiet but efficient game, with only 2 pass attempts.  However, he completed both for 77 yards and 1 TD.  He also added 5 yards rushing.

LName FName # Pos A C TY RY INT L FD TD AVG QB Rating
Keenan James 1 QB 2 2 77 5 0 42 1 1 38.5 588.4

 

LName FName # Pos C TY L FD TD CVT AVG
Keenan James 1 QB 1 5 5 0 0 0 5 

 

The Myers Riders Bantams visit the Toronto Thunder on June 28.

OVFL Week 5 – Elite Report – Junior Varsity

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Myers Riders Juniors

The Myers Riders Juniors dominated the Oshawa Hawkeyes with a 59-0 shut out in Oshawa.  Playing in the game were a total of twelve Elite Performance Academy athletes and alumni.

  • Jacob Spinella #1
  • Brady Tabri #6
  • AJ Oickle #20
  • Brian Franklin #21
  • Daniel Porter #40
  • Alejandro Politis #48
  • Ben Spencer #57
  • Angelo Vushaj #59
  • Josh Gilchrist #65
  • Joey Cavanaugh #64
  • Nick Beer #66
  • Ian Macaulay #96

The defense held the Hawkeyes to only 100 yards of total offense, led by Daniel Porter’s interception and Ian Macaulay’s 2 QB sacks. Alejandro Politis and Brady Tabri each chipped in with a tackle.

LName FName # Pos TA ST SA SS BK BB F FY L TD INT YDS TP
Porter Daniel 40 LB 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 18 9
Macaulay Ian 96 DL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Politis Alejandro 48 LB 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Tabri Brady 6 DB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

 

Quarterback Jacon Spinella was solid, completing 6 of 9 for 100 yards and 1 TD.

LName FName # Pos A C TY RY INT L FD TD AVG QB Rating
Spinella Jacob 1 QB 9 6 100 0 0 38 4 1 16.7 196.7

Running backs Brian Franklin continued his impressive season, rushing for 113 yards and 3 scores.  AJ Oickle added another 51 yards rusing on only 4 carries.

LName FName # Pos C TY L FD TD CVT AVG
Franklin Brian 21 RB 7 113 31 6 3 0 16.1
Oickle AJ 20 RB 4 51 15 1 0 0 12.8

Franklin also added 38 receiving yards.

LName FName # Pos REC TY L FD TD CVT AVG
Franklin Brian 21 RB 1 38 38 1 0 0 38

The Myers Riders Juniors host the Toronto Thunder on June 28.

Cumberland Panthers Juniors

The Cumberland Panthers Juniors defeated the Toronto Thunder 56-49 in a wild shoot-out at Millenium Field.  Elite Performance Academy athlete Quarterback Pascale Roy Lapensee was solid with 148 yards and 1 TD on 12 of 18 passing, but did have 3 INTs.

LName FName # Pos A C TY RY INT L FD TD AVG QB Rating
Roy Lapensee Pascal 5 QB 18 12 148 0 3 45 7 1 12.3 120.7

 

The Cumberland Panthers Juniors travel to play the Pickering Dolphins on June 28.

Photo by Rob Gilchrist.

Team Canada JMNT wins Silver at FIBA Americas

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Huge congrats to #TeamEPA athlete Corey Johnson and the rest of Canada Junior Men’s National Team – Silver at FIBA Americas and qualification for 2015 World Championship!

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U18 FIBA AMERICAS ENDS WITH A SILVER MEDAL FOR JMNT

A historic run to the FIBA Americas U18 Championship game ended in disappointment as Canada Junior Men’s National Team settled for a silver medal in the wake of a 113-79 loss to Team USA.

The tournament’s top-scorers, Dillon Brooks and Montaque Gill-Caesar met expectations by filling the basket, scoring 27 and 22 points, respectively. Captain Chris Egi added to the high-scoring duo with a big night of his own, totalling an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double.

Canada started slow off the tip-off, allowing their rivals from the United States to build an early 18-6 lead. Rather than lose hope, Canada fought back to finish the first quarter on a 9-3 run, then threatened to take the lead early in the second quarter.

The moment was not lost on Team Canada – no matter the result, this game would represent the highest finish ever by a Canadian team in this tournament. The excitement was palatable on the floor as Canada sought to dethrone an American opponent that had defeated teams to the tune of 98, 54, 54 and 34 points leading up to the final game.

At times, the excitement may have manifested itself adversely with head coach Roy Rana’s young squad; while combining to score 67 of their team’s points, the trio of Brooks, Gill-Caesar and Egi also combined for 19 turnovers. The frequent turnovers derailed the second-quarter comeback attempt, allowing Team USA to score 30 points off of the miscues.

To their credit, Team USA provided a balanced attack on offence, with five players finishing in double-digit figures and eight players scoring eight or more points. The Americans were led by a 20-point, ten-rebound night by Justice Winslow.

Team Canada will now look ahead to the FIBA U19 World Championships in 2015.

http://www.basketball.ca/u18-fiba-americas-ends-with-a-silver-medal-for-jmnt-p156537

OVFL Week 5 – Elite Report – Varsity

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Myers Riders Varsity

Myers Riders Varsity continued their strong season with a 45-8 victory over the Oshawa Hawkeyes.  Fifteen Elite Performance Academy athletes and alumni were part of the big win:

  • Matt Duffy #3
  • Patrick Pankow #21
  • Keenan Tanti #23
  • Daniel Barker #30
  • Joey McKiernan #35
  • Evan Yourth #36
  • Will Johnson #42
  • Liam MacDonald #44
  • John Allarie #58
  • Jason Lachance #63
  • Andrew Pye #66
  • Conor Redmond #67
  • Jesse Skucas #76
  • Wade Gordon #80
  • Taylor Matthews #32

The defense and Special Teams maintained their dominant play, led by Patrick Pankow’s 8 defensive points, including one interception.  Wade Gordon added 5 defensive tackles, Taylor Matthews and John Allarie chipped in 4 and 3 points respectively.  On Special Teams, Liam MacDonald was in on 3 tackles, and Will Johnson 1.

LName FName # Pos TA ST SA SS BK BB F FY L TD INT YDS TP
Pankow Patrick 21 DB 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
Gordon Wade 80 DB 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
MacDonald Liam 44 QB 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Matthews Taylor 32 DB 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Allarie John 58 DL 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Johnson Will 42 FB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

 

Quarterback Matthew Duffy was outstanding again this week, throwing for a total of 243 yards and 4 TDs.

LName FName # Pos A C TY RY INT L FD TD AVG QB Rating
Duffy Mathew 3 QB 21 15 243 0 1 30 10 4 16.2 222

 

In the rushing department, Keenan Tanti led the way with 73 yards and 1 TD, and Joey McKiernan chipped in 7 yards.

LName FName # Pos C TY L FD TD CVT AVG
Tanti Keenan 23 RB 6 73 44 3 1 0 12.2

 

In the passing game, Keenan Tanti, Jesse Skucas and Joey McKiernan each had one catch.

LName FName # Pos REC TY L FD TD CVT AVG
Tanti Keenan 23 RB 1 17 17 0 0 0 17
Skucas Jesse 76 WR 1 9 9 0 0 0 9
McKIERNAN Joey 35 RB 1 1 1 0 0 0 1

 

The Myers Riders Varsity host the Toronto Thunder on June 28.

Cumberland Panthers Varsity

The Cumberland Panthers Varsity dropped a tough one, losing 8-7 to Toronto Thunder.

Elite Performance Academy alumni Quarterback Justin Poitras and the offense struggled against the Toronto defense.  Poitras tossed for 74 yards and 1 TD.

LName FName # Pos A C TY RY INT L FD TD AVG QB Rating
Poitras Justin 17 QB 23 9 74 0 2 30 6 1 8.2 63.1

 

Cumberland’s next game is June 28 versus Pickering Dolphins.

Photo by Rob Gilchrist.

Team Canada U18 open play at 2014 FIBA Americas tournament

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Watch #TeamEPA basketball star Corey Johnson and his Team Canada Junior Men’s National Team teammates as they compete at the 2014 FIBA Americas tournament. FIBA Americas has announced they will be streaming all games, free of cost. Team Canada’s first game is June 20 at 3:00 Eastern Time.

 

Press Release

FAU18 – FIBA Americas will broadcast the FIBA Americas U18 Championships
 
After the success of the broadcasts of the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championships, FIBA Americas has decided to broadcast the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship free of cost and live through fibaamericas.com and youtube.com/fibaamericas.
The transmission will feature Spanish narration and in some matches English narration. FIBA Americas will also offer the game summaries, game photos, videos and recorded interviews.

The FIBA Americas U18 Championship will be played from June 20 to the 24 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has the participation of the National Teams of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and the United States.

You can see the itinerary of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship here.

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OVFL Week 4 – Elite Report – Bantam

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Myers Riders Bantam

The Myers Riders Bantams suffered their first loss of the season after losing 28-19 to the Metro Toronto Wildcats Bantams. Playing in the game was a total of nine Elite Performance Academy athletes and alumni.

  • James Keenan #1
  • Terrell Brown #37
  • Colin Henley-Vachon #44
  • Michael Slattery #54
  • Steven Schwartz #55
  • Jackson Hyland #61
  • Matthew Tarasco #73
  • Michael Lightbody #75
  • Luke Price #50

 

The defence conceded its first points against this season after recording shutouts the first two games. However, EPA athletes Terrell Brown, Steven Schwartz, Colin Henley-Vachon, and Luke Price still gave their best efforts. Brown led the way with 7 points, 3 assisted tackles and 1 fumble. Schwartz followed closely with 5 points, 3 assisted tackles and 1 fumble. Henley-Vachon and Price chipped in with 3 and 2 assisted tackles each, respectively.

LName FName # Pos TA ST SA SS BK BB F FY L TD INT YDS TP
Brown Terrell 37 WR 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Schwartz Steven 55 DL 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Henley-Vachon Colin 44 DB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Price Luke 50 DL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

 

Quarterback James Keenan faced his toughest game of the season but still completed 5 passes, one of which was a touchdown and threw for a total of 88 yards.

LName FName # Pos A C TY RY INT L FD TD AVG QB Rating
Keenan James 1 QB 7 5 88 43 1 15 4 1 17.6 195.6

 

James Keenan also received 1 pass and ran for a total of 7 yards.

LName FName # Pos REC TY L FD TD CVT AVG
Keenan James 1 QB 1 7 7 0 0 0 7

 

Finally, Colin Henley-Vachon returned 1 kickoff and ran for a total of 5 yards.

LName FName # Pos # Returns TY L TD AVG
Henley-Vachon Colin 44 DB 1 5 5 0 5

The Myers Riders Bantams play the Oshawa Hawkeyes Bantams next, away from home, on June 22.

Photo by Rob Gilchrist.

OVFL Week 4 – Elite Report – Junior Varsity

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Myers Riders Juniors

The Myers Riders Juniors thrashed the Metro Toronto Wildcats Juniors by a score of 51-14 as they entertained the home crowd at the Nepean Sportsplex. Playing in the game were a total of twelve Elite Performance Academy athletes and alumni.

  • Jacob Spinella #1
  • Brady Tabri #6
  • AJ Oickle #20
  • Brian Franklin #21
  • Daniel Porter #40
  • Alejandro Politis #48
  • Ben Spencer #57
  • Angelo Vushaj #59
  • Josh Gilchrist #65
  • Joey Cavanaugh #64
  • Nick Beer #66
  • Ian Macaulay #96

The defense played another strong game, as they kept the opposition to only 14 points. Daniel Porter led the way with 8 points and 6 assisted tackles. Ian Macaulay was right behind with 5 assisted tackles for a total of 7 points. Brain Franklin and Jacob Spinella chipped in with 1 solo tackle each.

LName FName # Pos TA ST SA SS BK BB F FY L TD INT YDS TP
Porter Daniel 40 LB 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Macaulay Ian 96 DL 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Franklin Brian 21 RB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Spinella Jacob 1 QB 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

 

Quarterback Jacon Spinella had his best game of the season so far after completing 7 of his 11 passes, 4 of which were touchdowns and throwing for a total of 158 yards.

LName FName # Pos A C TY RY INT L FD TD AVG QB Rating
Spinella Jacob 1 QB 11 7 158 9 0 38 8 4 22.6 304.3

 

Running backs Brian Franklin and AJ Oickle rushed for 65 and 55 yards each, respectively.

LName FName # Pos C TY L FD TD CVT AVG
Franklin Brian 21 RB 9 65 13 3 0 0 7.2
Oickle AJ 20 RB 4 55 20 4 0 0 13.8

 

In the receiving department, Brian Franklin received 2 passes, 1 of which was a touchdown, and ran for a total of 38 yards.

LName FName # Pos REC TY L FD TD CVT AVG
Franklin Brian 21 RB 2 38 21 2 1 0 19

 

Finally, in the punt return department, Brian Franklin returned 2 punts and ran for a total of 47 yards.

LName FName # Pos # Returns TY L TD AVG
Franklin Brian 21 RB 2 47 30 0 23.5

 

The Myers Riders Juniors play the Oshawa Hawkeyes Juniors next on June 21 away from home.

Cumberland Panthers Juniors

The Cumberland Panthers Juniors played another strong game as they defeated the Oshawa Hawkeyes Juniors by a score of 49-6.  Elite Performance Academy athlete Quarterback Pascale Roy Lapensee had his best game of the season so far after completing 12 passes, 4 of which were touchdowns and throwing for a total of 270 yards.

LName FName # Pos A C TY RY INT L FD TD AVG QB Rating
Roy Lapensee Pascal 5 QB 20 12 270 23 1 62 9 4 22.5 229.4

 

The Cumberland Panthers Juniors play the Toronto Thunder Juniors next, at home, on June 21.

Photo by Rob Gilchrist.