Sunday, 29 April 2007

Sunday, April 29th News

Last night's Rumble in the T-Dot high school all-star game at Centennial College in Scarborough was successful with a number of future CIS players participating including James Clark, the 6'5" forward who had such a tremendous OFSAA "AAAA" tournament for Eastern Commerce Saints in March. Clark recently told observers that he will attend Concordia next season to play for John Dore's Stingers which will significantly help offset the loss to graduation of All-Canadian Patrick Perrotte. Other CIS commits who participated in the game included 6'8" Aaron Chapman (Belleville Nicholson - Carleton), 6'3" Yannick Walcott (Toronto Northern S.S. - Dalhousie verbal - awaiting acceptance) and 6'1" Ryan Barbeau (Belleville Nicholson - Western). Several other players are on CIS teams radar however no firm committments have been announced. West Hill Collegiate's 6'4" guard Kyle Johnson was named MVP of the boys game and long-time Bathurst Heights and current Emery C.I. Head Coach Bob Maydo was honoured for his career achievements which span into the early 1980's.

In other recruiting news, it appears that 6'1" Joe Kelman from Barrie Eastview will be attending Brock next season and suit up for the Badgers. Kelman was a first team Simcoe County all-star while playing for his father Steve Kelman. The York Lions have won the recruiting battle for 6'4" swingman Chad Bewley from Toronto Peoples Christian.

Finally, Chad Lucas, who does a great job covering CIS basketball for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald reports that Acadia Axemen are being investigated for allegedly using a player last season that had not sat out the requisite amount of time after transfering from an NCAA Division III school Eligibility at issue for Acadia hoop team

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