Local teens help Ontario to silver at Football Canada’s Eastern Regional Challenge

Jordan Skanes and Max Van Hoek helped Team Ontario to a silver finish at Football Canada's Eastern Regional Challenge, held in NB. Submitted photo.

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Following an extensive evaluation process with Team Ontario, two local players, defensive lineman Max Van Hoek and defensive halfback Jordan Skanes were selected to represent Ontario at Football Canada’s Eastern Regional Challenge in Sackville, New Brunswick.


Van Hoek attends NDSS and will be playing football for the NDSS Hawks in the fall. Skanes attends Bayside Secondary School and they both played for the U16 Quinte Skyhawks out of Belleville this past season.


The U16 Team Ontario consists of the 40 best junior football players from across the province that were selected to compete against the best of other eastern Canadian provinces.

Van Hoek and Skanes hit the gridiron with Team Ontario July 19 and won 32-9 against Team Nova Scotia to earn the right to play in the gold medal game against the winner of the game between Team Quebec and Team New Brunswick. Team Ontario played Team Quebec in the gold medal final, which was held on July 24. Team Ontario put up a good fight but lost 47-13 and earned the silver medal. 

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