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Hart Announces Roster for U-16 Caribbean Cup

Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 18:14:17 +0000 #1
Men’s U-17 Team

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hart Announces Roster for Caribbean Cup

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Men’s U-17 Team Head Coach and interim National Team boss, Stephen Hart, has announced his 18-man roster for the upcoming U-16 Caribbean Football Union’s Youth Cup in Trinidad and Tobago. The young Canadians are the defending champions of the 2005 event, having rolled over Guatemala by a score of 4-0 in last year’s final.

This year’s 28-team tournament will take place from August 14-27 with 23 teams from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) along with invited teams El Salvador, Panama, Guatemala and Mexico joining Canada to round out the field. Hart and his charges will begin preparations with a four day training camp in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on August 8 before traveling to Trinidad and Tobago on August 12.

The Canadians have been drawn into Group A along with Bermuda, El Salvador and Guyana and will play their first round matches at Dwight York Stadium in Tobago. The first place team in each of the seven groups along with the best second place finisher will advance to the quarterfinals.

In capturing last year’s championship, Canada defeated Dominica (9:0), Grenada (6:0) and St. Lucia (9:0) in the group stage before toping Netherlands Antilles (6:0) in the quarterfinals, Jamaica (4:2) in the semi-finals and Guatemala (4:0) in the final.

'We felt that this Tournament would be the ideal opportunity to give new players experience in CONCACAF and the opportunity to be evaluated,” said Hart. “As a consequence 11 new players will be involved.'

There will be additional incentive for the CFU teams in this year’s event as it will double as the Caribbean Preliminary Qualification to the CONCACAF U-17 Final Round Qualifier taking place in April 2007 in Jamaica and Honduras. The top finishing Caribbean team (excluding Jamaica) will join Canada, Mexico, USA, two teams from Central America and the group hosts in the 2007 CONCACAF U-17 Final Round. Five teams will advance from the final round to represent CONCACAF at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007 taking place from August 18-September 8. The young Canadians will be looking to qualify for their first U-17 World Cup since the 1995 championship in Ecuador.

Following the tournament, Hart will join the men’s national team to prepare for the September 4th (Labour Day) international friendly against Jamaica at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard in Montreal, QC at 4:00 pm ET. Tickets are priced $15.00 and $25.00 plus applicable taxes and are available through

Match Schedule

August 15 – Canada versus Bermuda – Dwight York Stadium (Tobago) @ 5:00pm

August 17 – Canada versus El Salvador – Dwight York Stadium (Tobago) @ 1:00pm

August 19 – Canada versus Guyana – Dwight York Stadium (Tobago) @ 7:00pm

August 22 – Quarterfinals

August 24 – Semifinals

August 26 – Finals and Third Place Game

Caribbean Cup Roster

# Pos. Player Club DOB Hometown Prov.

1 GK BLAKLEY, Jason NTC - Prairies 10-Feb-90 Regina SK

2 D STRAITH, Adam NTC - British Columbia 11-Sep-90 Victoria BC

3 D TANNOUS, Daniel NTC - Ontario 13-Apr-90 Thornhill ON

4 MF DAVIES, Phillipe Dijon FCO (France) 12-Dec-90 St-Hubert QC

5 D SMITH, Greg NTC - British Columbia 07-Mar-90 N. Vancouver BC

6 D MARTINEZ, Chris NTC - Prairies 2-Apr-90 Edmonton AB

7 M CARRIÉ, Cédric NTC - Quebec 16-Aug-90 Brossard QC

8 MF GUNENC, Devin NTC - British Columbia 11-Feb-90 N. Vancouver BC

9 F EDWINI-BONSU, Randy NTC - Prairies 20-Apr-90 Edmonton AB

10 F SEMENETS, Alex NTC - Ontario 10-Mar-90 Mississauga ON

11 F MAHLI, Dalvir NTC - British Columbia 2-Jan-90 Surrey BC

12 MF SYLLA, Mohamed NTC - Quebec 14-Apr-90 Pierrefonds QC

13 D PARENTEAU-MICHON, Colin NTC - Quebec 15-Jul-90 Montreal QC

14 MF CHAN-YU-TIN, Kevin NTC - Quebec 11-Jul-90 Lasalle QC

15 F JOHNSTONE, Marcus NTC - Prairies 27-Mar-90 Edmonton AB

16 F ASIAMAH-WHITEMAN, Jarek NTC - Ontario 28-Jun-90 Brampton ON

17 D LEAL, Erick NTC - Ontario 23-Aug-06 Whitby ON

22 GK LATENDRESSE LÉVESQUE, Julien NTC - Quebec 27-Feb-91 Chambly QC


MONTAGLIANI, Victor - Head of Delegation

HART, Stephen - Head Coach

FLEMING, Sean - Assistant Coach

LAARABI, Djamel - Equipment Manager/Goalkeeper Coach

HEPENSTALL, Janet - Athletic Therapist

MICHELUCCI, Daniel - Team Manager

Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 18:22:29 +0000 #2
Men’s U-17 Team

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Canada Downs Bermuda 10-0 at Caribbean Cup

Ottawa, Ontario - Canada’s Men’s Under-17 Team coached by Stephen Hart blanked Bermuda 10-0 at Dwight Yorke Stadium on Tuesday at the U-16 Caribbean Football Union’s Youth Cup in Trinidad and Tobago. Marcus Johnstone of Edmonton, Alberta scored four times, ultimately earning him the player of the game honours.

The rout began early as Randy Edwini-Bonsu accepted a cross from Dalvir Malhi from the left side in the third minute of play. Edwini-Bonsu then beat his defender at the top of the 18 yard box and cut inside to fire a left-footed shot from just behind the penalty marker into the left corner of the net.

Three minutes later, Philippe Davies added to the Canadian scoreline when he chesting a corner into the net.

Johnstone scored his first of four in the 16th minute on a low cross to the box by Alex Semenets at the base line. Semenets had made a run at the side of the 18 yard line beating his defender for the pass.

Semenets again coordinated the next goal in the 21st minute as he sent a through ball to Johnstone who then broke in alone on the right side of the opponents’ keeper. The keeper stopped the initial shot, but Mohamed Sylla ran down the rebound to bury it into an open net. Sylla would score again in the 31st minute.

At the half, Jarek Whiteman substituted into the match for Edwini-Bonsu and scored the other two goals for the young Canadians in the 64th and 90th minutes. His second was on a great through ball by Kevin Chan Yu-Tin to Colin Paranteau-Michon down left hand side. Paranteau-Michon did well to cross the ball across the net finding Whiteman just above the right hand corner of the 6 yard box. Whiteman then dove for the header into the opposite corner of the net.

JD Blakely guarded the Canadian goal for the entire 90 minutes and earned the shutout.

Canada will play El Salvador on Thursday before ending the round against Guyana on Saturday.

Match Schedule

August 17 – Canada versus El Salvador – Dwight York Stadium (Tobago) @ 1:00pm

August 19 – Canada versus Guyana – Dwight York Stadium (Tobago) @ 7:00pm

August 22 – Quarterfinals

August 24 – Semifinals

August 26 – Finals and Third Place Game

August 15, 2006 - Caribbean Cup

Dwight Yorke Stadium – Trinidad and Tobago

Canada 10 (6)

Bermuda 0 (0)

Goals: Canada - Bonsu (3), Davies (6), Johnstone (16, 28, 74, 79), Sylla (21, 31), Whiteman (64, 90)

Cautions: Canada – Tannous (84); Bermuda - Tyrell (39), Griffith (45+)

CANADA: 1-JD Blakely; 2-Adam Straith; 3-Daniel Tannous; 4-Philippe Davies; 5-Greg Smith; 9-Randy Edwini-Bonsu (16-Jarek Whiteman, 45); 10-Alex Semenets (7-Cedric Carrie, 32); 11-Dalvir Malhi; 12-Mohamed Sylla (14-Kevin Chan Yu-Tin, 63); 13-Colin Parantau-Michon; 15-Marcus Johnstone

Head coach: Stephen Hart

Subs not used: 18-Julien Latendress Levesque; 6-Chris Martinez; 8-Devin Gunenc; 17-Erick Leal

BERMUDA: 1-Mikkail Crockwell; 2-Chioke Hewey; 3-Kenji Griffith (14-Skyah Furbert, 68); 13-Torcio Caines-Dill; 5-Dante Leverock; 6-Giniko Butterfield; 7-Tumani Steede (20-Jahde Eve, 59); 8-Ryan Tyrell; 9-Sergio Woolridge; 10-Nahki Wells; 12-Jah-Quille Stowe

Subs not used: 4-Tristan Daniels; 11-Damali Bell; 15-Niko Smith; 16-Teniko Eve; 17-Zahkie Iris; 18-Trundae Darrel; 21-Wendelle Lightbourne
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 18:38:32 +0000 #3
Men’s U-17 Team

Friday, August 18, 2006

Canada Defeats El Salvador 2-1 At Caribbean Cup

Ottawa, Ontario - Canada’s Men’s Under-17 Team defeated their El Salvador counterparts 2-1 on Thursday, August 17 while competing at the Caribbean Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.

Canada played well throughout game and at many times dominated; however they got into some trouble with the referee.

Only after three minutes of play, Canada was down following a corner kick which they failed to clear. Favricio Torres picked up the ball from a scramble to put it past the Canadian keeper Jason Blakely.

Dalvir Malhi missed a great opportunity to equalize seven minutes later, just missing to connect on a through ball by Alex Semenets which made its way across the net.

Canada evened the score in the 17th minute on a Corner kick as Adam Straith does well to beat everyone in the air to head it in the back of the net.

It only five minutes more for Canada to score the go ahead and eventual winner when Philippe Davies scored on a header off a Semenets free kick just outside the right corner of the 18.

At the 69th minute, Davies was sent off leaving Canada down to ten men and El Salvador controlled the game from that point forward, however Canada kept their composure and closed out the match.

“In many instances we lacked composure, but to be fair to the players this was a very trying game,” said Head Coach when asked about the match. “Overall I am proud of how they conducted themselves.”

Match Schedule

August 19 – Canada versus Presidents XI (T&T) – Dwight York Stadium (Tobago) @ 7:00pm

August 22 – Quarterfinals

August 24 – Semifinals

August 26 – Finals and Third Place Game

August 15, 2006 - Caribbean Cup

Dwight Yorke Stadium – Trinidad and Tobago

Canada 2 (2)

El Salvador (1)

Goals: Canada - Straith (17), Davies (22); El Salvador – Torres (3)

Cautions: Canada - Davies (25), Johnstone (36), Sylla (44), Smith (77), Semenets (90); El Salvador – Rivas (42)

Ejections: Canada - Davies (69)

CANADA: 1-Jason Blakely; 2-Adam Straith; 3-Daniel Tannous; 4-Philippe Davies; 5-Greg Smith; 12-Mohamed Sylla (8-Devin Gunenc, 60); 13-Colin Paranteau-Michon; 15-Marcus Johnstone; 9-Randy Edwini-Bonsu; 10-Alex Semenets; 11-Dalvir Malhi (16-Jarek Whiteman, 73)

Head coach: Stephen Hart

Subs not used: 7-Cedric Carrie; 14-Kevin Chan-Yu-Tin; 6-Chris Martinez; 17-Erick Leal; 20-Julien Latendresse-Levesque
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 19:31:42 +0000 #4
Men’s U-17 Team

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Juniors Defeat Presidents XI Team 7:0 At Caribbean Cup

Canada’s Men’s U-17 team defeated the Presidents XI (T&T “B” team) 7:0 at the 2006 Youth Caribbean Cup on Saturday.

The rout began in the 13th minute when Jarek Whiteman accepted a long ball on left and ran into the 18 yard box. He then drew two defenders over before feeding it across for Dalvir Malhi who puts it in the back of the net.

Ten minutes later, Kevin Chan Yu-Tin accepts pass at right corner of the 18. He did well to dribble around a defender before sending it across the box for Devin Gunenc in the six. Gunenc made no mistake, putting Canada up two goals to nil for his first of two. His second would come in the 52nd minute.

Cedric Carrie capitalized in the 25th minute after a defender failed to clear the ball in the 18; he then broke in alone and put it past the opponent’s keeper.

Whiteman would add to the tally with goals in the 50th and 55th minutes.

Canada’s last of the day would come in the 60th minute after Whiteman fought off his defender then ran across the baseline toward goal. He managed to draw the attention away from Randy Edwini-Bonsu who waited patiently at the top of the six and scored one timer.

August 19, 2006 - Caribbean Cup

Dwight Yorke Stadium – Trinidad and Tobago

Canada 7 (3)

Presidents XI 0 (0)

Goals: Canada – Malhi (13), Gunenc (23, 52), Carrie (25), Whiteman (50, 55), Edwini-Bonsu (60)

CANADA: 1-Julien Latendresse-Levesque; 2-Adam Straith; 6-Chris Martinez; 7- Cedric Carrie; 8-Devin Gunenc; 9-Randy Edwini-Bonsu; 13-Colin Paranteau-Michon; 14-Kevin Chan-Yu-Tin (15-Marcus Johnstone, 80); 11-Dalvir Malhi; 16-Jarek Whiteman; 17-Erick Leal

Head coach: Stephen Hart

Subs not used: 3-Daniel Tannous; 12-Mohamed Sylla; 1-Jason Blakely (GK)
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 20:05:00 +0000 #5
Men’s U-17 Team

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Canada falls 3-0 to Jamaica at the Caribbean Cup

Canada's Under-17 Team was defeated 3-0 by Jamaica at the 2006 Youth Caribbean Cup on Monday in the second round robin of the tournament.

The tournament which was originally set as a single round robin followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final has now added a second round robin with two groups of four with Canada in group B with Jamaica, Mexico and Panama.

Jamaica’s rout began in the 26th minute with a defensive breakdown allowing Dever Orgilla chance to break through four defenders before entering the box and ultimately beat the Canadian keeper Jason Blakely on the short side.

Four minutes later, Canada’s Randy Edwini-Bonsu turned his defender at the left corner of the 18 and moved inside to strike the ball but was unlucky as it grazed the side netting.

Although the Canadians played better in the second half and pressed for the equalizer, keeping Jamaica on their heels. They were unable to gain any distance prior to the final whistle.

In the 73rd minute, Jamaica’s John-Ross Doyley took a harmless shot from well outside the box which fools Blakely and trickles between his legs after bouncing off his chest.

The last unanswered goal by Jamaica followed a build up from the left side. A Jamaican midfielder then broke down the side and crossed the ball low across the net. A Canadian player was able to get a foot on the ball but was unable clear. Jamaica’s Kennial Hyde managed to get in front of him and knock it into the net.

“No excuses for tonight’s performance,” said head coach Stephen Hart. “We gifted them with two very preventable goals and paid a heavy price as it forced us to chase the game.”

Canada will now play Mexico on Wednesday.

August 21, 2006 – 2006 Youth Caribbean Cup

Dwight Yorke Stadium

Jamaica 3 (1)

Canada 0 (0)

Goals: Jamaica- Orgill (26), Doyley (78); Hyde (89)

CANADA: 1-Jason Blakely; 2-Adam Straith; 3-Daniel Tannous; 4-Philippe Davies; 5-Greg Smith; 6-Chris Martinez (14-Kevin Chan-Yu-Tin, 75); 9-Randy Edwini-Bonsu (16-Jarek Whiteman, 80); 10-Alex Semenets; 12-Mohamed Sylla (11-Dalvir Malhi, 83); 15-Marcus Johnstone; 17-Erick Leal

Head coach: Stephen Hart

Subs not used: 7-Cedric Carrie; 13-Colin Parenreau-Michon; 8-Devin Gunenc; 20-Julien Latendresse-Levesque

Tournament changes:

Group A

Trinidad and Tobago




Group B





Winners of each group will now play in the final on Sunday August 27th, while the two second place teams will play in the consolation played on the same day. Please note that Canada, in the event that we advance will not play on August 27th as this was the day scheduled for departure. The tournament organizers have pushed the finals from the 26th to the 27th, but may change it back to the 26th for the Canadian game should they advance.

Group A is made up of the four teams that advanced to the second round, as the top two will advance to next years CONCACAF qualifiers for the U17 World Championship. Jamaica (although part of the Caribbean) will be hosting one leg of the event, so they will be entered into the qualifiers.


Canada vs Jamaica – August 21 @ 5pm

Canada vs Mexico – August 23 @ 5pm

Canada vs Panama – August 25 @ 3pm

Final - August 27



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