Edmonton Wildcats Spring Camp and 2011 Schedule
Another football season is upon us and the Wildcats open up the 2011 season with their spring camp Thursday May 12th through Saturday May 14th at Clarke Park. Practices are from 7:00pm -9:00pm Thursday and Friday while Saturday runs from 9:00am to 11:00am with an afternoon practice from 1:00pm -3:30pm. The turnout for this year’s camp is significant as over 100 players have registered to compete for spots on the Wildcats roster.
The Wildcats are pleased to have in attendance a number of guest coaches from different levels of coaching including this year from the Edmonton Eskimos, DB-Corbin Sharun, OL-Gordon Hinse and LS-Taylor Inglis who are currently on the Eskimos Roster for 2011. These three players are all Wildcat Alumni and had great success with the Edmonton Wildcats and were all huge factors in the winning of the 2006 and 2009 PFC and Intergold Championships before moving up to the professional ranks of the CFL.
The Wildcats are excited to bring in 4 successful coaches from the High School ranks to offer their perspective. Matthew Wojcicki from Holy Trinity, Adam Belanger from Camrose, Brock Dermot from Salisbury and Trevor Pritchard from St Joe’s (GP).
The Cats will also have in attendance several Wildcat Alumni. Ryan Zahara, 5yr Cat, played CIS at Alberta/Manitoba and is now a lawyer in Calgary, Manny Desousa, 5yr Cat, CIS at U of A, NHL player agent with TSC, representing clients such as Carey Price, Ryan Getzlaf, and Milan Lucic amongst them, Jeff Hecht 5yr Cat, 2010 CIS All Canadian at St. Mary’s, Devon Jones 4 yr Cat currently playing at St. Mary’s, Jesse Schryver, 4yr Cat, currently playing at Manitoba, Mike Wojcicki 4yr Cat, currently playing with U of A, Mackenzie Mandrusiak 5yr Cat, currently working with the Edmonton Eskimos, Darryl Henderson 5yr Cat and guest coach last three years, Cale Inglis 2yr Cat, CIS at Alberta/Acadia/Regina and just earned his MBA, Nick Ternovatsky 3yr Cat, played CIS at U of A and is a 2010 All Canadian.
The Wildcats are excited to bring into camp an 8 year NFL veteran, LB Khary Campbell. Khary was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2002 and retired in 2010 as a member of the Houston Texans. He played his college football at Bowling Green, was a second-team All-MAC in 2001 and was the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award in 2005. Campbell has also been a member of the New York Jets, the Washington Redskins and has recorded over 100 tackles and 2 forced fumbles in his NFL career as of 2008.
Dustin Keller # 81 of the New York Jets is tackled by Khary Campbell #50 of the Washington Redskins in a preseason NFL game at Giants Stadium, August 16th 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Head Coach Darcy Park is quoted as saying “…relationships between teammates never diminish” and our guest coaches exemplify that, and that’s what being a Wildcat is all about. I am extremely proud to have all these gentlemen helping out not to mention all the Alumni who will be visiting throughout the Camp…”
The Wildcats have unveiled their schedule for the 2011 season. The complete schedule is listed below.
Date: Home Away Time Location
Sunday Aug 14th Edmonton Wildcats Calgary Colts 1:00pm Clarke Stadium
Sun Aug 21st Regina Thunder Edmonton Wildcats 1:00pm Mosaic Stadium
Sun Aug 28th Calgary Colts Edmonton Wildcats 2:00pm McMahon Stadium
Sun Sept 4th Edmonton Wildcats Winnipeg Rifles 12:00pm Clarke Stadium
Week #5 Winnipeg Rifles Edmonton Wildcats
Sat. Sept 17th Edmonton Wildcats Edmonton Huskies 7:00pm Clarke Stadium
Sun Sept 25th Saskatoon Hilltops Edmonton Wildcats 1:00pm Gordie Howe Bowl
Saturday Oct 1st Edmonton Huskies Edmonton Wildcats 7:00pm Clarke Stadium
Sun Oct 9th Edmonton Wildcats Regina Thunder 1:00pm Clarke Stadium
Oct 15/16 Semi Finals TBA
Oct 22/23 PFC Finals TBA
Oct 29/30 Intergold @ BCFC Winner
Nov 12/2011 Canadian Bowl @ OFC Winner
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