Ryder Bergen of Hague

The best graduating six-aside football players from Alberta and Saskatchewan will be on the field on Saturday, June 10  at 7:00 p.m. when Aberdeen, Saskatchewan hosts the 2023 Border Bowl.

More than provincial bragging rights will be on the line as the game is being used to make the final selection of players who will compete for Team Canada in the CanAm Bowl XXV to be held in July.

Aberdeen’s Jordan Trischuk, Trevor Regush, Ty Holmes, and Nathan Rausch

Four players have a special story in achieving their spots on Team Saskatchewan. Jordan Trischuk, Trevor Regush, Ty Holmes and Nathan Rausch are students at Aberdeen School. Since Aberdeen no longer had a football program they signed a co-op agreement to play for the Wakaw Warriors. The quartet was instrumental in helping Wakaw reach the provincial finals in consecutive years, winning gold on 2021 and a silver in 2022.  With their hometown hosting the Border Bowl it is a perfect way to cap off their provincial high school careers.

The Saskatchewan roster features athletes from around the province as well as area players. On offence the team consists of the following players: Ty Holmes, Levi Hare, Michael Burechailo, Trevor Regush, Jordan Trischuk, Logan Middleton, Kade Thomas, Levi Krahn, Luke Gulbis, Connor Flahr, Hayden McMahon and Brandon Miller.

The defence includes: Tanner Wilson, Ryder Chicoine, Daylon LaFreniere, Jack Hrycuik, Carter Burton, Charlie Piling, Soe Ner Da Saw, Ryan Gray, Ryder Bergen, Tai Beischer, Cade Friesen, Leif Anderson and Nathan Rausch.

For Biggar Blazers quarterback Hayden McMahon, Hafford Vikings defensive back Daylon LaFreniere and Wakaw Warriors receiver Ty Holmes, this is their second big game in a few weeks as they were on the Team North roster that won the 2023 Senior Bowl played at the end of May in Saskatoon.

The CanAm Bowl is a six-man all-star game that showcases the USA (Montana,Nebraska, Wyoming, and Texas) against Canada (Saskatchewan and Alberta). The all-star squads are comprised of the best graduating high school players in their respective leagues. This year’s CanAm Bowl will be in Hanna, Alberta on July 8.

The Team Canada coaching staff will make the final roster selections following the Saskatchewan/Alberta Border Bowl Weekend with selected players being notified by Tuesday, June 13. The team will then meet in Hanna on July 4 to prepare.