Hamilton’s flag Patriots looking for three-peat


The Hamilton Patriots players are Faith Gallant, Andrea Petrina, Adam Hitchcock, Jacob Barnett, Bryson Cianfrone and Daniel Petermann. Coaches are Matty Hill and Alex Hill.

The Hamilton Patriots players are Faith Gallant, Andrea Petrina, Adam Hitchcock, Jacob Barnett, Bryson Cianfrone and Daniel Petermann. Coaches are Matty Hill and Alex Hill.

For a third straight year, a Hamilton team will represent the province at the national championship for the Under-15 Flag League, set for Ottawa from July 24 -26.

The Patriots from Hamilton’s NFL 5-on-5 are hoping to return to Steeltown with their third Canadian title in as many tries.

The top under-15 flag league teams from around the country will compete at Carleton University and Brewer Park. The tournament will consist of nine NFL Flag League Provincial champions from the 12-14 age group. The nine teams competing in the tournament include Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

The tournament will begin on Friday, July 24 with Quebec vs. PEI and Ontario vs. New Brunswick at 5 p.m. The opening ceremonies will take place Saturday morning.

Sunday will be the medal round with games kicking off at 9 a.m.

In 2008 Team Ontario – Hamilton – coached by Matt Hill, won its second title. Team Alberta, coached by Ron McNeil, took second place and Team Quebec coached by Laurent Dubreuil was third.