Ti­cats to in­struct at camp for line­men

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

The mid­dle of the Hamil­ton Tiger-Cats’ of­fen­sive line will be right up front dur­ing the 2017 Play Ac­tion Up-Front Line­man Camp.

The camp is in its 11th year but is part­nered for the first time this year with the Ti­cats through the team’s Play Ac­tion part­ner­ship pro­gram with lo­cal mi­nor foot­ball or­ga­ni­za­tions. It will be held at Tim Hor­tons Field Satur­day, May 20, from noon un­til 5 p.m.

Ja­son Ri­ley, who spent 11 years on CFL of­fen­sive lines — 10 of those with the Ti­cats, in­clud­ing the 1986 Grey Cup sea­son — hosts the camp and among the in­struc­tors are cur­rent cen­tre Mike Filer and guards Ryan Bomben and Lan­don Rice.

Also help­ing in­struct are Tiger-cats de­fen­sive line coach Den­nis McPhee, for­mer of­fen­sive line coach and cur­rent ra­dio an­a­lyst John Sala­van­tis, Hall of Famer Miles Gor­rell, and other for­mer play­ers such as John Mali­nosky, Branko Vin­cic, Dave Richard­son, Bob Macdon­ald, Dar­rell Harle, Brian Hutch­ings and Ralph Scholz.

The camp, for play­ers aged 13-18, fo­cuses on of­fen­sive line­men but wel­comes any player that age who wants im­proved block­ing skills.

The cost is $40 per player and on­line reg­is­tra­tion is at uni­verse.com/up­front. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Spencer Sharkey at ssharkey@ti­cats.ca.

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