Playing in the Chatham-Kent Cougars minor program since grade 4, this past season was Cartier’s first with the Cougars travel program, representing the Peewee Cougars. Cartier will play for the Grade 6 age group team at the tournament, which takes place in December and January.
“I am really looking forward to the challenge of competing against the best players in North America in the FBU National Championship Tournament,” stated Cartier.
“I welcome the opportunity to play on a team with other Ontario Football Conference standouts that I competed against throughout the summer,” continued Cartier, who also thanks the Cougars organization and coaches.
Cartier, who was the EnviroClean Car & Dog Wash Chatham-Kent Cougar of the Week for the week ending May 26, also received praise for his play this season, and the accomplishment of making the Ontario Selects roster, from Cougars president Selwyn Jordan.
“Jon Cartier is an excellent football player and he has a very strong work ethic,” said Jordan. “Jon enjoys competition and should flourish in that kind of environment.”
Cartier is one of three Chatham-Kent Cougars, along with Brandon Tatsu and Nate Kreiger to make the Ontario Selects in their respective age groups.