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Hamilton is that kind of community--and the Tiger-Cats that kind of organization, always ready to help," said Thunder owner Italo Ferrari in explaining the partnership.

It�s no surprise that the defending champions, Brampton Hitmen, are doing well in the Western Conference at this early stage of the season, but they are not standing pat in pursuit of a championship repeat and have made some interesting signings recently���and there�s important news out of Hamilton where Thunder owner Italo Ferrari is beaming after the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL have agreed to assist in moving tickets for CPSL Games at Brian Timmis Stadium���. there�s news also, out of Metro Lions, and Toronto Croatia this week.......

Try the CPSL new Poll on the right side of our home page�which CPSL team has been playing the longest? Our fans say these questions are fun, but we need to ask them more frequently, and will.

There were 805 respondents to our last question� Which Canadian now playing in Europe played in the CPSL?

Marco Reda received 119 votes or 14.8 per cent; Chris Pozniak 164 votes or 20.4 per cent; Atiba Hutchinson 214 votes or 26.6 per cent and Paul Stalteri 308 votes or 38.3 per cent.

In their quest to repeat, Brampton Hitmen recently beefed up their front line by acquiring veteran free agent Paul Daccobert from the Metro Lions, free agent all-star Willy Giummarra from the Toronto Croatia, Martin Peraza on loan from the Toronto Supra and midfielder Alex Morrison��

Daccorbert, a native of Haiti, has an impressive resume, most notably as a member of Haiti�s National Team. Giummarra, the CPSL�s 2002 league MVP, has three goals this season and is expected to be a focal point of Brampton�s offense. Peraza known as a prolific goal scorer will join the starting line-up, while Morrison, known as tough attacker, just returned from playing soccer overseas in England

The Hamilton Thunder has struck lighting in Steeltown. They recently formed a partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, in which the Tiger-Cats will make available 2004 Thunder game tickets by phone at 905-547-CATS (2287), at Ticats retail stores in Jackson Square and Center Mall, during Ticat games at the Stadium box office on Balsam Avenue two hours prior to game time and at these following locations: Sports Obession in Lime Ridge Mall, Hamilton, Pen Center in St.Catharines and in Burlington at 3485 Fairview at Walker�s line.

Italo Ferrari, owner of Hamilton Thunder, had high praise for the community and the Tiger-Cats: "Hamilton is that kind of community--and the Tiger-Cats that kind of organization, always ready to help," said Ferrari in explaining the partnership.

Metro Lions have made huge strides since last season�s dismal finish, and to improve their chances of maintaining a high position in the Eastern Conference, they have acquired forward Wessely Gilbert on loan from the Brampton Hitmen��

The Toronto Croatia have released defender Tom Granich, now a unrestricted free agent and have formed an affiliation with amateur teams CSC Mississauga Soccer Club of the Peel Halton Soccer League as well as CNSC Livino and HNK Zagreb of the Ontario Soccer League.

The correct answer to our previous question asking which player now in Europe has played in the CPSL, is the talented midfielder Atiba Hutchinson who was a member of the York Region Shooters organization in 2002 and eventually signed for the Toronto Lynx, playing four games for the A-League club before signing for Osters of the Swedish Premier League in December of 2002. He is now with Helsingborg of that league, having signed in January of this year.

Hutchinson is now a member of Canada�s World Cup squad following his debut against the United States on January 18, 2003.He played for Canada in the World Cup Qualifier, the 4-0 win over Belize on June 16 and appears well on his way to a promising career following earlier appearances also in Canada�s under 23 Olympic Team and Canada's under 20 Youth squad.


In addition to Toronto Croatia, which other club has won the CPSL championship twice?
St. Catharines Roma Wolves
Ottawa Wizards
Toronto Olympians
North York Astros

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