The Calgary Stampeders continue focusing on rebuilding special teams with the signing of two Canadian kickers yesterday.
The Stamps inked Canadian placekicker Sandro DeAngelis, a Niagara Falls native out of Nebraska, and non-import punter Burke Dales, a Concordia product born in Collingwood, Ont.
The Stampeders would obviously like to find Canadian replacements for import kicker Clinton Greathouse, who won both jobs late last season.
"Both of these players have very strong legs," Tom Higgins, senior v.p. of football operations/head coach, said in a statement.
"They give us the possibility of using non-imports at the kicking position."
DeAngelis, 23, connected on three of five field goal attempts within 39 yards last season.
Dales, 28, has attended pro camps with both the Montreal Alouettes and Pittsburgh Steelers.
He averaged 41.5 yards per punt in 2001 and was a three-time all-star in the Quebec Interuniversity Football Conference.