HFX Wanderers FC’s Cape Breton University tandem Peter Schaale and Cory Bent joined the OneSoccer Hangout on Wednesday from their shared apartment in Halifax.
Hosts Oliver Platt and Adam Jenkins chatted with the former Cape Breton Capers and CPL-U SPORTS Draft picks about the Wanderers’ pre-season, Bent’s 1st overall selection in last year’s draft, and funny stories from their U SPORTS days.
When asked about staying in Canada, Schaale revealed he plans to seek permanent residency in the Fall, with the goal of getting Canadian citizenship. As for playing for Canada’s national team, Schaale said “he would never say no” if it came up.
“It would be great to get nationalized and get citizenship. I would never say no to Canada if the opportunity came around. Canada is my second home.”
“It was the weekend of nationals so you just don’t get time to think about it,” Bent said. “We talked about it throughout the season, but it wasn’t until the day. A lot of our team has been drafted, including Peter, so that’s helped.”
Now roommates, the pair were asked a series of questions about their time at Cape Breton – which included some broken tables, a cheeky goal, and Bent’s fear of water.
To watch Wednesday’s OneSoccer Player & Pundit Hangout in full, click here.