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CIS football: Rosters announced for 12th annual East West Bowl

CIS football: Rosters announced for 12th annual East West Bowl

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Thursday the rosters for the 12th annual East West Bowl, presented by Under Armour. The all-star showcase is set for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at TD Stadium on the campus of Western University in London, Ont.

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Western will host the game for the sixth straight year. The contest was previously held at McMaster (2008), Laval (2007, 2006) and Wilfrid Laurier (2005, 2004, 2003). Kickoff for the 2014 edition is scheduled for 1 p.m.

In addition to the game itself, the week-long event includes daily practices, the Under Armour Combine for participating players (May 6), the Free Agent Combine for players eligible to attend 2014 CFL training camps and not participating in the East West Bowl (May 7), a coaches clinic featuring presentations by CFL coaches and CIS mentors (May 9-10), the annual Friday night banquet (May 9), as well as the inaugural CIS 7-on-7 Passing Tournament (May 10).  

Two familiar faces - Laval’s Glen Constantin (East) and Calgary’s Blake Nill (West) - will serve as head coaches for the spring classic. The old foes, whose teams faced off in the Vanier Cup final last fall, rank 1-2 in East West Bowl appearances as bench boss with seven and five, respectively. 

“It will be very exciting to once again coach the best prospects from Eastern Canada. Now in its 12th year, the East West Bowl has become a can’t miss event for CFL scouts and it offers our student-athletes a unique opportunity to showcase their talent,” said Constantin, who last November guided his Rouge et Or to a remarkable seventh national title in only 13 seasons at the helm. “I want to thank Western University for taking the lead in organizing this week-long event.” 

“This year’s event will once again showcase the incredible talent in the CIS football ranks,” said Nill, a two-time Vanier Cup-winning head coach with Saint Mary’s who has led his Dinos to the Canada West title each of the past six campaigns, a conference record. “Each and every year we are pleasantly surprised by the quality of players who attend and how the event itself has evolved.”

The East West Bowl showcases – for the most part - CIS players who will be eligible for the following year’s CFL draft.

The East side is comprised of student-athletes representing schools from the AUS and RSEQ conferences, as well as Carleton, Ottawa, Queen’s and Toronto. The West contingent is made up of players from Canada West and the remaining OUA universities.

No less than 13 standouts who will take the field on May 10 – six for the East and seven for the West - were named CIS all-Canadians last fall, including offensive linemen Karl Lavoie of Laval and Calgary teammates Sean McEwen and Sukh Chungh, receivers Nic Demski of Manitoba and Addison Richards of Regina, defensive linemen Jesse St. James of Acadia, Brendon Tennant of Laval and Daryl Waud of Western, defensive backs Kwame Adjei of Mount Allison, Kevin Bradfield of Toronto, Tevaughn Campbell of Regina and Mark Ingram of Saskatchewan, as well as linebacker Ron Omara of St. Francis Xavier.

Quarterbacking the East team at TD Stadium will be the trio of McGill’s Dallon Kuprowski, Sherbrooke’s Jérémi Roch and Carleton’s Jesse Mills, while Guelph’s Jazz Lindsey and Manitoba’s Jordan Yantz will be under centre for the West.

The West prevailed 18-17 a year ago to put an end to a three-game winning streak by the East all-stars. The West leads the all-time series 7-4.

EAST WEST BOWL NOTES: A few players might be added to the rosters in the coming weeks... The coaching staffs will also be announced at a later date... Past East West Bowl participants include Hec Crighton Trophy winners Kyle Quinlan of McMaster, Billy Greene of UBC, Brad Sinopoli of Ottawa, Benoit Groulx of Laval, Daryl Stephenson of Windsor, Andy Fantuz of Western, Jesse Lumsden of McMaster and Tommy Denison of Queen’s... Other notables include 2014 Super Bowl champion Jon Ryan (Regina) of the Seattle Seahawks, fellow NFLers Cory Greenwood (Concordia) and Vaughn Martin (Western), both of the Detroit Lions,  and Stefan Charles (Regina) of the Buffalo Bills, as well as former Calgary Dino Dan Federkeil, who earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in 2007.


2013 (at Western): West 18, East 17
2012 (at Western): East 24, West 16
2011 (at Western): East 34, West 27 (OT)
2010 (at Western): East 12, West 9
2009 (at Western): West 16, East 7
2008 (at McMaster): East 25, West 12
2007 (at Laval): West 22, East 19 (OT)
2006 (at Laval): West 34, East 26 (OT)
2005 (at Laurier): West 34, East 16
2004 (at Laurier): West 21, East 12
2003 (at Laurier): West 10, East 5


Monday, May 5
Arrival day & meetings

Tuesday, May 6
9:00-12:00 (BMO Centre): Under Armour Combine (participating players)
15:30-17:30 (TD Stadium): Practice

Wednesday, May 7
9:30-11:30 (TD Stadium): Practice
15:30-17:30 (TD Stadium): Practice
16:00-20:00 (TD Stadium): CFL Free Agent Combine (non-participating players) *

* BMO Centre if necessary

Thursday, May 8
9:30-11:30 (TD Stadium): Practice
15:30-17:30 (TD Stadium): Practice

Friday, May 9
9:30-11:30 (TD Stadium): Practice
12:00-22:00 (TD Stadium): Coaches Clinic
14:00-15:00 (TD Stadium): West Walk-Through
15:00-16:00 (TD Stadium): East Walk-Through
18:30 (Perth Hall – Western University): Banquet

Saturday, May 10
8:00-11:00 (TD Stadium): CIS 7-on-7 Passing Tournament
8:00-16:30 (TD Stadium): Coaches Clinic (including game)
13:00 (TD Stadium): East West Bowl, presented by Under Armour



Pos. - Name - University - HT - WT - Hometown


QB Dallon Kuprowski  McGill  5-9 168 Kanata, Ont.
QB Jérémi Roch   Sherbrooke 6-2 200 Montreal, Que.
QB Jesse Mills   Carleton 6-4 230 Halifax, N.S.
RB Christophe Normand  Laval  6-1 225 Marieville, Que.
RB Jesse Andrews   Queen’s 6-1 210 Arnprior, Ont.
RB Ashton Dickson  StFX  5-9 193 Ottawa, Ont.
RB Devon Stewart   McGill  5-10 234 St. Hubert, Que.
REC Nyjill Wilson   Bishop’s 6-1 190 Ottawa, Ont.
REC Shayne Stinson   Concordia 5-11 185 Brossard, Que.
REC Jamal Henry   Concordia 5-7 170 St. Constant, Que.
REC Mikhail  Davidson  Montreal 5-9 165 Montreal, Que.
REC Ian Stewart   Ottawa  6-2 186 Burlington, Ont.
REC Sébastien Blanchard  Sherbrooke 6-0 185 Ste. Sabine, Que.
REC Melvin Abankwah  Saint Mary’s 5-9 172 Etobicoke, Ont.
REC Randy Roseway   StFX  6-0 163 Ottawa, Ont.
OL Ethan Charters   Acadia  6-5 265 Oromocto, N.B.
OL Erik Krebs   Bishop’s 6-6 340 Cambridge, Ont.
OL Danny Groulx   Laval  6-6 320 Gatineau, Que.
OL Karl Lavoie   Laval  6-4 280 Quebec City, Que.
OL Nicholas Romanchuk  Queen’s 6-11 310 Richmond, Hill, Ont.
OL Dany Arseneault  McGill  6-6 276 St. Constant, Que.

DL Jesse St. James   Acadia  6-2 252 Pincourt, Que.
DL Theo Thompson  Bishop’s 6-2 240 Châteauguay, Que.
DL Brandon Tennant  Laval  6-2 295 Montreal, Que.
DL Kadeem Lewis   McGill  6-1 310 LaSalle, Que.
DL Jean-Samuel Blanc  Montreal 6-0 245 Montreal, Que.
DL Jacob LeBlanc   Mount Allison 6-3 325 Halifax, N.S.
LB Drew Morris   Acadia  6-2 225 Ottawa, Ont.
LB Mathieu Masseau  Laval  6-0 230 St. Jean sur Richelieu, Que.
LB Byron Archambault  Montreal 6-0 235 Montreal, Que.
LB Jonathan Langa   Saint Mary’s 5-11 210 Etobicoke, Ont.
LB Marvin Golding   Saint Mary’s 6-1 222 LaSalle, Que.
LB Ron Omara   StFX  6-2 241 Aylmer, Que.
LB Dylan Gordon   Toronto  6-2 220 Cambridge, Ont.
DB Sean Stoqua   Acadia  5-11 180 Ottawa, Ont.
DB Anthony Coady   Montreal 5-10 190 Montreal, Que.
DB Donovan Saunders  Mount Allison 6-0 180 Brampton, Ont.
DB Kwame  Adjei   Mount Allison 6-1 195 Brampton, Ont.
DB Dustin Wilson   Ottawa  6-1 195 Ottawa, Ont. 
DB Yann Dika-Balotoken  Queen’s 5-8 155 Toronto, Ont.
DB Samuel Bibeault  Sherbrooke 5-10 180 Laval, Que.
DB Kevin Bradfield   Toronto  6-1 185 Toronto, Ont.
DB Jaiden McBride   Toronto  6-0 180 Whitby, Ont.

Special Teams

K/P Ryan Begin   Acadia  5-10 205 Orleans, Ont.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Glen Constantin, Laval
Assistant coaches: TBA


Pos. - Name - University - HT - WT - Hometown


QB Jazz Lindsey   Guelph  6-1 185 Markham, Ont.
QB Jordan Yantz   Manitoba 6-1 213 Regina, Sask.
RB Nathan O’Halloran  Windsor 6-1 226 Amherstburg, Ont.
RB Dillon Campbell  Laurier  5-8 195 Whitby, Ont.
RB Brandon Deschamps  UBC  6-0 210 Prince George, B.C.
RB Garret Sanvido   Western 6-1 200 Vancouver, B.C.
RB Kienan LaFrance  Manitoba 5-10 205 Winnipeg, Man.
REC Gilbert Stewart    Windsor 6-0 200 Brampton, Ont. 
REC Jake Harty   Calgary  6-2 215 Calgary, Alta.
REC Alexander Charette  Guelph  6-1 190 St. Catharines, Ont.
REC Nic Demski   Manitoba 6-0 215 Winnipeg, Man.
REC Max Cameron   McMaster 6-1 185 St. Catharines, Ont.
REC Addison Richards  Regina  6-5 202 Regina, Sask.
REC Damone Williams  York  6-0 170 Mississauga, Ont.
OL David Beard   Alberta  6-5 250 Sherwood Park, Alta.
OL Sean McEwen   Calgary  6-3 293 Calgary, Alta.
OL Sukh Chungh   Calgary  6-4 300 Port Coquitlam, B.C.
OL Sean Smith   McMaster 6-7 305 St. Andrews West, Ont.
OL Aaron Picton   Regina  6-4 285 Regina, Sask.
OL Mathew Leung   Saskatchewan 6-4 315 Saskatoon, Sask.
OL Robert Smith   Manitoba 6-6 370 Campbell River, B.C.
OL Jordyn Moore   York  6-4 295 Whitby, Ont.


DL Cam Walker   Guelph  6-4 235 London, Ont.
DL Ese Mrabure-Ajufo  Laurier  6-4 256 Mississauga, Ont.
DL Steve Mawa   UBC  6-4 265 Port Coquitlam, B.C.
DL Rory Connop   Western 6-5 282 Edmonton, Alta.
DL Ricky Osei-Kusi  Western 6-1 228 Brampton, Ont.
DL Daryl Waud   Western 6-5 270 Hamilton, Ont.
DL Tai Pham   Windsor 6-3 270 London, Ont.
LB Nick Shortill   McMaster 6-2 215 Nobleton, Ont.
LB Geoff Hughes   Saskatchewan 6-1 195 Regina, Sask.
LB Riley Jones   UBC  6-1 217 Delta, B.C.
LB Greg Zaitz   Waterloo 6-0 225 Ancaster, Ont.
LB Hussein Hazime  York  5-11 230 Toronto, Ont.
LB Connor Ralph   Alberta  5-11 220 Raymond, Alta.
DB Mitchell Koch   Alberta  5-11 178 Calgary, Alta.
DB Tevaughn Campbell  Regina  6-0 182 Toronto, Ont.
DB Mark Ingram   Saskatchewan 5-9 190 Imperial, Sask.
DB Kalvin Johnson   Western 5-9 174 Brampton, Ont.
DB Brendan Morgan  Queen’s 6-1 190 Pickering, Ont.
DB Chris Ackie   Laurier  6-2 210 Cambridge, Ont.
DB Christian Mahler  Waterloo 5-10 180 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Special Teams

K/P Keegan Treloar   Concordia 6-2 200 Brandon, Man.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Blake Nill, Calgary
Assistant coaches: TBA

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