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2017 East-West Bowl

U SPORTS East-West Bowl: Laval to host football top prospects game in 2017 and 2018, team rosters and new logo unveiled

U SPORTS East-West Bowl: Laval to host football top prospects game in 2017 and 2018, team rosters and new logo unveiled

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – U SPORTS is pleased to announce Laval University will host the annual East-West Bowl in 2017 and 2018.

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE (including ticket info): http://en.usports.ca/eastwestbowl/index  

 

The Rouge et Or, who will host the week-long event featuring U SPORTS football players heading into their Canadian Football League draft year, last welcomed Canada’s top university prospects in 2006 and 2007. The 15th annual event will be played at TELUS-UL Stadium on Saturday, May 13th at 12:30 p.m. ET.

 

The 2017 edition, which kicks off on Monday, May 8th, also includes four days of practices, a combine for participating players, a CFL free-agent camp, as well as the traditional East-West Bowl banquet. A detailed schedule is included below.

 

“We are absolutely thrilled to host the East-West Bowl week again, and our wish is that players, coaches, CFL personnel and fans make the most of it,” said Laval head coach Glen Constantin. “It will be another great opportunity to showcase the top football players from coast to coast in a premium setting - a stadium that has been the venue to four national championship games and numerous outstanding contests, drawing year in, year out the biggest crowds in Canadian university football.”

 

Prior to a two-year run at McGill in 20015 and 2016, the East-West Bowl had been held in London for six straight years (2009-2014), as well as in Hamilton (2008), and Waterloo (2003-2005).

 

For the most part, the East team for the prospects game is comprised of players from the AUS and RSEQ conferences as well as Carleton, Ottawa and Queen’s, while the West contingent is made up of student-athletes from Canada West and the remaining OUA universities.


Last year, the West defeated the East 29-14 for their first win since 2013, extending their lead in the all-time series to 8-6.

 

A new event logo featuring U SPORTS Championship branding, along with the rosters for both teams were also announced on Wednesday. No less than 16 standouts who will take the field on May 13 have been named All-Canadians since the start of their U SPORTS careers.

 

Reigning Hec Chrighton Trophy winner Noah Picton of the Regina Rams, along with Kyle Siemens of the Saskatchewan Huskies will quarterback the West team. Laval’s Hugo Richard, MVP of the 52nd ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup and Nate Hobbs of Queen’s will be under centre for the East side.

 

In his third season with Regina, Picton broke the U SPORTS record for passing yards with 3,186, while Richard threw for two touchdowns and rushed in the game-winning score to lead the Rouge et Or to a 31-26 victory over Calgary, the team’s ninth Vanier Cup title. 

 

2017 U SPORTS EAST-WEST BOWL SCHEDULE:

 

Monday, May 8            

18:00-18:30    Introduction meeting

20:00-21:30    Meetings

 

Tuesday, May 9

9:00-11:30      Combine for participating players (Telus Indoor)

14:00-16:00    Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)

18:45-20:30    Meetings       

 

Wednesday, May 10      

9:30-11:30      Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)

13:00-14:00    Meetings       

15:00-17:00     Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)

19:15-20:45     Meetings

 

Thursday, May 11 

9:30-11:30      Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)

13:00-14:00    Meetings       

15:00-17:00     Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)

17:30               East-West Bowl banquet

19:15-20:45     Meetings

 

Friday, May 12

9:30-11:30      Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)

13:00-14:00    Meetings 

15:00-16:00    Practice East (TELUS-UL Stadium)

16:00-17:00    Practice West (TELUS-UL Stadium)

 

Saturday, May 13

12:30-15:30     East-West Bowl Game (TELUS-UL Stadium)

 

EAST TEAM  

Name

Position

School

 

Nate Hobbs

QB

Queen's

 

Hugo Richard*

QB

Laval

 

Christopher Amoah

RB

Laval

 

Jordon Socholotiuk*

RB

StFX

 

Chris Reid*

RB

Mount Allison

 

Leonardo Mantuila

RB

Saint Mary's

 

Joel Houle

H-Back

McGill

 

Tanner Green

H-Back

Concordia

 

Benoît Gagnon-Brousseau

WR

Laval

 

Michael Nelson

WR

Bishop’s

 

Régis Cibasu

WR

Montreal

 

Dashaun Smellie

SB

Bishop’s

 

Bryce Vieira

SB

Ottawa

 

Tyrone Pierre

SB

Laval

 

Antony Dufour

SB

Laval

 

Matthew Ouellet De Carlo

OT

Bishop’s

 

Keiler Cherry

OT

Acadia

 

Auguste Sylvestre

OT

Montreal

 

KC Bakker

OG

Carleton

 

Nolan McGreer

OG

Carleton

 

Jacob Czaja

OG

StFX

 

Marc-Antione Sévigny

C

Concordia

 

Zacary Alexis

CB

Montreal

 

Jason Shamatutu

CB

Queen’s

 

David Polynice

CB

McGill

 

David Fortier

HB

Sherbrooke

 

Mandella Loggale

HB

Saint Mary's

 

Gabriel Ouellet

HB

Laval

 

Alexandre Renaud

HB

Concordia

 

Brandon Jennings*

FS

Acadia

 

Matthew Nettle

SAM

Acadia

 

Nate Rostek

SAM

Mount Allison

 

Mickael Côté

LB

Concordia

 

Kene Onyeka

LB

Carleton

 

Adam Kuntz

LB

StFX

 

Jackson Bennett

LB

Ottawa

 

Nelkas Kwemo

LB

Queen’s

 

Sébastien Chénier-Dionne

LB

Sherbrooke

 

Ousmane Guindo Jr.

DE

McGill

 

Rémy Deschamp

DE

Sherbrooke

 

Jonathan Boissonneault-Glaou*

DE

Montreal

 

Tresor Buama-Mafuta

DT

Saint Mary's

 

Mathieu Breton

DT

Bishop’s

 

Jeremy Rioux

DT

Carleton

 
 

 

WEST TEAM 

Name

Position

School

Noah Picton*

QB

Regina

Kyle Siemens

QB

Saskatchewan

Atlee Simon

RB

Regina

Tyler Chow*

RB

Saskatchewan

Alex Taylor*

RB

Western

Mitch Kernick

H-Back

Waterloo

Dallas Boath

WR

Calgary

Tyler Ledwos

WR

Calgary

Noah Akharoh

WR

Windsor

Richmond Nketiah

SB

Waterloo

Will Watson

SB

UBC

Mitch O'Connor

SB

McMaster

Dan Petermann

SB

McMaster

Ryan Sceviour*

OT

Calgary

Ryan Breadner

OT

Saskatchewan

Mark Korte

OT

Alberta

Justin Lawrence

OG

Alberta

Dakoda Shepley

OG

UBC

Andrew Pickett

OG

Guelph

Darius Ciraco*

C

Calgary

Sam MacMillan

C

Toronto

Godfrey Onyeka*

CB

Wilfrid Laurier

Robbie Yochim*

CB

McMaster

Rees Paterson

CB

York

Lekan Idowu

HB

Windsor

Isaiah Guzylak-Messam

HB

Wilfrid Laurier

Jayden McKoy

HB

Manitoba

AJ Blackwell

HB

UBC

Nick Parisotto*

FS

Guelph

Houston Rennie

SAM

Manitoba

Paul Kozachuk

SAM

Toronto

Royce Metchie

SAM

Guelph

Boston Rowe

SAM

Calgary

Jean-Gabriel Poulin*

LB

Western

Daniel Nesbitt

LB

Regina

Micah Teitz*

LB

Calgary

Eric Mezzalira

LB

McMaster

Courtney Ellis

DE

Windsor

Matthew Skoko

DE

York

Rashari Henry

DE

Wilfrid Laurier

Matt Kozun

DT

Saskatchewan

Brett Wade

DT

Calgary

Hassan Barry

DT

McMaster

Eric Wicijowski

DT

Regina

Gabriel Ferraro*

K/P

Guelph

 
 
 
 

 

*Former U SPORTS All-Canadian

 

EAST-WEST BOWL LOCATIONS & RESULTS:

2016 (at McGill): West 29, East 14

2015 (at McGill): East 29, West 21

2014 (at Western): East 19, West 12

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

 

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