Roster changes announced for East West Bowl


May 10, 2013, London, Ont. (CIS) – Roster changes were announced Friday for the 11th East West Bowl, presented by Under Armour, which is set for Saturday at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of Western University in London, Ont.

The annual CIS football prospects game kicks off at 1 p.m. EST, live on Rogers TV, Cable 13 in London and on the web at

On the East side, defensive back Randy Williams from the University of Ottawa was replaced by McGill’s Mattey Ossom due to an injury suffered before his scheduled departure for London. Kyle McLean from Mount Allison was also added to the Eastern lineup and will play receiver while also handling kicking duties.

The West squad also lost a player to an injury, Saskatchewan receiver Kit Hillis, who was replaced by Matt Uren from the host Western Mustangs. Like Williams, Hillis didn’t make the trip to London.

In addition to Uren, no less than five players were added to complete the 46-man West roster, including Waterloo offensive lineman Matt Kielo, McMaster linebacker Aram Eisho, Windsor defensive lineman Thai Pham, as well as Western teammates Andrew Pedda and Brandon Murphy, both defensive linemen.

Players take the field today at TD Waterhouse Stadium for the fourth and final day of practices before tomorrow’s all-star contest. The annual East West Bowl banquet is set for tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Western’s Perth Hall.

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

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

Official website (including ticket info):  


Monday, May 6

Arrival day & meetings

Tuesday, May 7

9:00-12:00 (BMO Centre): Under Armour Combine (participating players)

15:30-17:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice

Wednesday, May 8

9:30-11:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice

15:30-17:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice

16:00-20:00 (TDW Stadium): CFL Free Agent Combine (non-participating players)

Thursday, May 9

9:30-11:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice

15:30-17:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice

Friday, May 10

9:30-11:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice

12:00-22:00 (TDW Stadium): Coaches Clinic

14:00-15:00 (TDW Stadium): East Walk-Through

15:00-16:00 (TDW Stadium): West Walk-Through

18:30 (Perth Hall – Western University): Banquet

Saturday, May 11

8:00-16:30 (TDW Stadium): Coaches Clinic (including game)

13:00 (TDW Stadium): East West Bowl


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