2013 football All-Stars announced, awards on Thursday


November 6, 2013, EDMONTON (ISN) – After completing undefeated conference season, it is no surprise that the University of Calgary Dinos place 11 members on the 2013 Canada West football All-Star team, more than twice that of any other school.

Leading the way is Andrew Buckley, who tied with Manitoba pivot Jordan Yantz at the quarterback position. Kicker Johnny Mark makes his third straight appearance on the all-conference roster, this time as a unanimous selection. Mark, along with Chris Dobko, who makes his second consecutive All-Star roster, both made the CIS All-Canadian team in 2012. Another carryover for the Dinos from last year’s honourees is centre Sean McEwen.

Following the Dinos were Manitoba at Regina, each with five players named to the All-Star team, with UBC placing four on the roster and Saskatchewan three. Alberta did not have any 2013 All-Stars.

Besides Mark, Regina’s Tevaughn Campbell was the only other unanimous selection, at cornerback. Campbell also made the team as the top return specialist in Canada West.

Following are the 2013 Canada West football All-Stars by position, with program of study, year of eligibility and hometown (*unanimous selection, listed alphabetically by position):

CANADA WEST ALL-STARS (*unanimous selection)


                                              University         Year     Hometown         Program

QB (tie) Andrew Buckley          Calgary             3rd      Calgary, AB       Kinesiology

QB (tie) Jordan Yantz              Manitoba           4th       Regina, SK        University 1

RB Anthony Coombs               Manitoba           3rd      Winnipeg, MB     Science

RB Mercer Timmis                  Calgary             2nd      Burlington, ON   Haskayne School of Business

WR Addison Richards              Regina              3rd       Regina, SK       Campion Science

WR Kolten Solomon                Regina              5th       Regina, SK        Campion Arts

IR Nic Demski                        Manitoba           3rd      Winnipeg, MB     Arts

IR Chris Dobko                      Calgary             5th      St. Albert, AB     Arts

C Sean McEwen                     Calgary             3rd     Calgary, AB        Science

T Alex McKay                        Manitoba           3rd      Winnipeg, MB      Arts

T Alec Pennell                       UBC                  2nd    Port Coquitlam, BC  Arts

G Sukh Chungh                    Calgary               3rd    Port Coquitlam, BC Arts

G Jas Dhillon                        UBC                    3rd    Surrey, BC          Arts


DT Donovan Dale                 UBC                 2nd Saskatoon, SK         Kinesiology

DT Evan Gill                        Manitoba           3rd Winnipeg, MB           Arts

DE Tyler Langlais                 Calgary            4th Dryden, Ont.             Arts

DE Joel Seutter                    Saskatchewan   5th Sherwood Park, AB   Arts & Science

LB Doctor Cassama             Calgary            3rd Kristianstad, SWE      Arts

LB Michael Stefanovic          Regina              1st Moose Jaw, SK         Campion Arts

Sam LB Tom Spoletini         Calgary            4th Calgary, AB              Arts

S Mark Ingram                   Saskatchewan   4th Imperial, SK            Agriculture & Bioresources

HB Cyril Iwanegbe             Calgary             2nd Brooks, AB             Arts

HB Braxton Lawrence         Saskatchewan    5th Saskatoon, SK         Business

CB *Tevaughn Campbell    Regina               2nd Toronto, ON            Business Administration

CB Adam Laurensse          Calgary              1st Sherwood Park, AB   Arts

                                                     Special Teams

P Quinn van Gylswyk         UBC                 1st Victoria, BC               Arts

K *Johnny Mark                Calgary            3rd Peterborough, ON      Science

RET Tevaughn Campbell   Regina              2nd Toronto, ON              Business Administration

*unanimous choice

2013 Canada West All-Stars with previous selections

Anthony Coombs     Manitoba       2012 CIS 2nd, 2011 CIS 1st

Nic Demski             Manitoba       2012 CW, 2011 CIS 1st

Chris Dobko           Calgary         2012 CIS 2nd

Braxton Lawrence   Saskatchewan 2012 CW

Johnny Mark           Calgary         2012 CIS 2nd, 2011 CW

Sean McEwen         Calgary         2012 CW

Kolten Solomon      Regina          2012 CW

Winners of the Canada West individual football awards will be announced at 12:00 p.m. MT on Thursday, November 7.

CIS All-Canadians will be announced at Hilton Québec Hotel in Quebec City on Thursday, November 21, two days before the 49th Vanier Cup on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Stake TELUS on the University of Laval campus.

On Saturday, the Calgary Dinos host the Manitoba Bisons in the 77th Hardy Cup game, 2:00 p.m. MST at McMahon Stadium and LIVE on Shaw TV, with the winner hosting the Mitchell Bowl on November 16th.