East West Bowl rosters announced


by Michel Bélanger

April 3, 2014, OTTAWA (ISN) – 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.

Official website (including ticket info):http://english.cis-sic.ca/eastwestbowl/index

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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