Apr 13, 2015

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Monday the rosters for the 13th annual East West Bowl. The 2015 CIS football prospects game is set for Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at McGill University’s Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal.

McGill will host the event for the first time, taking over from Western University, which hosted the last six editions in London, Ont. The all-star showcase has also been held at McMaster (2008), Laval (2007, 2006) and Wilfrid Laurier (2005, 2004, 2003).

In addition to the game itself, the week-long event includes daily practices, a combine for participating players (May 6), the CFL Free Agency Camp for players eligible to attend 2015 CFL training camps and not participating in the East West Bowl (May 6), a coaches clinic featuring presentations by CFL and CIS mentors (May 9), as well as the annual banquet (May 7).

“I am extremely pleased that we can host this prestigious event in Montreal for the first time,” said Ronald Hilaire, who recently took over as head coach of the McGill Redmen. “To be able to welcome future CFL prospects from across the CIS in the e-camp and draft is a tremendous honour. Western and all past hosts have done a great job of growing this event and we intend on maintaining that high level of quality for this year’s East West Bowl.”

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 12 standouts who will take the field on May 9 – four for the East and eight for the West – have been named all-Canadians since the start of their CIS career, including quarterback Will Finch of Western, running back Mercer Timmis of Calgary, receivers Llevi Noel of Toronto, Brett Blaszko of Calgary and George Johnson of Western, offensive linemen Charles Vaillancourt of Laval, Philippe Gagnon of Laval and Sean Jamieson of Western, linebacker Curtis Newton of Guelph, as well as defensive backs Paolo Edwards of StFX, Elie Bouka of Calgary and Cyril Iwanegbe, also of Calgary.

Finch (2013), Timmis (2013) and Acadia receiver Brian Jones (2014) are all past Hec Crighton Trophy nominees.

Finch and James Fracas of Laurier will lead the West offence at Molson Stadium, while Mount Allison’s Brandon Leyh and Saskatchewan’s Drew Burko, who will exceptionally suit up against some of his Huskies teammates, will be under centre for the East.

Danny Maciocia, who last fall led his Montreal Carabins to the first Vanier Cup title in program history, has been appointed head coach of the East team, while Brian Dobie, bench boss of the reigning Canada West champion Manitoba Bisons, will be at the helm of the West troops, a position he previously held in 2008.

The East prevailed 19-12 a year ago in London to claim its fourth win in the past five years. The West, however, still leads the all-time series 7-5.

NOTES: A few players might be added to the rosters in the coming weeks… The complete coaching staffs will be announced shortly.


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


Tuesday, May 5
19:00-20:00 (McGill Athletics Complex): First Meeting
20:00-22:00 (McGill Athletics Complex): Team Meetings

Wednesday, May 6
10:00-13:00 (Bell Sports Complexe – Brossard): Combine (participating players)
16:00-18:00 (Molson Stadium): Practice 1
18:00-20:00 (Molson Stadium): CFL Free Agency Camp (non-participating players)
20:00-22:00 (McGill Athletics Complex): Team Meetings

Thursday, May 7
10:00-12:00 (Molson Stadium): Practice 2
16:00-18:00 (Molson Stadium): Practice 3
18:45-20:30 (Douglas Hall – McGill): Banquet
20:30-22:00 (McGill Athletics Complex): Team Meetings

Friday, May 8
10:00-12:00 (Molson Stadium): Practice 4
16:00-18:00 (Molson Stadium): Practice 5

Saturday, May 9
9:00-18:30 (Molson Stadium): Coaches Clinic
9:00-13:00 (Molson Stadium): Walk-Through
19:00 (Molson Stadium): East West Bowl



Pos. Name University HT WT Hometown


QB Drew Burko Saskatchewan 6-4 220 Saskatoon, Sask.
QB Brandon Leyh Mount Allison 6-2 220 New Westminster, B.C.
RB Vincent Davignon Bishop’s 5-9 185 Granby, Que.
RB Lukas Gavac Toronto 6-1 223 Mississauga, Ont.
RB Luis Guimont-Mota McGill 5-9 190 Quebec City, Que.
RB Nicholas Narbonne Bourque Montreal 5-9 235 Saint-Jérôme, Que.
RB Thomas Troop Acadia 6-0 215 Alliston, Ont.
REC Louis Brouillette McGill 6-0 175 Sherbrooke, Que.
REC Doug Corby Queen’s 6-2 195 Burlington, Ont.
REC Félix Faubert-Lussier Laval 6-0 221 Montreal, Que.
REC Nicholas Gaudreault McGill 5-11 179 Lachine, Que.
REC Brian Jones Acadia 6-4 230 Enfield, Ont.
REC Llevi Noel Toronto 6-2 200 Toronto, Ont.
REC Matt Rose Mount Allison 6-3 210 Sackville, N.B.
REC Donald Tabor StFX 6-1 230 Dartmouth, N.S.
OL Jean-Philippe Bérard Sherbrooke 6-4 310 Cowansville, Que.
OL James Comeau StFX 6-2 300 St. Albert, Alta.
OL Pierre-Olivier Daloze McGill 6-2 276 Laval, Que.
OL Philippe Gagnon Laval 6-8 295 L’Ancienne-Lorette, Que.
OL Roman Grozman Concordia 6-4 310 Tel Aviv, Israel
OL Jason Lauzon-Séguin Laval 6-4 300 Pointe-Claire, Que.
OL Bobby Thomson Carleton 6-4 275 Montreal, Que.
OL Charles Vaillancourt Laval 6-4 325 Coaticook, Que.


DL Stefan Carty Carleton 6-1 249 Toronto, Ont.
DL Lucas Cristovao Saint Mary’s 6-2 230 Markham, Ont.
DL Maxime Dugas Sherbrooke 6-3 225 Maria, Que.
DL Aaron Jervis Toronto 6-4 256 Oakville, Ont.
DL Jordan Redding Mount Allison 6-4 235 Halifax, N.S.
DL Rashid Timbilla Ottawa 6-3 252 Nepean, Ont.
LB Tanner Care Ottawa 6-1 215 Burlington, Ont.
LB Makenzie Fox Saint Mary’s 5-11 206 Bedford, N.S.
LB Alexandre Gagné Sherbrooke 6-1 215 Saint-Hubert, Que.
LB Shayne Gauthier Laval 5-10 215 Dolbeau-Mistassini, Que.
LB Arto Khatchikian Concordia 6-1 220 Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que.
LB Michaël Langlois Laval 6-0 210 Amos, Que.
LB Marc-Antoine Laurin Ottawa 6-1 215 Cantley, Que.
DB Gaël Bernard-Perron Sherbrooke 5-10 185 Magog, Que.
DB Michael Bohan Mount Allison 6-1 200 Sackville, N.S.
DB Mikael Charland Concordia 6-4 210 Gatineau, Que.
DB John Connors Toronto 6-1 190 Barrie, Ont.
DB Alexandre Doucet Montreal 5-11 195 Montreal, Que.
DB Paolo Edwards StFX 5-9 180 Hamilton, Ont.
DB Ryan Hector Bishop’s 6-0 180 Brampton, Ont.
DB Rashawn Perry Concordia 6-0 180 LaSalle, Que.
DB Maïko Zepeda Montreal 5-8 200 LaSalle, Que.

Special Teams

K Félix Faubert-Lussier Laval 6-0 221 Montreal, Que.
K Dillon Wamsley Queen’s 5-11 190 London, Ont.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Danny Maciocia (Montreal)
Assistant coaches: TBA


Pos. Name University HT WT Hometown


QB Will Finch Western 6-3 215 Burlington, Ont.
QB James Fracas Laurier 6-0 195 Waterloo, Ont.
RB Declan Cross McMaster 5-11 215 Oakville, Ont.
RB Wayne Moore McMaster 6-0 222 Etobicoke, Ont.
RB Mercer Timmis Calgary 6-1 220 Burlington, Ont.
REC Brett Blaszko Calgary 6-4 215 Burlington, Ont.
REC George Johnson Western 6-3 188 London, Ont.
REC Greg Nyhof Laurier 6-4 225 Georgetown, Ont.
REC Brydon Ozmun Saskatchewan 6-0 200 Nipawin, Sask.
REC Dustin Pedersen Manitoba 5-11 215 Nanaimo, B.C.
REC Jimmy Ralph Alberta 5-10 188 Raymond, Alta.
REC Riley Wilson Regina 6-3 205 Regina, Sask.
OL Randy Beardy Windsor 6-7 280 Sarnia, Ont.
OL Jamal Campbell York 6-7 295 Toronto, Ont.
OL Drew Digout Saskatchewan 6-4 265 Saskatoon, Sask.
OL Chris Fanning Acadia 6-2 305 Ottawa, Ont.
OL Kyle Fraser-Audit Guelph 6-5 283 Port Colborne, Ont.
OL Zach Intzandt McMaster 6-5 290 London, Ont.
OL Sean Jamieson Western 6-7 316 Winnipeg, Man.
OL Taz Martin Waterloo 6-5 315 Elmira, Ont.
OL Alex McKay Manitoba 6-5 285 Winnipeg, Man.


DL Rupert Butcher Western 6-5 296 London, Ont.
DL Donnie Egerter Guelph 6-3 285 Niagara Falls, Ont.
DL Paul Kaija Waterloo 6-2 225 Sarnia, Ont.
DL David Onyemata Manitoba 6-4 300 Lagos, Nigeria
DL Boyd Richardson UBC 6-3 235 Regina, Sask.
DL Ethan Sadowski UBC 6-5 257 Delta, B.C.
LB Brandon Corelli Waterloo 6-0 220 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
LB Joey Dwyer Regina 6-2 200 Regina, Sask.
LB DJ Lalama Manitoba 6-1 220 Winnipeg, Man.
LB Curtis Newton Guelph 6-2 220 London, Ont.
LB Anthony Petrucci Laurier 6-0 195 Sarnia, Ont.
LB Frank Renaud Windsor 6-1 215 Windsor, Ont.
LB Michael Runowski York 6-2 225 Burlington, Ont.
DB Elie Bouka Calgary 6-1 205 Laval, Que.
DB Austin Crumb Windsor 5-11 195 Harrow, Ont.
DB Tristan Doughlin Guelph 6-0 185 Toronto, Ont.
DB Dylan Kemp Saskatchewan 5-11 195 Rosetown, Sask.
DB Cyril Iwanegbe Calgary 5-9 190 Brooks, Alta.
DB Michael Schmidt Calgary 5-11 190 Calgary, Alta.
DB Josh Small York 5-9 175 Pickering, Ont.
DB Hunter Turnbull Calgary 5-11 180 Calgary, Alta.

Special Teams

K Stephen Fabian Alberta 6-2 165 Tilley, Alta.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Brian Dobie (Manitoba)
Assistant coaches: TBA