Rosters announced for 14th CIS East-West Bowl

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East West Bowl

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Wednesday the rosters for the 14th annual East-West Bowl, which will take place at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m., live on CIS-SIC.tv.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE (including ticket info): http://english.cis-sic.ca/eastwestbowl

For the second straight year, McGill University will host the week-long event featuring – for the most part – CIS players heading into their Canadian Football League draft year.

In addition to the prospects game, the 2016 edition, which kicks off on Tuesday, May 10, includes three 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.

“I’m looking forward to working with the finest coaches and student-athletes in Canadian university football,” said Blake Nill, the head coach of the reigning Vanier Cup champion UBC Thunderbirds who will be at the helm of the West team, marking his sixth all-time selection as sideline boss at the East-West Bowl. “It’s an important part of showcasing our game and I’m positive this year’s edition of the East-West Bowl will live up to expectations and the high standards set by the event in previous years.”

“It will be a pleasure to once again coach young student-athletes who have the potential to play football at the next level,” said Danny Maciocia, who guided the Montreal Carabins to their second straight Vanier Cup appearance last November and who will lead the East squad for the second consecutive year. “We will give them the tools to showcase their talent in front of CFL coaches and scouts. But on top of that, we want them to enjoy a memorable experience both on and off the field, with players from across the country.” 

For the most part, the East team 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.

No less than 15 standouts who will take the field on May 14 have been named all-Canadians since the start of their CIS career. The list includes receiver Nate Behar of Carleton, defensive linemen Sam Narkaj of Concordia and Adam Melanson of Acadia, and defensive backs Devante Sampson of Mount Allison and Alex Hovington of Laval for the East, as well as receivers Rashaun Simonise of Calgary, Danny Vandervoort of McMaster and Mitch Hillis of Saskatchewan, offensive lineman Braden Schram of Calgary, defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng of Wilfrid Laurier, defensive backs Adam Laurensse of Calgary, Robert Woodson of Calgary, Jesse McNair of Western and Tunde Adeleke of Carleton, and kicker Félix Ménard-Brière of Montreal for the West.

St. Francis Xavier’s Dante Djan and Guelph’s James Roberts will quarterback the East prospects at Molson Stadium, while Manitoba’s Theo Deezar and McMaster’s Asher Hastings will be under centre for the West.

In his first campaign as the Marauders starting pivot last fall, Hastings set a single-season CIS record with 31 touchdown passes, including 11 to Vandervoort, who tied Simonise for the nation’s lead in TD receptions.

The East has won the last two East-West Bowl contests and five of the last six, including a 29-21 decision last May at Molson Stadium. However, the West still leads the all-time series 7-6.

 

NOTES: A few players might be added to the rosters in the coming weeks… The complete coaching staffs will be announced shortly… May 14th marks the 142nd anniversary of the first intercollegiate football game of North American style football, when McGill played at Harvard in 1874… Before moving to Montreal last spring, the East-West Bowl had been held in London (2009-2014), Hamilton (2008), Quebec City (2006-2007) and Waterloo (2003-2005)… Of the 44 CIS players selected in the 2015 CFL Canadian Draft, 32 were past East-West Bowl participants, including all seven CIS standouts taken in the first round… Past East-West Bowl participants also include Hec Crighton Trophy winners Kyle Quinlan (McMaster), Billy Greene (UBC), Brad Sinopoli (Ottawa), Benoit Groulx (Laval), Daryl Stephenson (Windsor), Andy Fantuz (Western), Jesse Lumsden (McMaster) and Tommy Denison (Queen’s), as well as current or former NFL players Stefan Charles (Regina), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (McGill), David Foucault (Montreal), Jon Ryan (Regina), Dan Federkeil (Calgary), Samuel Giguère (Sherbrooke), Cory Greenwood (Concordia), Vaughn Martin (Western) and Henoc Muamba (StFX).

 

2016 EAST-WEST BOWL SCHEDULE:

 

Tuesday, May 10                   

19:00-20:00     First meeting

20:00-22:00     Team meeting

                       

Wednesday, May 11

10:00-13:00     Combine for participating players (Bell Sports Complex – Brossard)

16:00-18:00     Practice 1 (Molson Stadium)

18:00-22:00     CFL Free-Agent Camp (Molson Stadium)

20:00-22:00     Meetings         

                       

Thursday, May 12     

10:00-12:00     Practice 2 (Molson Stadium)

15:30-17:30     Practice 3 (Molson Stadium)

18:00-19:30     Meetings

                       

Friday, May 13          

10:00-12:00     Practice 4 (Molson Stadium)

16:00-18:00     Practice 5 (Molson Stadium)

19:00-22:00     Banquet (Douglas Hall – McGill)

                       

Saturday, May 14

13:00-16:00     East-West Bowl Game (Molson Stadium)

 

EAST-WEST BOWL RESULTS:

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

2016 EAST-WEST BOWL ROSTERS

 

EAST TEAM

 

Pos.     Name                                       University       HT       WT      Hometown

 

Offence

QB       Dante Djan                              StFX                6-4       230      Calgary, Alta.

QB       James Roberts                          Guelph             6-0       185      Cambridge, Ont.

RB       Antony Auclair                        Laval               6-6       254      Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Que.

RB       Jamall Hyman-Hamilton          Bishop’s          6-0       205      Toronto, Ont.  

RB       Jonah Pataki                            Queen’s           6-0       205      Wallaceburg, Ont.       

RB       Sean Thomas-Erlington            Montreal          5-9       210      Montreal, Que.

RB       Oumar Touré                           Sherbrooke      6-4       235      Montreal, Que.

REC     Nate Behar                               Carleton           6-0       200      London, Ont.  

REC     Dakota Brush                           Mount Allison  6-4       230      Brantford, Ont.                       

REC     Ryan Dunaway                        York                6-5       210      Burlington, Ont.          

REC     Keon Hughes                           StFX                6-3       220      Mississauga, Ont.

REC     Félix Lechasseur                      Laval               6-3       190      Quebec City, Que.

REC     Moy Mc Donald                      McGill             5-11     178      Brossard, Que.

REC     Matt McDougall                       Western           6-3       192      Belleville, Ont.            

REC     Blair McKay                            Waterloo          5-10     190      Waterford, Ont.                      

OL       Kwabena Asare                       Carleton           6-8       270      Brampton, Ont.                       

OL       Antoine Demers                       Sherbrooke      6-3       290      Repentigny, Que.        

OL       Marc Glaude                            Montreal          6-2       310      Beaconsfield, Que.

OL       Daniel Hayes                           Queen’s           6-4       335      Waterloo, Ont.            

OL       Andre Goguen                         Mount Allison  6-1       315      Moncton, N.B.            

OL       Marcus MacIsaac                     Saint Mary’s    6-3       275      Elmsdale, N.S.

OL       Jean-Simon Roy                      Laval               6-3       290      Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Que.          

OL       Qadr Spooner                          McGill             6-3       295      Brossard, Que.

                       

Defence

DL       Émile Charron-Ligez                Montreal          6-2       265      Montreal, Que.            

DL       Edward Godin                         Laval               6-2       250      Quebec City, Que.

DL       Junior Luke                             Montreal          6-2       300      Montreal, Que.

DL       Adam Melanson                      Acadia             6-2       290      Kentville, N.S.

DL       Sam Narkaj                              Concordia        6-1       295      Toronto, Ont.              

DL       Kay Okafor                             StFX                6-4       265      Enugu, Nigeria

DL       Zac Sauer                                 Queen’s           6-3       231      Ayr, Ont.                    

LB       Leon Cenerini                          Carleton           5-10     220      La Salle, Man.             

LB       Frédéric Chagnon                    Montreal          6-4       240      Montreal, Que.            

LB       Alex Cromer-Émond               Montreal          5-8       205      Price, Que.

LB       Eric Gracioppo                        McGill             6-2       234      Montreal, Que.

LB       Étienne Morin                          Bishop’s          5-9       200      Saint-Ludger, Que.      

DB       Ty Cranston                             Ottawa             6-3       205      Winnipeg, Man.          

DB       Nathaniel Hamlin                     Carleton           6-1       205      Ottawa, Ont.               

DB       Harland Hastings                     Acadia             5-11     185      Calgary, Alta.  

DB       Alex Hovington                       Laval               6-0       180      Montreal, Que.

DB       Kevin Myrthil                          Saint Mary’s    5-9       185      Montreal, Que.

DB       Andreas Robinson                   Saint Mary’s    6-0       175      Dartmouth, N.S.

DB       Devante Sampson                    Mount Allison  5-8       170      Mississauga, Ont.        

DB       Anthony Tanguay                    Sherbrooke      5-11     180      Saint-Georges, Que.    

DB       Charles-William Tremblay       McGill             5-9       206      Quebec City, Que.      

 

Special Teams

K         Lewis Ward                             Ottawa             5-7       175      Kingston, Ont.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Danny Maciocia (Montreal)

Assistant coaches: TBD

           

WEST TEAM

 

Pos.     Name                                       University       HT       WT      Hometown

 

Offence

QB       Theo Deezar                            Manitoba         6-5       230      Winnipeg, Man.          

QB       Asher Hastings                         McMaster         6-4       218      Regina, Sask.  

RB       Johnny Augustine                    Guelph             5-10     210      Welland, Ont.

RB       Alex Christie                            Manitoba         5-9       195      Thorold, Ont.  

RB       Ed Ilnicki                                 Alberta             5-10     215      Spruce Grove, Alta.

RB       Stefano Napolitano                  Carleton           6-1       255      Stittsville, Ont.

REC     Tylor Henry                             Alberta             5-11     184      Camrose, Alta.

REC     Mitch Hillis                              Saskatchewan  6-0       185      Saskatoon, Sask.

REC     Alex Morrison                         UBC                6-4       220      Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.  

REC     Mitchell Picton                         Regina             6-3       200      Regina, Sask.

REC     Rashaun Simonise                   Calgary            6-5       190      Vancouver, B.C.         

REC     Adam Sinclair                          Western           5-11     197      London, Ont.

REC     Danny Vandervoort                 McMaster         6-2       200      Barrie, Ont.                 

REC     Aundrey Webster                     Alberta             5-10     185      Edmonton, Alta.         

OL       Brett Boersma                          Windsor           6-5       310      Camlachie, Ont.          

OL       Matt Degelman                        Regina             6-3       265      Regina, Sask.  

OL       Jordan Filippelli                       Calgary            6-5       310      Sherwood Park, Alta.

OL       Geoff Gray                              Manitoba         6-6       310      Winnipeg, Man.          

OL       Evan Johnson                          Saskatchewan  6-4       265      Regina, Sask.              

OL       Braden Schram                        Calgary            6-5       290      Manning, Alta.

OL       Cody Speller                            McMaster         6-3       295      Caistor Centre, Ont.    

OL       Danny Sprukulis                      Toronto            6-5       315      Oakville, Ont. 

Defence

DL       Kwaku Boateng                       Laurier             6-2       240      Milton, Ont.

DL       Fabion Foote                            McMaster         6-2       290      North York, Ont.

DL       Evan Foster                              Manitoba         6-1       240      Chilliwack, B.C.         

DL       Mark Mackie                           McMaster         6-2       262      London, Ont.  

DL       Jalen Price                               Laurier             6-5       325      Hamilton, Ont.

DL       Cory Robinson                        Calgary                        6-3       260      Airdrie, Alta.   

LB       Brandon Calver                       Laurier             6-3       220      London, Ont.  

LB       Brittley Mokube                       Toronto            6-0       212      Brampton, Ont.           

LB       Nakas Onyeka                         Laurier             6-1       217      Brampton, Ont.           

LB       Nikita Starchenko                    York                6-4       230      Whitby, Ont.   

LB       Michael Stefanovic                  Regina             5-10     210      Moose Jaw, Sask.       

LB       Marcel Ugoh                            Windsor           6-2       200      Brampton, Ont.                       

LB       Corey Williams                        Toronto            6-2       232      Mississauga, Ont.        

DB       Tunde Adeleke                        Carleton           5-10     190      Ottawa, Ont.

DB       Orion Edwards                         Guelph             5-9       182      Newmarket, Ont.

DB       Matt Gayer                               Windsor           5-9       190      Leamington, Ont.        

DB       Richard Gillespie                     Toronto            5-9       190      Whitby, Ont.

DB       Jordan Hoover                         Waterloo          6-2       190      Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.  

DB       Adam Laurensse                      Calgary            6-1       185      Sherwood Park, Alta.  

DB       Jesse McNair                           Western           5-11     186      London, Ont.  

DB       Kevin Wiens                            UBC                6-1       200      Mission, B.C.  

DB       Robert Woodson                      Calgary            5-11     181      Calgary, Alta.

 

Special Teams

K         Félix Ménard-Brière                 Montreal          5-10     180      Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que.          

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Blake Nill (UBC)

Assistant coaches: TBA

 

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