Hall, Machibroda named to Football East-West Bowl

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William WATSON (18) SB UBC and Tyler CHOW (5) RB Saskatchewan during the East West Bowl game at University of Laval Saturday May 13, 2017. (Photo: Johany Jutras)

With the 2018 Canadian Football League (CFL) draft two days away, all eyes will turn next week to the next generation of top Canadian football prospects.

The Vanier Cup finalist Université Laval will host the 2018 U SPORTS Valero East-West Bowl for the second consecutive year, which features U SPORTS football players heading into their CFL draft year. The 16th annual top prospects game will be played at TELUS-U.L. Stadium on Saturday, May 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Livestreaming details will be confirmed at a later date.

 

Payton Hall and Evan Machibroda will represent the Huskies at the East-West Bowl. Hall, a defensive back from Caronport, Sask., tallied 30.5 tackles, one sack and four interceptions in the 2017 season, while Machibroda, a defensive lineman, made 22 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

 

Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall, who captured his first national championship as a U SPORTS bench boss last November in Hamilton, Ont., will be behind the West team bench. Bishop’s head coach Cherif Nicolas, who led the Gaiters in their first season in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, will coach the East team. Full rosters for both teams are available below.

The 2018 edition of the event, which also includes four days of practices, a combine for participating players, and a CFL free-agent camp, kicks off on Monday, May 7.

The West team is mostly made up of U SPORTS football players from Canada West and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) schools, except Carleton, Ottawa and Queen’s, which play for the East squad. The rest of the East team features players from AUS and Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) schools.

Last year, the West defeated the East 37-13 for their second straight win, extending their lead in the all-time series to 9-6. The game featured 10 of the 20 prospects on the final CFL Scouting Bureau List released last month for the 2018 CFL Draft. 

2018 U SPORTS VALERO EAST-WEST BOWL ROSTERS

Note: Some players will play for both teams to fill out all the positions 

EAST TEAM

First name Last Name School

Pos.

Nathan Heide Acadia

OG

Thomas Grant Acadia

DT

Zack Graveson Bishop’s

REC

Guillaume Caron Carleton

DB

Frederik Robitaille Carleton

DE

Matt Halbgewachs Concordia

OG

Maurice Simba Concordia

OT

Levondre Gordon Laurier

RB

Mathieu Betts Laval

DE

Dominic Lévesque Laval

K/P

Samuel Thomassin Laval

OG

Alexandre Savard Laval

RC

Vincent Desjardins Laval

DT

Kevin McGee Laval

DB

Pierre-Karl Lanctot Laval

OL

Zack Williams Manitoba

OT

Kamba Katchelewa McGill

LB

Gabriel Parent Montréal

RB

François Hamel Montréal

FS

Malikue Richards Mount Allison

REC

Damian Halstead Mount Allison

LB

Jamie Harry Ottawa

CB

Cody Cranston Ottawa

DB

Kalem Beaver Ottawa

REC

Ejaz Causer Queen’s

DB

Chris Osei-kusi Queen’s

REC

Samuel Piché-luneau Sherbrooke

DL

Samuel Polan Sherbrooke

CB

Gabriel Polan Sherbrooke

RB

David Savard Sherbrooke

FB

Vincent Roy Sherbrooke

DL

Antoine Lyte-Myers Saint Mary’s

CB

Josh Henry Saint Mary’s

REC

Kaion Julien-Grant StFX

REC

Gordon Whyte StFX

LB

Jimmie Cunningham StFX

DL

Nick Hallett Toronto

HB

Nick Stadnyk Toronto

REC

Lamar Foyle Toronto

LB

Eddie Nam Toronto

OL

Chris Merchant Western

QB

Brett Hunchak York

QB

 

Head Coach: Cherif Nicolas, Bishop’s

Offensive Coordinator: Gabriel Cousineau, Montreal

Defensive Coordinator: Paul Eddy Saint-Vilien, Carleton

Special Teams Coordinator: Dan McNally, Acadia

 

WEST TEAM

First name Last name School

Pos.

Jonathan Harke Alberta

C

Kemal Kochisarli Alberta

OG

Garrett Meek Alberta

DL

Joshua Taitinger Alberta

LB

Jeshrun Antwi Calgary

RB

Hunter Karl Calgary

REC

Nick Statz Calgary

DB

Theodore Landers Guelph

QB

Job Reinhart Guelph

LB

Eric Starczala Guelph

OL

Kurleigh Gittens Jr. Laurier

REC

Trevaughan James Laurier

DT

Drew Mairleitner Laurier

OG

Robbie Smith Laurier

DE

Shai Ross Manitoba

REC

Derek Dufault Manitoba

DE

Jamel Lyles Manitoba

RB

Jesse Walker Manitoba

REC

Eric Blake McMaster

DB

Jordan Lyons McMaster

RB

Marquis Richards Queen’s

FB

Cord Delinte Regina

DB

Polis Koko Regina

DB

Kyle Moortgat Regina

REC

Ryan Schienbein Regina

REC

Payton Hall Saskatchewan

FS

Evan Machibroda Saskatchewan

DT

Brian Hope Saint Mary’s

K/P

Connor Griffiths UBC

DL

Stavros Katsantonis UBC

DB

Malcom Lee UBC

DB

Michael O’Connor UBC

QB

Trivel Pinto UBC

REC

Lautaro Frecha Waterloo

DB

Jesse Gibbon Waterloo

OL

Grégoire Bouchard Western

OG

Phillipe Dion Western

LB

James Hawley Western

DE

Cedric Joseph Western

RB

Fraser Sopik Western

LB

Drew Desjarlais Windsor

OL

Evan Martin Windsor

DB

Colton Hunchak York

REC

Nikola Kalinic York

REC

 

Head Coach: Greg Marshall, Western

Offensive Coordinator: Ryan Sheahan, Calgary

Defensive Coordinator: Dwayne Cameron, Laurier

Special Teams: Brendan Conway, Waterloo

Offensive Line: Irv Daymond, Laurier

Quarterbacks: Steve Snyder, Western and Kyle Quinlan, McMaster

Receivers: Jabari Arthur, Calgary

Running Backs: Tom Flaxman, McMaster

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