With the 2019 Canadian Football League (CFL) draft completed Thursday night, the page turns next week to the next generation of top Canadian football prospects.

Sam Baker, Nick Dheilly, Colton Klassen, Mattland Riley and Nicholas Summach are five of 88 players announced on Friday that will suit up for the 2019 U SPORTS East-West Bowl, which serves as the first step to identifying future CFL talent.

For the next year, players from both squads will vie for coveted spots on the CFL Scouting Bureau Top 20 Prospects List – published in August, December and April – before showcasing their skills at regional and national combines in advance of the draft next spring.

This year’s game, slated for Saturday, May 11 at Carleton’s MNP Park, marks the first time the annual event will be held in the nation’s capital. The 17th annual top prospects game showcases the next generation of CFL stars heading into their draft years, and includes four days of practices, a combine for participating players, and a CFL free-agent camp. The week-long festivities kick off on Monday, May 6.

Baker, a receiver from Esterhazy, Sask. was off to a hot start to the year in 2018 before injury derailed his season. The fourth year pulled down six catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns in just over one game of action.

New to the Huskies, Dheilly, a product of Regina, was a 2017 Canada West All-Star for the University of Regina Rams before playing in the British Columbia Football Conference with the Okanagan Sun last season.

Klassen was all over the field for the Huskies last year, racking up 1,012 receiving yards and ten touchdowns in ten games. The product of Saskatoon was named a Canada West All-Star last season.

Riley and Summach were both integral parts of an offensive line that led the conference in rushing yards last season. Riley was named both a Canada West All-Star and U SPORTS Second Team All-Canadian en route to helping the Huskies to a Hardy Cup title.

Tickets for the game are on sale with kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT. The game will be livestreamed on USPORTS.LIVE free of charge, with veteran broadcaster Mark Lee and former Guelph Gryphons quarterback Justin Dunk on the call.

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 narrowly edged the East 15-14 for their third straight win, extending their lead in the all-time series to 10-6. The game featured all 15 U SPORTS prospects to appear on at least one Scouting Bureau list this season, headlined by recently named U SPORTS Male Athlete of the Year and No.1-ranked Mathieu Betts from Laval, who was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent.


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


First Name Last Name School Position
Rory Kelly Acadia DB
Jadin White-Frayne Acadia DB
Émile Chênevert Laval DB
Marc-Antoine Dequoy Montreal DB
Alex Douglas Ottawa DB
Justin Julien Saint Mary’s DB
Jordan Angove Saint Mary’s DB
Jamal Johnson Toronto DB
Vince Viau Carleton DL
Samuel Rossi Montreal DL
Marshall Esokpunwu Mount Allison DL
Tramayne Stephen Ottawa DL
Reshaan Davis Ottawa DL
Cameron Lawson Queen’s DL
Mickael Badra Sherbrooke DL
Pierre-Antoine D’Astous Sherbrooke K
Kieran Burnham StFX K
Bailey Feltmate Acadia LB
Joshua Walsh Carleton LB
Samuel Brodrique Concordia LB
Adam Auclair Laval LB
Daniel Basambombo Laval LB
Brian Harelimana Montreal LB
Dylan Cormier Mount Allison LB
Jesse Lawson Carleton OL
Samuel Lefebvre Laval OL
Kétel Assé Laval OL
Myles Rose-Standish Manitoba OL
Nicholas Oppong Mount Allison OL
Joshua Mosley Queen’s OL
Jonathan Zamora StFX OL
Hunter Guenard Acadia QB
Clay Sequeira Toronto QB
Dale Wright Acadia RB
Nathan Carter Carleton RB
William Tremblay-Harnois Sherbrooke RB
Liam O’Brien Saint Mary’s RB
Cordell Hastings Acadia WR
Nathan Walker Bishop’s WR
Marc-Antoine Pivin Laval WR
Ente Eguavoen Laurier WR
Jonathan Breton-Robert Laval WR
Alex Daley York WR
Trey Kellogg UBC WR

Head Coach: Glen Constantin, Laval
Offense Coordinator: Tom Flaxman, Queen’s
Defensive Coordinator: Paul-Eddy St. Vilien, Carleton
Special Teams: Ben D’Andrea, Queen’s


First Name Last Name School Position
Reggie Schoeppe Alberta DB
Treshaun Abrahams-Webster Calgary DB
Dotun Aketepe Guelph DB
William Amoah Laurier DB
Noah Hallet McMaster DB
Nolan Putt McMaster DB
Dion Pellerin Waterloo DB
Bleska Kambamba Western DB
Carter Wilson Guelph DL
Sam Acheampong Laurier DL
Brock Gowanlock Manitoba DL
Zach Houghron Laurier DL
Nick Dheilly Saskatchewan DL
Rossini Sandjong York DL
Niko DiFonte Calgary K
Marc Liegghio Western K
Aaron Chabaylo Alberta LB
Justice Momoka Alberta LB
Jersey Henry Concordia LB
Michael Reid Waterloo LB
Kurtis Gray Waterloo LB
Damien Jamieson York LB
Carter O’Donnell Alberta OL
Coulter Woodmansey Guelph OL
Andrew Becker Regina OL
Theren Churchill Regina OL
Mattland Riley Saskatchewan OL
Nicholas Summach Saskatchewan OL
Ryley Butler UBC OL
Saeed Hosain UBC OL
Dylan Giffen Western OL
Adam Sinagra Calgary QB
Des Catellier Manitoba QB
Jake Puskas Queen’s RB
Colton Klassen Saskatchewan RB
Kayden Johnson York RB
Kian Schaffer-Baker Guelph WR
Brendan McCracken Laurier WR
Brentyn Hall Laurier WR
Macho Bockru Manitoba WR
Sam Baker Saskatchewan WR
Trey Kellogg UBC WR
Tyler Ternowski Waterloo WR
Brett Ellerman Western WR
Mitch Raper Carleton FB

Head Coach: Greg Marshall, Western
Offense Coordinator: Mark Surya, Guelph
Defensive Coordinator: Dwayne Cameron, Laurier
Special Teams: Brendan Conway, Waterloo