Photos from the 2012 East West Bowl on May 12, 2012 at TD Waterhouse Stadium, London, ON.
All photos are by Jeff Chan. Jeff is past Chairman of the Vanier Cup - Canada's University Football Championship and the Premier University Event in Canada, and was a member of the Canadian College Bowl Board and Vanier Cup Organizing Committee from 1978-2001.
All photos are Copyright (c) Jeff Chan 2000-2012, and may be used for personal non-commercial applications including by Queen's University, the CIS and its member conferences, so long as photo credits are shown or the photos are otherwise attributed to Jeff Chan. All other rights, including for all corporate use, are reserved.
EAST 24, WEST 16
TEAM EAST TAKES THIRD CONSECUTIVE EAST WEST BOWL
A third quarter touchdown gave the East just enough to top the West 24-16 at the 10th annual East West Bowl Saturday afternoon at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of Western University in London, Ont. The game marks the third consecutive year that the East has garnered the win.
A quick first quarter had the East and West tied at six points each resulting from two field goals apiece.
The West got out of the gates first as they were able to get within 31-yards of the end zone, putting Western kicker Lirim Hajrullahu (St. Catharines, Ont.) into perfect position. The result: a field goal and a 3-0 lead for the West.
Seconds later, Saskatchewan’s Joel Seutter (Sherwood Park, Alta.) recovered the ball as Laval’s Tristan Grenon (Quebec City, Que.) rushed and fumbled for a loss of eight yards.
The next drive for the West, after one complete and one incomplete pass, resulted in another successful field goal from Hajrullahu.
The six-point deficit was enough for the East.
Two consecutive field goals for the East’s Brett Lauther (Truro, N.S.) tied the affair after the first quarter.
Austin Kennedy (Windsor, Ont.) from Windsor and Billy Mcphee (Burlington, Ont.) from Queen’s started the second quarter in the quarterback positions for the West and East respectively and at the end of two, the East led 12-8.
Three drives later, the East, deep in the red zone once again, attempted another field goal to take a 9-6 lead, one they would not relinquish.
Penalties plagued both teams before the half, and after a 12-yard run for Steven Lumbala (Calgary, Alta.) of Calgary, East conceded a safety, allowing the West to come within one point.
The West tried to gain some ground late in the second with a 26-yard drive, but a late field goal for Lauther put the spread at 12-8 going into halftime.
The first and only touchdown of the game came at 13:16 of the third quarter as Acadia running back Zack Skibin (Edmonton, Alta.) rushed 58 yards. Lauther’s field goal was good for the point after, widening the gap to 19-8.
Manitoba quarterback Khaleal Williams (Winnipeg, Man.) was sacked on the next West drive, and the East gained another two points.
As the West offense pushed the East defensive line back, the East was forced into another safety.
With less than two minutes on the clock in the third, solid rushing from Montreal running back Rotrand Sene (Montreal, Que.) put the East within field goal territory for the fifth and final time. Lauther made the kick.
The West gave the East a run for their money in the fourth with a pair of field goals, but one last attempt at a touchdown was unsuccessful.
The East took the win 24-16.
The East went 16 for 31 in passes, while the West went 27 for 41. Each team had one fumble.
Defensively, St. Fx’s Brett Hubbeard (Peterborough, Ont.) led all players on the field with 9.5 tackles.
For the West, McMaster’s Benjamin D’Aguilar (Hamilton, Ont.) had six solo tackles.
Lauther finished the game with five field goals on five attempts. Hajrullahu went four for four.
QB Tristan Grenon Laval 6-3 220 Quebec City, Que.
QB Billy McPhee Queen’s 6-3 180 Burlington, Ont.
RB Zack Skibin Acadia 5-10 213 Edmonton, Alta.
RB Rotrand Sené Montreal 5-10 195 Montreal, Que.
RB Brendan Gillanders Ottawa 5-11 203 Orleans, Ont.
REC Seydou Junior Haïdara Laval 6-1 233 Quebec City, Que.
REC Simon Le Marquand Ottawa 6-1 199 Gatineau, Que.
REC Justin Chapdelaine Queen’s 6-0 187 Abbotsford, B.C.
REC Gabriel Goulet Sherbrooke 6-1 196 Lévis, Que.
REC Yannick Morin-Plante Laval 6-0 190 Drummondville, Que.
REC Paul de Pass Toronto 5-11 185 Ajax, Ont.
REC Michael Harrington Concordia 5-11 194 LaSalle, Que.
REC Guillaume Rioux Laval 5-9 175 Paris, France
OL Adam Hughes Bishop’s 6-5 305 Brampton, Ont.
OL Alex Healy Mt. Allison 6-3 280 Mississauga, Ont.
OL Taylor Servais Ottawa 6-4 300 Ottawa, Ont.
OL Robert Ravensbergen McGill 6-4 295 Montreal, Que.
OL Josh Prinsen Queen’s 6-8 303 Napanee, Ont.
OL Matthew Albright Saint Mary’s 6-5 295 Dartmouth, N.S.
OL Kevin Croft Sherbrooke 6-4 280 Longueuil, Que.
Originally selected but unable to participate:
QB Jake Hotchkiss Mt. Allison 6-4 225 Lloydminster, Sask.
DL Jean-Alexandre Bernier Laval 6-3 300 St. Eustache, Que.
DL John Miniaci Queen’s 6-1 287 Toronto, Ont.
DL Jonathan Langma StFX 6-2 275 Mississauga, Ont.
DL Elie Ngoyi Bishop’s 6-2 270 Sherbrooke, Que.
DL James Bodanis Toronto 6-5 295 Toronto, Ont.
DL David Ménard Montreal 6-1 260 Chicoutimi, Que.
LB Tyler Lavin McGill 6-1 220 Nanaimo, B.C.
LB Brett Hubbeard StFX 6-0 230 Peterborough, Ont.
LB Kyle Norris Saint Mary’s 6-3 232 Stittsville, Ont.
LB Alex Graham Acadia 6-2 200 Ottawa, Ont.
LB Antoine Pruneau Montreal 6-1 185 Montreal, Que.
LB Joffrey Gorin McGill 5-10 195 Christ Church, Barb.
DB Cameron Wade Acadia 6-2 200 Moncton, N.B.
DB Ryland Smith Bishop’s 6-0 195 Brampton, Ont.
DB Nathan Taylor Concordia 5-9 187 LaSalle, Que.
DB Tyler Nadolny Mt. Allison 5-10 175 Dorchester, N.B.
DB T.J. Chase-Dunawa Queen’s 5-8 162 Toronto, Ont.
DB Patrick Chénard Sherbrooke 6-0 193 Montreal, Que.
DB Dominique Comtois StFX 5-10 175 Drummondville, Que.
DB Neil King Saint Mary’s 6-0 195 Sherwood Park, Alta.
DB Kevin Kinahan Toronto 5-11 185 Whitby, Ont.
DB Kris Robertson Concordia 5-7 183 Montreal, Que.
Originally selected but unable to participate:
DL Emmanuel Thériault Sherbrooke 6-4 220 Joliette, Que.
K Brett Lauther Saint Mary’s 6-1 195 Truro, N.S.
Head Coach: Glen Constantin, Laval
Assistant coaches: Jeff Cummins (Acadia), Peter Fraser (Acadia), Chris Judd (Acadia), Sean Hall (Acadia), Kevin Mackey (Bishop’s), Gerry McGrath (Concordia), Phil Roberts (Concordia), Clint Uttley (McGill), Ronald Hilaire (Montreal), Kelly Jeffrey (Mount Allison), Jean-Philippe Asselin (Ottawa), Pat Sheahan (Queen’s), Pat Tracey (Queen’s), Ryan Bechmanis (Queen’s), David Lessard (Sherbrooke), Devin Murphy (Saint Mary’s), Gary Waterman (StFX), Jon Svec (StFX), Tom Flaxman (Toronto), Jeff LaForge (Toronto), Donnavan Carter (Toronto).
Pos. Name University HT WT Hometown
QB Khaleal Williams Manitoba 6-1 210 Winnipeg, Man.
QB Austin Kennedy Windsor 5-10 205 Windsor, Ont.
RB Steven Lumbala Calgary 5-11 215 Calgary, Alta.
RB Smith Wright Alberta 6-2 230 Calgary, Alta.
RB Isaac Dell Laurier 6-1 212 Niagara Falls, Ont.
REC Jess Valleau Alberta 6-0 195 Wainwright, Alta.
REC Alex Anthony Laurier 6-2 195 Victoria, B.C.
REC Michael DiCroce McMaster 5-11 192 Hamilton, Ont.
REC Jared Janotta Regina 6-3 212 Regina, Sask.
REC Nick Anapolsky Waterloo 5-9 170 Guelph, Ont.
REC Evan Pszczonak Windsor 6-0 160 Amherstburg, Ont.
REC Will Austin York 6-1 173 St. Catharines, Ont.
REC Dillon Dimitroff Guelph 6-0 185 Burlington, Ont.
OL Jakob Piotrowski Guelph 6-4 293 Shanty Bay, Ont.
OL Scott Johnson Manitoba 6-5 290 Chilliwack, B.C.
OL Matthew Sewell McMaster 6-8 340 Milton, Ont.
OL Brett Jones Regina 6-2 305 Weyburn, Sask.
OL Steve Zakrzewski UBC 6-3 240 Delta, B.C.
OL Eric Armitage Western 6-4 308 London, Ont.
OL Matt Vonk Waterloo 6-3 262 Burlington, Ont.
DL Linden Gaydosh Calgary 6-4 305 Peace River, Alta.
DL Cameron Thorn Guelph 6-5 290 Midhurst, Ont.
DL Lauren Kroeker Manitoba 6-5 245 Stonewall, Man.
DL Stefan Charles Regina 6-5 302 Oshawa, Ont.
DL Joel Seutter Saskatchewan 6-1 230 Sherwood Park, Alta.
DL Kareem Ba UBC 6-3 220 White Rock, B.C.
DL Garrit Post Windsor 6-4 210 Waterloo, Ont.
DL Djordje Gavrilovic Waterloo 6-5 266 Waterloo, Ont.
DL Steven Giang Alberta 6-1 280 Edmonton, Alta.
LB Tom Spoletini Calgary 6-2 205 Calgary, Alta.
LB Ben D’Aguilar McMaster 6-2 235 Hamilton, Ont.
LB Pawel Kruba Western 5-11 210 Windsor, Ont.
LB Seamus Neary Saskatchewan 5-8 195 Regina, Sask.
LB Sean Blake Western 5-11 205 Stoney Creek, Ont.
DB Felix Odum Laurier 6-1 195 Pickering, Ont.
DB Michael Daly McMaster 6-0 185 Kitchener, Ont.
DB Mike Spence Western 5-10 180 Burlington, Ont.
DB Luke Thiel Saskatchewan 5-10 202 Regina, Sask.
DB Joey Cupido McMaster 5-10 175 Hamilton, Ont.
DB Bryan Rideout UBC 6-2 180 Victoria, B.C.
DB Jamie Symianick Western 5-11 175 Montreal, Que.
DB Matt McGarva Windsor 6-0 175 Surrey, B.C.
DB Stephen Dennis McMaster 6-0 185 Burlington, Ont.
Originally selected but unable to participate:
DL Brent Wheeler Western 6-3 250 Hamilton, Ont.
K Lirim Hajrullahu Western 6-0 190 St. Catharines, Ont.
Head Coach: Stefan Ptaszek, McMaster
Assistant coaches: Blake Nill (Calgary), Kevin MacNeill (Guelph), Greg Butler (Guelph), Gary Jeffries (Laurier), Ryan Pyear (Laurier), Brian Dobie (Manitoba), Sheldon Neald (Regina), Brian Towriss (Saskatchewan), Jason Sulz (Saskatchewan), Shawn Olson (UBC), Joe Paopao (Waterloo), Joe D’Amore (Windsor), Warren Craney (York), Michael Faulds (York), Harry Laflamme (York), Mike Comeau (York), Jeff Stead (Alberta), Greg Marshall (Western).