Four Golden Bears named to East-West-Bowl roster

    Harke, Kochisarli, Meek and Taitinger to play in 16th annual U SPORTS Top Prospects game in May

    By U SPORTS Communications on May 1, 2018

    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – 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.

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    University of Alberta Golden Bears Jonathan Harke (OL), Kemal Kochisarli (OL), Garrett Meek (DL), and Josh Taitinger (LB) headline the roster of 86 student-athletes set to participate in Quebec City next month. 

    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

    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

    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