Golden Gaels Photos
Queen's Golden Gaellery by Jeff Chan
2013 East West Bowl - 201305011
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 2000-2013, 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.
Representing Queen's were Billy McPhee, Andrew Lue, Derek Wiggan, Sam Sabourin and Coach Pat Tracey.
WEST 18, EAST 17
WEST PREVAILS 18-17 IN 11TH ANNUAL EAST WEST BOWL
Tyler Crapigna, an all-Canadian kicker from McMaster University, booted a 42-yard field goal with a minute and six seconds remaining in regulation to lift the West team to an 18-17 win in the 11th East West Bowl, presented by Under Armour, at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of Western University, on Saturday.
With the victory, the West ended a three-year winning streak for the East at the annual CIS football prospects game and now leads the all-time series 7-4.
Crapigna, a senior from Nepean, Ont., handled kicking duties for both teams on the day and was good on three of four field goal attempts for the West, while going one-for-two for the East. Unfortunately for the East, he missed a 45-yard attempt with three seconds left which would have changed the outcome.
“It was good kicking field goals for both teams. I found out early in the week that it would be the case. It gave me a chance to showcase my talent on the field even more than expected so I really didn’t have any complaints,” said Crapigna, who kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime in the 2011 Vanier Cup against Laval to lead the Marauders to their first-ever national title. “This was a great experience overall. Those are the best players in the country and to be able to play with and against them and to showcase your talent for professional scouts, it’s just great.”
The score was tied at 3-3 at the end of the first quarter following a pair of Crapigna field goals, including a 32-yarder for the East at 9:56 and a 22-yarder for the West at 13:30.
The West went into the locker room at halftime with an 8-3 lead thanks to another successful kick by Crapigna, this one from 19 yards out at 6:00 of the second stanza, and a safety touch conceded by the East at 9:35.
In the second half, the East dominated the third quarter 14-0 to take a 17-8 advantage after 45 minutes of play but the West responded with 10 unanswered points in the final frame to steal the victory.
Adam Thibault of the reigning Vanier Cup champion Laval Rouge et Or provided the highlight of the day on the first play of the second half when he returned Crapigna’s kickoff on 101 yards for the game’s first touchdown.
“I called it yesterday. I said if I could do only one thing today it would be to take one back, and I did it,” said the Quebec City native.
Thibault, who stars as a receiver for Laval, was asked to play defensive back this week. He finished the contest with 2.5 tackles and an interception at the East 25-yard line with three minutes left in the game.
“It was definitely a different experience, especially going against such good players, but the coaches did a great job this week at teaching me all the different techniques. They also told me to rely on my athleticism, and I guess it turned out ok.”
Five minutes after Thibault’s spectacular score, Bishop’s Alexander Fox caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Queen’s Billy McPhee to make it 17-8 for the East.
Ten seconds into the fourth quarter, UBC running back Brandon Deschamps brought the West back to within two points on a one-yard run.
The score remained 17-15 for the East until Crapigna’s game-winning kick with 66 seconds left on the clock.
“We tried to keep the game plan pretty generic. This game is not about coaches trying to outcoach each other, it’s about letting the players showcase their talent so we keep it basic and let the guys play,” said winning head coach Stefan Ptaszek, the 2012 CIS coach of the year from McMaster. “I thought that kickoff return at the start of the second half was pretty cool, even though it went against us. To our guys’ credit, they weathered the storm and battled back to get the win.”
“The kick return really energized our guys, after we played a little bit sloppy in the first half,” said Mount Allison’s Kelly Jeffrey, who called the plays for the East even though Laval’s Glen Constantin was officially the team’s sideline boss. “Towards the end there we just needed a couple more first downs but we couldn’t get them, and the West took advantage.”
Statistically, McPhee was the game’s most productive quarterback with 14 completions on 23 attempts for 114 yards, one major and one interception. His East teammate Ben Rossong from Saint Mary’s was 2-of-4 for 42 yards and was sacked three times.
On the West side, McMaster’s Marshall Ferguson went 10-of-22 for 99 yards with a pair of interceptions, while Windsor’s Austin Kennedy completed five of 12 passes for 71 yards. Kennedy was also the game’s leading rusher with 56 yards on 10 carries.
Windsor’s Evan Pszczonak and York’s Zack Davis caught three balls apiece for the winners and finished with 57 and 46 receiving yards, respectively.
Laval’s Pascal Lochard was the top rusher for the East with 28 yards on five carries and added 13 yards on three catches. Fox ended up with 46 yards on a match-high five receptions.
Defensively, McMaster linebacker Aram Eisho led the West with six tackles, while Western lineman Dylan Ainsworth was dominant with four total tackles, including three for a loss and two sacks.
“Once you put the pads on, you don’t really think about this being a prospects game, scouts and that kind of things. You can ask any football players and they’ll probably say the same thing. You just want to go out there and give it all you got,” said Ainsworth, who hails from Delta, B.C. “I think I did pretty well this week. The combine went well, so did practices. It’s such a short week, you just have to be a sponge and take in as much info as possible.”
For the East, Concordia linebacker Max Caron, a former Presidents’ Trophy winner as CIS defensive player of the year, led the way with 6.5 tackles.
Overall, the West had the edge in first downs (18-14), rushing yards (119-79), passing yards (170-156) and total offensive yards (276-205).
EAST 3-0-14-0: 17
WEST 3-5-0-10: 18
EAST – FG Tyler Crapigna 32 9:56
WEST – FG Tyler Crapigna 22 13:30
WEST – FG Tyler Crapigna 19 6:00
WEST - Safety Touch 9:35
EAST - TD Adam Thibault 101 kickoff return (Tyler Crapigna kick) 0:15
EAST – TD Alexander Fox 8 pass from Billy McPhee (Tyler Crapigna kick) 5:37
WEST - TD Brandon Deschamps 1 run (Tyler Crapigna kick) 0:10
WEST - FG Tyler Crapigna 42 13:54
2013 EAST WEST BOWL ROSTERS
Pos. Name University HT WT Hometown
QB Billy McPhee Queen’s 6-3 195 Burlington, Ont.
QB Ben Rossong Saint Mary’s 6-3 210 Sackville, N.S.
RB Sean Murphy McGill 5-10 199 Ottawa, Ont.
RB Pascal Lochard Laval 6-0 215 Montreal, Que.
RB Jordan Botel Mt. Allison 5-10 195 Prince George, B.C.
RB Jean-Christophe Beaulieu Sherbrooke 6-3 220 Trois-Rivières, Que.
RB Zack Clarke Acadia 5-10 190 Sackville, N.S.
REC Francis Lapointe Sherbrooke 5-11 170 Mt. Tremblant, Que.
REC Jordan Catterall StFX 5-10 163 Oakville, Ont.
REC Devon Bailey StFX 6-5 202 Mississauga, Ont.
REC Alex Pierzchalski Toronto 6-5 216 London, Ont.
REC Adam Thibault Laval 6-0 205 Quebec City, Que.
REC Josh Blanchard Mt. Allison 5-10 175 Oromocto, N.B.
REC Kristopher Bastien Concordia 6-3 211 St. Lambert, Que.
REC Alexander Fox Bishop’s 5-9 190 Montreal West, Que.
REC Nathan Heather Bishop’s 6-1 190 Oromocto, N.B.
REC Kyle McLean Mount Allison 6-1 190 Nepean, Ont.
OL Pierre Lavertu Laval 6-3 289 Quebec City, Que.
OL Terry Hart StFX 6-3 295 Barrie, Ont.
OL Adam Valchuck Ottawa 6-4 281 Stoney Creek, Ont.
OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif McGill 6-5 280 St. Hilaire, Que.
OL David Foucault Montreal 6-7 305 LaSalle, Que.
OL Aaron Wheaton Toronto 6-5 290 Ajax, Ont.
OL Karl Monjoie Laval 6-1 295 Montreal, Que.
DL Derek Wiggan Queen’s 6-1 247 Toronto, Ont.
DL Jean-Christophe Gagnon Sherbrooke 6-2 260 Trois-Rivières, Que.
DL Nigel Romick Saint Mary’s 6-5 240 Thunder Bay, Ont.
DL Mathieu Girard Montreal 6-4 275 Laval, Que.
DL Quinn Smith Concordia 6-1 321 Scarborough, Ont.
DL Quinn Everett Mt. Allison 6-3 305 Glen Haven, N.S.
DL Kirby Fletcher Acadia 6-3 300 Grimshaw, Alta.
DL Martin Pesek Acadia 6-3 250 Toronto, Ont.
LB Sam Sabourin Queen’s 6-1 223 Stittsville, Ont.
LB Pier-Yves Lavergne Ottawa 6-0 210 Gatineau, Que.
LB Jesse Briggs McGill 6-1 222 Kelowna, B.C.
LB Max Caron Concordia 6-2 232 Kingston, Ont.
LB Adrian Clarke Bishop’s 6-3 235 Mississauga, Ont.
LB Christopher Johnson Toronto 5-10 215 Scarborough, Ont.
DB Andrew Lue Queen’s 6-2 205 Markham, Ont.
DB Eric Black Saint Mary’s 6-2 175 Toronto, Ont.
DB RJ Cornish Saint Mary’s 5-11 185 Winnipeg, Man.
DB Mattey Ossom McGill 5-10 187 Dorval, Que.
DB Antoine Pruneau Montreal 6-1 190 Montreal, Que.
DB Trevor Harvey Toronto 5-9 175 Toronto, Ont.
DB Charlton Elliott StFX 6-0 185 Pickering, Ont.
DB Christopher Lavaud Laval 5-9 175 Montreal, Que.
Originally selected but unable to participate:
DB Randy Williams Ottawa 5-11 175 Ottawa, Ont.
K/P Kyle McLean Mount Allison 6-1 190 Nepean, Ont.
Head Coach: Glen Constantin, Laval
Assistant coaches: Jeff Cummins (Acadia), Peter Fraser (Acadia), Chris Judd (Acadia), Shad McLachlan (Acadia), Kevin Mackey (Bishop’s), Corey Sly (Bishop’s), Brad Collinson (Laval), Clint Uttley (McGill), Pat Boies (McGill), Ronald Hilaire (Montreal), Fabrice Raymond (Montreal), Kelly Jeffrey (Mount Allison), Scott Brady (Mount Allison), Pat Sheahan (Queen’s), Pat Tracey (Queen’s), David Lessard (Sherbrooke), Guillaume Boucher (Sherbrooke), Dean Jones (Saint Mary’s), Gary Waterman (StFX), Josh Lambert (StFX), Tom Flaxman (Toronto), Ken Mazurek (Toronto).
Pos. Name University HT WT Hometown
QB Marshall Ferguson McMaster 6-2 200 Kingston, Ont.
QB Austin Kennedy Windsor 5-10 205 Windsor, Ont.
RB Anthony Coombs Manitoba 5-9 190 Winnipeg, Man
RB Tyrrel Wilson Laurier 5-11 185 Hamilton, Ont.
RB Rob Farquharson Guelph 5-9 210 Niagara Falls, Ont.
RB Zack Davis York 6-1 240 Niagara Falls, Ont.
RB Brandon Deschamps UBC 6-0 195 Prince George, B.C.
REC Brian Marshall Western 6-0 200 London, Ont.
REC Andrew Smith Manitoba 6-2 200 Nanaimo, B.C.
REC Evan Pszczonak Windsor 6-0 160 Amherstburg, Ont.
REC Landon Buch Regina 6-0 200 Regina, Sask.
REC Jay Smith Regina 6-0 200 Regina, Sask.
REC Paul Cecile Waterloo 5-11 185 Azilda, Ont.
REC Matt Uren Western 5-9 182 London, Ont.
OL Branden Stevens Calgary 6-2 290 Winnipeg, Man.
OL Michael Massel Laurier 6-5 260 London, Ont.
OL Jeremy Deneau Laurier 6-5 260 Amherstburg, Ont.
OL Lane Bryksa Saskatchewan 6-2 265 Saskatoon, Sask.
OL Ethan Schnell UBC 6-5 275 Kamloops, B.C.
OL Aaron Picton Regina 6-3 280 Regina, Sask.
OL Matt Kielo Waterloo 6-5 260 Kingston, Ont.
Originally selected but unable to participate:
REC Kit Hillis Saskatchewan 5-9 175 Saskatoon, Sask.
DL Dylan Ainsworth Western 6-3 225 Delta, B.C.
DL Evan Gill Manitoba 6-4 275 Winnipeg, Man.
DL Steven Giang Alberta 6-1 280 Edmonton, Alta.
DL Stephon Miller Windsor 6-3 235 Pickering, Ont.
DL Jeff Finley Guelph 6-3 260 St. Catharines, Ont.
DL Adam Dickson McMaster 6-4 325 Niagara Falls, Ont.
DL Andrew Pedda Western 6-1 294 London, Ont.
DL Brandon Murphy Western 6-5 275 Kitchener, Ont.
DL Thai Pham Windsor 6-3 265 London, Ont.
LB Beau Landry Western 5-11 201 Kitchener, Ont.
LB Cory Roboch Calgary 6-1 220 Calgary, Alta.
LB Richard Zacharias Saskatchewan 5-10 227 Hague, Sask.
LB Vivie Bojilov UBC 5-11 210 New Westminster, B.C.
LB James Tuck York 6-1 220 Aurora, Ont.
LB John Rush Guelph 6-1 223 Niagara Falls, Ont.
LB Aram Eisho McMaster 6-1 210 Hamilton, Ont.
DB Steven Ventresca McMaster 6-0 184 Hamilton, Ont.
DB Allan Dicks McMaster 5-9 185 Abbotsford, B.C.
DB Adam Ballingall Calgary 6-2 185 Kamloops, B.C.
DB Josh MacDougall Alberta 6-0 200 Oakville, Ont.
DB Josh Burns Windsor 6-1 170 LaSalle, Ont.
DB Christian Mahler Waterloo 5-11 175 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
DB Curtis Good Waterloo 6-1 185 Kitchener, Ont.
DB Simon Bahru Western 6-1 194 London, Ont.
K/P Tyler Crapigna McMaster 5-7 164 Nepean, Ont.
Head Coach: Stefan Ptaszek, McMaster
Assistant coaches: Chris Morris (Alberta), Sam Grewcock (Alberta), Blake Nill (Calgary), Todd Galloway (Guelph), Michael Faulds (Laurier), Dwayne Cameron (Laurier), Irv Daymond (Laurier), Brian Dobie (Manitoba), Brian Brock (McMaster), Sheldon Neald (Regina), Brian Towriss (Saskatchewan), Jason Sulz (Saskatchewan), Shawn Olson (UBC), Joe Paopao (Waterloo), Marshall Bingeman (Waterloo), Matt Robichaud (Western), Joe D’Amore (Windsor), Donnavan Carter (Windsor), Steve Snyder (Windsor), Warren Craney (York), Mike Comeau (York), Harry Laflamme (York).
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