Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

We have decided to switch things up a little bit and have this football update and newsletter once a month in the offseason and weekly during the season. I’m sure you are all bombarded with countless emails in your lives and once a month still allows us to keep you just as informed in the Laurier football program. You can expect the newsletter now at the beginning of every month and like mentioned, once training camp begins in mid-August we will ramp things up to every week for the season.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

It was a great week in Quebec City at the 2018 U SPORTS Valero East-West Bowl. This all-star game, which featured the top third-year players from across the country, had the West team win a close, defensive battle 15-14.

Unfortunately, running back Levondre Gordon suffered an injury on the testing day and couldn’t participate in the game. All other Golden Hawks, which included receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr., offensive lineman Drew Mairleitner, defensive tackle Trevaughan James and defensive end Robbie Smith all played well.

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Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

TORONTO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team will have five players suit up for the 2018 U SPORTS Valero East-West Bowl as the rosters for the annual showcase for the top Canadian football prospects were announced on Tuesday.

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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We’re really excited for our 19th Annual Golden Hawks Football Dinner presented by Sun Life Financial this Wednesday at Bingemans Conference Centre (reception at 5pm, dinner at 6:30pm).

Former Golden Hawk great (and receiver) Andy Baechler is back to emcee the event and our night is headlined by Laurier alum and comedian DJ Demers taking the stage. Players from every decade attend the event and there are some great items at both the silent and live auctions.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Our recruiting showcase #TakeFlight2018 was a success. A big thank you to emcee Dan Polischuk and live interviewer Jack Moore who made recruiting coordinator Dwayne Cameron and my job very easy.

Another thank you to all the parents and family members of the recruiting class that journeyed to campus, through an April snow storm, to attend. We had over 125 people at the event, which exceeded expectations.

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Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

TORONTO, ON – A pair of Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football players find themselves among the Top 20 prospects for May’s CFL Draft as the league announced its final Scouting Bureau rankings on Thursday.

Defensive backs Godfrey Onyeka of Brampton, Ont., and Isaiah Guzylak-Messam of Hamilton, head into next month’s draft ranked 10th and 20th respectively after showcasing their skills at last month’s CFL Combine.

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