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.
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.
WATERLOO, ON – For the third consecutive year, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team will head to Quebec for a preseason game as they will face the McGill Redmen on Friday, August 17 at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium.
The contest marks the fourth straight season in which head coach Michael Faulds’ squad will play a non-conference game with the team facing Saskatchewan, Montreal and Concordia in previous years.
For years, Kene and Godfrey Onyeka and their football-playing cousins have pushed each other to be better.
It’s a healthy competition in a journey that took Kene to Ottawa’s Carleton University and Godfrey to Waterloo’s Wilfrid Laurier University — where each found excellence. In the winter Canadian Football League’s Scouting Bureau rankings, Godfrey, a defensive back, was ranked sixth; Kene, a defensive lineman, was ranked 14th.
My name is James Hitchen and I was fortunate enough to wear the purple and gold for four years as a player from 1997-2000 and as an assistant coach from 2003-2005. For the last eleven years, I have been teaching and coaching high school football at Bluevale Collegiate (BCI) in Waterloo. It is in this capacity that I was able to meet and coach Drew Ferguson.
The date was January 3, the first day of school, when I found out that I had been invited to the CFL National Scouting Combine presented by adidas. My teammate, Godfrey Onyeka had messaged myself and my other teammate, Isaiah Guzylak-Messam, in a group chat at 7 a.m. Safe to say, it was definitely better than any good morning text I’d ever received. At the moment, I was filled with excitement and validation that I was considered one of the top players from across the country.
WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Department of Athletics and Recreation announced on Thursday that season ticket packages for the 2018 men’s football season are now on sale.
Season ticket prices for the upcoming season remain unchanged from the past two seasons with Laurier students being able to see all four home games, including Homecoming, for just $20. Adult packages will continue to be $50 while packages for Alumni, Non-Laurier Students and Seniors remain $40.