Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers AMJ Campbell.
2020 is here and there is lots of excitement in and around the program. The players are now quickly 3 weeks into the new semester, which sees them in new classes, many hours in the weight room and we also have meetings and practice every week.
Save the Date: Our 21st Annual Golden Hawks Football Dinner will be held on Friday, May 1st on campus once again at the beautiful Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. More details of the event will be in the next newsletter.
For now, take a look at some amazing photos from last years dinner: https://laurierfootball.com/laurier-football-dinner-2019/
2020 Laurier Football Schedule is official
The OUA has just released the 2020 regular season schedule and we are pleased with what we have. You will notice our non-combatants are the defending Yates Cup champion McMaster Marauders, as well as the Carleton Ravens. Our bye week is also situated in a nice spot between our 5th and 6th game.
Please save the dates of our Home Games:
- Sunday, September 6th at 7pm vs. Windsor Lancers – Home Opener & Frosh Game
- Saturday, September 26th at 1pm vs. Ottawa Gee-Gees – Homecoming
- Friday, October 9th at 7pm vs. York Lions – Thanksgiving Game
- Saturday, October 24th at 1pm vs. Waterloo Warriors – Battle of Waterloo
More Laurier Football Headlines:
Thank You Coach Dwayne Cameron – Calgary Stampeders
o We are really excited for Coach Dwayne Cameron who last week got announced as the Linebackers Coach for the Calgary Stampeders. Coach Cameron will also work in the personnel department in preparation for the CFL Draft.
o There is no perfect way to do so, but we want to thank Coach Cameron for his amazing contributions to the Laurier Football program over the years. In his time here Coach Cameron has worn many different hats: Special Teams Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator, Defensive Backs Coach and he has had a great and very positive impact on so many players and coaches over the years
o We will miss having him around meetings, on the sideline and around campus, but we couldn’t be happier for him as he furthers his career in professional football with the Stampeders.
New Offensive Coordinator
o In the coming weeks we will be announcing a new Offensive Coordinator. We received a very good candidate pool of applications and we are excited to have another full-time staff member join our program.
o We are back at RIM Park practicing every Friday from 3-5pm.
o Take a look at the great photos from Rossy Pasternak:
- Practice #1: https://laurierfootball.com/rim-practice-january-10th-2020/
- Practice #2: https://laurierfootball.com/rim-practice-january-17th-2020/
Weekly Hard Hats
o The weekly hard hats are awarded to the offensive and defensive players of the week who have worked the hardest and given the most effort in workouts, meetings and practice.
o Week #1 went to Linebacker Mitch Rooney and Receiver Nick Petermann
o Week #2 went to Offensive Lineman Bryce Bell and Defensive Back Ayo Ajayi
- Recruiting Class update
o We are pleased with the 18 committed recruits we have in this years recruiting class
o Our staff is working tirelessly to secure some more in the coming months
|1||KEYON GRATTON||DT||ST MARY’S||6’4″||280||KITCHENER, ON|
|2||ZACK BURMASTER||WR||ST THOMAS MORE||6’3″||210||HAMILTON, ON|
|3||JARED WEILER||DB||RESURRECTION||6’1″||185||WATERLOO, ON|
|4||JOSH RIETVELD||OL||ASSUMPTION||6’5″||275||BRANTFORD, ON|
|5||MALIK BLOUT||DL||SIR ALLAN MACNABB||6’5″||235||HAMILTON, ON|
|6||TYRESSE GRIFFITH||RB||ST DAVID||5’11”||180||WATERLOO, ON|
|7||CHIDERA UBOSI||DL||ABBEY PARK||6’6″||235||OAKVILLE, ON|
|8||JASON MACGOUGAN||LS||M.M. ROBINSON||5’11”||215||BURLINGTON, ON|
|9||AVERY SCOTT||RB||DAVID SUZUKI||5’10”||205||MISSISSAUGA, ON|
|10||TRENT HUNTER||WR||A.N MYER||6’0″||180||NIAGARA FALLS, ON|
|11||COLTON LONGBOAT||OL||MCKINNON PARK||6’6″||299||CALEDONIA, ON|
|12||ANTHONY BRISCOE||WR||HOLY TRINITY||6’0″||185||OAKVILLE, ON|
|13||AFOLABI AWOGBEMI||DL||ST THOMAS AQUINAS||6’3″||255||BRAMPTON, ON|
|14||PAUL OWOLABI||DB||CENTENNIAL||6’1″||190||CALGARY, AB|
|15||RYAN NEWICK||WR||ST THOMAS MORE||6’1″||185||HAMILTON, ON|
|16||D’ANDRE BROOKES||QB||DAVID SUZUKI||6’2″||190||MISSISSAUGA, ON|
|17||DAWSON HODGE||K/P||TERRY FOX||5’11”||180||PORT COQUITLAM, BC|
|18||GRANT GILMOUR||LB||GLENVIEW PARK||6’1″||180||CAMBRIDGE, ON|
Laurier Grad Soars – Ian Noble
o Another terrific article by David Grossman. This edition on former Quarterback Ian Noble who is now a lawyer. https://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=10525
Until next time,
Go Hawks Go!