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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers AMJ Campbell.

I trust that all of you and your families are staying well during these unprecedented times. A lot has changed since our last newsletter – this might be one of the greatest understatements ever!

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Laurier Football scout Dave Morrissey has spent his time in quarantine reaching out to former Hawks who played on Yates or Vanier Cup championship teams, and/or later became professional players. The result was a series of interviews with notable Laurier football alumni, which Dave was kind enough to share with us. Today’s interview features a defensive back who played with the Golden Hawks from 2011-2014, Chris Ackie. A feature in the WLU defence from day 1, Ackie was named Rookie of the Year in 2011. He continued to impress throughout his OUA career, being named a 2nd team OUA All Star in his third season, and a 1st team All Canadian in his Senior year. In the spring of 2015, he was drafted 4th overall in the CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. 

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Laurier Football scout Dave Morrissey has spent his time in quarantine reaching out to former Hawks who played on Yates or Vanier Cup championship teams, and/or later became professional players. The result was a series of interviews with notable Laurier Football alumni, which Dave was kind enough to share with us. Today, we start off the series with an interview with current Edmonton Eskimos defensive back Scott Hutter. Hutter was a key player on the 2016 Yates Cup championship team. He was recognized for his efforts at the provincial level twice during his Laurier career, being named to the OUA All Rookie team in his first year, as well as a 2nd team OUA All-Star in his final year. More impressively, he was a 3 time Academic All Canadian. 

In today’s edition of “Talks with Hawks”, Morrissey chats with Hutter about topics such as his time as a Golden Hawk, COVID-19 and its effect on the life of a CFL player, and walking into an Edmonton Eskimos locker room for the first time and seeing some familiar faces.

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Over the past week or so, we’ve been listening to our players, alumni and community to try and find the right way to support our black athletes and community members. We know it’s not enough just to be proud of our locker room diversity, and we must do more to ensure that systemic racism does not continue. It is vital that we stand by those who are oppressed in society, and not allow these conditions and attitudes to persist.

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(L-R) Sam Acheampong, Brad Cowan and Tanner Cadwallader were selected in the 2020 CFL Draft on Thursday (Photo Credits: Mike Veltri, Mike Veltri, Charity Matheson)

WATERLOO, Ont. (May 1, 2020) – It was another night of celebration for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football program on Thursday as three members of the team were selected in the 2020 Canadian Football League (CFL) Draft.

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Jesse Alexander (left) and Vince Flamia (right) rejoin the Golden Hawks coaching staff effective immediately (Photo Credits: Christian Bender)

Jesse Alexander and Vince Flamia rejoin Golden Hawks after time with the Windsor Lancers

WATERLOO, Ont. (May 4, 2020) – Wilfrid Laurier University men’s football Head Coach Michael Faulds is pleased to announce that Jesse Alexander and Vince Flamia have re-joined the Golden Hawks coaching staff for the 2020 season.

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Todd Galloway hired as MFOOT offensive coordinator

WATERLOO, Ont. (January 28, 2020) – Wilfrid Laurier University men’s football head coach Michael Faulds is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Galloway to the Golden Hawks coaching staff where he will serve full-time in the role of Offensive Coordinator and Student-Athlete Development.
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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. (more…)

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Laurier Alumni and Laurier Football came together to put on Real Talk: Career Start, a networking and panel event to inform and inspire current and former Laurier athletes in their pursuits in their post-playing days. Panelists included:

Hugh Lawson – Director, Business Development at Staples

David O’Reilly – VP & GM, Secure Power Devision at Schneider Electric

Robbie Smith – Defensive Lineman for the Toronto Argonauts

Ian Noble – Legal Counsel at Randstad Canada

Dennis Mitchell – CEO & CIO at Starlight Capital

Carlos Naranjo – Investment Analyst Manager at Clearbanc

Check out the photos from the event below!

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