Huskies Football No. 87 Mitch Hillis was sent flying after a first quarter catch at mid-field in a CIS exhibition game against Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. (Gord Waldner, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix)
Huskies Football No. 87 Mitch Hillis was sent flying after a first quarter catch at mid-field in a CIS exhibition game against Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. (Gord Waldner, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

SASKATOON, SK – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team opened their 2015 season with a 33-10 loss to the Saskatchewan Huskies in non-conference action Friday night.

Third-year Saskatchewan receiver Mitch Hillis hauled in nine passes for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns on the night while fourth-year Huskie quarterback Drew Burko finished the night 13-for-20 with a pair of touchdownds and 214 yards.

(more…)

Christine Rivet
Waterloo Region Record

WATERLOO — The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks have gone through their pre-flight checklist and are taking off for the University of Saskatchewan this week.

The football Hawks have accepted a pre-season date with the Saskatchewan Huskies, a nod to 10th anniversary of the teams’ Vanier Cup clash.

The two squads hook up on Friday at 8 p.m. (EDT) for an out-of-conference tune-up at Saskatoon’s 6,000-seat Griffiths Stadium.

(more…)

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

Laurier and Saskatchewan battle for the first time since the 2005 Vanier Cup on Friday (Photo Credit: Freestyle Photography)
Laurier and Saskatchewan battle for the first time since the 2005 Vanier Cup on Friday (Photo Credit: Freestyle Photography)

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team is heading out West this week as they will face the Saskatchewan Huskies in a non-conference game on Friday night.

Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. Eastern and the game can be seen live on CanadaWest.tv.

The matchup against Saskatchewan will mark the 10-year anniversary of Laurier’s thrilling 2005 Vanier Cup victory over the Huskies. That game saw the underdog Golden Hawks rally late against Saskatchewan as Brian Devlin connected on a 32-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to give the purple and gold a 24-23 win for their second-ever Vanier Cup Championship.

(more…)