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.

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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.

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CTV Kitchener

Dillon Campbell is returning to the Laurier Golden Hawks football team for his 5th and final season and his head coach couldn’t be happier.

Michael Faulds says “we truly feel we have the best player in the country on our team.” Campbell is coming off an MVP season with the Golden Hawks, recording over 1400 yards on the ground. He was named the player of the year in OUA football.

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