Photo: Ronnie Marco, The Cord
Photo: Ronnie Marco, The Cord

Killian Cuppage
The Cord

Ronnie Pfeffer has had quite the turbulent year.

The former Wilfrid Laurier kicker/punter just finished his first season in the CFL and was fortunate enough to be part of the Grey Cup finalists, the Ottawa RedBlacks.

But the journey to the Grey Cup final wasn’t easy. During the 2015 CFL draft last summer, Pfeffer saw his two teammates and good friends, Chris Ackie and Ese Mrabure-Ajufo, go in the top five. Pfeffer also watched on as running back Dillon Campbell was drafted by the Toronto Argonauts.

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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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The Golden Hawks will travel to Saskatchewan to take on the Huskies in a pre-season game commemorating WLU's 2005 Vanier Cup-winning team.
The Golden Hawks will travel to Saskatchewan to take on the Huskies in a pre-season game commemorating WLU’s 2005 Vanier Cup-winning team.

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

It’s been 10 years since Laurier won the Vanier Cup. We would like to extend an invitation to our alumni in the Saskatoon region or anyone else making the trip out there to join Laurier President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Max Blouw, Vice-President: Academic & Provost Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, Director of Athletics & Recreation Peter Baxter, and Vice President of Student Affairs David McMurray for a pre-game reception to celebrate the Hawks vs. Huskies Vanier Cup Anniversary re-match.

This will be a great opportunity for alumni to meet Laurier’s senior administrative staff and to reconnect with fellow Golden Hawks before the kickoff of the game at 7pm.

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WLU football welcomes former Penn State DE Eric Latimore to the coaching staff.
WLU football welcomes former Penn State DE Eric Latimore to the coaching staff.

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

We are just 2 ½ weeks away from the start of our 2015 Training Camp. The excitement is definitely building around the program and both players and coaches are eager to get started.

We will have everyone report on Saturday, August 15th and get all of the administrative things out of the way: equipment fitting, program head shots, medicals, concussion baseline testing, initial meetings, etc.

Then on Sunday, August 16th we will be into our full two-a-day practices. We will continue two-a-days until Thursday, August 20th when half the team will depart for our preseason game against the Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon. After we return we will then have eight days to prepare for our first OUA league game, Saturday, August 30th at the York Lions.

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