Catterall, Bailey, Hart & Elliott to represent StFX at CIS East West Bowl

Catterall, Bailey, Hart & Elliott to represent StFX at CIS East West Bowl

The StFX X-Men will be represented by four athletes at this year’s East West Bowl, a showcase for 2014 CFL draft-eligible players.  The game is slated for May 11th at Western University in London, Ont.

“The East West Bowl is a great opportunity for these young men to get their first exposure to the CFL and the CFL coaches,” comments X-Men head coach Gary Waterman. “We have outstanding talent in the CIS and the fact that we are able to get the top young players from each CIS team together in one location makes for an entertaining week.”

Representing StFX University will be wide receivers Jordan Catterall and Devon Bailey, offensive lineman Terry Hart and defensive back Charlton Elliott.

A native of Oakville, Ont., Jordan Catterall wrapped up his third season with the X-Men and is a two-time AUS offensive all-star. The 2010 AUS rookie of the year, Catterall led the team and was third overall in the AUS with 30 receptions for 520 total yards, averaging 65.0 yards/game and 17.3 yards per reception. He scored three touchdowns and also had 12 returns for 303 yards on special teams.

"Jordan Catterall has been one of the top receivers in the AUS since his arrival,” comments Coach Waterman. “He has been the conference rookie of the year and an AUS all-star for the past two years. His is speed and playmaking ability should allow him to compete at a high level at the East West Bowl.”

Devon Bailey also competed his third season with the X-Men. A receiver from Mississauga, Ont. and a 2012 AUS offensive all-star, Bailey second in team receptions and fourth overall in the AUS with 28 on the season for 331 total yards. He averaged 55.2 yards/game and 11.8 yards per reception.

“It has been very exciting watching Devon Bailey improve from year to year,” says Waterman. “He is an explosive receiver and at 6'4" with his speed and leaping ability, he is a difficult cover for most defensive backs and should be a highly rated CFL prospect.”

Six foot, three inch and 295 pound offensive lineman Terry Hart from Barrie, Ont. completed his third season with the X-Men this past fall. According to Coach Waterman, “Terry Hart has been one of our most physical offensive linemen since the first day that he has walked onto our campus.”

“He has developed great leadership qualities and has become one of our team captains. We expect him to represent us well at the East West game.”

Rounding out the X-Men East West Bowl participants is third year defensive back Charlton Elliott from Pickering, Ont. Elliott played all eight games for StFX this past season, accumulating 15 solo and 7 assisted tackles for a total of 18.5 on the year.

“If you are looking for a defensive back with a high football I.Q. who can play multiple positions within the secondary then Charlton Elliot is your guy,” credits head coach Gary Waterman. “He has great range in coverage and is a good special team’s player.”

The complete East West Bowl press release from Canadian Interuniversity Sport follows.

CIS football
Rosters announced for 11th annual East West Bowl

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Wednesday the rosters for the 11th annual East West Bowl, presented by Under Armour, which is set for Saturday, May 11, 2013 at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of Western University in London, Ont.

Official website (including ticket info):

Western will host the game for the fifth straight year. The contest was previously held at McMaster (2008), Laval (2007, 2006) and Wilfrid Laurier (2005, 2004, 2003). Kickoff for the 2013 edition is scheduled for 1 p.m.

In addition to the game itself, the week-long event includes daily practices, the Under Armour Combine for participating players (May 7), the Free Agent Combine for players eligible to attend 2013 CFL training camps and not participating in the East West Bowl (May 8), a coaches clinic featuring presentations by nine CFL coaches and two CIS mentors (May 10-11), as well as the annual Friday night banquet (May 10).  

For the second year in a row, Laval’s Glen Constantin and McMaster’s Stefan Ptaszek will serve as head coach for the East and West teams, respectively.  

Constantin will act as sideline boss at the Classic for the third straight year and for the seventh time overall. Last November, he guided his Rouge et Or to the Vanier Cup title for the sixth time in 12 seasons at the helm of the Quebec City powerhouse.

Ptaszek has led his Marauders to back-to-back appearances in the CIS final, including the first Vanier Cup championship in program history in 2011.

The East West Bowl showcases – for the most part - CIS players who will be eligible for the following year’s CFL draft.

The East side is comprised of student-athletes representing schools from the Atlantic and Quebec conferences, as well as Queen’s, Ottawa and Toronto. The West contingent is made up of players from Canada West and the remaining OUA universities.

Seven standouts who will take the field on May 11 – four for the East and three for the West - were named CIS all-Canadians last fall, including Laval centre Pierre Lavertu, McGill offensive tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Queen’s linebacker Sam Sabourin, Montreal defensive back Antoine Pruneau, Manitoba running back Anthony Coombs, Saskatchewan receiver Kit Hillis and McMaster kicker Tyler Crapigna.

The East roster also features Concordia linebacker Max Caron, who claimed the Presidents’ Trophy in 2011 as the best defensive player in CIS football.

Quarterbacking the East team at TD Waterhouse Stadium will be Queen’s Billy McPhee and Saint Mary’s Ben Rossong, while McMaster’s Marshall Ferguson and Windsor’s Austin Kennedy will be under centre for the West. McPhee and Kennedy both competed in the event a year ago.

EAST WEST BOWL NOTES: A few players are expected to be added to the rosters in the coming weeks... The coaching staffs will also be announced at a later date... The East has won the last three editions, including a 24-16 victory a year ago... The West leads the all-time series 6-4... Past East West Bowl participants include Hec Crighton Trophy winners Kyle Quinlan of McMaster, Billy Greene of UBC, Brad Sinopoli of Ottawa, Benoit Groulx of Laval, Daryl Stephenson of Windsor, Andy Fantuz of Western, Jesse Lumsden of McMaster and Tommy Denison of Queen’s... Other notables include current NFL players Cory Greenwood of Kansas City (Concordia), Vaughn Martin of Miami (Western) and Jon Ryan of Seattle (Regina), as well as former Calgary Dino Dan Federkeil, who earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in 2007.


2012 (at Western): East 24, West 16
2011 (at Western): East 34, West 27 (OT)
2010 (at Western): East 12, West 9
2009 (at Western): West 16, East 7
2008 (at McMaster): East 25, West 12
2007 (at Laval): West 22, East 19 (OT)
2006 (at Laval): West 34, East 26 (OT)
2005 (at Laurier): West 34, East 16
2004 (at Laurier): West 21, East 12
2003 (at Laurier): West 10, East 5


Monday, May 6
Arrival day & meetings

Tuesday, May 7
9:00-12:00 (BMO Centre): Under Armour Combine (participating players)
15:30-17:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice

Wednesday, May 8
9:30-11:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice
15:30-17:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice
16:00-20:00 (TDW Stadium): CFL Free Agent Combine (non-participating players)

Thursday, May 9
9:30-11:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice
15:30-17:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice

Friday, May 10
9:30-11:30 (TDW Stadium): Practice
12:00-22:00 (TDW Stadium): Coaches Clinic
14:00-15:00 (TDW Stadium): East Walk-Through
15:00-16:00 (TDW Stadium): West Walk-Through
18:30 (Perth Hall – Western University): Banquet

Saturday, May 11
8:00-16:30 (TDW Stadium): Coaches Clinic (including game)
13:00 (TDW Stadium): East West Bowl


Pos.   Name   University   HT   WT   Hometown

QB   Billy McPhee   Queen’s 6-3 195 Burlington, Ont.
QB   Ben Rossong   Saint Mary’s   6-3   210   Sackville, N.S.
RB   Sean Murphy   McGill   5-10   199   Ottawa, Ont. 
RB   Pascal Lochard   Laval   6-0   215   Montreal, Que.
RB   Jordan Botel   Mt. Allison   5-10   195   Prince George, B.C.
RB   Jean-Christophe Beaulieu   Sherbrooke   6-3   220   Trois-Rivières, Que.
RB   Zack Clarke   Acadia   5-10   190   Sackville, N.S.
REC   Francis Lapointe   Sherbrooke   5-11   170   Mt. Tremblant, Que.
REC   Jordan Catterall   StFX   5-10   163   Oakville, Ont.
REC   Devon Bailey   StFX   6-5   202   Mississauga, Ont.
REC   Alex Pierzchalski   Toronto   6-5   216   London, Ont.
REC   Adam Thibault   Laval   6-0   205   Quebec City, Que.
REC   Josh Blanchard   Mt. Allison   5-10   175   Oromocto, N.B.
REC   Kristopher Bastien  Concordia   6-3   211   St. Lambert, Que.
REC   Alexander Fox   Bishop’s   5-9   190   Montreal West, Que.
REC   Nathan Heather   Bishop’s   6-1   190   Oromocto, N.B.
OL   Pierre Lavertu   Laval   6-3   289   Quebec City, Que.
OL   Terry Hart   StFX   6-3   295   Barrie, Ont.
OL   Adam Valchuck   Ottawa   6-4   281   Stoney Creek, Ont.
OL   Laurent Duvernay-Tardif   McGill   6-5   280   St. Hilaire, Que.
OL   David Foucault    Montreal   6-7   305   LaSalle, Que.
OL   Aaron Wheaton   Toronto   6-5   290   Ajax, Ont.
OL   Karl Monjoie   Laval   6-1   295   Montreal, Que.
DL   Derek Wiggan   Queen’s  6-1   247   Toronto, Ont.
DL   Jean-Christophe Gagnon   Sherbrooke   6-2   260   Trois-Rivières, Que.
DL   Nigel Romick   Saint Mary’s   6-5   240   Thunder Bay, Ont.
DL   Mathieu Girard   Montreal   6-4   275   Laval, Que.
DL   Quinn Smith   Concordia   6-1   321   Scarborough, Ont.
DL   Quinn Everett   Mt. Allison   6-3   305   Glen Haven, N.S.
DL   Kirby Fletcher   Acadia   6-3   300   Grimshaw, Alta.
DL   Martin Pesek   Acadia   6-3   250   Toronto, Ont.
LB   Sam Sabourin   Queen’s   6-1   223   Stittsville, Ont.
LB   Pier-Yves Lavergne   Ottawa   6-0   210   Gatineau, Que.
LB   Jesse Briggs   McGill   6-1   222   Kelowna, B.C.
LB   Max Caron   Concordia   6-2   232   Kingston, Ont.
LB   Adrian Clarke   Bishop’s   6-3   235   Mississauga, Ont.
LB   Christopher Johnson   Toronto   5-10   215   Scarborough, Ont.
DB   Andrew Lue   Queen’s   6-2   205   Markham, Ont.
DB   Eric Black   Saint Mary’s   6-2   175   Toronto, Ont.
DB   RJ Cornish   Saint Mary’s   5-11   185   Winnipeg, Man.
DB   Randy Williams   Ottawa   5-11  175   Ottawa, Ont.
DB   Antoine Pruneau  Montreal   6-1  190   Montreal, Que.
DB   Trevor Harvey   Toronto   5-9   175   Toronto, Ont.
DB   Charlton Elliott   StFX   6-0   185   Pickering, Ont.
DB   Christopher Lavaud   Laval   5-9  175   Montreal, Que.

Special Teams

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Glen Constantin, Laval
Assistant coaches: TBA
Pos.   Name   University   HT   WT   Hometown

QB   Marshall Ferguson   McMaster   6-2   200   Kingston, Ont.
QB   Austin Kennedy   Windsor   5-10   205   Windsor, Ont.
RB   Anthony Coombs   Manitoba   5-9   190   Winnipeg, Man
RB   Tyrrel Wilson   Laurier   5-11   185   Hamilton, Ont.
RB   Rob Farquharson   Guelph   5-9   210   Niagara Falls, Ont.
RB   Zack Davis   York   6-1   240   Niagara Falls, Ont.
RB   Brandon Deschamps   UBC   6-0   195   Prince George, B.C.
REC   Brian Marshall   Western   6-0   200   London, Ont.
REC   Andrew Smith   Manitoba   6-2   200   Nanaimo, B.C.
REC   Evan Pszczonak   Windsor   6-0   160   Amherstburg, Ont.
REC   Kit Hillis   Saskatchewan   5-9   175   Saskatoon, Sask.
REC   Landon Buch   Regina    6-0   200   Regina, Sask.
REC   Jay Smith   Regina    6-0   200   Regina, Sask.
REC   Paul Cecile   Waterloo   5-11   185   Azilda, Ont.
OL   Branden Stevens   Calgary   6-2   290   Winnipeg, Man.
OL   Michael Massel   Laurier   6-5   260   London, Ont.
OL   Jeremy Deneau   Laurier   6-5   260   Amherstburg, Ont.
OL   Lane Bryksa   Saskatchewan   6-2   265   Saskatoon, Sask.
OL   Ethan Schnell    UBC   6-5   275   Kamloops, B.C.
OL   Aaron Picton   Regina  6-3   280   Regina, Sask.

DL   Dylan Ainsworth   Western   6-3   225   Delta, B.C.
DL   Evan Gill   Manitoba   6-4   275   Winnipeg, Man.
DL   Stephen Giang   Alberta   6-1   280   Edmonton, Alta.
DL   Stephon Miller   Windsor   6-3   235   Pickering, Ont.
DL   Jeff Finley   Guelph   6-3   260   St. Catharines, Ont.
DL   Adam Dickson    McMaster  6-4   325   Niagara Falls, Ont.
LB   Beau Landry    Western   5-11   201   Kitchener, Ont.
LB   Cory Roboch   Calgary   6-1   220   Calgary, Alta.
LB   Richard Zacharias   Saskatchewan   5-10   227   Hague, Sask.
LB   Vivie Bojilov   UBC   5-11   210   New Westminster, B.C.
LB   James Tuck   York   6-1   220   Aurora, Ont.
LB   John Rush   Guelph   6-1   223   Niagara Falls, Ont.
DB   Steven Ventresca   McMaster   6-0   184   Hamilton, Ont.
DB   Allan Dicks   McMaster   5-9   185   Abbotsford, B.C.
DB   Adam Ballingall  Calgary    6-2   185   Kamloops, B.C.
DB   Josh MacDougall  Alberta   6-0   200   Oakville, Ont.
DB   Josh Burns   Windsor   6-1   170   LaSalle, Ont.
DB   Christian Mahler   Waterloo   5-11   175   Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
DB   Curtis Good   Waterloo   6-1   185   Kitchener, Ont.
DB   Simon Bahru   Western   6-1   194   London, Ont.

Special Teams
K/P   Tyler Crapigna   McMaster   5-7   164   Nepean, Ont.

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Stefan Ptaszek, McMaster
Assistant coaches: TBA