U Sports Players of the Week (4)

Week ending Sept. 17, 2017

Offensive Player of the Week
Name: Trey Millings
University: Bishop’s University
Position: Running Back
Hometown: Laval, Que.
Year of eligibility: Third
Academic program: Business
Height and weight: 6’0″, 217 lbs

Bishop’s Gaiters running back Trey Millings is the Atlantic University Sport football offensive player of the week for the week ending Sept. 17, 2017.

A third-year business student from Laval, Que., Millings led the Gaiters on the ground, amassing 138 yards on 19 carries, including two touchdowns in Bishop’s 32-31 come-from-behind victory over the Mount Allison Mounties Friday night in Sackville, N.B.

His first, a one-yard plunge, came on the last play of regulation to help force overtime. Millings’ second major of the night came in the first overtime series to give Bishop’s the advantage.

Millings also had three receptions for 49 yards. The win marked the Gaiters’ first as an AUS conference member.

Defensive Player of the Week

Name: DeAndre Smith

University: Saint Mary’s University

Position: Defensive back

Hometown: Dunn, North Carolina

Year of eligibility: Second

Academic program: BA

Height and weight: 6’3”, 195lbs

Saint Mary’s Huskies defensive back DeAndre Smith has been named the AUS football defensive player of the week.

A second-year arts student from Dunn, North Carolina, Smith was named Subway Player of the Game in Friday’s 17-10 Saint Mary’s win over Acadia in Halifax.

He had a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown, along with nine tackles (eight solo and two assisted) for the Huskies’ defence.

He also had two pass breakups in the win.


Special Teams Player of the Week
Name: Vincent Dubé
University: Bishop’s University
Position: Kicker
Hometown: Montmagny, Que.
Year of eligibility: Fourth
Academic program: BA Sociology
Height and weight: 6’1″, 200 lbs

Bishop’s Gaiters kicker Vincent Dubé is the Atlantic University Sport football special teams player of the week for the week ending Sept. 17, 2017.

A fourth-year sociology student from Montmagny, Que., Dubé scored a 41-yard field goal and was 4/4 in extra-point kicks in Bishop’s 32-31 win over Mount Allison Friday in double overtime.

On the last play in regulation, he made good on the point-after attempt to tie the game and send it to overtime. He then made good on his extra-point attempt in the first overtime.

In the second overtime, Dubé added a rouge off a missed field goal attempt, which would ultimately be the Gaiters’ game-winning point.

He also averaged 39.0 yards on eight punts, including a longest of 55 yards and one downed inside the 20-yard line.

Source: AUS


RSEQ University Football

Trenton Miller, Samuel Rossi et Félix Ménard-Brière
named players of the week

Montréal, September 18, 2017 – Concordia quarterback Trenton Miller, Montréal linebacker Samuel Rossi and Montréal kicker Félix Ménard-Brière are the RSEQ University Football student-athletes of the week for the period ending September 17, 2017.

Offensive Student-Athlete

Trenton Miller

Team: Stingers
University: Concordia
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Age: 23
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 225 lbs.
Former team: Mars Hill University

Quarterback Trenton Miller threw a school record six touchdown passes to lead the Concordia Stingers to a 68-16 victory over the McGill Redmen. Miller connected with wide receiver Sam Nadon for three TD strikes (14, 15 and 16 yards). He also found Vince Alessandrini for a five-yard major, Jarryd Taylor for a 12-yard touchdown and Yanic Lessard on a 44-yard pass-and-run score. With the six touchdowns, Miller broke a school record set in 1998 when quarterback Sean Hoas threw five TDs in a game versus the Laval Rouge et Or.
Defensive Student-Athlete

Samuel Rossi

Team: Carabins
University: Montréal
Hometown: Blainville, Québec
Age: 20
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 237 lbs.
Former team: Collège Montmorency

The defence led the charge for the Université de Montréal Carabins’ in their 28-1 win over the Université de Sherbrooke Vert & Or at the CEPSUM on Friday night versus Samuel Rossi was front and centre in that defensive effort. The sophomore linebacker picked up an impressive sack on a play he was blocked on and then snagged a critical interception in Montreal territory in the fourth quarter. Rossi also amassed four tackles on the night.

Special Teams Student Athlete

Félix Ménard-Brière

Team: Carabins
University: Montréal
Hometown: Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Québec
Age: 23
Height: 6’00’’
Weight: 178 lbs.
Former team: Collège Montmorency

True to form, kicker Félix Ménard-Brière of the Université de Montréal Carabins showed no mercy for the opposition with his punting. The fifth-year senior averaged 45.9 yards per punt and more importantly pinned the Sherbrooke Vert & Or inside their 20 yards line on five occasions.


Source: Robin Verreault | University Programs Coordinator, RSEQ


BURLINGTON, Ont. – The following athletes have been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Football Players of the Week for the period ending September 12, 2017.

OFFENCE: Levondre Gordon (Mississauga, Ont.) – 3rd yr – Laurier

Levondre Gordon came up big in the OUA Marquee Matchup of the Week, rushing for a career-high 208 yards in a 38-35 Golden Hawks victory over the Ravens.

The sociology major was part of a balanced Laurier attack that put up 576 yards on Carleton.  Gordon led the way with 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 27 carries.

The Mississauga native now leads the OUA with 140 rushing yards per game, while also being tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns.  He also sits third in the league in average yards per rush, at 6.7 per carry.


DEFENCE:  Isaiah Guzylak-Messam (Hamilton, Ont.)  – 4th year – Laurier

The fourth year defensive back is part of the ball-hawking secondary of the Golden Hawks defence .

In the OUA Marque Matchup of the Week, the Hamilton product played a key role, picking off Michael Arruda once, while also contributing four solo tackles, one assisted tackle, and three pass breakups.

Through two games this season, the Golden Hawks are allowing 340 yards per game, third-best in the OUA. Messam sits second on the team with 10 tackles.

The defending champions will look to go 3-0 when they head to Richardson Stadium Saturday afternoon to take on the Laurier Golden Hawks.


SPECIAL TEAMS: Ryan Isenor (Delhi, Ont.) – 1st year. – Guelph

Ryan Isenor demonstrated flashes of speed and shiftiness in Guelph’s first two games this year, but against the Windsor Lancers, the first-year from Delhi, Ontario exploded.

The human kinetics major put on a display, returning a missed field goal 125-yards for a touchdown.  Isneor fielded a missed field goal attempt in the third quarter 15 yards inside his own endzone, before taking off down the left sideline.

No Lancer was able to touch him, as his 125-yard return was one of many highlights in a Gryphons 81-10 victory that put Guelph in the win column.

The Delhi native finished the contest with four punt returns for 222 yards, and three kickoff returns for 46 yards. He also hauled in a pair of passes for 26 yards.

Source: OUA.ca


Canada West players of the week: Pinto, McEwen, DiFonte earn honours


  • UBC REC Trivel Pinto (offence), Calgary DL Jack McEwen (defence), and Calgary kicker Niko DiFonte (special teams) are the Week 3 CW football players of the week
  • Pinto posted 165 receiving yards in front of the largest crowd in UBC football history on Saturday night (9,542)
  • Be sure to catch this week’s Canada West Football Showcase game, as Manitoba vs. Regina (Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. CST) will be available across the CW distribution network

EDMONTON – A big receiving day and a pair of key performances in a lopsided win highlight the Week 3 Canada West football players of the week.

Offensively, Trivel Pinto is the player of the week after picking the right time to have one of the best nights of his UBC career, as the third-year receiver posted 165 yards on 10 catches in front of 9,542 fans at Thunderbird Stadium for UBC’s annual homecoming game. The crowd was the largest in UBC’s football history and the third largest in CW football history, behind Manitoba’s 10,199 in 2013 and Regina’s 16,500 last season in the first football game played at New Mosaic Stadium.


The Calgary Dinos offence may have put up an eye-popping point total in their 76-17 win over the Manitoba Bisons, but it’s the defence and special teams that have earned weekly honours from the conference.

Defensive lineman Jack McEwen had a career day, posting a personal best three sacks, while kicker Niko DiFonte went three-of-four on field goals, including a career best 48-yarder.

Week 4 of the CW football season goes Saturday, Sept. 23, as UBC (2-1) travels to Alberta (0-3) to take on the Golden Bears, while Calgary (3-0) hosts the Saskatchewan Huskies (2-1), and the Regina Rams (2-1) welcome the Manitoba Bisons (0-3).

The CW Football Showcase is in Regina this week, as the Rams-Bisons game can be seen on SaskTel (Saskatchewan), TELUS (Alberta and B.C.), and Bell MTS (Manitoba). The Alberta-UBC game can be viewed exclusively on Canada West TV, while the Saskatchewan-Calgary game is available on SaskTel in the province of Saskatchewan and Canada West TV for all other viewers.



REC – Trivel Pinto
UBC Thunderbirds
Brampton, Ont.

In front of the third largest crowd in Canada West football history, UBC’s Trivel Pinto put on a show Saturday night in Vancouver to earn the offensive player of the week award. The third-year arts student posted 165 receiving yards on 10 catches in the Thunderbirds 31-10 win over the Saskatchewan Huskies.

With 9,542 fans in attendance for UBC’s annual homecoming game, Pinto was electric, finishing the night with nearly 250 all-purpose yards, as he added 33 rushing yards and a combined 44 return yards. With the victory, the T-Birds improved their record to 2-1 and moved into a tie with the Huskies and Regina Rams for second in the conference standings.



DL – Jack McEwen
Calgary Dinos
Calgary, Alta.

Defensively, Jack McEwen is the player of the week after registering 4.5 tackles – all of them coming behind the line of scrimmage. The defensive lineman earned three sacks and another tackle for loss, as the Dinos ran their record to 3-0, holding the Bisons to just 87 passing yards in the process.

Last year’s Canada West sack leader (4.5), McEwen was a conference all-star in 2016 when he registered 18 total tackles. McEwen’s three sacks was a single-game career best for the fifth-year Calgary native.



K – Niko DiFonte
Calgary Dinos
Winnipeg, Man.

On special teams, kicker Niko Difonte helped Calgary pile on the points, connecting on three of four field goals for the Dinos. The Winnipeg native made all three kicks from 40 yards or more, including a career long 48-yarder in the fourth quarter. The kick was the longest by a Dino place kicker since Aaron Ifield’s 51-yarder in October of 2010 and tied for the sixth longest in program history.

The second-year Arts student leads the conference in scoring through three games with 51 points – 30 of which have come via field goals.



More than 50 CW players started the 2017 season on CFL rosters, including 10 CW players taken inside the top six rounds of this year’s CFL Draft.

Fans can watch every CW regular season game along with the three Hardy Cup Playoff games – including the 81st Hardy Cup on Saturday, November 11 – by purchasing a Canada West TV pass.

This season both all-access and school passes will also provide access to CW football games in condensed versions.

Additionally, a total of 15 CW games can be seen on SaskTel (Saskatchewan), TELUS (Alberta and B.C.), and Bell MTS (Manitoba) this season as part of the Canada West Football Showcase.

For a full look at this season’s televised games, please click here.


Source: Evan Daum, Canada West Communications


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