Stars of tomorrow: U Sports unveils rosters for 2022 East-West Bowl

Photo courtesy: McMaster Athletics

The East-West Bowl is returning next month following a two-year hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be hosted at McMaster University with the game taking place on Saturday, May 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

“We look forward to presenting this year’s event as a showcase for Canadian football and to demonstrate the role U Sports members play in the development of our sport,” said McMaster head coach Stefan Ptaszek in a statement.

“We plan on offering these elite student-athletes the showcase they deserve while creating opportunities for the next generation of coaches and officials to tap into the knowledge of current U Sports leaders.”

The East-West Bowl serves as an opportunity for U Sports players to garner attention ahead of the following year’s professional draft. Many of the players in attendance will be considered top prospects for the 2023 CFL Draft.

“U Sports is excited for the return of the East-West Bowl and are working with CUFCA and the Marauders football program to increase the game’s profile as well as developing future next generation of football leaders,” said U Sports Chief Sports Officer Lisette Johnson-Stapley.

The West team features players from Canada West and the Ontario University Athletics, though Carleton, Ottawa, and Queen’s compete for the East team. The remaining players on the East team are from Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec and Atlantic University Sport.

The rosters for the event will be as follows.


QB Josh Donnelly, Regina
QB Andreas Dueck, McMaster

RB Keon Edwards, Western
RB Josh Ewanchyna, Saskatchewan
RB Juwan Jeffery, Guelph
FB Spencer Nichols, Western

REC Clark Barnes, Guelph
REC James Basalyga, Waterloo
REC Savaughn Magnaye-Jones, Western
REC Daniel Perry, Saskatchewan
REC Jonathan Rosery, Alberta
REC Justin Succar, Waterloo
REC Edgerrin Williams, UBC

OL Phil Grohovac, Western
OL Ryder Kliskowsky, Manitoba
OL Elliot Beamer, Western
OL Owen Muller, Windsor
OL Taylor Burns, McMaster
OL Theo Benedet, UBC
OL Parker Hodel, Regina
OL Giovani Manu, UBC

DL Connor Delahey, Saskatchewan
DL Josh Hyer, Calgary
DL Collin Kornelson, Manitoba
DL Lake Korte-Moore, UBC
DL Ryan Leder, McMaster
DL Tomme Mercier, Montreal
DL Brandon Omonuwa, Wilfrid Laurier

LB Jacob Biggs, Calgary
LB Eryk Bujalski, McMaster
LB Jack Hinsperger, Waterloo
LB Justin Lauzon, Guelph
LB Brendan Murphy, Western
LB Ife Onyemenam, Wilfrid Laurier
LB Nick Thomas, Manitoba
LB Josh White, Regina

DB Ayo Ajayi, Wilfrid Laurier
DB Tyshon Blackburn, Alberta
DB Patrick Burke Jr., Wilfrid Laurier
DB Jaxon Ford, Regina
DB Siriman Harrison Bagayogo, Guelph
DB Breton MacDougall, Windsor
DB Kojo Odoom, Western
DB Charlie Ringland, Saskatchewan
DB Jake Taylor, Alberta

K/P James Parker, Mount Allison


QB James Keenan, Queen’s
QB Tanner DeJonh, Carleton

RB Pier-Olivier Cadoret, Sherbrooke
RB Kevin-Foster Verdier, Concordia
RB Adam Williams, Toronto

REC Resten Daley, York
REC Shedler Fervius, St. Mary’s
REC Charles Giroux, Sherbrooke
REC Khalik Johnson, Carleton
REC Nathan Lupien, Bishop’s
REC Ethan MacKinnon, Toronto
REC Jeremy Murphy, Concordia

OL Ryan Berta, Queen’s
OL James DuManoir, Ottawa
OL Evan Floren, Queen’s
OL Alex Hall, Concordia
OL Michael Lightbody, Carleton
OL Alexandre Marcoux, McGill
OL Spencer Masterson, Guelph
OL Anthony Vandal, Sherbrooke

DL Kyle Chappus, Acadia
DL Alex Deblois, Laval
DL Nicholas Defrancesco-Paul, McGill
DL Alex Fedchun, St. FX
DL Vincenzo Frangione, Mount Allison
DL Reece Martin, Mount Allison
DL Ifena Onyeka, Carleton
DL Van Wishart, Queen’s

LB Matt Dean, York
LB Marcus Jean-Loscher, St. Mary’s
LB Carl Marchesault, Sherbrooke
LB Ethan Martin, Queen’s
LB James Peter, Ottawa

DB Zendrew Audain, Carleton
DB Keon Fuoco, Toronto
DB Ben George, Acadia
DB Jake Kelly, Bishop’s
DB Bruno Lagacé, Montreal
DB Maxym Lavallee, Laval
DB Felix Petit, Laval
DB Kaylyn St-Cyr, Montreal
DB Jassin States, St. Mary’s

K/P Max Capriotti, St. FX