Martin, Hadley & Turnsek named to U SPORTS East West Bowl roster

Martin, Hadley & Turnsek named to U SPORTS East West Bowl roster

StFX X-Men defensive backs Brandyn Martin and Jay Turnsek and kicker/punter Ben Hadley have been named to the U SPORTS East West Bowl roster for the upcoming game in Hamilton that showcases the top football athletes eligible for the 2024 CFL draft.

Brandyn Martin is a 6'0, 204-pound defensive back from Melfort, Sask. who wrapped up his third year of eligibility with the X-Men this past season. The first year Education student and previous Human Kinetics grad was named an AUS all-star for the first time in his career after the 2022 season. Martin was ninth overall in AUS tackling with 32 on the season, including 29 solo tackles. He averaged 4.0 tackles/game, had 2.5 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble this year. A co-captain with the X-Men, Brandyn is also a two-time academic all-Canadian, having earned the distinction in 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Ben Hadley is a 6'2, 193-pound kicker/punter in his third year of eligibility with the X-Men special teams unit. A third year business student from Halifax, N.S., he earned AUS all-star status this fall and was named the X-Men special teams player of the year. Hadley was second in the conference in total points scored with 60 and led the AUS in kicking. He was 11 for 15 in field goals made for a 73% kicking percentage and scored 21 extra points. He also had eight punts for 290 yards this season for a 36.3 average yards/punt.   

Jay Turnsek is a 5'10, 198-pound defensive back in his third year of eligibility, starting in all eight games for the AUS champion X-Men this past season. A fourth year Science student from North Bay, Ont., Turnsek had 16.5 tackles on the year, including 12 solo tackles and averaging 2.1 tackles/game. He recorded one sack, one interception and one break-up in 2022 on the X-Men defense that led the nation in defense, allowing only 10.4 defensive points/game. Turnsek was the 2019 X-Men football rookie of the year and is a three-time academic all-Canadian. He was the recipient of the STFX Athletics 2019-20 Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.

Rosters announced for 2023 East-West Bowl

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. (U SPORTS) - The table is set for the 2023 East-West Bowl, U SPORTS announced on Tuesday the official rosters for Canadian universities' top football showcase.

The 2023 U SPORTS football prospects game is set for Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m. ET at McMaster University's Ron Joyce Field in Hamilton.

This is the second straight year that the event has been at McMaster (and the third time overall), and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual all-star contest, which was launched in 2003.

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

The East side is comprised primarily of student-athletes representing schools from the AUS and RSEQ conferences, as well as Carleton, Ottawa, Queen's, and York. The West contingent is primarily made up of players from Canada West and the remaining OUA universities. Note that some adjustments have been made to balance out the two sides.

The West prevailed in last year's game 11-8, to stretch their lead in the series to 12-6 overall. The West has won the past five games, with the last win by the East in 2015.

The two teams' coaching staffs will be announced, along with any updates to the team rosters, on Friday, May 12.




Pos, Name, University, Ht., Wt., Hometown

QB, Thomas Bolduc, Laval, 6-3, 205, Sherbrooke, Que.
QB, Anthony Robichaud, Sherbrooke, 6-3, 195, Sainte-Julie, Que.
RB, David Chaloux, Bishop's, 5-10, 190, Joliette, Que.
RB, Natan Girouard-Langlois, Montréal, 6-1, 247, Drummondville, Que.
RB, Gideone Kremier, Simon Fraser Valley, 6-0, 180, Victoria, B.C.
RB, Paul-Antoine Ouellette, Montréal, 6-4, 240, Montreal, Que.
REC, Fredérik Antoine, Laval, 6-1, 215, Quebec City, Que.
REC, Carl Chabot, Montréal, 5-7, 173, Blainville, Que.
REC, Sam Davenport, Simon Fraser Valley, 6-1, 185, Abbotsford, B.C.
REC, Nicholas Gendron, Ottawa, 6-1, 195, Gatineau, Que.
REC, William Langlais, McGill, 6-3, 206, Chicoutimi, Que.
REC, Kevin Morin, Sherbrooke, 6-0, 175, Bécancour, Que.
REC, Alfred Olay, York, 5-8, 165, Courtice, Ont.
REC, Anthony Paul-Hus, Concordia, 6-4, 225, St. Bonaventure, Que.
REC, Nykolas Pierre-Masse, Bishop's, 5-10, 185, Laval, Que.
REC, Julien Poirier-McKiggan, Acadia, 5-10, 185, Halifax, N.S.
REC, Liam Stewart, Saint Mary's, 6-0, 205, Port Coquitlam, B.C.
OL, Evan Anseeuw, York, 6-4, 290, Walsingham, Ont.
OL, Nathaniel Dumoulin-Duguay, Laval, 6-3, 287, Rimouski, Que.
OL, Tristan Fortin, Ottawa, 6-4, 275, Roberval, Que.
OL, Jas Khaira, Queen's, 6-5, 285, Brampton, Ont.
OL, Patrick Lavoie, Carleton, 6-5, 327, Gatineau, Que.
OL, Nick Pilichos, Acadia, 6-4, 277, Bedford, N.S.
OL, Caleb Purdy, Saint Mary's, 6-6, 275, Dartmouth, N.S.
OL, Michael Vlahogiannis, McGill, 6-4, 300, Town of Mount Royal, Que.

DL, Nathan Brennan, York, 6-3, 310, Beamsville, Ont.
DL, Nassib Hassouna, McGill, 6-1, 225, Verdun, Que.
DL, Jason Janvier-Messier, York, 6-3, 230, Beloeil, Que.
DL, Scott Murray, Guelph, 6-2, 230, Mississauga, Ont.
DL, Darien Newell, Queen's, 6-2, 265, Brampton, Ont.
DL, Kristian Stewart, Guelph, 6-5, 230, Hamilton, Ont.
DL, Dennis Robler, Mount Allison, 6-2, 240, Scarborough, Ont.
DL, Will Russell, Acadia, 6-3, 257, Quispamsis, N.B.
LB, Ramsey Derbas, Saskatchewan, 6-2, 215, Saskatoon, Sask.
LB, Isaiah Okoli, Saint Mary's, 6-1, 220, Saint John, N.B.
LB, Zach Phillion, Concordia, 6-2, 220, Buffalo, N.Y.
LB, Jay Turnsek, STFX, 5-10, 198, North Bay, Ont.
LB, Malik Yusuf, Carleton, 6-0, 200, Ottawa, Ont.
DB, Emmanuel Beals, Acadia, 5-11, 188, Ajax, Ont.
DB, Cristophe Beaulieu, Laval, 6-2, 187, Blainville, Que.
DB, Daniel Bell, Mount Allison, 6-2, 215, Saint John, N.B.
DB, Ahmadou Boubacar, Concordia, 6-2, 190, Niamey, Niger
DB, Alexandre-Karl Boudreau, Sherbrooke, 5-10, 185, Gatineau, Que.
DB, Eric Cumberbatch, Ottawa, 6-3, 185, Alexandria, Ont.
DB, Jerrell Cummings, Simon Fraser Valley, 5-10, 185, Vancouver, B.C.
DB, Louis Lavaud, Carleton, 6-0, 183, Pierrefonds, Que.
DB, Brandyn Martin, STFX, 6-0, 204, Melfort, Sask.
DB, Keegan Vanek, Queen's, 5-10, 196, London, Ont.

Special Teams
K/P, Vincent Blanchard, Laval, 6-1, 194, Quebec City, Que.


Pos, Name, University, Ht., Wt., Hometown

QB, Evan Hillock, Western, 6-3, 205, Hamilton, Ont.
QB, Kinsale Philip, Toronto, 6-0, 200, New Westminster, B.C.
RB, Craig Coleman, Western, 6-3, 230, St. Thomas, Ont.
RB, Brad Hladik, UBC, 6-4, 235, Vernon, B.C.
RB, Christopher John, Windsor, 5-10, 225, Toronto, Ont.
RB, Tanner Nelmes, Laurier, 6-0, 213, Guelph, Ont.
RB, Matthew Peterson, Alberta, 5-10, 201, Brooks, Alta.
REC, Cody Barton, Mount Allison, 6-2, 215, Lower Coverdale, N.B.
REC, Jackson Cooling, McMaster, 5-7, 160, Burlington, Ont.
REC, AK Gassama, Manitoba, 5-11, 170, Winnipeg, Man.
REC, Nigel LeGood, Toronto, 6-1, 195, Kingston, Ont.
REC, D'Sean Mimbs, Regina, 6-1, 180, Regina, Sask.
REC, Kaine Stevenson, Guelph, 6-0, 203, Windsor, Ont.
REC, Justin Succar, Waterloo, 5-9, 175, Welland, Ont.
REC, Birhanu Yitna, Manitoba, 6-0, n/a, Winnipeg, Man.
OL, Alex Berwick, Western, 6-3, 325, Ottawa, Ont.
OL, John Bosse, Calgary, 6-6, 320, Calgary, Alta.
OL, Austin Haas, Saskatchewan, 6-4, 300, Saskatoon, Sask.
OL, Cooper Hamilton, Laurier, 6-7, 285, Innisfil, Ont.
OL, Ethan Kalra, Waterloo, 6-3, 291, Acton, Ont.
OL, Jaxon Morkin, Windsor, 6-3, 290, Tecumseh, Ont.
OL, Daniel Shin, Alberta, 6-4, 270, Edmonton, Alta.
OL, Daniel Townsend, Calgary, 6-6, 375, Calgary, Alta.
OL, Anu Una, Windsor, 6-3, 300, Toronto, Ont.

DL, Luke Brubacher, Laurier, 6-6, 250, Listowel, Ont.
DL, Keenan Dell, Toronto, 6-2, 290, Saskatoon, Sask.
DL, Trevon Halstead, Waterloo, 6-1, 275, Brampton, Ont.
DL, Tyson Hergott, Waterloo, 6-3, 255, Waterloo, Ont.
DL, Owen Hubert, McMaster, 6-4, 255, Hamilton, Ont.
DL, George Idoko, Saskatchewan, 6-3, 210, Calgary, Alta.
DL, Mitch Price, McMaster, 6-1, 305, Caledon, Ont.
DL, Curtis Woodmansey, Guelph, 6-3, 291, Toronto, Ont.
LB, Ryan Baker, UBC, 6-2, 220, North Vancouver, B.C.
LB, Lourenz Bowers-Kane, Western, 5-11, 200, Dartmouth, N.S.
LB, Cameron Mah, Regina, 5-11, 215, Regina, Sask.
LB, Max Nixon, Western, 6-0, 220, Dorchester, Ont.
LB, Mitchell Townsend, UBC, 6-4, 235, North Vancouver, B.C.
LB, Nick Wiebe, Saskatchewan, 6-3, 240, Okotoks, Alta.
DB, DeEmetrius Masuka, McMaster, 6-2, 220, Hamilton, Ont.
DB, Stephen Adamopoulos, Manitoba, 6-4, n/a, Winnipeg, Man.
DB, Richard Aduboffour, Western, 6-3, 200, Toronto, Ont.
DB, Ayo Ajayi, Laurier, 6-0, 185, Brampton, Ont.
DB, Devonte Ballantyne, McMaster, 5-11, 190, Strathroy, Ont.
DB, Ryan Collins, Toronto, 6-6, 225, Hamilton, Ont.
DB, Nick Conway, Manitoba, 5-10, n/a, Winnipeg, Man.
DB, Jonathan Giustini, Alberta, 6-0, 200, Calgary, Alta.
DB, Jackson Sombach, Regina, 5-9, 195, Regina, Sask.
DB, Kevin Victome, Ottawa, 6-0, 170, Ottawa, Ont.

Special Teams
K/P, Ben Hadley, STFX, 6-2, 193, Halifax, N.S.


2022 (at McMaster): West 11, East 8
2021: No game (COVID-19)
2020: No game (COVID-19)
2019 (at Carleton): West 35, East 17
2018 (at Laval): West 15, East 14
2017 (at Laval): West 37, East 13|
2016 (at McGill): West 29, East 14
2015 (at McGill): East 29, West 21
2014 (at Western): East 19, West 12
2013 (at Western): West 18, East 17
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