FB: 36 CW products suit up Week 1 of CFL season

FB: 36 CW products suit up Week 1 of CFL season

Monday, 18 June 2018 — EDMONTON – A total of 36 former Canada West football players helped ring in the new Canadian Football League (CFL) season this past weekend, as the conference continued to make an impact at the pro level.

The new CFL season kicked off Father’s Day weekend with four games, and Canada West products dotted game day rosters across the country. The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers had the most CW content Week 1, as both teams dressed seven former CW players.

Highlights:

  • 36 former CW players suited up Week 1 of the CFL season
  • A total of 51 CW products are on CFL rosters to start the season
  • 16 former Calgary Dinos played Week 1 of the season to lead the CW charge

Leading the way in terms of conference representation Week 1 were the Calgary Dinos, who had 16 former players in action, as the CFL rang in the earliest start to a new season in league history.

All told, 51 former Canada West products are currently on CFL rosters, with 39 on active rosters heading into the second week of the CFL season, which opens Thursday, June 21 when the Roughriders travel to our nation’s capital to take on the Ottawa REDBLACKS in their first contest of 2018.

Among the 51 former CW players on CFL rosters, eight were picks in the most recent CFL Draft, when a total of 15 CW players were selected.

You can catch the next crop of CFL talent beginning Friday, August 31 when the 2018 CW season kicks off. Opening night features the Regina Rams hosting the defending Hardy Cup champion Calgary Dinos, and the Saskatchewan Huskies hosting the Alberta Golden Bears.

Every minute of CW football action can be found live and on demand this season via Canada West TV – the official streaming home of Canada West. 2018-19 Canada West TV passes go on sale Thursday, June 21.

 

CW players on CFL rosters (51 total)

Saskatchewan Roughriders (9)

  • Mike Edem / S / Calgary Dinos
  • Sam Hurl / LB / Calgary Dinos
  • Jorgen Hus / LS / Regina Rams
  • Brendon LaBatte / OL / Regina Rams
  • Denzel Radford / DB / Calgary Dinos
  • Eddie Steele / DL / Manitoba Bisons
  • Micah Teitz / LB / Calgary Dinos
  • # Jake Harty / WR / Calgary Dinos
  • * Mitch Picton / WR / Regina Rams

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9)

  • Sukh Chungh / OL / Calgary Dinos
  • Nic Demski / WR / Manitoba Bisons
  • Taylor Loffler / DB / UBC Thunderbirds
  • Thomas Miles / LB / Manitoba Bisons
  • Patrick Neufeld / OL / Saskatchewan Huskies
  • Chad Rempel / LS / Saskatchewan Huskies
  • Rashaun Simonise / WR / Calgary Dinos
  • # Kienan LaFrance / RB / Manitoba Bisons
  • * Tylor Henry / WR / Alberta Golden Bears

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7)

  • Darius Ciraco / OL / Calgary Dinos
  • Terrell Davis / LB / UBC Thunderbirds
  • Connor McGough / DE / Calgary Dinos
  • Landon Rice / OL / Manitoba Bisons
  • Mercer Timmis / RB / Calgary Dinos
  • # Braden Schram / OL / Calgary Dinos
  • * Brett Wade / DL / Calgary Dinos

Calgary Stampeders (7)

  • Riley Jones / LB / UBC Thunderbirds
  • Justin Lawrence / OL / Alberta Golden Bears
  • Charlie Power / RB / Saskatchewan Huskies
  • Ryan Sceviour / OL / Calgary Dinos
  • Richard Sindani / WR / Calgary Dinos
  • # Julan Lynch / WR / Saskatchewan Huskies
  • * Michael Klukas / WR / Calgary Dinos

Toronto Argonauts (6)

  • Linden Gaydosh / DT / Calgary Dinos
  • Sean McEwen / OL / Calgary Dinos
  • Jimmy Ralph / WR / Alberta Golden Bears
  • Robert Woodson / DB / Calgary Dinos
  • # Anthony Coombs / RB / Manitoba Bisons
  • * Evan Foster / DE / Manitoba Bisons

BC Lions (4)

  • Mitch Barnett / LB / UBC Thunderbirds
  • Cody Husband / C / UBC Thunderbirds
  • Dominique Termansen / DB / UBC Thunderbirds
  • * Will Watson, WR / UBC Thunderbirds

Ottawa REDBLACKS (4)

  • Austin Hartley / WR / Calgary Dinos
  • Evan Johnson / OL / Saskatchewan Huskies
  • Michael Klassen / DL / Calgary Dinos
  • Mark Korte / OL / Alberta Golden Bears

Edmonton Eskimos (3)

  • David Beard / OL / Alberta Golden Bears
  • Adam Konar / LB / Calgary Dinos
  • Hugh O’Neill / K / Alberta Golden Bears

Montreal Alouettes (2)

  • Kirby Fabien / G / Calgary Dinos
  • # DJ Lalama / LB / Manitoba Bisons

 

CFLers by CW school

Calgary Dinos (22)

  • Ryan Sceviour / OL / Calgary Stampeders
  • Richard Sindani / WR / Calgary Dinos
  • * Michael Klukas / WR / Calgary Stampeders
  • Adam Konar / LB / Edmonton Eskimos
  • Mike Edem / S / Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Sam Hurl / LB / Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Denzel Radford / DB / Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Micah Teitz / LB / Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • # Jake Harty / WR / Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Sukh Chungh / OL / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Rashaun Simonise / WR / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Darius Ciraco / OL / Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Connor McGough / DE / Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Mercer Timmis / RB / Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • # Braden Schram / OL / Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • * Brett Wade / DL / Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Linden Gaydosh / DT / Toronto Argonauts
  • Sean McEwen / OL / Toronto Argonauts
  • Robert Woodson / DB / Toronto Argonauts
  • Austin Hartley / WR / Ottawa REDBLACKS
  • Michael Klassen / DL / Ottawa REDBLACKS
  • Kirby Fabien / G / Montreal Alouettes

Manitoba Bisons (8)

  • Eddie Steele / DL / Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Nic Demski / WR / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Thomas Miles / LB / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • # Kienan LaFrance / RB / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Landon Rice / OL / Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • # Anthony Coombs / RB / Toronto Argonauts
  • * Evan Foster / DE / Toronto Argonauts
  • # DJ Lalama / LB / Montreal Alouettes

UBC Thunderbirds (7)

  •  Mitch Barnett / LB / BC Lions
  • Cody Husband / C / BC Lions
  • Dominique Termansen / DB / BC Lions
  • * Will Watson, WR / BC Lions
  • Riley Jones / LB / Calgary Stampeders
  • Taylor Loffler / DB / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Terrell Davis / LB / Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Alberta Golden Bears (6)

  • Justin Lawrence / OL / Calgary Stampeders
  • David Beard / OL / Edmonton Eskimos
  • Hugh O’Neill / K / Edmonton Eskimos
  • * Tylor Henry / WR / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Jimmy Ralph / WR / Toronto Argonauts
  • Mark Korte / OL / Ottawa REDBLACKS

Saskatchewan Huskies (5)

  • Charlie Power / RB / Calgary Stampeders
  • # Julan Lynch / WR / Calgary Stampeders
  • Patrick Neufeld / OL / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Chad Rempel / LS / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Evan Johnson / OL / Ottawa REDBLACKS

Regina Rams (3)

  • Jorgen Hus / LS / Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Brendon LaBatte / OL / Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • * Mitch Picton / WR / Saskatchewan Roughriders

 

NOTES: dressed Week 1 denoted in ITALICS; # denotes injured list; * denotes practice roster; bold denotes 2018 draft pick