FB: Dinos honoured after Hardy Cup

FB: Dinos honoured after Hardy Cup

Calgary reclaimed CW title with dominant win Saturday

EDMONTON – The Hardy Cup is back in a familiar trophy case.

The Calgary Dinos claimed the Canada West football championship for the ninth time in the last dozen seasons thanks to a 29-4 win over the Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday in the Stampede City.

A trio of Dinos are the conference players of the week after Calgary's convincing win, as quarterback Josiah Joseph, linebacker Grant McDonald, and kicker/punter Niko DiFonte were honoured Tuesday.

Joseph made a splash in the second half for Calgary, coming in for an injured Adam Sinagra. The fourth-year pivot went 9-of-10 for 95 yards, while also rushing for 26 yards and a pair of fourth quarter TDs.

Defensively McDonald had a game-high 11 tackles, as the Calgary defence surrendered the second fewest points ever in a Hardy Cup.

Next up for Calgary is a Mitchell Bowl matchup with the McMaster Marauders. The national semifinal game is set for Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. MST.

The Dinos are looking to keep Canada West's dominant home stretch against Ontario opponents alive, as the conference is 13-1 all-time when hosting an Ontario school in the national semis, with the lone loss coming in 1968.


OFFENCE: QB - Josiah Joseph

  • Calgary Dinos
  • 4th-year
  • Peachland, B.C.
  • Kinesiology
  • STATS: 9-of-10 passing for 95 yards / 26 yards rushing & 2 TDs

DEFENCE: LB - Grant McDonald

  • Calgary Dinos
  • 3rd-year
  • Tsawwassen, B.C.
  • Arts
  • STATS: 11 tackles / 1 sack

SPECIAL TEAMS: K/P - Niko DiFonte

  • Calgary Dinos
  • 4th-year
  • Winnipeg, Man.
  • Arts
  • STATS: 1 FG / 1 rouge / 39-yard punt average
About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

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