FB: Machart's big day lands Saskatchewan home playoff date

FB: Machart's big day lands Saskatchewan home playoff date

Hardy Cup semifinal details announced

EDMONTON – The 2019 Canada West football season came to a close Saturday, and it finished in much the same way it started: Saskatchewan Huskie Adam Machart dominating the opposition.

The Saskatchewan running back was named CW Offensive Player of the Week Monday after racking up a season-high 227 rushing yards, which set a program single-season record of 1,332.

Thanks in large part to Machart, Saskatchewan earned a 22-9 win over the Alberta Golden Bears and the right to host a Hardy Cup semifinal this Saturday in Saskatoon.

Also claiming Player of the Week honours were Alberta's Wesley Bookland (special teams) and UBC Jackson Ciraolo-Brown (defence).


In addition to the conference's players of the week, start times for the upcoming Hardy Cup semifinals were also announced.

The first-place Calgary Dinos and aforementioned Huskies earned the right to host home playoff games with wins this past Saturday.

  • Saturday, November 2
    • Semifinal 1: Manitoba Bisons @ Calgary Dinos / 12 p.m. MDT / McMahon Stadium
    • Semifinal 2: Alberta Golden Bears @ Saskatchewan Huskies / 3 p.m. CST / Griffiths Stadium
      • NOTE: Both games will be available on SaskTel, TELUS, Bell MTS, and Canada West TV.


OFFENCE: RB - Adam Machart

  • Saskatchewan Huskies
  • 3rd-year
  • Saskatoon, Sask.
  • Arts & Science
  • STATS: 29 carries for 227 yards / set Saskatchewan single-season rushing record


DEFENCE: DB - Jaxon Ciraolo-Brown

  • UBC Thunderbirds
  • 2nd-year
  • Hamilton, Ont.
  • Arts
  • STATS: 3 interceptions / 98 return yards / 8 tackles / pass breakup


SPECIAL TEAMS: RET - Wesley Bookland

  • Alberta Golden Bears
  • 1st-year
  • Spruce Grove, Alta.
  • Arts
  • STATS: 120-yard missed field goal return for a TD / 156 total return yards


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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