FB: Upset specials lead to honours

FB: Upset specials lead to honours

Pair of Manitoba Bisons, UBC Thunderbird named Players of the Week

EDMONTON – It was a crazy week around Canada West football, as a trio of upsets threw the playoff picture into chaos. 

A big part of the insanity played out in Winnipeg, where the Manitoba Bisons downed the first-place Calgary Dinos 43-29. That performance led to a pair of weekly honours, as Shae Weekes (defence) and Matt Riley (special teams) were acknowledged Monday. 

UBC’s Jacob Patten was also recognized for his monster performance in the Thunderbirds’ 38-37 win over the defending Hardy Cup champion Saskatchewan Huskies. 

The 2019 regular season comes to a close this weekend, with a pair of CW Football Showcase games set to be televised.

Fans can watch Manitoba at Regina Friday, Oct. 25 (7:00 p.m. CST), along with Alberta at Saskatchewan on Saturday, Oct. 26. (2:00 p.m. CST) on SaskTel, TELUS, Bell MTS, and Canada West TV Presented by Co-op.

OFFENCE: REC - Jacob Patten

  • UBC Thunderbirds
  • 2nd-year
  • Stoney Creek, Ont.
  • Arts
  • STATS: 10 receptions / 203 receiving yards / game-winning touchdown

DEFENCE: DB - Shae Weekes

  • Manitoba Bisons
  • 3rd-year
  • St. Adolphe, Man.
  • University 1
  • STATS: 89-yard pick six / fumble recovery / 4 tackles / pass breakup


  • Manitoba Bisons
  • 5th-year
  • Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Arts
  • STATS: five field goals / three from 46 yards or more (season-long 48 yarder)


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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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