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Chapdelaine named to East/West Bowl

Rosters announced for 10th annual East/West Bowl

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Thursday the rosters for the 10th annual East West Bowl, presented by Under Armour, which is set for Saturday, May 12, 2012 at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of Western University in London, Ont.

Official website (including ticket information): http://english.cis-sic.ca/eastwestbowl/2012/index

Western is hosting the game for the fourth straight year. The contest was previously held at McMaster (2008), Laval (2007, 2006) and Wilfrid Laurier (2005, 2004, 2003). Kickoff for the 2012 edition is scheduled for 1 p.m.

WJ Mouat alumnus Justin Chapdelaine, now playing at Queen's University, has been selected for the 10th annual East/West Bowl showcasing the best of the CIS in May.

In addition to the game itself, the week-long event includes daily practices, the Under Armour Combine for participating players (May 8), the CFL Free Agent Combine for players eligible to attend 2012 CFL training camps and not participating in the East West Bowl (May 9), a coaches clinic featuring presentations by eight CFL coaches (May 11-12), as well as a banquet featuring guest speaker Duane Forde from TSN (May 11).

Queen’s will be represented at this year’s showcase by [WJ Mouat alumnus] Justin Chapdelaine of Abbotsford, B.C., and Josh Prinsen of Napanee, Ont. along with Toronto natives John Miniaci and TJ Chase Dunawa. The four Gaels will all suit up for the East Team.

Chapdelaine, enjoyed a strong season for the Gaels after switching over from the quarterback position to the wide receiver spot. The receiver was versatile for the Gaels in 2011, as he contributed with not only receptions but in the rushing game and return game. Chapdelaine averaged 65.5 yards receiving per game with two touchdowns, finishing second on the team in total yards receiving with 524.

“On an annual basis, the biggest showcase of Canadian university football talent – players and coaches – occurs at the CIS East West Bowl,” said Ptaszek. “To work with the brightest minds and most gifted student-athletes in our nation is a privilege and an honour. I look forward to the week of festivities and a great football game on May 12th in London.”

The East West Bowl showcases – for the most part – CIS players who will be eligible for the following year’s Canadian Football League draft.

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