Three Gaiters named to 2011 East-West Bowl
ThreeGaiters have been named to the East team for the 2011 East-West Bowl, to be held in London, Ont. on May 7. Representing the Gaiters this year will be receiver David Haddrall (Kingston, Ont.), offensive lineman Kyle Handy (Cornwall, Ont.) and defensive back Harrison Maloney (Thurso, Que.) The East-West Bowl, currently in its ninth season, primarily showcases CIS players who will be eligible for the CFL draft after the following season. The East team features players from the Quebec University Football League, Atlantic University Sport, and Toronto, Ottawa and Queen’s of the OUA, while the West squad is comprised of players from Canada West and the remaining OUA teams.
Haddrall, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound slotback, had a breakout season in 2010, and was named the Gaiters’ Most Outstanding Offensive Player. He led the Gaiters with 32 catches for 480 yards and three touchdowns. His best game of the year came on October 8 at Sherbrooke, when he made four catches for 113 yards, including a career-high 69-yard touchdown.
Handy, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound offensive lineman, has been a twoyear starter for the Gaiters. This year, he started all ten games at right guard. In total, the Social Sciences major has made 19 consecutive starts at that position and become a pillar of the Gaiters’ front five.
Maloney, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound defensive halfback, was named a Second Team All-Canadian and a QUFL All-Star after the 2010 season. A three-year starter, he has made 103 tackles in 25 career regular-season games. In 2010, he made 31.5 tackles, including one for a loss, and scored his first career touchdown on a 22-yard interception return.
In addition to the three players, three coaches will also represent the Gaiters on the East coaching staff. Head Coach Leroy Blugh will coach defensive linemen, while Defensive Coordinator Ray Gagnon has been named a linebackers coach and Olivier Mongeau, who just completed his five-year playing career, will coach receivers.
The 2010 East-West Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1 p.m. at TD Waterhouse Stadium in London, Ont.