Three Gaiters named to 2011 East-West Bowl

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Len­noxville

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.

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