Three For­mer Cougars Drafted in CFL

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Three­former Cougars were drafted in the CFL last week. Mike Edem was claimed by the Mon­treal Alou­ettes in the first round (3rd over­all). Edem played for the Cham­plain-Len­noxville Cougars in 2008 and then headed to­wards the Univer­sity of Calgary where he was named the Canada West de­fen­sive MVP in 2012.

Jr. Sey­dou Haidara for his part was drafted in the sec­ond round (12th over­all) by the B.C. Lions. Jr. Sey­dou was the first re­ceiver se­lected. He proudly wore the Cougar Paw from 2006 to 2008 and then con­tin­ued his football ca­reer with the Laval Rouge et Or.

Elie Ngoyi, mean­while was drafted by the Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos in the sixth round (51st over­all). Elie played for Cham­plain-Len­noxville from 2006 to 2008 be­fore join­ing the Gaiters at Bishop’s Univer­sity.

TheCanada-Que­bec Fran­co­phonie Games bas­ket­ball team will be hold­ing its fi­nal try­out at Bishop’s Univer­sity on Satur­day, May 25 and Sun­day, May 26 in Mitchell Gym­na­sium. Twelve Cégep and Univer­sity play­ers will be cho­sen from about the 40 try­ing out. Bishop’s Gaiters women’s bas­ket­ball bench boss Alex Perno is the squad’s head coach and will make his fi­nal selec­tions on Sun­day, May 26. The team is set to com­pete at the sev­enth edi­tion of the Fran­co­phonie Games in Nice, France from Septem­ber 6-15, 2013. For more de­tails about the Fran­co­phonie games please visit: http://jeux.fran­co­phonie.org/.

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