Seven Gaiters Start 2013 Sea­son On Cfl Ros­ters

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

TheCana­dian Football League is set to kick off on Thurs­day night in Win­nipeg. Once again there will be a strong con­nec­tion to Len­noxville. Seven for­mer Bishop’s Univer­sity Gaiters will don CFL colours in 2013.

The B.C. Lions peren­ni­ally seem to be Bishop’s west. This year Tim Cronk (Kingston, Ont.) en­ters his third

CFL sea­son, Kyle Jones (Mississauga, Ont.) is in his fifth year and Shawn Gore is en­ter­ing his fourth sea­son.

The most re­cent Gaiters grad­u­ate and reign­ing Brian Mor­ley Gaiters De­fen­sive Player of the Year, Elie N’Goyi (Sher­brooke, Que.) cracked a spot on the Ed­mon­ton ros­ter in his rookie sea­son. The sixth round draft pick is now teamed up with for­mer Gaiters all-Cana­dian and head coach Leroy Blugh. Blugh is coach­ing the Eski­mos’ de­fen­sive line.

Ju­nior Turner (Toronto) en­ters his third cam­paign with the Calgary Stam­ped­ers. James Yurichuk (Brampton, Ont.) will make his Toronto Arg­onauts de­but in his fifth CFL sea­son. Dan West (Ajax, Ont.) starts his sec­ond CFL sea­son on Thurs­day night when his Blue Bombers host the Alou­ettes.

“It’s great to see so many BU guys in the CFL,” said Gaiters head coach Kevin Mackey. “All of them are great peo­ple with tremen­dous ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment. I have no doubt that Bishop’s played a huge part in de­vel­op­ing them not only as football play­ers but as peo­ple too. We are very proud of them.”

As the CFL sea­son kicks off with seven for­mer Gaiters, the cur­rent Bishop’s team is look­ing ahead to the 2013 cam­paign. They will start their year with the an­nual Mayor’s Cup matchup against the Sher­brooke Vert et Or on Sun­day, Septem­ber 1. Kick­off is slated for 2 p.m. on Coul­ter Field. Get all of your Bishop’s sports in­for­ma­tion at

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