Sask Huskies strong culture, tradition draw in 3

Huskies welcome a CJFLer and two high schoolers to their team.

Linebackers Andreas Winn from the Calgary Colts (CJFL) and Chris Mushenza from Grant Park High School know just how strong the football culture is in Saskatchewan, so when the University of Saskatchewan Huskies came calling, they knew they had to get a taste of that prairie football.

Defensive back Charlie Ringland from Oak Park High School will also be joining the Huskies.

Andreas Winn

After spending his career in the Alberta football scene, Andreas Winn is ready to take his talents to a new province. “The Huskies are a team with a strong sense of culture and tradition. They are extremely well coached, and the environment is Saskatchewan to play football is second to none,” he said.

He added that, “The coaches are all very experienced both as former players and obviously coaches and will do what it takes to win plain and simple. I’m really looking forward to working with them.”

Winn grew up in Calgary, Alberta, where he played with the Notre Dame Pride (Calgary High School Athletic Association) in high school. He said that the team has many former Pride alumni who have been successful with the Huskies, “which is an added bonus.”

While with the Pride, the 5’10, 215lbs athlete received a Luc Marmelic leadership award and was a high school and midget all-star. He played in the Alberta Senior Bowl on the South all-star team. He spent last year in the CJFL with the Calgary Colts. He is interested in international studies and political science.

Chris Mushenza

Chris Mushenza’s career has been relatively short, and he hasn’t had much of a taste for high-level football. But, that isn’t dampening his spirits in the slightest. “I feel like I have a lot of potential at the next level because of the fact that I only played 3 years of football and only one of those years was AAA and UofS can give me that extra push to reach my full potential,” he said.

“I felt like Saskatchewan was a good program for me to fit in because of where they wanted me to play on the defense,” he added. “And, their football team has a great history, something I’d like to be apart of.”

While Mushenza hasn’t spoken with many of the team’s coaches, he has met with Head Coach Scott Flory. He said he seems like a genuine guy. “What I like about him is that he has played the game and can relate,” Mushenza added. “I’ve also heard great things about their strength coach and I’m excited to work with him.”

Mushenza started his career as a receiver with the Park West Outlaws (Rural Manitoba Football League) before moving to his currently hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, this summer. He then transitioned to linebacker with the Grant Park Pirates (Winnipeg High School Football League). Standing at 6’1, 190lbs, he is interested in a bachelor of commerce.

Charlie Ringland

Charlie Ringland is also from Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he played with the Oak Park Raiders (WHSFL) as a quarterback and free safety. He is 6’2, 185lbs.

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