U Sports Players of the Week (1): RSEQ, OUA, AUS


Asnnel Robo, Alexandre Gravel-Vermet and Vincent Breton-Robert
named players of the week

Montréal, August 27, 2018 – Montréal running back Asnnel Robo, Sherbrooke half back Alexandre Gravel-Vermet and Laval returner Vincent Breton-Robert are the RSEQ University Football student-athletes of the week for the period ending August 26, 2018.

Offensive Student-Athlete

Asnnel Robo
Running back

Team: Carabins
University: Montréal
Hometown: Cayenne (Guyane Française)
Age: 24
Height: 5’08’’
Weight: 211 lbs.
Former team: Cégep de Thetford


Robo was an offensive catalyst for the Université de Montréal Carabins in a 33-0 victory over the McGill Redmen on Friday night at the CEPSUM. The dynamic running back brought the crowd to its feet with a few deceptive moves worthy of the highlight reels. He scored the game’s only offensive touchdown on a 69-yard dash after catching a pass from quarterback Gabriel Archambault.

Defensive Student-Athlete

Alexandre Gravel-Vermet
Half back

Team: Vert & Or
University: Sherbrooke
Age: 22
Height: 5’10’’
Weight: 185 lbs.
Former team: Cégep de Rimouski


The Vert & Or freshman was solid with 4.5 defensive tackles, including four solo efforts, one quarterback sack, a pair of tackles causing a loss, he also forced a fumble and knocked down a pass in a 14-1 loss to the Université Laval Rouge et Or on Friday night. In that game, Sherbrooke did not allow a single offensive touchdown to their opponent.

Special Teams Student Athlete

Vincent Breton-Robert

Team: Rouge et Or
University: Laval
Hometown: Lévis
Age: 22
Height: 5’10’’
Weight: 180 lbs.
Former team: Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon


In the starting lineup for the first time of his career, kick returner Vincent Breton-Robert had a spectacular game Friday night in Sherbrooke. The running back scored the game’s only touchdown, returning a punt on 72 yards into the opposite end zone. He gained 116 yards on eight returns and led his team with 63 running yards on 10 carries.
Source: RSEQ.ca


Ford, Ternowski, Bannatyne, Domagala named Football Players of the Week

Burlington, Ont. – Tre Ford, Tyler Ternowski, Will Bannatyne, and Michael Domagala have been named University Athletics (OUA) Football Players of the Week for the period ending August 26, 2018.

Offence: Tre Ford & Tyler Ternowski, Waterloo Warriors

It was no secret that the Waterloo Warriors offence would be good, but their on-field display in Week 1 was truly something to behold, sparked in large part by this week’s co-offensive players of the week – Tre Ford and Tyler Ternowski.

The dynamic duo was simply incredible against the Windsor Lancers and their numbers proved it. In only his eighth OUA game and first as a starter, Ford went 25-for-28 (89% completion rate), with 463 passing yards and six touchdown passes. The six majors set an all-time Waterloo record and fell just one shy of the OUA record. Ford also ran five times for 58 yards, which included a 20-yard TD run.

On the receiving end of many of Ford’s accurate tosses – 11 to be exact – was Ternowski. Among those 11 catches, the talented receiver hauled in four touchdown passes, including an 83-yard major. He would finish the night with 289 total receiving yards. Ternowski tied an all-time OUA record with his 4 TD receptions.

Defence: Will Bannatyne, Queen’s Gaels

The Queen’s showcased their offensive prowess against the York Lions on Sunday, but one of their standouts for the game came on the defensive side of the ball.

Linebacker Will Bannatyne notched five solo tackles, along with one assisted, to total 5.5 for the game. With the Gaels down 12-10 in the final minute of the first half, however, Bannatyne notched his biggest play of the game, forcing a fumble on Lions quarterback Brett Hunchak and recovering it at midfield. The Gaels then quickly converted the turnover into points, as they connected for a late touchdown pass to hold the halftime lead.

To round out his day, Bannatyne also notched one pass breakup.

Special Teams: Michael Domagala, Carleton Ravens

The Carleton Ravens put up a valiant effort against the defending Vanier Cup champion Western Mustangs to open their 2018 season, and a big part of how the game played out was a result of the booming boot of Michael Domagala.

The Ravens kicker connected on three field goals in the game, while adding a pair of extra points to bring his total output to 11 points for the game.

His first field goal came in the first quarter, connecting on a 20-yarder to open the game’s scoring. From there, Domagala took it to another level. His second make – a 42-yarder – came in the second quarter to give the Ravens the 6-3 lead, but he saved his best for last. After a Mustangs comeback in the second half gave Western the lead, Domagala stepped up for a game-tying 50-yard make with just one second left on the clock to send the game to overtime.

Source: OUA.ca



AUS Football Players of the Week: Reid, LeBlanc and Hope honoured

(HALIFAX, N.S.) – Running back Chris Reid and defensive back Skylar LeBlanc, both from the Mount Allison Mounties, along with Saint Mary’s kicker Brian Hope, have been selected as the Week 1 AUS football players of the week for their respective performances this past weekend.

Offensive Player of the Week
Name: Chris Reid
University: Mount Allison University
Position: Running Back
Hometown: Brampton, Ont.
Year of eligibility: Fifth
Academic program: BA
Height and weight: 5’6″, 185 lbs

Mount Allison Mounties running back Chris Reid is the Atlantic University Sport football offensive player of the week for the week ending Aug. 26, 2018.

A fifth-year arts student from Brampton, Ont., Reid was named Subway Player of the Game in the Mounties 36-22 defeat of the Bishop’s Gaiters in their home opener Saturday afternoon in Sackville, N.B.

He had 21 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown, as well as two receptions for 26 yards and a receiving touchdown.

Reid surpassed career 2,500 rushing yards this weekend. Following his first game of the season in his final year of eligibility, he now sits eighth in the AUS record books in this category with 2,509 career rushing yards.

Defensive Player of the Week
Name: Skylar LeBlanc
: Mount Allison University
: Defensive Back
: Portuguese Cove, N.S.
Year of eligibility
: Third
Academic program
Height and weight
: 5’9″, 180 lbs

Mount Allison Mounties defensive back Skylar LeBlanc has been named the AUS football defensive player of the week.

A fifth-year commerce student in his third year of eligibility, LeBlanc had an interception in Saturday’s 36-22 win over Bishop’s which he returned 52 yards for a touchdown.

He also had 4.5 tackles (three solo and three assisted), including a tackle for loss in the win.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Name: Brian Hope
University: Saint Mary’s University
Position: Kicker
Hometown: Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Year of eligibility: Third
Academic program: BA
Height and weight: 6’1″, 195 lbs

Saint Mary’s Huskies kicker Brian Hope is the AUS football special teams player of the week for the week ending Aug. 26, 2018.

A third-year arts student from Port Coquitlam, B.C., Hope scored 14 points in Saint Mary’s 20-13 win over the StFX X-Men in the AUS season opener Friday night in Halifax, N.S.

He made good on four of six field goal attempts as well as a lone point-after attempt, with his final point coming off a rouge.

Hope also had four punts for 139 yards in the win, one of which was downed inside the 20, along with four kickoffs for 209 yards.

Source: AUS


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