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Canadian Interuniversity Sport – OTTAWA (CIS) – Head coaches Blake Nill and Danny Maciocia announced Monday their coordinators for the 14th annual East-West Bowl, which is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, live on

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The East-West Bowl features – for the most part – CIS players heading into their Canadian Football League draft year. McGill University hosts the event for the second straight year.

In addition to the prospects game, the 2016 edition includes three days of practices starting on Wednesday, a combine for participating players and a CFL free-agent camp, both on Wednesday, as well as the traditional banquet on Friday evening. A detailed schedule is included below.

As announced last month, Nill, who last fall led the UBC Thunderbirds to their first Vanier Cup title since 1997, will be at the helm of the West team on Saturday, while Maciocia, whose Montreal Carabins have reached the CIS national final each of the past two seasons, will be in charge of the East squad.

Nill’s coordinators at Molson Stadium will be Mark Surya (offence) and Dwayne Cameron (defence), both from the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, as well as one of his assistant coaches with the Thunderbirds, Paul Orazietti (special teams).

Maciocia has put his offence and defence in familiar hands, with Carabins assistants Adamo Iadeluca and Fabrice Raymond filling the positions, while Bishop’s Kevin Mackey will handle special teams duties.  

The coaching staffs will be completed later this week.

For the most part, the East team is comprised of players from the AUS and RSEQ conferences as well as Carleton, Ottawa and Queen’s, while the West contingent is made up of student-athletes from Canada West and the remaining OUA universities.




Tuesday, May 10                   

19:00-20:00     First meeting

20:00-22:00     Team meeting


Wednesday, May 11

10:00-13:00     Combine for participating players (Bell Sports Complex – Brossard)

16:00-18:00     Practice East & West (Molson Stadium)

18:00-22:00     CFL Free-Agent Camp (Molson Stadium)

20:00-22:00     Meetings         


Thursday, May 12     

10:00-12:00     Practice East (Molson Stadium)

13:30-15:30     Practice West (Molson Stadium)

16:30-17:30     Practice Special Teams (Molson Stadium)


Friday, May 13          

10:00-12:00     Practice East & West (Molson Stadium)

16:00-18:00     Practice East & West (Molson Stadium)

19:00-22:00     Banquet (Douglas Hall – McGill)


Saturday, May 14

13:00-16:00     East-West Bowl Game (Molson Stadium)


2015 (at McGill): East 29, West 21

2014 (at Western): East 19, West 12

2013 (at Western): West 18, East 17

2012 (at Western): East 24, West 16

2011 (at Western): East 34, West 27 (OT)

2010 (at Western): East 12, West 9

2009 (at Western): West 16, East 7

2008 (at McMaster): East 25, West 12

2007 (at Laval): West 22, East 19 (OT)

2006 (at Laval): West 34, East 26 (OT)

2005 (at Laurier): West 34, East 16

2004 (at Laurier): West 21, East 12

2003 (at Laurier): West 10, East 5

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