U SPORTS Football All-Canadian teams announced
U SPORTS – HAMILTON (U SPORTS) – The 2017 U SPORTS football all-stars were announced Thursday evening during the All-Canadian Awards Gala held at the Hamilton Convention Centre.
Official Vanier Cup website: www.vaniercup.com
The event officially kicked off the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Vanier Cup festivities, which will culminate on Saturday at Tim Hortons Field, where the Laval Rouge et Or and Western Mustangs are set to battle for Canadian university football supremacy starting at 1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific.
Television coverage on Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet ONE and TVA Sports gets underway with pre-game shows at 12:30 p.m. The broadcast is also available online through Sportsnet NOW and TVASports.ca and on the radio at AM900 CHML in Hamilton.
Not surprisingly, nationally top-ranked and reigning Vanier Cup champion Laval merited the most all-Canadian selections with six, including four on the first defensive team and a pair on the second offensive unit.
The UBC Thunderbirds (5), Montreal Carabins (5), Western Mustangs (4), Alberta Golden Bears (4), Calgary Dinos (4) and Concordia Stingers (4) also placed at least four standouts among the country’s elite.
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