Handful Of Huskies Get All-Star Nod – AUDIO

Five University of Saskatchewan Huskie football players were named Canada West all-stars on Thursday. You can hear Head Coach Brian Towriss’ thoughts on his All-Stars at the bottom of the page.

Kicker Sean Stenger, running back Tyler Chow, receiver Mitch Hillis, defensive lineman Donovan Dale and offensive tackle Evan Johnson were all honoured for their performance in the 2016 season.

Stenger, a unanimous selection at both punter and place kicker, enjoyed a record-breaking season. The third-year Engineering student set a Huskie single season benchmark with 22 field goals in eight games. Scoring 92 points, he added 2,372 yards on 63 punts. He was twice named Canada West and U Sports Special Teams Player of the Week for hitting six field goals in a game.

Chow, a third-year running back from Calgary, averaged 103 yards per game. He recorded seven touchdowns on 127 carries for 828 yards in the season.

A fourth-year Engineering student from Regina, Johnson, played in all eight games for the Huskies on the offensive line and helped the offence to average 32.6 points per game and 434 yards per game.

Only playing in six games in 2016 due to injury, Hillis tallied 423 yards on 35 catches. The fourth-year Engineering student and all-star and all-canadian from one year ago scored three touchdowns.

The lone all-star on defence, Dale, a Graduate Students student, recorded 24 tackles, three sacks and one interceptions in his final year of eligibility.  The 2016 all-star selection (two with UBC Thunderbirds) was Dale’s fourth of his career.

The Huskies travel to Calgary to meet the Dinos in a Hardy Cup semifinal Saturday at 12 p.m.

 

2016 Canada West Football All-Stars

* Denotes unanimous selection

Italics denotes tie

 

NAME / SCHOOL / YEAR / HOMETOWN / PROGRAM

Offence

Centre:

Levi Hua / UBC Thunderbirds / 3 / Abbotsford, BC / Arts

Justin Lawrence / Alberta Golden Bears / 3 / Spruce Grove, AB / Physical Education & Rec.

Guards:

Geoff Gray / Manitoba Bisons / 4 / Winnipeg, MB / Engineering

Ryan Sceviour / Calgary Dinos / 3 / Calgary, AB / Arts

Tackles:

Evan Johnson / Saskatchewan Huskies / 4 / Regina, SK / Engineering

Jeremy Zver / Regina Rams / 5 / Regina, SK / Science

Receivers:

*Mitch Picton / Regina Rams / 4 / Regina, SK / Business Administration

Austin Hartley / Calgary Dinos / 4 / Calgary, AB / Engineering

Ryan Schienbein / Regina Rams / 2 / Regina, SK / Kinesiology & Health Studies

Mitch Hillis / Saskatchewan Huskies / 4 / Saskatoon, SK / Kinesiology

Running backs:

Tyler Chow / Saskatchewan Huskies / 3 / Calgary, AB / Arts & Science

Ben Cummings / UBC Thunderbirds / 2 / Abbotsford, BC / Business

Quarterback:

*Noah Picton / Regina Rams / 3 / Regina, SK / Business Administration

Defence

Tackles:

Donovan Dale / Saskatchewan Huskies / 5 / Saskatoon, SK / Kinesiology

Jack McEwen / Calgary Dinos / 4 / Calgary, AB / Arts

Ends:

Evan Foster / Manitoba Bisons / 5 / Chilliwack, BC / Arts

Connor McGough / Calgary Dinos / 4 / Medicine Hat / Science

Linebackers:

DJ Lalama / Manitoba Bisons / 4 / Winnipeg, MB / Graduate Studies

Boston Rowe / Calgary Dinos / 3 / Calgary, AB / Business

Dan Nesbitt / Regina Rams / 3 / Regina, SK / Business Administration

Halfbacks:

*Robert Woodson / Calgary Dinos / 4 / Calgary, AB / Arts

AJ Blackwell / UBC Thunderbirds / 3 / North Vancouver, BC / Arts

Jeffrey Propp / Regina Rams / 4 / Regina, SK / Business Administration

Cornerbacks:

Adam Laurensse / Calgary Dinos / 4 / Sherwood Park, AB / Arts

Trivel Pinto / UBC Thunderbirds / 2 / Brampton, ON / Arts

Kahlen Branning / Regina Rams / 5 / Moose Jaw, SK / Campion Science

Safety:

* Stavros Katsantonis / UBC Thunderbirds / 2 / Bakersfield, Cali. / Arts

Special teams

Punter:

* Sean Stenger / Saskatchewan Huskies / 3 / Saskatoon, SK / Engineering

Placekicker:

* Sean Stenger / Saskatchewan Huskies / 3 / Saskatoon, SK / Engineering

 

Kick returner:

Marcus Davis / UBC Thunderbirds / 3 / Victoria, BC / Arts

Shai Ross / Manitoba Bisons / 3 / Winnipeg, MB / Kinesiology & Recreation Management

2016 Canada West Football All-Stars – by school:

Regina Rams – 7

Calgary Dinos – 7

UBC Thunderbirds – 6

Saskatchewan Huskies – 6 (Stenger x2)

Manitoba Bisons – 4

Alberta Golden Bears – 1

You can hear Huskie Head Coach Brian Towriss’ thoughts on his all-stars below.