Monthly Archives: January 2015

More from the Wildman Dinner

♦ This past Fall another former Wildman winner, Calvin Nigh, passed away unexpectedly at the age of only 48. His wife Andrea, son Griffon and daughter Gwenythe made the trip to Guelph from Fort Erie for the dinner. Former teammate … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Calgary Stampeders Rob Maver’s Day with the Grey Cup

Originally posted on Candice Ward Photography:
You all probably know Grey Cup champion Rob Maver by his ability to kick a football and survive a hit from a 265lbs defensive end, but what you don’t know, is that off the…

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Wildman Awards Dinner – Jan 24/15

In front of a room of about 300 people at the Delta Hotel on Saturday night, the Ted Wildman Memorial Trophy was awarded to 5th-year running back Rob Farquharson. The Niagara Falls native [Stamford CI] was the only 5th-year senior presence … Continue reading

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Recruit class grows to 18

The Gryphons have received commitments from two more Ontario prospects in the past week – O-lineman Pascal D’Ambrosio and running back Kyle Sinden. Another member of the 2015 recruiting class – DT Jesse Kocins – also received some big news. First, came … Continue reading

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Two Gryphon recruits win awards

Two Gryphon recruits picked up major awards at the District 10 Football Awards luncheon. Lourdes Crusaders receiver Noel Amaya won the Nick FitzGibbon Trophy as D10’s Most Outstanding Player. Amaya was also voted the Offensive Player of the Year by … Continue reading

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Gryphons sign a pair of receivers

In the past week Guelph has added two more highly regarded prospects at the receiver position. Last week it was Mike Ciavarella, a top Hamilton receiver out of Sherwoood Secondary and the Hamilton Hurricanes. This week it’s the speedy Sam Lewis of … Continue reading

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Big addition to Gryphon family

Early Sunday morning the Gryphon family received a big addition [but it wasn’t a Nose Tackle]. And I mean BIG! As in 10 pounds & 12 ounces BIG. Defensive Coordinator Kevin MacNeill and his wife Monica are the proud parents … Continue reading

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Six Gryphons invited to CFL combine

The Vanier Cup. Grey Cup. Recruiting announcements. Free agency. CFL combine. Spring Practice. East-West Bowl. CFL Draft. It’s that time of year. The CFL has started to send out invitations to the prospective players that it wants to attend its … Continue reading

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Big-time Niagara LB commits

It was back in 2011 that former Gryphon Mark Antonelli tipped me off to a stud player he had playing for him at Blessed Trinity in Grimsby – a guy with definite CIS ability. Back then, Antonelli was the defensive … Continue reading

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BC Lions extend Thorn

The BC Lions Football Club announced yesterday that former Gryphon Cam Thorn has been signed to a contract extension by the team. Thorn was the 2009 Gryphon Rookie of the Year. From Thorn was the club’s seventh-round selection in the … Continue reading

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