The Bishop's Gaiters, with running back Jamall Lee and linebacker James Yurichuk going back-to-back to the B.C. Lions with the Nos. 3-4 selections in the first round of the CFL Canadian college draft, obviously had the best day. Incidentally, the draft tracker on the mainpage of cfl.ca doesn't list the players' schools, which would seem to run counter to commissioner Mark Cohon's talk about playing up their ties with Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
Teams are listed in order of who had the first player taken from within their conference. Canada West had the No. 1 overall pick, so it gets the honour of going first.
Can West had the most players taken, 17. There were 10 drafted out of the 10-team OUA, but from only six schools. Seven players were taken out Québec and four from the Atlantic conference.
Concordia goes into next fall as the best team to not have a player taken in the '09 draft.
Alberta (2) — T Simeon Rottier (1st, Tiger-Cats), T-G Gordon Hinse (11th, Eskimos).
Calgary (3) — OL Dylan Steenbergen (7th, Als), DB James Green (18th, Argos), LB Andrea Bonaventura (20th, Eskimos)
Regina (5) — CB Tamon George (9th, 'Riders), OL Nick Hutchins (17th, 'Riders), OL John Hashem (24th, Stampeders), DL Stan Van Sichem (25th, Als) WR John Kanaroski (48th, Stampeders, making him Mr. Irrelevant).
Manitoba (1) — OL Matt Singer (15th, Als)
UBC (2) — OL Mike Morris (19th, Blue Bombers), DE Scott McCuaig (22nd, Tiger-Cats).
Saskatchewan (2) — DL Ivan Brown (31st, Als), SB Scott McHenry (32nd, Stampeders).
SFU (2) — DB Raymond Wladichuk (38th, Tiger-Cats) DB Anthony Deslauriers (42nd, Argos).
Queen's (3) — DT Dee Sterling (12th, Eskimos), DE Osie Ukwuoma (40th, Stampeders), LB Thaine Carter (45th, Blue Bombers). Some commentary on the Queen's guys is over at Out of Left Field.
Windsor (1) — OL Matt Morencie (21st, Lions).
Laurier (2) — OL Adam Bestard (27th, Blue Bombers), FB Peter Quinney (35th, Blue Bombers).
Western (2) — T Zach Pollari (26th, Argos), LB Jason Kosec (44th, Eskimos). The Argonauts like their Mustangs players. Western had only two players drafted off a team which won the Yates Cup, underlining the fact that they're still a relatively young team.
Guelph (1) — DB Brad Crawford (43rd, Argos).
Ottawa (1) — OL Ryan Mousseau (47th, Als).
Both of the players on the CFL scouting bureau list who went undrafted, Ottawa LB Mike Cornell and Toronto DB Matt Morris, are from Ontario schools. The conference also didn't have a skill-position player (QB, tailback, wideout or slotback) selected.
Laval (2) — DL Étienne Légaré (2nd, Argos), RB Guillaume Allard-Cameus (33rd, Tiger-Cats).
Bishop's (2) — RB Jamall Lee (3rd, Lions), LB James Yurichuk (4th, Lions).
Montréal (2) — DL Nickolas Morin-Soucy (23rd, Als), DE Jonathan Pierre-Étienne (37th, Lions)
Sherbrooke (1) — RB Benoit Boulanger (39th, Als).
Concordia — Mousseau (47th, Als) played four seasons with the Stingers before joining Ottawa for the 2008 season.
Acadia (1) — SB Matt Carter (5th, B.C. Lions).
Saint Mary's (1) — SB/FB Darcy Brown (6th, Hamilton). The reach of the first round. All the best to Brown, who didn't pick himself No. 6 overall.
St. Francis Xavier (2) — OL Steve Myddleton (30th, Calgary), OL Gordon Sawler (34th, Argos).
The Ticats' record with Canadian university players is hit-and-miss at best, as noted last night. It was last year that Hamilton was talking about making Queen's Mike Giffin a fullback, and now he's with Montreal.