The Globe & Mail's Robert MacLeod and Jake Edmiston of The Queen's Journal caught one detail from the Vanier Cup that might not have made it into a lot of game stories. From MacLeod's piece:
"... in the fourth quarter of a taut Vanier Cup national championship game against the Calgary Dinos ... Matt O'Donnell, Queen's massive offensive tackle, lumbered over with some disheartening news.Related:
" 'He says he has to go to the bathroom,' Sheahan cackled with delight after all was said and done on Saturday afternoon, one of his big paws cradling a bottle of beer.
" 'Can you imagine?' Sheahan continued. 'This game had everything, that's all I can tell ya.'
" ... As the locker rooms (at Stade PEPS) are some distance from the playing field, O'Donnell's only choice was to try to use one of the portable restroom units set up for the fans located behind the main grandstand. At that time the lineup was about eight deep in front of each unit and O'Donnell – even though he weighs 310 pounds – was loath to butt in.
" 'Out loud I said, "Can anyone help me out right now? I really have to go to the washroom," ' O'Donnell recalled rather sheepishly. 'This one very nice man let me in.'
"Once inside the stall, O'Donnell said several fans – he's assuming they were Calgary supporters – started shaking the unit from side to side as he was trying to go. Family members chased the pranksters away and he returned to the playing field to participate in yet another Queen's grand finale."
Historic comeback caps Vanier Cup win (Jake Edmiston, The Queen's Journal)
Queen's comeback at Cup; Veteran coach, quarterback put together greatest second-half comeback in Vanier Cup history (Robert MacLeod, The Globe & Mail)