Sponsored Moments in Play!

I love a clean background because it always makes the subject in play stand out. Sometimes you don't have a choice when photographing in public venues. There is a lot of sponsor signage and team logos everywhere. When covering the game you have to take the action where it's happening.

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Once in a while you get lucky when something amazing happens - framed up, locked into the play and it all just works.

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And then sometimes you just have to laugh! Referees and other interference in photographing sports is inevitable. The way I look at it is, it makes me more agile and creative in my shooting.  

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Silence is a beautiful thing! Be patient and wait for that right moment. Go early and stay late is just part of a photographers business hours.

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Sponsors spend an enormous amount of money to keep our athletic programs and athletes active. It takes a lot of work to get sponsors and even more effort to keep them. My marketing background makes me hypersensitive to appreciating and valuing great sponsors. 

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When photographing minor sports in recreational facilities positioning is critical to get the shot. Signage around the venue can add character to your photograph, bring depth and tell a story. A photo is worth a thousand words!

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Most wall art is balanced around the gym floor. Team logos are generally behind the endlines and pennants/banners may hang from the ceiling. It is important to know your angles to prepare yourself for the frame. 

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Messaging and call to action is important in efficient signage. With great branding just a glimpse of a logo can stimulate a viewer to act!

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Support the Allan Cup on April 14th-20th at J.L. Grightmire Arena, Dundas, Ontario

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Stefan Ptaszek Best Football Coach in Canada

Marauders’ field boss judged best in Canada

Source: Canadian Interuniversity Sport – November 22, 2012 [Hamilton Scores]
Toronto – McMaster’s Stefan Ptaszek was named coach of the year in Canadian Interuniversity Sport football on Wednesday (Nov. 21) while Zach Androschuk from the University of Guelph received the Russ Jackson Award recognizing excellence in football, academics and citizenship. Ptaszek and Androschuk were honoured in front of a sold-out crowd of over 400 guests during the AMJ Campbell All-Canadian Awards Banquet at Ontario Place. More CIS hardware will be handed out on Thursday night during the Gibson’s Finest CFL Player Awards at Koerner Hall, including the Hec Crighton Trophy (outstanding player of the year), Presidents’ Trophy (defensive MVP), J.P. Metras Trophy (outstanding down lineman) and Peter Gorman Trophy (rookie of the year). The 48th Vanier Cup final between the Laval Rouge et Or and McMaster Marauders is set for Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Rogers Centre, live on TSN and RDS. Pre-game coverage on TSN starts at 7 p.m. Stefan Ptaszek McMaster Football Head Coach Ptaszek joins Greg Marshall (2000) and Bernie Custis (1982) as the only McMaster head coaches to merit the Frank Tindall Trophy. In his seventh campaign at the helm, the 41-year-old guided his troops to the program’s first 8-0 regular season since 2003. A year after claiming their first-ever national title, the Marauders resumed their domination in conference play as they led Ontario University Athletics in six of eight major statistical categories, including points scored (45.6 per game), total yards (582.5), passing offence (370.0), fewest points against (15.6), fewest total yards allowed (340.2) and best rush defence (104.6). Going into Friday’s Vanier Cup final, the Hamilton powerhouse has won a CIS-record 21 consecutive league and playoff games dating back to Week 3 of the 2011 schedule. Ptaszek has led the Marauders to the post-season in each of his seven years as bench boss, including back-to-back Yates Cup banners and the 2011 Vanier Cup triumph. He heads into Friday’s contest with a 51-19 (.729) overall record since taking over the program, including a 42-14 (.750) mark in league play and 9-5 (.643) in the playoffs. A native of Burlington, Ptaszek began his CIS journey as a star receiver at Wilfrid Laurier University (1990-94), where he was a three-time all-Canadian and earned his first of three Vanier Cup rings in 1991. Following a four-year CFL career with BC, Hamilton and Toronto, he embarked on his coaching career at the high school level and then returned to CIS as UBC’s special teams coordinator. He returned to his alma mater and helped guide the Golden Hawks to the 2005 Vanier Cup title in his third and final season as offensive coordinator. “There is no doubt that the heart and soul of McMaster Marauder football is Stefan Ptaszek,” said Jeff Giles, director of athletics and recreation at McMaster. “His energy, passion, and most importantly his commitment to the success of each and every student-athlete have securely positioned this program among the elite in this country. For Stefan to be recognized as the CIS coach of the year is a tremendous accomplishment and a true honour that everyone at McMaster is very proud of.” Other nominees for the award were Jeff Cummins, Acadia, Glen Constantin, Laval, and Blake Nill, Calgary. Androschuk is the first member of the Gryphons to receive the Russ Jackson Award since the inception of the trophy in 1986. On the field, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound defensive back is a two-year captain of the special teams unit and a four-year starter who won the team’s Kyle Walters Trophy in 2011 for being the best-prepared player on the Guelph roster. This fall, in his fifth and final CIS season, he ranked sixth on the team with 30.5 tackles in eight league games and also had one interception and a fumble recovery as the Gryphons took second place in OUA with a program-best 7-1 record. In the classroom, the Sarnia, Ont., native has been named to the Dean’s Honour Roll and has achieved Academic All-Canadian status each of his first four years on the Guelph campus. In 2011, he held an 84.6 per cent academic average while majoring in biomedical sciences and won the University’s President’s Award for excellence in the classroom and on the field. He graduated with distinction in April of 2012 and is currently completing a minor in neuroscience. He has already been accepted to Western University’s medical school. In addition, Androschuk plays an important role in many community circles. His life was forever changed six years ago when one of his closest friends was severely hurt when wrestling with him and unfortunately became a quadriplegic. They have remained very close while working together on an organization called It Happens. They have managed to take an unfortunate event and turn it into a positive contribution to touch the lives of others. Androschuk has also been instrumental in organizing the first “Guelph Wheels in Action”, a spinal cord injury fundraiser held at the University of Guelph. He has volunteered as a Brain Day Director, a nationwide outreach initiative where university students present to Grades 4-6 on brain and spinal cord anatomy. His other efforts include volunteering in the St. Joseph’s Hospital spinal rehabilitation unit, participating in the “Big Brothers Bowl for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser, and serving as a “Believe to Achieve” motivational speaker to high school students. “Zach has a commitment to excellence both on the field and in the classroom that embodies the spirit and dedication of a student-athlete destined for great things,” said Guelph head coach Stu Lang. “He has shown tremendous leadership skills as well as an incredible maturity and self-awareness in recognizing the impact he can have not only as an athlete and teammate but also as an ambassador and champion within the community.” Other nominees for the award were Matt Albright, Saint Mary’s (offensive tackle / science); David Haddrall, Bishop’s (receiver / natural sciences); and Brett Jones, Regina (guard / engineering & applied science) Stefan Ptaszek Interview ALL-TIME FRANK TINDALL TROPHY WINNERS (coach of the year) 2012 Stefan Ptaszek, McMaster 2011 Jeff Cummins, Acadia 2010 Glen Constantin, Laval 2009 Steve Sumarah, Saint Mary’s 2008 Pat Sheahan, Queen’s 2007 Frank McCrystal, Regina 2006 Denis Piché, Ottawa 2005 Glen Constantin, Laval 2004 Jerry Friesen, Alberta 2003 Gary Jeffries, Wilfrid Laurier 2002 Chuck McMann, McGill 2001 Brian Dobie, Manitoba 2000 Greg Marshall, McMaster 1999 Blake Nill, Saint Mary’s 1998 Larry Haylor, Western 1997 John Stevens, StFX 1996 Dan McNally, Guelph 1995 Rick Zmich, Wilfrid Laurier 1994 Brian Towriss, Saskatchewan 1993 Larry Uteck, Saint Mary’s 1992 Ian Breck, Bishop’s 1991 Rich Newbrough, Wilfrid Laurier 1990 Larry Haylor, Western 1989 Dave Knight, Waterloo 1988 Larry Uteck, Saint Mary’s 1987 Frank Smith, UBC 1986 Bruce Coulter, Bishop’s 1985 Peter Connellan, Calgary 1984 Steve Bruno, Mount Allison 1983 Doug Hargreaves, Queen’s 1982 Bernie Custis, McMaster 1981 John Huard, Acadia 1980 Cam Innes, Ottawa 1979 Dave “Tuffy” Knight, Wilfrid Laurier 1978 Frank Smith, UBC 1977 Peter Connellan, Calgary 1976 Darwin Semotiuk, Western 1975 Don Gilbert, Ottawa 1974 Ron Murphy, Toronto 1973 Ed Hilton, UPEI 1972 Dave “Tuffy” Knight, Wilfrid Laurier 1971 Jim Donlevy, Alberta 1970 Frank Cosentino, Western 1969 Henry Janzen, Manitoba ALL-TIME RUSS JACKSON AWARD WINNERS (outstanding student-athlete & citizenship) 2012 Zach Androschuk, Guelph 2011 Dillon Heap, Wilfrid Laurier 2010 Thomas Hall, Manitoba 2009 Thomas Hall, Manitoba 2008 David Hamilton, Toronto 2007 Clovis Langlois-Boucher, Sherbrooke 2006 Naim El-Far, Ottawa 2005 Dan Parker, Mount Allison 2004 Nathan Beveridge, UBC 2003 Curt McLellan, Queen’s 2002 Lincoln Blumell, Calgary 2001 Josh Alexander, Wilfrid Laurier 2000 Carlo Panaro, Alberta 1999 Carlo Panaro, Alberta 1998 Jean-Philippe Darche, McGill 1997 Sam Stetsko, Alberta 1996 Sean O’Neill, Carleton 1995 Ted MacLean, Saint Mary’s 1994 Steve Papp, McGill 1993 David Sykes, Saint Mary’s 1992 David Sykes, Saint Mary’s 1991 J.P. 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McMaster Defends Yates Cup Champion Title!

Big Mac Machine keeps rolling along with Yates Cup win

Source: Ian Speers for OUA– November 11, 2012 [Hamilton Scores]

The No. 1 nationally ranked Marauders captured their second consecutive Yates Cup title with a 30-13 victory over the Guelph Gryphons Saturday before an overflow crowd of 5,427 at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium.

The win extends the reigning Vanier Cup champions’ winning streak to a Canadian Interuniversity Sport record of 20 consecutive conference and playoff contests, breaking the previous mark of 19 set by the Laval Rouge et Or in the 2004 and 2005 campaigns.

McMaster linebacker Shane Beaton (Brampton) took the Dalt White Trophy as most valuable player of the Yates Cup game, delivering 10 solo tackles, including three tackles for a loss, and one pass breakup. He was also named Port Airlines player of the game.

McMaster scored 21 unanswered points over the course of 10 minutes in the first and second quarters, capitalizing on a pair of Guelph miscues to score 10 of those points off turnovers. The Marauder defence repeatedly succeeded in pinning the Gryphons, rated No. 5 in the country going into the Ontario University Athletics showdown, deep in their end in the first half, forcing the Gryphons to concede three safety touches rather than punt from the shadow of their own goalposts.

“I thought our defence played tremendously well when they were backed up,” said McMaster head coach Stefan Ptaszek. “They did a great job forcing field goals and creating turnovers, so our 21-3 lead (in the second quarter) was a product of finishing on defence, but not finishing in the score zone.”

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This season’s league MVP and McMaster quarterback Kyle Quinlan (South Woodslee) posted a stunning 80% completion percentage, connecting on 16 of 20 passes, while amassing 265 yards and two touchdowns. Quinlan added 70 yards on 11 rushes. His favourite target, Mike DiCroce (Hamilton), accounted for 144 yards on seven receptions.

For the Gryphons, quarterback Jazz Lindsey (Markham) threw for 319 yards, completing 29 of 47 attempts and throwing three interceptions.

In their only previous meeting this year, McMaster downed Guelph 50-9 in the first week of the regular season, accounting for Guelph’s only other defeat of the 2012 campaign.

The win gives McMaster its sixth Yates Cup title in club history, all from 2000 to date.

The Gryphons opened the scoring at the 4:38 mark of the first quarter, capping their first possession of the game with a 12-yard field goal from Julian Tropea (Niagara Falls). Guelph spotted McMaster its first two points on its next possession, Tropea conceding his first of three safety touches.

McMaster’s offence found the end zone on the ensuing possession with a Quinlan-to-Robert Babic (Oakville) play for a two-yard passing major. Two plays later, Lindsey threw an interception into the waiting arms of Marauder defensive back Scott Martin (London), which McMaster soon converted into three points via a 20-yard Tyler Crapigna (Nepean) field goal.

A Guelph fumble on the next play from scrimmage promptly gave McMaster the ball on the Guelph 39 yard-line and Quinlan wasted little time in connecting with Tyler Loveday (Kitchener) on a 21-yard pass-and-run touchdown to give McMaster a 19-3 lead in the opening minute of the second quarter.

Guelph struggled on its ensuing possessions, in turn conceding a second safety touch and throwing an interception. The Gryphons offence finally gelled on a 13-play, 71-yard drive culminating in a one-yard rushing major by Lindsey. One further safety touch conceded by Guelph sent the teams to the intermission with a 23-10 McMaster lead.

McMaster added to its lead margin in the third quarter, off a two-yard rushing major by Kasean Davis-Reynolds (Mississauga). Guelph responded on the ensuing possession with a 16-yard field goal by Tropea. A scoreless fourth quarter was highlighted by a McMaster pass rush tallying three sacks in the final five minutes of play, stifling Guelph’s sputtering offence.

McMaster will host the CIS semi-final Mitchell Bowl on Saturday (Nov. 17) against the Hardy Cup champions, the Calgary Dinos, who defeated the Regina Rams. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. and the game will be televised on TSN.

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McMaster Marauders 2012 Yates Cup Champions!

This is just a little something extra since I am unable to attend the Mitchell Cup this weekend. Best of Luck Boyz! Final: McMaster Marauders (30) vs Guelph Gryphon (13) View Full Story Here [Click] Yates Cup 2012 Image Gallery* Present it Photo.com [Here] More Football [Click Here] Lil'Tumble Please like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and comment on our photographs/design on our blog. Our number one place to post is on Google Plus  GOOGLE+ We always update on { tumbr blog | Flickr photostream | YouTube channel} too! _________________________________________________________________________________________ DOWNLOAD IMAGES* *Read AP Terms & Conditions Before Download…click here *Read AP Photographic Licensing Before Download…click here © Aerial Promotions 1997-2012  |  Photo Credit: Robin Leworthy Wilson _________________________________________________________________________________________ WHY?...Because We Care! It is part of AP mission to give back to sport & the developing athletes as a volunteer in the local community 

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YATES! McMaster Marauders vs Guelph Gryphons

105th Yates Cup is Astronomical

Source: Ontario University Athletics – November 7, 2012 [Hamilton Scores]

HAMILTON, Ont. – The No. 5 nationally ranked Guelph Gryphons travel to Hamilton on Saturday to take on the No. 1 McMaster Marauders in the 105th Yates Cup. Here is a look at Yates Cup stats and figures from around Ontario University Athletics.

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4,058 – The number of regular season passing yards collected by the starting quarterbacks in the 105th Yates Cup. McMaster pivot Kyle Quinlan (South Woodslee) threw for 2,457 yards to finish second in the OUA, while Jazz Lindsey (Markham) finished sixth after throwing for 1,601.

3 – The number of times the Guelph Gryphons have been Yates Cup champions. Guelph’s first title came in 1984 and was followed by championship wins in 1992 and 1996.

48.6 – The weight in pounds of the Yates Cup. The trophy is 28 1/4 inches tall and features a wood base with seven levels, with name plates recognizing the champions of the 104 previous Yates Cups, with a bowl on top commemorating the donation of cup in 1898 by H.B. Yates.

20 – The number of OUA all-stars competing in the 2012 Yates Cup. The impressive all-star class is headlined by Marauders Quinlan and offensive linemen Matt Sewell (Milton) and Jason Medeiros (Hamilton), plus Gryphons running back Rob Farquharson and linebacker John Rush (both Niagara Falls).

5 – The number of times McMaster has hoisted the Yates Cup. The Marauders are defending champions looking to win consecutive titles for the first time since the Western Mustangs won back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008. The Marauders also won four consecutive titles from 2000-2003.

19 – The number of consecutive wins posted by the Marauders, dating back to Sept. 10, 2011. The last team to defeat the Marauders was the Western Mustangs who triumphed 48-21 last season in week two. The number ties the Canadian Interuniversity Sport record for consecutive games won.

16 – The number of interceptions collected by the Guelph Gryphons defence in the 2012 regular season. The Gryphons had 10 different players who collected an interception, led by Bryan Dunjko (Aurora) who had three.

2 – The number of Yates Cup games won by the 2012 Yates Cup head coaches during their playing careers. Stefan Ptaszek hoisted the trophy as a member of the Laurier Golden Hawks in 1991. Stu Lang tasted victory as a receiver for the Queen’s Golden Gaels in 1970.

12447 – The number of the asteroid named after the Yates Cup. 12447 was discovered in 1996 and named Yatescup by brothers Robert and Peter Jedicke. Robert was a member of the Western Mustangs football team that won the Yates Cup in 1981 and 1982.

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OUA Football Press Conference

Marauders headline OUA football awards

Source: Ontario University Athletics– November 8, 2012 [Hamilton Scores]
Canada’s most efficient quarterback, Kyle Quinlan, is Ontario University Athletics’ Most Valuable Player for 2012. And that honour makes the McMaster Marauders’ ball tosser the OUA nominee for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s Hec Crighton trophy, awarded to the country’s top collegiate footballer.

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Hailing from South Woodslee, near Windsor, Quinlan spent this season re-writing the McMaster record book as he led the Marauders to an undefeated league record. In his final year of eligibility, he set an OUA record by completing 162 of 235 pass attempts for a completion percentage of 69%. He passed for 2,457 yards for a league leading 10.46 yards per completion average and also led the OUA with 19 touchdown tosses, against only two interceptions. 

Quinlan also displayed impressive rushing ability, and was McMaster’s leading rusher with 550 yards on 55 carries for a 10-yard per carry average, while scoring seven touchdowns on the ground.

He now holds McMaster single season records for most completions, most yards passing and most touchdown passes, as well as the Marauder career record for touchdown passes and was named a first team all-star. He is only the third Marauder to take home the prestigious award.

Quinlan was one of four Marauders who carted off silverware on Thursday (Nov. 8) when the OUA announced its major award winners.

For the second year in a row, a Marauder takes home the OUA standup defensive player of the year award. Aram Eisho (Hamilton) enjoyed a sensational year, leading the McMaster defence from his middle linebacker position.

He registered 52.5 tackles in eight league games and led the OUA in solo tackles with 50. He also had three quarterback sacks. Eisho’s award shouldn’t surprise too many. Prior to joining the Marauders he was named Canada’s top defensive player while playing junior football with the Hamilton Hurricanes.

Behind Eisho’s strong play, McMaster allowed the fewest yards rushing in the OUA in 2012, and had the top-ranked defence in overall yardage allowed and the fewest points scored against.

A second-year social science student, Eisho has been stellar this season after being named the Outstanding Defensive Player in the 2011 Vanier Cup game. Eisho is the fourth Marauder of all time to take home the President’s Award and he is also a first team all-star.

The J.P. Metras Award for OUA lineman of the year went to McMaster defensive end Ben D’Aguilar (Hamilton). D’Aguilar terrorized OUA quarterbacks this season as the top pass rusher on the league-leading McMaster defence.

From his dominating week one performance when he had three sacks against Guelph – McMaster plays the Gryphons this weekend in the Yates Cup – and was named the OUA Defensive Player of the Week, D’Aguilar seemed destined to have a special season.

D’Aguilar set a single season CIS record for sacks with 12.5 over eight league games. He also registered 28 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, and one pass break-up.

In the first prospect list posted by the CFL scouting combine in September, D’Aguilar was ranked as the 10th best prospect for the 2013 CFL Draft. At the 2012 CIS East-West Bowl, he was the top defensive performer for the West team, with six solo tackles and one sack.

Stefan Ptaszek-Coach

It wasn’t only Marauder players who took home hardware on Thursday. Head coach Stefan Ptaszek was presented with the Dave “Tuffy” Knight coach of the year award.. Ptaszek, in his seventh season with the team, guided the Marauders to a perfect 8-0 mark in regular season play. 

In 2011, Coach Ptaszek completed the rare Vanier Cup trifecta of winning the big prize as a player in 1991 while at Wilfrid Laurier, an assistant coach in 2005 when he served as offensive coordinator for the Golden Hawks, and last season as a head coach, guiding McMaster to its first national championship.

A three-time All-Canadian as a player at Laurier University, Ptaszek spent four years in the Canadian Football League, playing for the B.C. Lions, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Toronto Argonauts. After his CFL playing days, Ptaszek moved into the coaching ranks, serving as Special Team Coordinator at the University of British Columbia, before joining the staff at Laurier, and eventually taking over the McMaster program as Head Coach.

A native of Burlington and graduate of Nelson high school, he holds an Honours Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from U.B.C.

The Western Mustangs continued their outstanding recruiting at the running back position, as Yannick Harou, following in Tyler Varga’s footsteps, took home the Normal Marshall rookie of the year award.

A native of Gatineau, Quebec, Harou had an impressive freshman season with Western, finishing in the top ten for rushing yards and scoring four touchdowns.

Harou was called upon late in the season to fill in for injured CIS-leading rusher Garret Sanvido. He proved to be a more than adequate replacement, rushing for 133 yards and scoring two touchdowns in Western’s quarter-final victory over the Windsor Lancers.

A product of the same St. Andrew’s College Saints program that produced Mustang legend Michael Faulds, Harou was one of the top offensive recruits in the nation after two record-breaking seasons where he earned team MVP honours in both 2010 and 2011.

The Russ Jackson Nominee is a name put forward by the OUA for the award presented annually by the CIS to the player who best exemplifies the attributes of academic achievement, football skill, and citizenship. This year the award goes to Guelph Gryphon captain Zach Androschuk. Androschuk, a fifth-year senior, has always excelled both on the football field as well as in the classroom.

On the field, the 6-foot-1, 195lb defensive back is a two-year captain of the special teams unit and a four-year starter who won the ‘Kyle Walters Trophy’ last year for being the ‘best-prepared’ player. This year during the Gryphons magical 2012 turn-around season, the veteran helped lead his team to a 7-1 regular season record. He was a crucial member of the special teams unit and finished the season with 30.5 total tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

During his five years with the team, the Sarnia native has consistently been one of the Gryphons top performers in the classroom. He was named to the Dean’s Honour Roll every year and is a four-time Academic All-Canadian. In 2011 he held an 84.6% GPA while majoring in Biomedical Studies and was named the University of Guelph’s President’s Award winner for excellence in the classroom and on the field. He graduated with distinction from Biomedical Sciences in April of 2012 and was accepted to the University of Western Ontario Medical School for September 2012. After much consideration, the talented student-athlete decided to defer his Medical School acceptance for one year and return for his last season on the Gryphons football team. He is currently completing a Neuroscience Minor at Guelph that will be completed this December.

Androschuk also believes in being active in his community and has been instrumental in organizing the first Guelph Wheels in Action, a spinal cord injury fundraiser held at the University of Guelph. He’s also volunteered as a Brain Day Director, which is an outreach initiative where university students present to grades 4-6 on brain and spinal cord anatomy. This was a nationwide event that Androschuk helped bring to Guelph in 2011. Other volunteer work includes volunteering with St. Joseph’s Hospital spinal rehabilitation, acting as the Gryphon captain for the Big Brothers Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser and working as a Believe to Achieve Motivational speaker traveling to local high schools to discuss the life and challenges of a varsity athlete.

This year’s volunteer coach of the year award winner is a long serving member of the Waterloo Warriors coaching staff. Dr. Tony Chris has been involved with the Warriors for 24 years. He began his foray into coaching under Tuffy Knight in 1988, when he started serving as team doctor. Over the next 15 years with the program, his role with the team expanded to include coaching, recruiting, fundraising and taking care of the medical needs of Waterloo’s varsity programs.

The Officials Award of Merit went to Jim Lindsay. The Referee in Chief for the Northern Football Conference, Lindsay dedicates his time to OUA football each season. He watches game tape in order to improve from game to game and for a number of years has stood out as one of the most elite officials in the league.

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2012 OUA FOOTBALL MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

Most Valuable Player – Kyle Quinlan (McMaster) President’s Trophy (Stand-up Defensive Player) – Aram Eisho (McMaster) J.P. Metras Trophy (Lineman of the Year) – Ben D’Aguilar (McMaster) Norm Marshall Trophy (Rookie of the Year) – Yannick Harou (Western) Russ Jackson Nominee – Zach Androschuk (Guelph) Dave “Tuffy” Knight Award (Coach of the Year) – Stefan Ptaszek (McMaster) Volunteer Coach of the Year – Dr. Tony Chris (Waterloo) Officials Award of Merit – Jim Lindsay

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Football energizes me as a photographer and I am always looking forward to the next game. Congratulations to my home town McMaster Marauders for their awesome season accolades. I feel that there may be more celebrations to come. I hope to be there and capture those moments. [nggallery id=64] Please like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and comment on our photographs/design on our blog. Our number one place to post is on Google Plus  GOOGLE+ We always update on { tumbr blog | Flickr photostream | YouTube channel} too! _________________________________________________________________________________________ DOWNLOAD IMAGES* *Read AP Terms & Conditions Before Download…click here *Read AP Photographic Licensing Before Download…click here © Aerial Promotions 1997-2012  |  Photo Credit: Robin Leworthy Wilson _________________________________________________________________________________________ WHY?...Because We Care! It is part of AP mission to give back to sport & the developing athletes as a volunteer in the local community 

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No. 1 Marauders Stays King of the Hill

No. 1 Marauders stays king of the hill

Source: Canadian Interuniversity Sport – October 23, 2012 [Hamilton Scores]

The reigning Vanier Cup champion McMaster Marauders top the Football Reporters of Canada/CIS rankings for the ninth time in as many polls this season, a few days after wrapping up conference play with a perfect 8-0 record for the first time since 2003. After receiving 29 first-place votes from the 30-member FRC panel in each of the last five polls, the Marauders were a unanimous No. 1 selection this week, thanks in part to the Calgary Dinos’ first loss of the campaign. Calgary (6-1) drops to No. 3 in the new Top 10 behind the Laval Rouge et Or (7-1), who climb back to No. 2 for the first time since the Sept. 4 rankings (poll No. 2).

The Montreal Carabins (7-1) remain in fourth place, only one point back of Calgary in the voting (225 vs. 224). The No. 5 Guelph Gryphons (7-1) and No. 6 Queen’s Gaels (6-2) also stay put.

The Regina Rams (5-2) and Western Mustangs (5-3) swap positions at No. 7 and No. 8, while the Acadia Axemen (6-1) and Manitoba Bisons (4-3) hold on to the ninth and tenth spots, respectively.

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Top-ranked McMaster, the only remaining undefeated team in the country, crushed visiting Laurier (3-5), 43-0, in its regular season finale on Saturday (Oct. 20) to extend its overall winning streak to 18 straight games dating back to Week 3 of the 2011 schedule, one shy of the all-time CIS mark set by Laval from 2004 to 2005. The defending national champs, who have a bye this week in the first round of the OUA playoffs, will get a chance to tie the prestigious record on Nov. 3 when they host a conference semifinal.

No. 2 Laval dominated Bishop’s (3-5), 57-7, Sunday in Quebec City to claim its 55th consecutive victory on home turf since 2004, also a CIS mark. Last year’s CIS finalists can clinch first place in the RSEQ standings with a win at Concordia (1-7) on Saturday.

The No. 3 Dinos saw their hopes of a perfect conference season go up in smoke Friday night when they fell, 12-9, at Regina. Despite the loss, Calgary secured first place in Canada West thanks to a positive head-to-head point differential in two contests against the Rams this fall. The reigning four-time CWUAA champions close out league play on Saturday with a home title versus No. 10 Manitoba.

All other Top-10 teams were victorious this past weekend, including No. 4 Montreal, 44-0, vs. McGill (2-6); No. 5 Guelph, 39-18, vs. York (2-6); No. 6 Queen’s, 35-7, vs. Toronto (2-6); No. 7 Regina defeating Calgary; No. 8 Western, 32-29, vs. Ottawa (2-6); No. 9 Acadia, 12-5, vs. Saint Mary’s (2-5); No. 10 Manitoba, 37-31, vs. UBC (2-5).

The OUA playoffs get under way on Saturday with a pair of quarter-final matchups that will see Queen’s host Laurier (3-5) in Kingston, and Western welcome Windsor (3-5) in London.

Fifth-ranked Guelph is the second OUA team that earned a bye in the first round of the post-season. The Gryphons’ 7-1 conference record – including seven straight wins to close out the schedule – is the best in program history.

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Oct. 26 19:00 Alberta (0-7) at No. 7 Regina (5-2), Access7 Regina (TV) & CanadaWest.tv (web) 19:00 UBC (2-5) at Saskatchewan (4-3), Shaw (TV)

Oct. 27 13:00 OUA quarter-final: Windsor (3-5) at No. 8 Western (5-3), theScore (TV & web) 13:00 OUA quarter-final: Laurier (3-5) at No. 6 Queen’s (6-2), Cogeco (TV – tape delayed) 13:00 No. 2 Laval (7-1) at Concordia (1-7), SSNCanada.ca (web) 13:00 No. 4 Montreal (7-1) at Bishop’s (3-5), Radio-Canada (TV & web) & SSNCanada.ca (web) 13:00 McGill (2-6) at Sherbrooke (5-3) 14:00 No. 9 Acadia (6-1) at Mount Allison (3-4), sportscanada.tv (web) 14:00 StFX (2-5) at Saint Mary’s (2-5), Eastlink (TV & web) & Bell Aliant (web) 17:00 No. 10 Manitoba (4-3) at No. 3 Calgary (6-1), CanadaWest.tv (web)

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