Same game players from different teams win two of three weekly Canada West Conference football salutes


The first round of Canada West Player of the Week titles went to two players from the same Calgary-Saskatchewan game last Saturday.

The offensive star is Dinos receiver Jalen Philpot, who caught 13 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns as Calgary beat the Huskies 34-20. Hounds kicker David Solie took home the Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 1 as he scored a field goal, a 77-yard single, pinned the Dinos’ offense inside their line. 20 yards four times and scored over 50 yards per punt on five occasions. The Huskies visit UBC this Friday. Here is the press release from the Canada West Conference… ..

VANCOUVER – Calgary wide receiver Jalen Philpot got off to a monster start in Week 1, as the fumble return of Manitoba’s Brock Gowanlock and Saskatchewan kicker David Solie’s regular leg earned the trio the honors of the Canada West week.

Philpot was back on defense as the Canada West offensive player of the week racked up 246 receiving yards on 13 catches in the defending Vanier Cup champion’s 34-20 win over Saskatchewan. Philpot’s 246 receiving yards were the ninth most all-time in a Canada West game.

The Delta, BC product found the end zone twice in Week 1 with catches of 13 and 24 yards, respectively. Philpot’s second score came just before half-time, sending the Dinos to the locker room with a 14-10 lead.

In a defensive battle in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Brock Gowanlock won the defensive player of the week title. The Duncan, BC native picked up a fumble from the Regina Rams and regained it by 31 yards for what would remain the winning middle finger.

The Bisons defense held the Rams scoreless in the second half of Saturday’s 21-17 victory, led by the fifth-year defensive lineman’s seven tackles.

The Week 1 winners are rounded out by David Solie of Saskatchewan, the special teams player of the week.

The fourth-year kicker / kicker made it tough on the Dinos’ offense, pinning them inside their own 20-yard line four times. Five of Solie’s punts went over 50 yards on Saturday, including a red from 77 yards. Saskatoon, Sask. product also converted on its only placement attempt of the day.

Week 2 of the season kicks off Friday night with two games, as the Alberta Golden Bears host the Manitoba Bisons (7 p.m. MDT) and UBC Thunderbirds in Saskatchewan (7 p.m. PDT).


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