November 23, 2017 Facebook Twitter Linkedin

The Western Mustangs will meet the defending champion Laval Rouge et Or in the 53rd annual Vanier Cup this Saturday in Hamilton. The Mustangs are the Ontario and Eastern conference undefeated champions with an 11-0 record this season. On the team’s roster are 45 King’s student-athletes. The Mustangs advanced to the Vanier Cup after a decisive 81-3 victory over Acadia in the Uteck Bowl.

The Vanier Cup kicks off at 1 p.m. on November 25 at Tim Hortons Field with a halftime show featuring The Trews. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster

Western fans will be taking over sections 103 and 104 behind the Western bench. As well, the University Students’ Council at Western are selling tickets for $15 that includes bus transportation to the game. For details contact The Purple Store at Western.

This weekend, Western will make its 13th appearance in the Vanier Cup. That is the highest number of appearances of any Canadian university football team. The Mustangs have won six Cups, most recently in 1994.

For Western’s Greg Marshall, it will be his second appearance at the Vanier Cup as a head coach.

Since its 1965 inauguration, the Vanier Cup has been a platform for Canada’s best university football teams to battle it out for the ultimate championship – the Vanier Cup.

Leading up to the Cup, The All-Canadian Football Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, November 24. This annual event honours the best athletes in U sports football. The past, present and future of professional football come together for a night of fun to acknowledge the First and Second Team All-Canadians and individuals players are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments on and off the field.

The event will be broadcasted live on SportsnetTVA Sports, and on Global News 900 CHML.

Congratulations Mustangs on a great season and for making it to the Vanier Cup. All of us at King’s will be cheering you on.

Read Global News coverage: “53rd Vanier Cup in Hamilton a battle of the titans.”

Read London Free Press story: “Western Mustangs bound for Vanier Cup this weekend.”

Read Western’s Gazette’s story: “Mustangs advance to Vanier Cup with win over Acadia.”