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Kitchener trio to defend Vanier Cup

By Kitchener Post staff

Recently crowned CIS All-Canadian Michael Daly leads a trio of Kitchener natives into this weekend’s Vanier Cup championship in Toronto.

Daly and receivers Dahlin Brooks and Tyler Loveday, all graduates of Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, are on the active roster of Hamilton’s University of McMaster Marauders, who advanced to their second straight Vanier Cup national championship last weekend with a 45-6 romp over the University of Calgary Dinos.

Two other Kitchener natives — Forest Heights alumnus Delmar Miller and Grand River grad Conner Mackay — are on the inactive roster.

Brooks was the third-leading receiver in that game with five catches for 90 yards.

Daly, an OUA first-team all-star safety, pitched in on the dominant McMaster defensive effort — the Marauders limited Calgary to 200 yards in total offence — with four solo tackles.

The fourth-year geography major was named a CIS All-Canadian on Wednesday for the first time, joining the second team defensive squad after an 18- tackle and three-interception, tied for 12th most in the nation, campaign with the Marauders.

The Marauders face the University of Laval Rouge et Or on Friday at Rogers Centre in Toronto at 7:30 p.m. in a repeat of the 2011 Vanier Cup championship, one of the greatest national championship games in the Cup’s 48-year history.

A documentary of that game airs tonight on TSN at 7:30 p.m. and again on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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