Dec. 1, 2010
Five years ago today, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks did what only nine other teams in CIS history had ever accomplished when they edged the favoured Saskatchewan Huskies 24-23 to cap an undefeated season with Canadian university sport’s most sought-after crown. It all came together for one of the most thrilling finishes in Vanier Cup’s 41-year history, as Laurier kicker Brian Devlin found himself faced with a 32-yard kick that would indelibly etch his name into Hawks’ history books.
“We want this ride to continue forever,” said head coach Gary Jeffries at the time.
—Article “Mission Accomplished” was printed in the Dec. 5, 2005 edition of The Cord.
On Saturday afternoon, the Laval Rouge et Or captured the Vanier Cup in front of their home fans at a snow-covered PEPS stadium by downing the Calgary Dinos 29-2.
The win gave the Rouge et Or their sixth national championship in the last 12 years and marked the first time since 1993 that the host team has won the Vanier Cup.