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Sarnia Imperials Earned Their Most All Star Honours Since Entering N.F.C.
August 22, 2012

 The Titans and a lot of new faces head up 2012 All Stars and Awards


Brandon Lewis continues to be like fine wine, with age, he still amasses Northern Football Conference All Star and Awards honours.  From the tabulations of All Star and Awards as conducted by League Coaches and Players along with consideration of weighted statistical data, Lewis and Toronto Titan pivot Tom Denison were once again the big winners.  Denison, the two time C.I.A.U. Hec Crighton Award (2002 & 2003) winner who lead the League in all major statistical passing categories and established several new records was a landslide winner as M.V.P. for the second time and as well as Offensive Player of the Year.


Veteran Brandon Lewis who also now coaches the Sault Steelers earned his 16th All Star nod on the Defensive Line which extends his record for one position.  Lewis has also garnered 15 straight nods on the Defensive Line which is also a record.  As well, with Lewis earning Defensive Lineman of the Year honours for a third consecutive year, this pushes his Career Awards total to 18, also, a record.  Another multiple winner is Toronto Titans receiver, Kevin Walsh.  He topped the League scoring chart with 96 points, was co-winner of the Leo Troy Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year and tabbed as a Receiver on the All Star unit.


Like 2010 and 2011, there are a great many newcomers to the lists with 16 of the 28 positions with first time winners.


The Champion Titans lead the way with 7 all star nods.  The surprising Sarnia Imperials earned their most All Star honours since they entered the N.F.C. with 6 followed by League Finalists Ottawa and Tri City at 5 each, the Sault with 4 and Oakville with 1.  For the Awards, the Titans lead the parade with 6, Tri City had 2 and Oakville, Ottawa, Sault and Toronto Raiders had one apiece.  The Champion Titans will be taking on the Alberta Champion Lloydminster Vandals for the Canadian Senior Championship in Lloydminster on September 22nd


2012 also sees the continued recognition of Second Team All Stars.  The complete listing of those earning honours is below:




Most Valuable Player             Tom Denison - Titans              Third time, also in 2007 and 2011


Offensive Player of the Year   Tom Denison - Titans              Second consecutive year


Defensive Player of the Year   Kris Kusch Tri City             First such honour for an Outlaws player


Offensive Lineman                 Josh Golding Tri City          Also honoured in 2010


Defensive Lineman                 Brandon Lewis Sault           Fourth time, also 2008, 2010 and 2011



Rookie of the Year                 Robin Medeiros Oakville     First tie for this award since 2003

(Leo Troy Memorial)             Kevin Walsh Titans


Coach of the Year                  Ken Evraire Ottawa             First time for an Invaders coach

(Sid Forster Memorial)


Special Teams Player             Rickey Clarke Raiders         Fourth time, also 2006, 2007 & 2008

(Mike Jackson Memorial)     


Leading Scorer                       Kevin Walsh Titans              First for a Maddog/Titan since 2005

(August Kangro Memorial)                                                   (96 points)


Championship Game M.V.P.    Tom Denison - Titans              First such honour

                                                Sean Spencer Titans             First such honour




Position                                 Player, Team                                                        Previous Selections


Quarterback              Tom Denison Toronto Titans           2007, 2011


Running Back           DeShawn Hayes Sarnia                   First selection

                                  Mike Montoya Tri City                    First selection


Receivers                    Danny Mullins Ottawa                    First selection

                                    Vaughan Swart Toronto Titans        2007

                                    Mark Simone Toronto Titans           First selection at this position

                                    Kevin Walsh Toronto Titans            First selection


Offensive Line           Stephane Barbe Ottawa                   First selection

                                    Josh Golding Tri City                      First selection

                                    Qasim Khan Ottawa                        2011

                                    Chris Marshall Tri City                    2006, 2007 & 2008

                                    Greg Torrance Sault                         2010,2011




Punter                         Kevin Allaer Sarnia                      2010, 2011

Kris Newman Toronto Titans          2011

Kicker                         Jeff Morris Ottawa                         First selection

Kick Return                 DeShawn Hayes - Sarnia                    2011




Defensive Line           Brandon Lewis Sault                       1996,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11

                                    Jason Adamko Oakville                   First selection

                                    Ian Hazlett Sault                              First selection

                                   Chad Vanbarneveld Sarnia              First selection


Linebackers               Matt Gauthier Sault                                     2006

                                    Rick Gorton Sarnia                          2009

                                    Kris Kusch Tri City                          First selection



Defensive Backs        Troy Adams Toronto Titans             First selection

                                    John Bain Sarnia                              First selection

                                    John Boonstra Tri City                     First selection

                                    Andre Charron Ottawa                    First selection

                                    Kevin Coxall Toronto Titans           First selection





Quarterback                Jeff Hildreth Ottawa

Running Backs            Jermaine DeCosta Oakville  

                                  Adam Gourgon Ottawa   

Receivers                    Rickey Clarke Toronto Raiders   

                                  Aron Froese Tri City

                                  Ryan Lounsbury Sarnia  

                                  Keston Nelson Toronto Titans

Offensive Line              Michael Antoine Toronto Raiders

                                  Tom Bailey Tri City

                                  Kyle Johnson Tri City

                                  Guillaume Nantel - Ottawa

                                  Casey Potter Tri City

                                  Roch Robitaille Ottawa

                                   Luke Tenhagen Ottawa     

Punter                          Boris Dobruson Toronto Raiders    

Punt Return                  Robin Medeiros Oakville  

Kicker                          Kevin Allaer Sarnia

Kick Return                  Robin Medeiros Oakville  

Defensive Line              Chad Bellardine Ottawa  

                                    Trevor Derreck Tri City

                                    Ryan Edwards Toronto Titans

                                    Maxime LePage - Ottawa

                                    Joe Shyminsky Oakville

Linebackers                  Liston Bates - Oakville

Jared Manchulenko Oakville

                                    Adam Ross Sault

                                    Daniel Twentyman Sault  

Defensive Backs           Justin Boudreau Oakville  

Ben Fenton Sudbury

                                    Jamike Njoku Sarnia  

                                    Justin Ouellette Sudbury

                                    Allens Pierre Jr. Ottawa








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