Mac, Queen’s on familiar ground

The McMaster Marauders will have to face the Queen’s Gaels for the second straight season in their quest to win a Vanier Cup. Last season saw Queen’s beat McMaster 32-6 in Kingston in Ontario University Athletics semi-final play on its way to winning the national championship.

This season, McMaster enters the post season as the higher ranked team (third in OUA) and will host the Gaels (sixth) this Saturday (Oct. 30) with kick-off set for 1 p.m. at Ron Joyce Field. McMaster opened this season with a 23-18 win over Queen’s on home field in conference play.

Coming off of its bye week, the Marauders hope to field a team that is closer to the one that started the year, with the return of several players that had been lost to injury. McMaster Coach Stefan Ptaszek is hopeful some key players will be back in uniform for the game with Queen’s, adding “Jordan Kozina and MacKenzie Dent are ready to play and we’re waiting to see on a couple of others.”

The McMaster training and medical staff have had to work overtime this year due to an uncanny rash of injuries, but the upside has been increased playing opportunities for some of the back-ups and better overall depth as some of the injured have returned to the line-up.

Ticket information for Saturday’s game is available by emailing or calling (905) 525-9140 x20353.