Trio help T-Birds win Vanier Cup

Two players and a coach from Langley helped UBC win its first Vanier Cup since 1997.

The UBC Thunderbirds football team defeated the Montreal Carabins 26-23 on Saturday in Quebec City to win the CIS national football championship.

Second year offensive lineman Shawn Mellesmoen and first year defensive lineman Connor Griffiths were both on the UBC roster, while Josh Collins served as the T-Birds kicking coach.

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