McMaster Marauders Vanier Cup victory on display
Source: Bill Malley, McMaster Communications
HAMILTON, Ont. - In commemoration of the apex football moment in
McMaster history, and one of the biggest the greater Hamilton area
has enjoyed, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum has
unveiled a display that spotlights Marauder Football and the 2011
Vanier Cup victory.
The display highlights McMaster’s thrilling 41-38 double overtime victory over the Laval Rouge et Or at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium last November.
"To see our 2011 Vanier Cup Championship displayed in the ultimate shrine for Canadian Football gives the Marauder Football Family a unique and overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment,” said Marauder head Coach Stef Ptaszek about the display. “We are very honored to share McMaster's and Hamilton's first Vanier Cup with the Hall and its patrons."
Some of theMarauder memorabilia at the Hall of Fame are the helmet worn by linebacker Aram Eisho, who was named the defensive player of the game; the coach’s wristband worn by quarterback Kyle Quinlan, who was the offensive player of the game; the gloves worn by All-Canadian receiver Mike DiCroce, the #24 maroon jersey worn by OUA All-Star Matt Peressini; and both the cleats worn by kicker Tyler Crapigna who kicked the game winning field goal and the actual ball that passed through the uprights to give McMaster its first Vanier Cup.
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame is located in downtown Hamilton at 58 Jackson Street West, right beside Hamilton City Hall. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.