February 26, 2010
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have completed a trade with the Montreal Alouettes and have acquired non-import defensive end Stan van Sichem in exchange for import defensive end Gavin Walls.
van Sichem (6-2, 229, Regina ‘08 DOB: April 2, 1987 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) had an outstanding career at the University of Regina, where he became the school's all-time leader in career sacks. He was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes in the 4th round of the 2009 Canadian Draft. van Sichem began the season on the Alouettes’ practice roster before missing Games 9 through 18, the East Division Final and the Grey Cup with a knee injury.
"Stan is a very fast and relentless football player and we look forward to him competing for a spot on our roster," said head coach Paul LaPolice.