The Vanier Cup addition to Grey cup weekend has been a huge success and has vaulted players like QB Kyle Quinlan to the spotlight as he was followed closely and was big news during E canp and Montreal CFL camp.
An All star game on that saturday would bring two all star teams full of Quinlans to the National spotlight.
The team will be selected by CFL GMs and scouts.
Yhe East West spring game does not draw any National attention and is only for players eligible for the upcoming draft
5 year players that may have already been or in CFL camps the season before would be eligible. Players eligible for the coming up draft would also be eligible to play. CJFL and QJFL players who would be eligible for the upcoming CFL season could also be invited. V.I. Raider QB out of the Junior ranks who attended BC would get a chance to show off his arm in front of a National audience. Players at US schools whose season has ended would also be eligible to play. DI schools usually finish their season the same week of the Grye Cup so they would not be able to play but 1AA, DII, DIII, and NAIA players seasons are over unless their teams are in the playoffs. rookies who have only participated on practice rosters would also be eligible as long as they did not sign any games on the 53 man roster. Ismael Bamb has been on the Riders PR all season and you know Rider fans would love to see him play against and with the top young Canadian talent. Also teams players who are in the Vanier Cup who have been selected will not be able to play and will need to be replaced by alternates but they can still be n the sidelines for pre gme. on field, Interviews and festivities for the game etc.
They could go with an east west format or the CFL can divide the players into two equal units of a red and white team.
Fans will now be able to identify with their draft picks that are trying to make their team and will receive more media attention for the CFL for the rookies as fans will want to know how Jordan Yantz
Just seems like a natural addition to build some hype around the young Canadian talent which is the back bone of the CFL. Fans putting a face and a performance to the rookies that are attending their teams camps