Looking for a Cowichan Valley connection to the Grey Cup tonight? There is one.
Duncan-born Brock Gowanlock is a defensive end for the Montreal Alouettes, who has had a unique path to the Canadian Football League.
He was born in Duncan and attended Cowichan Secondary. He spent his youth years in the Cowichan Bulldogs system and went to Langley to play junior football, where he was named to the All-Canadian squad. Then he was recruited by the University of Manitoba where he played before going pro. This is his second season in the CFL, both with Montreal.
Gowanlock has laced up his cleats in 10 games in each of the last two seasons. He is listed as a backup for the big game.
Notre charte des positions pour la 110e Coupe Grey!
— Alouettes de Montréal (@MTLAlouettes) November 18, 2023
The Alouettes take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Hamilton at 3pm.
Story has been updated with additional information.