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Some sad news to pass along as former Referee in Chief, "Cactus" Jack Leitch passed away on October 20 in Calgary after a lengthy illness. Jack had officiated football and basketball for numerous years and was the League Referee in Chief from 1995-2007. He was honoured with induction to the N.F.C. Hall of Fame in 2003 and also honoured with Life Membership in 2009.
He is survived by his wife Donna and his two sons and step daughter. Funeral service will be October 24 in Calgary. Further information can be obtained from the McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home web page (www.mhfh.com)
Transit up 21-0 with 5:00 to go in the first quarter.
Transit up 35-0 after 1st quarter.
Montreal leads 35-2 at the half.
Montreal on top 42-13 after 3rd quarter.
Its a final, Montreal 49-26 over Calgary Wolfpack to win their second consecutive C.M.F.L. title!!
Stats from the game are attached below. There was no scoring summary provided.
The Montreal Transit will attempt to defend their C.M.F.L. title this coming Saturday, September 27, as they trek to Calgary to take on the Calgary Wolfpack for the Canadian Senior Men's Football Crown.
The Wolfpack upset the Calgary Gators 25-15 to win the Alberta Football League crown back on September 6th. The defending champ Gators were undefeated heading into that championship game.
The Transit - Wolfpack tilt kicks off at 7:00 p.m. M.D.T. at Hellard Field in Shouldice Park.
As updates are received, they will be updated here that evening.
It should be no surprise that when a player sets 5 single season records and 2 career marks that he will be the one leading the way for the 2014 N.F.C. All Stars and Awards? The Sault Steeler's Josh Gauthier has been tabbed as the League M.V.P., Offensive Player of the Year, August Kangro Memorial Award recipient for most points and All Star at Running Back from the voting by League Coaches and Players. For some of the Awards and all All Star positions, a weighted formula is also used in the determination of such honours.
Oakville's Arkiell Jack, who set new records for kick returns and kick return yardage this past season was selected as the All Star Kick Returner and also earned a nod as one of the Receivers as well.
The complete listing of recipients is attached below.
after 1st quarter - Montreal 7-0
at the half - Montreal 20-1
after 3rd quarter - Montreal 20-1
FINAL - Montreal 28-5
Transit win their second consecutive N.F.C. title and will trek west to most likely Calgary on Saturday September 27 to play the Alberta champs for the C.M.F.L. crown. First round of the Alberta playoffs got underway this evening.
Game summary is attached below and final playoff stat files are updated in the Playoff Stats tab on the right.
As well, the updated Champs and Champ MVP files are attached below.
The 61st battle for the Plaunte Memorial Trophy is upon us as the Sault Ste. Marie Steelers make the trek to Montreal to take on the Transit. This is a rematch of last years final when the Transit made a 35 yard field goal with 18 seconds remaining to take the N.F.C. title with the 24-23 victory. The Transit then went on to tame the Calgary Gators to take the C.M.F.L. title as well.
Like last year, both squads ended up with 7-1 records and did not play each other during the regular season. The difference this time around is that the Transit allowed fewer points in the regular season, which is the first tie breaker when teams do not play each other, hence why the game is in Montreal this time around.
Montreal 40 at G.T.A. 36
Tri City 0 at Sault 29
The 61st battle for the Plaunte Memorial Trophy will be a rematch, but, this time, the Sault Ste. Marie Steelers will trek to Montreal to see if they can take the title back from the Transit!
Saturday August 16
7:30 p.m. Sault at Montreal @ E.S. Dalbe Viau
The N.F.C. Champion will trek west to take on the Alberta Champs for the C.M.F.L. title in most likely Calgary on Saturday September 27th. Kick off is slated for 7:00 p.m. local time.
Game summaries for the semi finals are attached below and stats are updated as well.
Raiders 0 at G.T.A. 48
Ottawa 0 at Montreal 57
Hamilton 0 at Sault 28
Sudbury 7 at Tri City 20
Divisional Finals - August 9th
EAST 7:00 pm Montreal at G.T.A. @ Esther Shiner
WEST 7:00 pm Tri City at Sault @ Rocky DiPietro
Game summaries are attached below and Stats files for these games are updated in the "Playoff Statistics" tab in the right hand menu.
Stat files are updated in the "2014 Statistics" Tab on the right. Game summaries from this past weekend are attached below. Full Season Defensive Points table is also posted.
Teams are reminded that completed All Star and Award Ballots, one ballot from the coaches and one from the players, are due on Thursday July 31st.
Please note that the Toronto Raiders at G.T.A. All Stars game slated for Esther Shiner Stadium has been moved to Chinguacousy Park in Brampton with a 7:00 p.m. kick off.
North Bay 31 @ Kingston 6
Raiders 21 @ Milton 28
Sault 28 @ Sarnia 6
Maddogs 12 @ Tri City 24
Tri City 2-0
North Bay 1-1
The 2009 campaign is underway. After a rocky April and May dealing with scheduling issues, there only remains one to be ironed out.
You will notice that game summaries will be posted as long as the information is received.
Stats will start to appear next week. The site will be revamped, so your patience is appreciated. Also, the Fox 40 Players of the Week will start appearing next week as well.
Best of luck to all in Week 2.