The Montreal Transit concluded their inaugural season in the Northern Football Conference on a high note as they downed the Calgary Gators 50-28 in Dollard des Ormeaux, QC to capture the Canadian Major Football League Championship.
Francois Bruno and Nigel Thomas paced the victors with two majors apiece while Patrick Jerome, Jourdain Alexis, and Andrew Hamilton had one touchdown each. Matt Trudeau was 7 for 7 on converts and William Dion added a kick off rouge. Andrew Complak led the Gators with a major and a 2 point convert with Orin Doneff and Andrew Hamilton each scoring a major and Ian Hewitt booting 2 field goals and two converts.
After voting by League Coaches and Players as well as using weighted statistical performances, the 2013 N.F.C. All Star and Award winners have been determined.
In a record setting year that saw him set new standards for Rushing Yards in a Season, Rushing Touchdowns in a Season, Rushing Average in a Season and earning his record sixth August Kangro Memorial Trophy (leading scorer), Sault tailback Josh Gauthier became the second N.F.C.er to earn 5 plaques in a season. Ricky Clarke was the first to accomplish this feat back in his rookie season in 2005.
The complete listing of Award winners and All Stars is attached below. Also, all Records files have been updated as well
The Montreal Transit will host the Calgary Gators for the 2013 Canadian Major Football League Championship.
The Gators advanced to the National Final for the first time as they downed the St. Albert Stars 41-16 to take the Alberta Crown.
The game will be played on Saturday September 28 with a 7:00 p.m. kick off. Please note the contest will be played at Glenn Francis McHugh Field in Dollard des Ormeaux instead of the Transit's usual home field.
Two teams riding 9 game winning streaks heading into their meeting for the N.F.C. Championship produced one of the best title tilts of all time as the Montreal Transit edged the Sault Ste. Marie Steelers 24-23 in the Sault. William Dion hit a 35 yard field goal with 18 seconds remaining to give the Transit the Plaunte Memorial Trophy in their initial N.F.C. campaign.
The Steelers once again rode the broad shoulders of Josh Gauthier who rumbled for 255 yards on 28 carries and two majors for the Saultites and was tabbed as the Offensive Player of the Game. Linebacker Andrew Blevings of the Transit garnered 11 tackles to take Defensive Player of the Game Honours.
Transit will now host either the St. Albert Stars or the Calgary Gators on September 28th for the Canadian Senior Title.
Montreal 44 Durham 0
Sault 51 Tri City 21
Steelers will host the Montreal Transit in the 60th battle for the Plaunte Memorial Trophy next Saturday kicking off at 7:00 p.m.
Both game summaries are attached below and the Playoff statistics are posted in the Playoff Stats tab on the right. The full season Defensive Points table is also posted as well.
Raiders 0 at Montreal 54
Durham 35 at Ottawa 28
Sudbury 13 at Sault 59
Sarnia 14 at Tri City 29
Divisional Finals on Saturday August 10th
7:30 Durham at Montreal (College Notre Dame)
7:00 Tri City at Sault (Rocky DiPietro)
All four game summaries are attached below:
With the regular season of the N.F.C.s 60th season in the books, time to review and update what happened!! 4 records were tied, 5 new records set and 5 career marks extended.
Ottawa 48 at Oakville 6
Sudbury 0 at Durham 42
Sarnia 7 at Sault 53
Montreal 34 at Raiders 12
Please take note that games at Ottawa and Tri City have changed locations since originally posted. Corrected sites are shown below:
August 3rd - Divisional Semi Finals
7:30 Toronto Raiders at Montreal (College Notre Dame)
7:30 Durham at Ottawa (Beckwith)
7:00 Sudbury at Sault (Rocky DiPietro)
7:00 Sarnia at Tri City (Rogers Field - Cambridge)
Final standings and game summaries are attached below
Due to Esther Shiner Stadium not being ready from last weeks flooding, Montreal Transit at Toronto Raiders game has been moved to Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough this coming Saturday. Kick off time remains 7:00 p.m.
Durham 58 at Oakville 14
Sudbury 0 at Ottawa 58
Tri City 12 at Sarnia 18
Updated standings and game summaries are attached below.
All stat files are updated in the 2013 Statistics tab on the right.
For the playoffs, in the West, Sault will host Sudbury and Tri City and Sarnia will meet. Only question for the second game is where it will be based on score of Sarnia at Sault game.
In the East, Montreal will host the Raiders and Durham will play Ottawa. For the latter, question of host will be determined by next weeks results.