Montreal Alouettes 27 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24

Game Details

  • Week 2
  • 5th Game of Regular Season (13th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 3, 1997 8:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 20,497
    • Capacity: 33,675

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was the curtain raiser on the Bombers’ home season and the second game of the regular season for both teams. The Alouettes entered the game with a 1-0 record after their Week #1 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, while the Bombers were looking for win #1 after dropping a 38-23 decision to the Toronto Argonauts. The Alouettes drew first blood as RB Mike Pringle took it across the goal line from 2 yards out. Terry Baker added the convert at 4:08 of the opening frame. The Bombers got that major back, as SB Bruce Boyko hauled in a 4-yard pass from Chris Vargas at 11:58. The Troy Westwood convert would round out the first quarter scoring with the two teams tied at 7. Montreal grabbed the lead again at 12:06 of the second quarter as QB Tracy Ham carried the ball into the end zone from 3 yards away. Baker’s convert attempt was good putting the Als in front by a 14-7 margin after one half of play. Pringle widened the Montreal lead 4:08 into the third period with a 20‐yard rushing TD. The Baker convert upped their lead to 14 points at 21-7. The Bombers countered back with a rushing TD of their own at 13:29 as RB Ronald Williams plunged over from 1-yard out. The Westwood convert trimmed the Als’ lead to just 7. The Bombers pulled to within 1 at 1:56 as Williams added his second 1-yard rushing TD of the game. The Westwood convert attempt was good making the score 21-21. Westwood then connected on a 29-yard FG attempt at 8:44 to give the Bombers their first lead of the game. However, the see-saw battle continued when Baker put a 20‐yard FG attempt through the uprights at 12:19 setting the stage for a thrilling finish. The game came down to the final play as Baker lined up a 30-yard FG which split the uprights giving the Alouettes win #2 on the season and handed the Bombers their second loss of the young ’97 campaign.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Winnipeg and Montreal Matchups
1996Week 5WPG 10 @ MTL 36
Week 19MTL 42 @ WPG 24
1997Week 2MTL 27 @ WPG 24
Week 9MTL 26 @ WPG 21
Week 12WPG 28 @ MTL 29
Week 17WPG 34 @ MTL 41

Blue Bombers record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Winnipeg 0–3–0 (0.000)
  • at Montreal 0–3–0 (0.000)
  • Winnipeg Total 0–6–0 (0.000)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 11–8–0 (0.579)
  • at Montreal 8–9–2 (0.474)
  • Winnipeg Total 19–17–2 (0.526)

Streaks as of July 3, 1997 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Alouettes
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 7 7 7 6 27
Blue Bombers 7 0 7 10 24

Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)

Alouettes (2-0-0) Next vs Stampeders Jul 09
Blue Bombers (0-2-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Jul 11

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

July 3rd Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.2°C NNE (310°) at 19 km/h 64% 98.88 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.6°C NNE (300°) at 11 km/h 77% 98.88 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.3°C NNE (270°) at 13 km/h 86% 98.92 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 14.0°C NNE (270°) at 13 km/h 76% 98.92 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 11:00 PM Mainly Clear 12.9°C NNE (270°) at 13 km/h 78% 98.92 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in MTL @ WPG
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)