Montreal Alouettes 45 @ BC Lions 31

Game Details

  • Week 7
  • 28th Game of Regular Season (36th Overall)
  • Saturday, Aug 9, 1997 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 19,106
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

Montreal entered this game looking to better their record to 4-3, while the Lions on the other hand, were coming off an impressive road win at Ivor Wynne Stadium. It was the Lions who scored first when QB Damon Allen teamed up with WR Alfred Jackson for an 18-yard strike. K Lui Passaglia was good for the convert and the Leo’s were up by a 7-0 score after one period of play. Montreal countered 15 seconds into the second stanza when Montreal QB Tracy Ham hit SB Jock Climie from 7 yards away. Baker’s convert tied the score at 7. B.C. regained the lead during their next drive when Allen threw a 66-yard TD strike to SB Al Shipman. Passaglia’s convert was good and B.C. was ahead by a 14-7 count. Baker cut into that lead at 4:03 of the second quarter when his 46-yard FG split the uprights. Montreal latter grabbed the lead for the first time of the night when RB Mike Pringle powered into the end zone from 1‐yard out. Baker’s convert was good and the Als were on the move. Pringle’s second TD also came on a 1-yard run to putting the Als ahead by 10 after Baker’s convert was struck. Baker also hit a pair of FGs to close the half from 40 and 47 yards respectively, giving Montreal a 30-14 advantage after one half of play. The third quarter was quiet from a scoring perspective with only a single off a Baker punt and a Passaglia FG from 30 yards out being recorded on the scoreboard. In the fourth quarter however, Pringle ran in his third TD of the evening from 2 yards out. Baker’s convert was good. Allen also had a rushing TD when he scrambled in from 24 yards away. Passaglia’s convert decreased the Montreal lead to 14. Montreal then iced the game at 13:21of the final quarter when Ham hit SB Chris Armstrong with a quick 4-yard pass. Baker’s convert was good increasing the Montreal advantage to 21. A late TD pass from Allen to SB Mike Trevathan on a 42-yard play would round out the scoring making the final score from B.C. Place 45-31 in favour of the Alouettes. The win halted the recent Montreal losing streak while dropping B.C. into a second place tie in the Western Division with Saskatchewan.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 BC and Montreal Matchups
1996Week 4MTL 44 @ BC 24
Week 11BC 27 @ MTL 28
1997Week 7MTL 45 @ BC 31
Week 10BC 33 @ MTL 34
Division Semi-FinalBC 35 @ MTL 45

Lions record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at BC 0–2–0 (0.000)
  • at Montreal 0–2–0 (0.000)
  • BC Total 0–4–0 (0.000)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at BC 12–5–1 (0.694)
  • at Montreal 6–12–0 (0.333)
  • BC Total 18–17–1 (0.514)

Streaks as of Aug. 9, 1997 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Alouettes
Lions streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 0 30 1 14 45
Lions 7 7 3 14 31

Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Lions coach: Adam Rita (L)

Alouettes (4-3-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Aug 17
Lions (4-3-0) Next @ Roughriders Aug 16

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

August 9th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.6°C NNE (290°) at 24 km/h NA 101.69 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Breezy 21.0°C NNE (300°) at 25 km/h NA 101.67 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 19.4°C NNE (300°) at 27 km/h NA 101.62 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.0°C NNE (310°) at 24 km/h NA 101.57 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 18.0°C NNE (310°) at 25 km/h NA 101.53 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Wind speed, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)