The Montreal Alouettes’ 1996 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Montreal Alouettes 1996 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 2 0 0 4 81 46 W2 2-0-0
Regular Season 18 12 6 0 24 534 469 W5 5-1-0
Home 9 7 2 0 14 278 248 W7 6-0-0
Visitor 9 5 4 0 10 256 221 W2 4-2-0
Intra-division 8 4 4 0 8 237 229 W3 4-2-0
Inter-division 10 8 2 0 16 297 240 W8 6-0-0

Full 1996 League Standings

Montreal Alouettes 1996 Opponent Appearances

Opponent@ MTLMTL @
BC Lions (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Calgary Stampeders (2)0-1-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Edmonton Eskimos (2)1-0-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3)2-0-0 (2)0-1-0 (1)
Ottawa Rough Riders (3)1-0-0 (1)1-1-0 (2)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Toronto Argonauts (2)0-1-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)

Coaches

Head Coach
  • Bob Price (Feb. 8, 1996 – March 21, 1997)

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Assistant Coaches
  • Gene Gaines – Defensive backs
  • Dave Ritchie – Defensive Coordinator
  • Peter Vaas – Offensive Coordinator
  • Jim Barker – Offensive line
  • Don Wnek – Offensive line

Montreal Alouettes 1996 Attendance

  • Capacity: 56,245
  • High: 32,364
  • Avg: 22,261 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Variance over 1995 Avg: +22,261
  • Low: 15,161
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 39.58
  • Variance from League Avg: +16

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Team Scoring

19961995 +/-
Average Combined Score 28.00 28.00 +
Average Winning Score 33.33 33.33 +
Average Losing Score 22.33 22.33 +
Average Home Score 30.89 30.89 +
Average Visitor Score 28.44 28.44 +
Average Margin of Victory 33.33 33.33 +
Average Margin of Loss 26.33 26.33 +

Stadium

  • 1996 home stadium: Olympic Stadium
  • Capacity: 56,245
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1996 – Reconfiguration

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Montreal 3763100 8872160 5269121 8452136 278 (30.9)256 (28.4)534 (29.7)
Opponent 622587 7493167 473178 5972131 221 (24.6)248 (27.6)469 (26.1)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 6 (3-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 9 (6-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (5-3-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 9 (7-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (5-4-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 6 (5-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 11 (10-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 10 (10-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After OT1 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0)

Montreal Alouettes 1996 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Tracy Ham
  • 1 – Norman Bradford
  • 1 – Mike Pringle
  • Defensive Star

    • 2 – Lamar McGriggs

Lineman Star

  • 2 – Mark Dixon
  • 2 – Grant Carter
  • 2 – Gary Rogers
  • 1 – Bruce Beaton

Montreal Alouettes 1996 Player Awards and Nominations

1996 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tracy Ham (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Tracy Gravely (Division Finalist)
  • Offensive Lineman — Mark Dixon (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Michael Soles (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Gary “The Flea” Harrell (Team Nominee)

Montreal Alouettes 1996 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9) Denis Montana (WR) Concordia
2–9 (18) Bryan Chiu (DT) Washington State
3–9 (27) Adam Cassidy (OL) Alberta
4–9 (36) Tom Hipsz (DE) Toronto
5–9 (None) ()
6–9 (53) Adrian Rainbow (QB) British Columbia
7–9 (61) Marc Charles (DT) Morgan State
Week Details (CDT
A 3
Thu. June 13
6:30 PM
OTT 7 @ MTL 38 W 11,216
B 8
Thu. June 20
6:30 PM
MTL 43 @ HAM 39 W 16,346
1 11
Thu. June 27
6:30 PM
TOR 27 @ MTL 24 L 24,653 RDS, TSN
2 17
Fri. July 5
8:30 PM
MTL 13 @ EDM 16 L 26,211 TSN, RDS
3 19
Wed. July 10
6:30 PM
CGY 62 @ MTL 22 L 19,362 RDS, TSN
4 26
Fri. July 19
9:30 PM
MTL 44 @ BC 24 W 21,855 TSN, RDS
5 28
Wed. July 24
6:30 PM
WPG 10 @ MTL 36 W 32,364 RDS, ESPN2, TSN
6 33
Thu. Aug. 1
6:30 PM
MTL 31 @ TOR 40 L 20,302 TSN
7 37
Wed. Aug. 7
6:30 PM
HAM 22 @ MTL 29 W 25,510 TSN, RDS
41
Sun. Aug. 11
4:30 PM
MTL 32 @ SSK 20 W 21,997
9 47
Fri. Aug. 23
6:30 PM
SSK 16 @ MTL 23 OT W 26,511 RDS
10 51
Fri. Aug. 30
6:30 PM
MTL 6 @ OTT 17 L 28,451 RDS, TSN
11 56
Sat. Sept. 7
12:00 PM
BC 27 @ MTL 28 W 15,161 CBC
12 59
Fri. Sept. 13
8:30 PM
MTL 25 @ CGY 23 W 19,196 TSN, RDS
14 69
Sun. Sept. 29
12:00 PM
MTL 38 @ HAM 39 L 17,740 CBC
15 71
Fri. Oct. 4
6:30 PM
EDM 18 @ MTL 32 W 17,886 TSN, RDS
16 77
Mon. Oct. 14
1:00 PM
MTL 25 @ OTT 18 W 14,080 CBC
17 80
Sat. Oct. 19
12:00 PM
OTT 25 @ MTL 39 W 18,671 CBC, RDS
18 83
Fri. Oct. 25
6:30 PM
HAM 41 @ MTL 45 OT W 20,231 TSN, RDS
19 87
Fri. Nov. 1
7:00 PM
MTL 42 @ WPG 24 W 25,968 TSN, RDS
P1 91
Sun. Nov. 10
12:00 PM
HAM 11 @ MTL 22 W 20,036 CBC
P2 93
Sun. Nov. 17
12:00 PM
MTL 7 @ TOR 43 L 28,390 CBC