The Montreal Alouettes’ 1997 Season

Season Summary

Montreal Alouettes 1997 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Montreal Alouettes 1997 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 30 54 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 13 5 0 26 509 532 W2 4-2-0
    Home 9 8 1 0 16 298 267 W6 6-0-0
    Visitor 9 5 4 0 10 211 265 L2 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 10 8 2 0 16 296 280 W2 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 5 3 0 10 213 252 W1 4-2-0

Full 1997 League Standings

Montreal Alouettes 1997 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.372 5-0-0 (5) 3-2-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.528 3-1-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.111
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.833
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.222
BC Lions (2) 0.444
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.667
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.444

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Charlie Taffe – Offensive Coordinator
  • Danny Maciocia – Running backs
  • Don Wnek – Offensive line
  • Scott Spurgeon – Receivers
  • Eugene Gaines – Defensive backs
  • Rod Rust – Linebackers

1997 Montreal Alouettes Attendance

  • Capacity: 33,900
  • Total: 86,266
  • High: 12,322
  • Avg: 9,585 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1996 Avg: -12,675
  • Low: 6,721
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 28.27
  • Diff from League Avg: -11,707

More 1997 Attendance Numbers

Team Scoring

19971996 +/-
Average Combined Score 57.83 2.11 +
Average Winning Score 33.38 0.05 +
Average Losing Score 15.00 7.33 -
Average Home Score 33.11 2.22 +
Average Visitor Score 23.44 5.00 -
Average Margin of Victory 6.54 4.46 -
Average Margin of Loss 21.60 10.43 +

Stadium

  • 1997 home stadium: Olympic Stadium
  • Capacity: 33,900
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1997 – 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 10644150 4858106 7745122 6764131 298 (33.1)211 (23.4)509 (28.3)
Opponent 6142103 6989158 6449113 7385158 265 (29.4)267 (29.7)532 (29.6)

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 6 (5-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 10 (8-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (4-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (6-4-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (4-5-0)
After 4th 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 13 (13-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0)

Montreal Alouettes 1997 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Mike Pringle
  • 1 – Chris Armstrong
  • Defensive Star

    • None

Lineman Star

  • 2 – Uzooma Okeke
  • 1 – Elfrid Payton
  • 1 – Mark Dixon
  • 1 – Bruce Beaton

Montreal Alouettes 1997 Player Awards and Nominations

1997 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Mike Pringle (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Doug Petersen (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Bruce Beaton (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jock Climie (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Tom Hipsz (Team Nominee)

Montreal Alouettes 1997 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6) Steve Charbonneau (DL) New Hampshire
2–2 (11) [BC] Jerome Pathon (WR) Washington
2–5 (14) Ryan Coughlin (OL) McGill
3–5 (21) Bruno Heppell (RB) Western Michigan
4–5 (29) [WPG] Derek Krete (LB) Western Ontario
4–6 (30) Ryan Carruthers (SB) Calgary
5–5 (38) Andy Bereton (SB) Western Michigan
6–5 (45) Francis Bellefroid (LB) Bishop's

Montreal Alouettes 1997 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
RB Mike Pringle
T Uzooma Okeke
T Neal Fort
DT Doug Petersen
DE Elfrid Payton
8 All-Division Selections
RB Mike Pringle
SB Jock Climie
G Bruce Beaton
T Uzooma Okeke
T Neal Fort
DT Doug Petersen
DE Elfrid Payton
DHB Harold Nash, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Sun. June 8
2:00 PM
MTL 30 @ HAM 14 W 9,311
B 7
Wed. June 18
7:30 PM
TOR 40 @ MTL 0 L 6,394
1 11
Fri. June 27
7:30 PM
HAM 17 @ MTL 27 W 7,380
2 13
Thu. July 3
8:30 PM
MTL 27 @ WPG 24 W 20,497
3 17
Wed. July 9
7:30 PM
CGY 28 @ MTL 34 W 7,669 RDS, TSN
4 22
Thu. July 17
9:30 PM
MTL 0 @ EDM 32 L 27,811
5 25
Thu. July 24
7:30 PM
EDM 34 @ MTL 24 L 10,025 TSN, RDS, ESPN2
6 29
Thu. July 31
7:30 PM
MTL 8 @ TOR 46 L 16,213 TSN
7 36
Sat. Aug. 9
10:30 PM
MTL 45 @ BC 31 W 19,106 TSN
8 40
Sat. Aug. 16
8:00 PM
HAM 26 @ MTL 36 W 10,039 TSN, RDS
9 43
Fri. Aug. 22
8:30 PM
MTL 26 @ WPG 21 W 19,930
10 45
Sat. Aug. 30
7:00 PM
BC 33 @ MTL 34 W 11,050 CBC, RDS
11 50
Sat. Sept. 6
2:00 PM
MTL 38 @ HAM 18 W 9,253 TSN
12 53
Fri. Sept. 12
7:30 PM
WPG 28 @ MTL 29 W 10,259 TSN, RDS
13 60
Sun. Sept. 21
4:00 PM
MTL 24 @ SSK 22 W 25,570 TSN
14 64
Sun. Sept. 28
4:00 PM
MTL 22 @ CGY 43 L 27,153
15 65
Fri. Oct. 3
7:30 PM
SSK 29 @ MTL 30 W 12,322 RDS
16 70
Sat. Oct. 11
2:00 PM
MTL 21 @ TOR 28 L 17,355 CBC
17 74
Sun. Oct. 19
1:00 PM
WPG 34 @ MTL 41 W 6,721 CBC, RDS
18 79
Sun. Oct. 26
1:00 PM
TOR 38 @ MTL 43 W 10,801 CBC
P1 81
Sun. Nov. 2
12:45 PM
BC 35 @ MTL 45 W 16,257 CBC
P2 83
Sun. Nov. 9
12:45 PM
MTL 30 @ TOR 37 L 32,085 CBC