Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sun Jun 8 2:00 PM
MTL 30 @ HAM 14 W 9,311  
B
Wed Jun 18 7:30 PM
TOR 40 @ MTL L 6,394  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Fri Jun 27 7:30 PM
HAM 17 @ MTL 27 W 7,380  
2
Thu Jul 3 8:30 PM
MTL 27 @ WPG 24 W 20,497  
3
Wed Jul 9 7:30 PM
CGY 28 @ MTL 34 W 7,669 RDS, TSN
4
Thu Jul 17 9:30 PM
MTL @ EDM 32 L 27,811  
5
Thu Jul 24 7:30 PM
EDM 34 @ MTL 24 L 10,025 TSN, RDS, ESPN2
6
Thu Jul 31 7:30 PM
MTL 8 @ TOR 46 L 16,213 TSN
7
Sat Aug 9 10:30 PM
MTL 45 @ BC 31 W 19,106 TSN
8
Sat Aug 16 8:00 PM
HAM 26 @ MTL 36 W 10,039 TSN, RDS
9
Fri Aug 22 8:30 PM
MTL 26 @ WPG 21 W 19,930  
10
Sat Aug 30 7:00 PM
BC 33 @ MTL 34 W 11,050 CBC, RDS
11
Sat Sep 6 2:00 PM
MTL 38 @ HAM 18 W 9,253 TSN
12
Fri Sep 12 7:30 PM
WPG 28 @ MTL 29 W 10,259 TSN, RDS
13
Sun Sep 21 4:00 PM
MTL 24 @ SSK 22 W 25,570 TSN
14
Sun Sep 28 4:00 PM
MTL 22 @ CGY 43 L 27,153  
15
Fri Oct 3 7:30 PM
SSK 29 @ MTL 30 W 12,322 RDS
16
Sat Oct 11 2:00 PM
MTL 21 @ TOR 28 L 17,355 CBC
17
Sun Oct 19 1:00 PM
WPG 34 @ MTL 41 W 6,721 CBC, RDS
18
Sun Oct 26 1:00 PM
TOR 38 @ MTL 43 W 10,801 CBC
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 2 12:45 PM
BC 35 @ MTL 45 W 16,257 CBC
P2
Sun Nov 9 12:45 PM
MTL 30 @ TOR 37 L 32,085 CBC
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

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)
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 Elks (2) 0.667
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.444
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
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)
Head Coaches
Assistant Coaches
  • Charlie Taffe – Offensive Coordinator
  • Danny Maciocia – Running backs
  • Don Wnek – Offensive line
  • Scott Spurgeon – Receivers
  • Gene Gaines – Defensive backs
  • Rod Rust – Linebackers
Montreal Alouettes 1997 Stars of the Week
Offensive Star
  • 2 – Mike Pringle
  • 1 – Chris Armstrong
Defensive Star
  • None
Lineman Star
  • 2 – Uzooma Okeke
  • 1 – Bruce Beaton
  • 1 – Elfrid Payton
  • 1 – Mark Dixon
1997 Player Awards and Nominations
1997 Most Outstanding
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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1997 Montreal Alouettes Canadian Amateur 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

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