The Montreal Alouettes 1997 Season

Season Summary

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

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)
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 0 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 0 @ 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

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

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

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)

Coaches

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

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 All-Star Selections

No Montreal Alouettes Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1997.

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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

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