Concordia Stingers football

The Concordia Stingers football team represents Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec in the sport of Canadian football in the RSEQ conference of U Sports. The Concordia Stingers football program was created in 1974 from the amalgamation of the Loyola Warriors and Sir George Williams Georgians.[2] The team has won three Dunsmore Cup conference championships, in 1982, 1993, and 1998.[3] In 1998, the Stingers also made their first and only appearance in the national championship which was a loss to the Saskatchewan Huskies in the 34th Vanier Cup game.[4]

Concordia Stingers
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Concordia Stingers logo
First season1974
Athletic directorD'Arcy Ryan
Head coachBrad Collinson
2nd year, 4–12  (.250)
Home StadiumConcordia Stadium
Year built2003
Stadium capacity4000
Stadium surfaceAstroPlay
LocationMontreal, Quebec
LeagueU Sports
ConferenceRSEQ (2001–present)
Past associationsOQIFC (1974–2000)
All-time record– 
Postseason record– 
Titles
Vanier Cups0
Atlantic Bowls1
1998
Dunsmore Cups3
1982, 1993, 1998
Hec Crighton winners0
ColoursBurgundy and Yellow[1]
   
MascotBuzz
OutfitterNike
RivalsMontreal Carabins
McGill
Websitestingers.ca

The team is currently coached by Brad Collinson and plays home games at Concordia Stadium.[5]

Recent resultsEdit

Season Games Won Lost OTL PCT PF PA Standing Playoffs
1998 8 6 2 0 0.750 233 141 1st in OQIFC Defeated Bishop's Gaiters in semifinal 27-17
Defeated Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 17-12
Defeated Acadia Axemen 25-24 in Atlantic Bowl
Lost to Saskatchewan Huskies in 34th Vanier Cup 24-17
1999 8 6 2 0 0.750 222 148 2nd in OQIFC Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 42-16
2000 8 2 6 - 0.250 153 204 5th in OQIFC Out of Playoffs
2001[A] 8 7 1 - 0.875 174 191 1st in QIFC Lost to McGill Redmen in semifinal 11-8
2002 8 4 4 - 0.500 217 184 3rd in QIFC Defeated Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 29-21
Lost to McGill Redmen in Dunsmore Cup 10-6
2003 8 7 1 - 0.875 288 115 2nd in QIFC Defeated Montreal Carabins in semifinal 35-8
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 59-7
2004 8 4 4 - 0.500 157 152 3rd in QUFL Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 29-13
2005 8 6 2 - 0.750 235 134 3rd in QUFL Lost to Montreal Carabins in semifinal 28-17
2006 8 6 2 - 0.750 229 131 2nd in QUFL Defeated Montreal Carabins in semifinal 23-3
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 28-12
2007 8 5 3 - 0.625 182 172 2nd in QUFL Defeated Bishop's Gaiters in semifinal 34-18
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 35-10
2008 8 5 3 - 0.625 228 180 2nd in QUFL Defeated Sherbrooke Vert et Or in semifinal 41-20
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 28-17
2009 8 3 5 - 0.375 190 61 4th in QUFL Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 63-1
2010 9 4 5 - 0.444 171 262 5th in QUFL Out of Playoffs
2011 9 4 5 - 0.444 227 246 4th in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 33-7
2012[B] 9 1 7 - 0.125 100 255 6th in RSEQ Out of Playoffs
2013 8 0 8 - 0.000 176 345 6th in RSEQ Out of Playoffs
2014 8 5 3 - 0.625 207 176 4th in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 74-18
2015 8 4 4 - 0.500 250 222 4th in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 52-8
2016 8 4 4 - 0.500 182 227 3rd in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 39-14
2017[C] 7 3 4 - 0.429 181 173 3rd in RSEQ Lost to Montreal Carabins in semifinal 42-20
2018 8 2 6 - 0.250 109 304 5th in RSEQ Out of Playoffs
2019 8 2 6 - 0.250 121 262 4th in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 40-8

[6][7]

^ A. Concordia originally finished in second place with a 5–3 record in 2001 and hosted a QIFC semi-final playoff game to third-place McGill, losing 11–8.[8] However, Laval used an ineligible player throughout the entire season and vacated all regular season wins (forfeiting two wins against Concordia), giving Concordia a 7–1 record and a first place regular season finish albeit well after the 2001 season had concluded.[9]

^ B. Bishop's and Concordia both used ineligible players in the same game, so the game was declared "no contest" in a double forfeit.[10]

^ C. A 2017 game between the Montreal Carabins and Stingers was cancelled due to Montreal players and coaching staff members exhibiting flu symptoms.[11] Due to scheduling constraints, the game was outright cancelled and would not be rescheduled. Montreal and Concordia would only play seven games as a result and winning percentage would be counted in the standings as opposed to point totals.[12]

National award winnersEdit

Concordia Stingers in the CFLEdit

As of the end of the 2019 CFL season, eight former Stingers players were on CFL teams' rosters:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "#StingersUnited: a bold new look for Concordia". Concordia University. September 2, 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  2. ^ Watkins, Robert (2006). "University Football in Ontario and Quebec from 1967 to 1979". cisfootball.org. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  3. ^ "Championships". Concordia Stingers. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  4. ^ "History". U Sports. June 16, 2020. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "Football Homecoming: Brad Collinson named head coach". Concordia Stingers. June 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Classements depuis 1987" (in French). RSEQ. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "U Sports football standings". U Sports. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "Bob Adams CIS Sportspage". Chebucto Community Net. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Ruling of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Discipline Committee Regarding the March 25, 2002 self-disclosure of Université Laval" (PDF). RSEQ. June 20, 2002. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Bishop's forfeits two games for ineligible player". Sportsnet. October 27, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "BREAKING: Concordia's Football Game Against Université de Montréal Cancelled". thelinknewspaper.ca. October 4, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  12. ^ "UPDATE: RSEQ Decides on Stingers-Carabins Game Cancellation". thelinknewspaper.ca. October 5, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2020.

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