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. The team has won three Dunsmore Cup conference championships, in 1982, 1993, and 1998. 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.
Concordia Stingers logo
|Athletic director||D'Arcy Ryan|
|Head coach||Brad Collinson|
2nd year, 4–12 (.250)
|Home Stadium||Concordia Stadium|
|Past associations||OQIFC (1974–2000)|
1982, 1993, 1998
|Hec Crighton winners||0|
|Colours||Burgundy and Yellow|
|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|
^ 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. 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.
^ C. A 2017 game between the Montreal Carabins and Stingers was cancelled due to Montreal players and coaching staff members exhibiting flu symptoms. 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.
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:
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- "BREAKING: Concordia's Football Game Against Université de Montréal Cancelled". thelinknewspaper.ca. October 4, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
- "UPDATE: RSEQ Decides on Stingers-Carabins Game Cancellation". thelinknewspaper.ca. October 5, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2020.