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1997 Montreal Alouettes season
Head Coach Dave Ritchie
Home Field Olympic Stadium
Results
Record 13–5
Place 2nd, East
Playoff Finish Lost East Final
Uniform
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The 1997 Montreal Alouettes finished in second place in the East Division with a 13–5 record. Their season came to a close as the Doug Flutie-led Toronto Argonauts defeated the Alouettes in the Eastern Final. The 1997 team saw major head office changes as Jim Speros sold the team to Bob Wetenhall and Larry Smith assumed the role of president and chief executive officer after resigning as CFL commissioner.

OffseasonEdit

CFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 6 Steve Charbonneau DL New Hampshire
2 11 Jeerom Pathon WR Washington
2 14 Ryan Coughlin OL McGill
3 21 Bruno Heppell RB Western Michigan
4 29 Derek Krete LB Western Ontario
4 30 Ryan Carruthers SB Calgary
5 38 Andy Brereton SB Western Michigan
6 45 Francis Bellefroid LB Bishop's

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PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
A June 8 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 30–14 Win 9,311 1–0
C June 18 Toronto Argonauts Olympic Stadium 40–0 Loss 6,394 1–1

Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 18 15 3 0 660 327 30
Montreal Alouettes 18 13 5 0 509 532 26
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 4 14 0 443 548 8
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 2 16 0 362 549 4

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Season ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
1 June 27 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Olympic Stadium 27–17 Win 7,380 1–0
2 July 3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Winnipeg Stadium 27–24 Win 20,497 2–0
3 July 9 Calgary Stampeders Olympic Stadium 34–28 Win 7,669 3–0
4 July 17 Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium 32–0 Loss 27,811 3–1
5 July 24 Edmonton Eskimos Olympic Stadium 34–24 Loss 10,025 3–2
6 July 31 Toronto Argonauts SkyDome 46–8 Loss 16,218 3–3
7 Aug 9 BC Lions BC Place Stadium 45–31 Win 19,106 4–3
8 Aug 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Olympic Stadium 36–26 Win 10,039 5–3
9 Aug 22 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Winnipeg Stadium 26–21 Win 19,930 6–3
10 Aug 30 BC Lions Olympic Stadium 34–33 Win 11,050 7–3
11 Sept 6 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 38–18 Win 9,253 8–3
12 Sept 12 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Olympic Stadium 29–28 Win 10,259 9–3
13 Sept 21 Saskatchewan Roughriders Taylor Field 24–22 Win 25,570 10–3
14 Sept 28 Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium 43–22 Loss 27,153 10–4
15 Oct 3 Saskatchewan Roughriders Olympic Stadium 30–29 Win 12,322 11–4
16 Oct 11 Toronto Argonauts SkyDome 28–21 Loss 17,355 11–5
17 Oct 19 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Olympic Stadium 41–34 Win 6,721 12–5
18 Oct 26 Toronto Argonauts Olympic Stadium 43–38 Win 10,801 13–5

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RosterEdit

Montreal Alouettes roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Roster

PlayoffsEdit

East Semi-FinalEdit

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
BC Lions  ?  ?  ?  ? 35
Montreal Alouettes  ?  ?  ?  ? 45

East FinalEdit

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Montreal Alouettes  ?  ?  ?  ? 30
Toronto Argonauts  ?  ?  ?  ? 37

AwardsEdit

1997 CFL All-Star SelectionsEdit

1997 CFL All-Star SelectionsEdit

  • Neal Fort – Offensive Tackle
  • Uzooma Okeke – Offensive Tackle
  • Elfrid Payton – Defensive End
  • Doug Petersen – Defensive Tackle
  • Mike Pringle – Running Back
  • Pierre Vercheval – Offensive Guard

1997 Intergold CFLPA All-Star SelectionsEdit

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ReferencesEdit


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