2009 CIS football season
Regular season
Duration August 29, 2009 – October 31, 2009 2009-08-29 | 2009-10-31 | 2009 CIS football season
Start date October 31, 2009 2009-10-31 | 2009-11-28 | Playoffs
Hardy Cup Calgary Dinos 2009-11-14
Yates Cup Queen's Golden Gaels 2009-11-14
Dunsmore Cup Laval Rouge et Or 2009-11-14
Loney Bowl Saint Mary's Huskies 2009-11-14
Mitchell Bowl Queen's Golden Gaels 2009-11-21
Uteck Bowl Calgary Dinos 2009-11-21
Vanier Cup
Date November 28, 2009
Site PEPS, Quebec City, Quebec
Champions Queen's Golden Gaels
2008  CIS football seasons  2010

The 2009 CIS football season began on August 29, 2009, and concluded its campaign with the 45th Vanier Cup national championship on November 28 at PEPS stadium in Quebec City, Quebec. Twenty-seven universities across Canada compete in CIS football, the highest level of amateur play in Canadian football, under the auspices of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The Queen's Golden Gaels defeated the Calgary Dinos 33-31 in the Vanier Cup to claim the 2009 national championship and their fourth in school history.

Schedule Edit

The regular-season schedule began early with a single Canada West Universities Athletic Association game in week one on Saturday, August 23, between the UBC Thunderbirds and the Simon Fraser Clan at Thunderbird Stadium in Greater Vancouver. The Ontario University Athletics, Quebec University Football League, and remaining CWUAA teams got underway the following week during the Labour Day weekend, and the Atlantic University Sport conference began their matches the week following that.[1]

Awards and records Edit

Awards Edit


All-Canadian Team Edit

First Team Edit

Erik Glavic, QB, Calgary
Pascal Fils, RB, Sherbrooke
Matt Walter, RB, Calgary
Nathan Coehoorn, WR, Calgary
Akeem Foster, WR, St. Francis Xavier
Gary Ross, IR, Mount Allison
Scott Valberg, IR, Queen's
Matt Morencie, C, Windsor
Matthew O'Donnell, OT, Queen's
David Bouchard, OT, Laval
Justin Glover, G, McMaster
Pascal Baillargeon, G, Laval
Jean-Philippe Gilbert, DT, Laval
Gregory Alexandre, DT, Montreal
Mathieu Brossard, DE, Montreal
Osie Ukwuoma, DE, Queen's
Cory Greenwood, LB, Corcordia
John Surla, LB, Western Ontario
Henoc Muamba, LB, St. Francis Xavier
Anthony DesLauriers, FS, Simon Fraser
Maxime Bérubé, HB, Laval
James Savoie, HB, Guelph
Olivier Turcotte-Létourneau, CB, Laval
Jim Allin, CB, Queen's
Special Teams
Hugh O'Neill, P, Alberta
Perri Scarcelli, K, Regina
Dillon Heap, RET, Wilfrid Laurier

Second Team Edit

Michael Faulds, QB, Western Ontario
Nathan Riva, RB, Western Ontario
Nick FitzGibbon, RB, Guelph
Julian Feoli Gudino, WR, Laval
Cyril Adjeitey, WR, Ottawa
Anthony Parker, IR, Calgary
Cory Watson, IR, Concordia
Derek Weber, C, Saint Mary's
Kristian Matte, OT, Concordia
Kirby Fabien, OT, Calgary
Terriss Paliwoda, G, Alberta
Matthew Norman, G, Western Ontario
Sébastien Tétreault, DT, Ottawa
Eddie Steele, DT, Manitoba
Craig Gerbrandt, DE, Alberta
David Skillen, DE, St. Francis Xavier
Andrea Bonaventura, LB, Calgary
Tommy Lynch, LB, St. Francis Xavier
Giancarlo Rapanaro, LB, Wilfrid Laurier
Courtney Stephen, FS, Wilfrid Laurier
Mike Miller, HB, Acadia
Mark Holden, HB, Saint Mary's
Grant Shaw, CB, Saskatchewan
Dylan Hollohan, CB, St. Francis Xavier
Special Teams
Christopher Milo, P, Laval
Justin Palardy, K, Saint Mary's
Gary Ross, RET, Mount Allison



As of October 1, 2009 (2009 -10-01), three active CIS quarterbacks were climbing the top ten career passing records. Danny Brannagan of Queen's Golden Gaels was in fifth place for both all-time 9,236 career passing yards and 71 touchdowns. Michael Faulds of Western Mustangs was in sixth place just behind Brannagan with 9,137 career passing yards and Justin Dunk, of the Guelph Gryphons was seventh with 9,093 passing yards.[4] In their rivalry game on October 17, 2009, both Brannagan and Faulds became only the second and third players, respectively, to pass for over 10,000 yards in their career.[5] Faulds would eventually pass Brannagan and claim the title of All-Time Passing Leader, totaling 10,811 career yards, as well as the CIS single-season passing record with 3,033 yards. Brannagan would have to settle with second on the all-time list after a disappointing final game of the season left him with 10,714 for his career.[6]

McGill wide receiver Charles-Antoine Sinotte was in eighth place on the career receptions list with 172 catches, and working towards reaching the record of 194 catches that former Redmen teammate Erik Galas set in the 2008 CIS football season.[4]

Guelph kicker Rob Maver was in eighth place on the CIS all-time field goals list with 54.[4]

Saskatchewan Huskies kicker Grant Shaw, kicked a 55 yard field goal on October 17 against Manitoba, to tie a Canada West record for longest field goal. It was two yards shy of the all-time CIS record of 57 yards.[7]

Results Edit

Regular season standings Edit

Template:2009 CWUAA football standings Template:2009 OUA football standings
Template:2009 QSSF football standings Template:2009 AUS football standings

Top 10Edit

UFRC-CIS Top 10 Rankings
01[8] 02[9] 03[10] 04[11] 05[12] 06[13] 07[14] 08[15] 09[16] 10[17] 11[18]
Acadia Axemen NR NR NR 15 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Alberta Golden Bears NR NR NR NR 13 11 16 14 NR NR NR
Bishop's Gaiters 16 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 15 12
Calgary Dinos 3 3 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2
Concordia Stingers 6 6 9 13 NR NR NR NR NR 13 NR
Guelph Gryphons 18 16 15 12 10 10 9 13 13 NR NR
Laurier Golden Hawks 7 7 6 8 8 8 12 12 11 8 7
Laval Rouge et Or 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1
Manitoba Bisons 12 12 NR NR NR NR 13 NR NR 12 13
McGill Redmen NR NR NR 16 NR 15 14 NR NR NR NR
McMaster Marauders 17 15 14 16 NR NR 10 10 10 10 9
Montreal Carabins 9 9 8 5 6 5 1 1 4 9 8
Mount Allison Mounties 19 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Ottawa Gee-Gees 10 10 13 11 14 14 11 9 8 7 11
Queen's Golden Gaels 8 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 2 4 4
Regina Rams 15 17 11 10 15 12 15 11 NR NR NR
Saint Mary's Huskies 5 5 4 9 9 9 8 8 7 6 6
Saskatchewan Huskies 4 4 3 3 3 7 7 7 5 3 3
Sherbrooke Vert et Or 14 13 12 14 12 13 NR NR 12 14 14
Simon Fraser Clan 11 11 10 NR 11 NR 17 NR 14 NR NR
St. Francis Xavier X-Men 13 14 N 7 7 6 6 6 9 11 10
Toronto Varsity Blues NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UBC Thunderbirds 19 18 16 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Waterloo Warriors NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Western Mustangs 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 5 6 5 5
Windsor Lancers NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

Ranks in italics are teams not ranked in the top 10 poll but received votes. NR = Not Ranked, received no votes.

Championships Edit

The Vanier Cup is played between the champions of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, the national semi-final games. In 2009, according to the rotating schedule, the Dunsmore Cup Quebec championship team will meet the Ontario conference's Yates Cup champion for the Mitchell Bowl. The winners of the Canada West conference Hardy Trophy travel to the Atlantic conference Loney Bowl champions for the Uteck Bowl.

The Canada West play-offs start with the top four placed teams from the regular season, with the top placed team hosting the fourth place and the second place team hosting the third placed. The winners of those semi-finals then compete for the Hardy Cup championship who then travels to the Atlantic champion for a national semi-final game.[19]

The Quebec play-offs similarly play-off the top four placed teams with the Dunsmore Cup champions moving on to compete for the Mitchell Bowl against the Ontario champions.[20]

The Ontario conference starts out with the top six placed teams from the regular season. The third placed team hosts the sixth place team and the fourth placed team host the team in fifth place. The winners then take on the top two placed teams in the conference semi-finals and the semi-final champions compete for the Yates Cup. The Ontario champions, in 2009, host the Quebec conference champions for the Mitchell Bowl national semi-final game.[21]

The Atlantic conference play-offs the second and third placed teams to determine who plays the first place team at the Loney Bowl for the Jewett Trophy. The Atlantic winner then hosts the Canada West champion to meet in the Uteck Bowl national semi-final.[22]

Playoff bracket Edit

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Championships National Semi-finals 45th Vanier Cup
          Alberta Golden Bears 13  
          Calgary Dinos 45  
            Calgary Dinos 39  
          Saskatchewan Huskies 38  
          Regina Rams 23  
          Saskatchewan Huskies 53  
            Calgary Dinos 38  
          Saint Mary's Huskies 14  
          Acadia Axemen 30  
          St. Francis Xavier X-Men 33  
          St. Francis Xavier X-Men 22
          Saint Mary's Huskies 31  
            Calgary Dinos 31
          Queen's Golden Gaels 33
          Bishop's Gaiters 15
          Montreal Carabins 40  
          Montreal Carabins 7
          Laval Rouge et Or 31  
          Concordia Stingers 1  
          Laval Rouge et Or 63  
          Laval Rouge et Or 30  
 Guelph Gryphons 18      Queen's Golden Gaels 33  
 Western Ontario Mustangs 37      Western Ontario Mustangs 26       
          Laurier Golden Hawks 16       
          Western Ontario Mustangs 39
 McMaster Marauders 27      Queen's Golden Gaels 43  
 Ottawa Gee-Gees 15      McMaster Marauders 6
          Queen's Golden Gaels 32  

Notes Edit

  1. "Laval leads the way in CIS preseason football rankings". 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  2. CIS football: Glavic captures second Hec Crighton, makes CIS history
  3. CIS football: 10 all-Canadians to face off in Desjardins Vanier Cup
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "National records chase update (#4)". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  5. "INSTANT CLASSIC LIVES UP TO BILLING ON UNIVERSITY RUSH". Ontario University Athletics. 2009-10-17. Retrieved 2009-10-77.
  6. "Faulds Becomes All-Time Leading Passer In Win Over Varsity Blues". Ontario University Athletics. 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2009-10-07.
  7. Huskies' Shaw booms his way into Canada West record book
  8. UFRC - CIS Top 10 (#1) - Reigning champion Laval opens 2009 season at No. 1
  9. UFRC - CIS Top 10 (#2): Laval still No. 1, opens season on Sunday
  10. UFRC - CIS Top 10 (#3): No. 1-Laval rolls over Concordia in opener
  11. UFRC/CIS Top 10 – Week Four
  12. UFRC - CIS Top 10 (#5): No. 1 Laval extends winning streak to 15
  13. UFRC/CIS Top 10 – Sept. 29
  14. CIS Top 10 (#7): Montreal moves up to No. 1
  15. UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#8): No. 5-Western to face No. 4-Queen’s for OUA lead
  16. UFRC - CIS Football Top 10 (#9): Laval returns to No. 1
  17. UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#10): Laval remains No. 1, Calgary up to No. 2
  18. UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#11 - FINAL): Laval tops final rankings of 2009
  19. "Getting to the Desjardins Vanier Cup from Canada West". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
  20. "Getting to the Desjardins Vanier Cup from the QUFL". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
  21. "Getting to the Desjardins Vanier Cup from the OUA". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
  22. "Getting to the Desjardins Vanier Cup from the AUS". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Retrieved 2008-10-26.

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2008 CIS football season
CIS football seasons Succeeded by
2010 CIS football season
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