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42nd Vanier Cup
1234 Total
Laval Rouge et Or 01003 13
Saskatchewan Huskies 0206 8
Date November 25, 2006
Stadium Griffiths Stadium
Location Saskatoon
Ted Morris Memorial Trophy Éric Maranda, Laval LB
Bruce Coulter Award Samuel Grégoire-Champagne, Laval WR
Attendance 12,567
Broadcasters
Network The Score/The Score HD

The 42nd Vanier Cup was played on November 25, 2006, at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and decided the CIS Football champion for the 2006 season.[1] The hometown Saskatchewan Huskies lost their CIS record third straight Vanier Cup to the Laval Rouge et Or by a score of 13-8. Laval became the second team in CIS history to win three championships over a four-year period after the Western Ontario Mustangs won in 1974, 1976, and 1977.[2]

Game summary

Laval Rouge et Or (13) - TDs, Guillaume Allard-Caméus; FGs, Cameron Takacs (2); cons., Cameron Takacs (1).

Saskatchewan Huskies (8) - TDs, Tyler O’Gorman; safety touch (1).

Scoring summary

First Quarter
No Scoring
Second Quarter
LAV - FG Takacs 26 (6:03)
SSK - Team Safety (12:09)
LAV - TD Allard-Caméus 1 rush (Takacs kick) (13:49)
Third Quarter
No Scoring
Fourth Quarter
SSK - TD O'Gorman 3 rush (Two-point convert failed) (14:10)
LAV - FG Takacs 26 (14:16)

Notable game facts

  • Not only was this the first Vanier Cup game to be played in Saskatoon, it was also the first Vanier Cup to be played in Western Canada
  • The Rouge et Or gained a measure of revenge over the Huskies after they defeated them in the previous years' Mitchell Bowl, in Saskatoon, by a score of 29-27. Laval had been vying to become the first CIS team to three-peat as Vanier Cup Champions.
  • The two teams first met in the 40th Vanier Cup, where Laval won a similar low-scoring affair 7-1.
  • The Laval victory over Saskatchewan in Saskatoon ended an impressive 16 playoff games streak where a Canada West team won against the visiting team when playing on home turf. The previous victory by a visiting team in Western Canada happened in the 1968 Churchill Bowl, in Winnipeg (Queen's 29 - Manitoba 6).

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