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Montreal Blitz
Founded2001
LeagueIWFL (2001-2015)
WFA (2017-present)
StadiumDalbé-Viau High School
Based inLachine, Quebec
Team coloursRed, black, white
              
PresidentSaadia Ashraf
Head coachPierre Migner
Championships4 (2008 & 2010 Tier II; 2012 Tier I; 2013 Founder's Bowl)
Division titles2 (2004, 2008)
Websitemontrealblitz<wbr/>.ca

The Montreal Blitz is a women's American football team in the Women's Football Alliance.[1] They are based at Dalbé-Viau High School in the borough of Lachine, in Montreal, Quebec. They are the only Canadian team in a women's American football league.[1] The team won four championships in the Independent Women's Football League, at various levels. Their highest achievement came in 2012 when the beat the Sacramento Sirens 28-27 to become World Champions of the IWFL.[2]

The Blitz were created in 2001. In 2004 Quarterback Saadia Ashraf bought the team from the original owners.[3] In 2015, the management of the team was transferred from Saadia Ashraf to Football Féminin Blitz de Montréal, a non-profit created to run the team.[4] They played in the IWFL until 2016, when they decided to leave the league due to financial and travel constraints.[5]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Women's Football Alliance is pleased... - Women's Football Alliance | Facebook" (in en). WFA. https://www.facebook.com/wfafootball/posts/10155446486365931:0.
  2. "Le Blitz de Montréal remporte le Championnat Mondial de l’IWFL | Football Québec" (in fr-FR). http://footballquebec.com/2012/07/le-blitz-de-montreal-remporte-le-championnat-mondial/.
  3. "Montreal Blitz QB, a creator of champions" (in en-CA). Montreal. http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/montreal-blitz-qb-a-creator-of-champions-1.1297594.
  4. "L'ÉQUIPE - Blitz de Montréal" (in fr-FR). Blitz de Montréal. http://montrealblitz.ca/historique/.
  5. "Le Blitz se joint à la WFA pour 2017 - Blitz de Montréal" (in fr-FR). Blitz de Montréal. 2017-01-23. http://montrealblitz.ca/blitz-de-montreal-se-joint-a-wfa-2017/.
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