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Queen's Golden Gaels
Queen's Golden Gaels Logo.svg
First season 1882
Athletic director Leslie Dal Cin
Head coach Pat Sheahan
12th year, 65–39–0  (.625)
Other staff Pat Tracey (DC)
Ryan Bechmanis (SC)
Ryan Sheahan (QB)
Home stadium Richardson Memorial Stadium
Year built 1971
Stadium capacity 10,258
Stadium surface Natural Grass
Location Kingston, Ontario
League CIS
Conference OUA (2001-present)
Past associations ORFU (1883-1897)
CIRFU (1898-1954)
O-QAA (1955-1970)
OUAA (1971-1973)
OQIFC (1974-2000)
All-time record 442–343–17 (.562)
Postseason record
Grey Cups 3 (1922, 1923, 1924)
Vanier Cups 4 (1968, 1978, 1992, 2009)
Mitchell Bowl Championships 1 (2009)
Churchill Bowl Championships 3 (1968, 1983, 1992)
Atlantic Bowl Championships 1 (1978)
Yates Cups 23 (1900, 1904, 1922,
1923, 1924, 1925, 1927,
1929, 1930, 1934, 1935,
1937, 1955, 1956, 1961,
1963, 1964, 1966, 1968,
1970, 1977, 1978, 2009)
Dunsmore Cups 7 (1981, 1983, 1984,
1989, 1991, 1992, 1997)
Hec Crighton winners 3 (Larry Mohr, Tom Denison (2))
Current uniform
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Colours Gold and Blue and Red

                     

Fight song Oil Thigh
Mascot Boo-Hoo
Outfitter Adidas
Rivals Western Mustangs
Website gogaelsgo.com

FootballEdit

The Queen's Gaels football program is one of the longest-lived and storied in the entire Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The team began organized play in 1883 when the Ontario Rugby Football Union was first founded and won ORFU champions in 1893 and 1894. Queen's has competed continuously since 1882, celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2007. The first organized university football league in Canada, the Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union (CIRFU), was founded in Kingston in November, 1897, with charter members Queen's, McGill University, and the University of Toronto.,[1] the football squad showed continued success, winning three straight Grey Cups in 1922, 1923 and 1924. Once teams stopped competing for the Grey Cup, which was begun being solely awarded to Canadian Football League teams in 1955, the Gaels turned their attention to the Vanier Cup, appearing in the CIS championship game five times and winning four of those games in 1968, 1978, 1992 and 2009.

The team is recently coming off of their Vanier Cup win in 2009, but due to quarterback Danny Brannagan's graduation (and subsequent signing by the Toronto Argonauts) and other key players leaving, the team endured a difficult 3-5 season. The team just barely made the playoffs in 2010, but had strong seasons in 2011 and 2012 when the team finished 6-2 and in third place in both years.

Season-by-season recordEdit

The following is the record of the Queen's Golden Gaels football team in the last ten seasons of play:

Season Games Won Lost Pct % PF PA Standing Playoffs
20038 71 0.875 361 134 2nd in OUA Defeated York Lions in quarter-final 27-6
Lost to Laurier Golden Hawks in semi-final 36-33
20048 26 0.250 211 195 9th in OUA Did not qualify
20058 35 0.375 198 223 7th in OUA Did not qualify
20068 44 0.500 177 147 6th in OUA Defeated McMaster Marauders 25-19
Lost to Ottawa Gee-Gees in semi-final 23-10
20078 62 0.750 229 117 3rd in OUA Lost to Western Mustangs in quarter-final 27-19
20088 80 1.000 374 116 1st in OUA Lost to Ottawa Gee-Gees in semi-final 23-13
20098 71 0.750 272 149 1st in OUA Defeated McMaster Marauders in semi-final 32-6
Defeated Western Mustangs in Yates Cup final 43-39
Defeated Laval Rouge-et-Or in Mitchell Bowl 33-30
Defeated Calgary Dinos in 45th Vanier Cup 33-31
20108 35 0.375 249 183 6th in OUA Lost to McMaster Marauders in quarter-final 40-19
20118 62 0.750 259 103 3rd in OUA Defeated Laurier Golden Hawks in quarter-final 14-10
Lost to McMaster Marauders in semi-final 40-13
20128 62 0.750 247 145 3rd in OUA Defeated Laurier Golden Hawks in quarter-final 34-0
Lost to Guelph Gryphons in semi-final 30-13

Queen's Gaels in the CFLEdit

As of the start of the 2012 CFL season, four former Gaels players are on CFL teams' rosters:

Few know that Carl Voss (BA 27) was both an excellent football and hockey player. While at university he played 4 seasons (1924 to 1927) with the Queen's Golden Gaels. This included a victory in the 1924 12th Grey Cup. Voss has his name engraved on the Grey Cup for this season. Voss also scored the Stanley Cup winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1938 Stanley Cup Finals. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

This makes Voss, along with Hall-of-Famer Lionel Conacher, one of only two players to have their name engraved on both the Stanley Cup and the Grey Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.cisport.ca, History of Canadian University Football section.

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