1998 Montreal Alouettes season

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1998 Montreal Alouettes season
Head coach Dave Ritchie
Home field Molson Stadium
Results
Record 12–5–1
Division place 2nd, East
Playoff finish Lost East Final
Uniform
CFL MTL Jersey 1996.png
Timeline
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The 1998 Montreal Alouettes finished in second place in the East Division with a 12–5–1 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats finished with the same record, but won the season series and thus, the tie-breaker. Hamilton also defeated the Alouettes in the East Final, denying the team a trip to the Grey Cup.

The 1998 season was significant with the signing of future all-time team passing leader Anthony Calvillo, the drafting of future Alouette touchdown leader Ben Cahoon, and longtime centre Bryan Chiu becoming a regular starter on the offensive line. Running back Mike Pringle became the first player to rush for over 2000 yards in a single season. The Alouettes also made a permanent move to Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on the campus of McGill University after dwindling attendance numbers at Olympic Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 6 Ben Cahoon WR Brigham Young
3 15 Scott Flory OL Saskatchewan
3 18 William Loftus D Manitoba
5 34 Yannic Sermanou OL McGill
6 41 Kelly Ireland OL St. Mary's

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Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
A June 18 Toronto Argonauts SkyDome 21–18 Loss 12,465 0–1
B June 25 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Molson Stadium 44–18 Win 11,752 1–1

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 12 5 1 503 351 25
Montreal Alouettes 18 12 5 1 470 435 25
Toronto Argonauts 18 9 9 0 452 410 18
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 3 15 0 399 588 6

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Season Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
1 July 1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Winnipeg Stadium 27–24 Win 22,013 1–0
2 July 9 Saskatchewan Roughriders Molson Stadium 30–24 Win 14,388 2–0
3 July 16 Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium 29–26 Win 27,515 3–0
4 July 23 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Molson Stadium 23–21 Loss 16,149 3–1
5 July 31 Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium 22–10 Loss 30,813 3–2
6 Aug 6 BC Lions Molson Stadium 22–16 Win 14,050 4–2
7 Aug 13 Toronto Argonauts Molson Stadium 24–20 Win 16,399 5–2
8 Aug 21 Saskatchewan Roughriders Taylor Field 13–12 Win 22,042 6–2
9 Aug 28 Calgary Stampeders Molson Stadium 40–32 Win 17,501 7–2
10 Sept 5 BC Lions BC Place Stadium 26–15 Win 14,408 8–2
11 Sept 13 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Molson Stadium 30–9 Loss 18,262 8–3
12 Sept 20 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 31–31 Tie 18,509 8–3–1
13 Sept 25 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Winnipeg Stadium 34–23 Loss 22,539 8–4–1
14 Oct 4 Edmonton Eskimos Molson Stadium 34–3 Win 16,152 9–4–1
15 Oct 12 Toronto Argonauts Molson Stadium 40–13 Loss 16,268 9–5–1
16 Oct 17 Toronto Argonauts SkyDome 38–28 Win 24,230 10–5–1
17 Oct 25 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Molson Stadium 58–44 Win 16,205 11–5–1
18 Nov 1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 22–11 Win 20,025 12–5–1

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Roster[edit]

Montreal Alouettes roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Roster

Playoffs[edit]

East Semi-Final[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Toronto Argonauts  ?  ?  ?  ? 28
Montreal Alouettes  ?  ?  ?  ? 41

East Final[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Montreal Alouettes  ?  ?  ?  ? 20
Hamilton Tiger-Cats  ?  ?  ?  ? 22

Awards[edit]

1998 CFL All-Star Selections[edit]

1998 CFL Eastern All-Star Selections[edit]

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

1998 Intergold CFLPA All-Star Selections[edit]

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References[edit]