2012 LFL Canada season

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2012 LFL Canada
Regular season
Duration August 25, 2012 – October 27, 2012
Playoffs
Start date November 17, 2012
Lingerie Bowl Canada I
Date November 17, 2012
Site Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, Abbotsford
Champions BC Angels
2011-12 US   2013 US

The 2012 LFL Canada Season was the fourth season in the Lingerie Football League. LFL Canada features four teams in four cities across Canada. For the 2012 season the League granted three new franchises: BC Angels, Regina Rage and the Saskatoon Sirens. The Toronto Triumph, who began play in the LFL's original U.S. league in 2011, carried over to LFL Canada; they have moved from the Ricoh Coliseum to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Unlike previous seasons, the LFL will only play in Canada, with the exception of a handful of exhibition games around the world. The LFL announced in April 2012 that its U.S. teams would not play their 2012 season, anticipating a move to a spring schedule.

LFL Canada Lingerie Bowl I was played on November 17, 2012, between the Saskatoon Sirens and the BC Angels at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre in Abbotsford, British Columbia, one week before the CFL's Grey Cup.[1] The BC Angels won the inaugural championship game 25-12 with BC Angels' quarterback Mary Ann Hanson the game's MVP.[2]

Developments[edit]

On February 9, 2012, the LFL announced that Abbotsford, British Columbia, would be the next Canadian city to host a team in the League.[3] The franchise will play its home games at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre and will compete in the Western Division of LFL Canada. On February 20, 2012, the LFL announced that the franchise will be named the BC Angels following the results of an online fan vote.[4] The decision for Abbotsford to host a team sparked some controversy, including expressed concern from at least one city councillor, as "Abbotsford is a deeply religious agricultural community."[5]

On February 22, 2012, the LFL announced that Regina, Saskatchewan would be the next Canadian city to host a team in the League. Home games would be played at the Brandt Centre.[6] On March 6, the LFL announced that the franchise will be named the Regina Rage after an online fan vote.[7]

Six days later, on February 28, the LFL announced that Saskatoon, Saskatchewan would join Regina as LFL Canada's second team in the Wheat Province. Home games would be played at the Credit Union Centre.[8] Upon releasing the Saskatoon Sirens' logo and colours, the league announced that LFL Canada was set at four teams for the 2012 season, with the league playing an eight-game schedule, still scheduled to end with the Canadian Lingerie Bowl the day before the Grey Cup.[9] The Canadian Lingerie Bowl was later rescheduled to start one week before the Grey Cup, due in part to a schedule conflict with the Vanier Cup, the Canadian college football championship.

Teams[edit]

2012 Teams
Team Arena and Location
BC Angels Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre (Abbotsford, British Columbia)
Regina Rage Brandt Centre (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Saskatoon Sirens Credit Union Centre (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Toronto Triumph Hershey Centre (Mississauga, Ontario)

Schedule[edit]

The 2012 season featured eight games, all scheduled on Saturdays, with each team playing two home and two road games. As the LFL has done in the United States, the league scheduled a bye week on Thanksgiving weekend. In addition a second bye week was built into the schedule for the week of September 22, 2012.[10]

Date Visitor Home Kickoff Venue Score Game Recap
August 25, 2012 Regina Rage BC Angels 8:00 PM Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre BC 41
Regina 18 [11]
Recap
September 1, 2012 BC Angels Saskatoon Sirens 8:00 PM Credit Union Centre Saskatoon 22
BC 18 [12]
Recap
September 8, 2012 Toronto Triumph Regina Rage 8:00 PM Brandt Centre Regina 40
Toronto 32 [13]
September 15, 2012 Saskatoon Sirens Toronto Triumph 8:00 PM Hershey Centre Saskatoon 44
Toronto 22
Recap
September 29, 2012 Toronto Triumph BC Angels 8:00 PM Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre BC 31
Toronto 27
Recap
October 6, 2012 Regina Rage Saskatoon Sirens 8:00 PM Credit Union Centre Regina 26
Saskatoon 20
Recap
October 21, 2012 Saskatoon Sirens Regina Rage 3:00 PM Brandt Centre Saskatoon 35
Regina 33[14]
October 27, 2012 BC Angels Toronto Triumph 8:00 PM Hershey Centre Toronto 22
BC 8
Recap
2012 Pacific Cup[15]
December 15, 2012 BC Angels Seattle Mist 8:00 PM ShoWare Center Seattle 38
BC 18
Recap

Lingerie Bowl Canada I[edit]

Date Visitor Home Kickoff Venue Score Game Recap
November 17, 2012 BC Angels Saskatoon Sirens 5:00 PM Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre BC 25
Saskatoon 12
Recap

Standings[edit]

Team Wins Loss Ties Pct PF PA Net Pts TD's Home Record Home Pct Road Record Road Pct
* Saskatoon Sirens 3 1 0 .750 121 99 22 17 1-1 .500 2-0 1.000
* BC Angels 2 2 0 .500 98 89 9 15 2-0 1.000 0-2 .000
^ Regina Rage 2 2 0 .500 117 128 -11 18 1-1 .500 1-1 .500
^ Toronto Triumph 1 3 0 .250 103 133 -30 14 1-1 .500 0-2 .000

  *  - clinched playoff berth   ^  - eliminated from playoffs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fan Alert: Lingerie Bowl I Canada date change to Saturday, November 17
  2. ^ "B.C. Angels win the Lingerie Bowl". Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  3. ^ "LFL FOOTBALL READY TO LACE’EM UP IN VANCOUVER/ABBOTSFORD". Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  4. ^ "LFL CANADA RELEASES BC TEAM NAME AND LOGO". Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  5. ^ Ian Austin and Mike Raptis. "Abby scores lingerie football team". Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  6. ^ "Lingerie football coming to Regina". LeaderPost.com. Regina Leader-Post. February 22, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "LFL Canada Releases Regina Rage Team Logo". LFL360.com. Lingerie Football League. March 6, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "BREAKING: LFL Canada - Saskatoon Awarded Franchise for 2012 Season". LFL360.com. Lingerie Football League. February 28, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ Wallin, Jim. "LFL CANADA | TORONTO TRIUMPH PART WAYS WITH COACHING STAFF". LFL 360. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  10. ^ LFL Canada Releases 2012 Schedule
  11. ^ "Skimpy shorts, big score: Angels win in Lingerie Football debut". Digital Journal. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Saskatoon beats B.C., makes successful debut in Lingerie Football League". Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "SFans voice support after first LFL Regina Rage home game". News Talk 650 CKOM. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  14. ^ Saskatoon Sirens win road contest to qualify for first LFL Canada Lingerie Bowl. Bleacher Report. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  15. ^ Seattle Mist, B.C. Angels to do cross-border battle in Lingerie Football League. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved September 30, 2012.