Atlantic Bowl

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The Atlantic Bowl was one of the two national semifinal men's football games of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The winner of the Atlantic Bowl would meet the winner of the Churchill Bowl for the Vanier Cup. It was replaced by the Uteck Bowl following the death of Larry Uteck, a former athletic director at Saint Mary's University.

History[edit]

The Atlantic Bowl has been traditionally the championship of Atlantic University Sport and its various predecessors. It had been hosted in Halifax, Nova Scotia annually since 1956, often at Huskies Stadium, home to the Saint Mary's Huskies. There were exceptions to Halifax as the host city. In 1976, the Acadia Axemen hosted the game at Raymond Field. The second was in 1983 when the game was scheduled to be hosted by the Canada West champion. The AUAA withdrew from national competition and participation in the game due to the relocation from Halifax. As a result, the Calgary Dinos advanced to the Vanier Cup by virtue of their Hardy Trophy win over UBC.

The Atlantic Bowl champions would receive the Robert L. Stanfield trophy, a trophy named after the former leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition.

Traditionally, the winners of Atlantic University Sport would face one of the other three conference champions, with the other two meeting in the Churchill Bowl.

List of Atlantic Bowl Championships[edit]

Year Champions Score Runner Up Score Location Don Loney Trophy (MVP) Winner
1956 Hamilton Jrs. 21 Greenwood Army 7 Halifax, N.S.
1957 Shearwater Navy 12 Brantford 7 Halifax, N.S.
1958 Fort Williams 10 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 0 Halifax, N.S.
1959 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 26 Ontario Agricultural College 14 Halifax, N.S.
1960 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 21 Ottawa Gee-Gees 6 Halifax, N.S.
1961 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 14 McMaster Marauders 0 Halifax, N.S.
1962 Toronto Varsity Blues 20 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 14 Halifax, N.S.
1963 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 15 Toronto Varsity Blues 9 Halifax, N.S.
1964 Saint Mary's Huskies 15 McMaster Marauders 1 Halifax, N.S.
1965 No Competition
1966 No Competition
1967 McMaster Marauders 7 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 0 Halifax, N.S.
1968 Waterloo Lutheran (Wilfrid Laurier) 37 Saint Mary's Huskies 7 Halifax, N.S.
1969 McGill Redmen 20 UNB Varsity Reds 6 Halifax, N.S.
1970 Ottawa Gee-Gees 24 UNB Varsity Reds 13 Huskies Stadium, Halifax
1971 Western Ontario Mustangs 44 Saint Mary's Huskies 13 Huskies Stadium, Halifax
1972 Waterloo Lutheran (Wilfrid Laurier) 50 Saint Mary's Huskies 17 Huskies Stadium, Halifax
1973 Saint Mary's Huskies 19 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 17 Huskies Stadium, Halifax
1974 Toronto Varsity Blues 45 Saint Mary's Huskies 1 Huskies Stadium, Halifax
1975 Calgary Dinos 38 Acadia Axemen 16 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Dan Diduck, Calgary
1976 Acadia Axemen 18 Ottawa Gee-Gees 16 Raymond Field, Wolfville Mike Murphy, Ottawa
1977 Acadia Axemen 35 Queen's Golden Gaels 22 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Hubert Walsh, Acadia
1978 Queen's Golden Gaels 31 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 10 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Jim Rutka, Queen's
1979 Acadia Axemen 23 Alberta Golden Bears 7 Huskies Stadium, Halifax John Stevens, Acadia
1980 Ottawa Gee-Gees 28 Acadia Axemen 8 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Mike Giftopoulis, Ottawa
1981 Acadia Axemen 40 Queen's Golden Gaels 14 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Larry Priestnall, Acadia
1982 UBC Thunderbirds 54 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 1 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Glenn Steele, UBC
1983 Calgary Dinos 0 AUAA Forfeits on protest of game location[1] 0 McMahon Stadium, Calgary none
1984 Mount Allison Mounties 33 Queen's Golden Gaels 11 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Paul Henry, Mount Allison
1985 Western Ontario Mustangs 54 Mount Allison Mounties 3 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Blake Marshall, Western Ontario
1986 Western Ontario Mustangs 29 Acadia Axemen 22 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Blake Marshall, Western Ontario
1987 McGill Redmen 30 Saint Mary's Huskies 20 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Jim Fitzsimmons, St. Mary's
1988 Saint Mary's Huskies 44 Bishop's Gaiters 10 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Chris Flynn, St. Mary's
1989 Western Ontario Mustangs 38 Saint Mary's Huskies 33 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Duane Forde, Western Ontario
1990 Saint Mary's Huskies 31 Western Ontario Mustangs 30 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Chris Flynn, St. Mary's
1991 Mount Allison Mounties 31 Saskatchewan Huskies 14 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Sean Hickey, Mount Allison
1992 Saint Mary's Huskies 21 Calgary Dinos 11 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Brian Johnson, St. Mary's
1993 Calgary Dinos 37 Saint Mary's Huskies 23 Huskies Stadium, Halifax James Buchanan, Calgary
1994 Saskatchewan Huskies 35 Saint Mary's Huskies 24 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Brent Schneider, Saskatchewan
1995 Western Ontario Mustangs 55 Acadia Axemen 45 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Sean Reade, Western Ontario
1996 St. Francis Xavier X-Men 13 Ottawa Gee-Gees 5 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Jacob Marini, St. FX
1997 UBC Thunderbirds 34 Mount Allison Mounties 29 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Shawn Olsen, UBC
1998 Concordia Stingers 25 Acadia Axemen 24 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Dave Miller-Johnston, Concordia
1999 Saint Mary's Huskies 21 Waterloo Warriors 14 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Dean Jones, St. Mary's
2000 Regina Rams 40 Saint Mary's Huskies 36 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Neal Hughes, Regina
2001 Saint Mary's Huskies 48 Laval Rouge et Or 8 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Joe Bonaventura, St. Mary's

Team Win/Loss records[edit]

Team GP W L Win %
McGill Redmen 2 2 0 1.000
UBC Thunderbirds 2 2 0 1.000
Concordia Stingers 1 1 0 1.000
Fort Williams 1 1 0 1.000
Hamilton Jrs. 1 1 0 1.000
Regina Rams 1 1 0 1.000
Shearwater Navy 1 1 0 1.000
Western Ontario Mustangs 6 5 1 .833
Calgary Dinos 4 3 1 .750
Toronto Varsity Blues 3 2 1 .666
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (Waterloo Lutheran) 3 2 1 .666
Mount Allison Mounties 4 2 2 .500
Saskatchewan Huskies 2 1 1 .500
St. Francis Xavier X-Men 11 5 6 .455
Acadia Axemen 9 4 5 .444
Saint Mary's Huskies 16 7 9 .438
Ottawa Gee-Gees 5 2 3 .400
McMaster Marauders 3 1 2 .333
Queen's Golden Gaels 4 1 3 .250
Alberta Golden Bears 1 0 1 .000
Bishop's Gaiters 1 0 1 .000
Brantford 1 0 1 .000
Greenwood Army 1 0 1 .000
Laval Rouge et Or 1 0 1 .000
Ontario Agricultural College 1 0 1 .000
Waterloo Warriors 1 0 1 .000
UNB Varsity Reds 2 0 2 .000

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of Uteck Bowl and Atlantic Bowl games - http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/fball/history/uteck