Uteck Bowl

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The Uteck Bowl is one of the two semifinals in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's football, held in the easternmost of the two semifinal venues. The Uteck Bowl champion moves on to face the Mitchell Bowl champion for the Vanier Cup. It was named for Larry Uteck, a former professional football player and university coach who died of ALS in 2002.

History[edit]

The Atlantic Bowl traditionally saw the Atlantic University Sport champions face a champion from another conference at Huskies Stadium in Halifax. However, in the interests of competitive fairness, the Atlantic Bowl was replaced by the Mitchell Bowl, its venue, like the Churchill Bowl that had paralleled it for so long, rotating among two of the conference champions.

Larry Uteck was a longtime Canadian football coach at Saint Mary's University and, at the time, the university's athletic director. It was decided that the Churchill Bowl would be retired, the Mitchell Bowl would take the place of the Churchill Bowl, and a new championship would be named in Uteck's memory. Thus, the Uteck Bowl formally replaced the Atlantic Bowl.

The inaugural Uteck Bowl was played at Huskies Stadium, where two-time defending Vanier Cup champions and home team Saint Mary's Huskies defeated the Simon Fraser Clan.

Uteck Bowl champions[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner Up Score Location Uteck Bowl MVP
2003-11-15 Saint Mary's 60 Simon Fraser 9 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Les Mullings, Saint Mary's
2004-11-20 Laval 30 Laurier 11 PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Jeronimo Huerta-Flores, Laval
2005-11-19 Laurier 31 Acadia 10 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Ryan Pyear, Laurier
2006-11-18 Laval 57 Acadia 10 PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Olivier Turcotte-Létourneau, Laval
2007-11-17 Saint Mary's 24 Laval 2 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Tim St. Pierre, Saint Mary's
2008-11-16 Laval 59 Calgary 10 PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Benoit Groulx, Laval[1]
2009-11-21 Calgary 38 Saint Mary's 14 Huskies Stadium, Halifax Matt Walter, Calgary[2]
2010-11-20 Laval 13 Western 11 PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Christopher Milo, Laval
2011-11-18 McMaster 45 Acadia 21 Moncton Stadium, Moncton Kyle Quinlan, McMaster[3]
2012-11-17 Laval 42 Acadia 7 PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Maxime Boutin, Laval
2013-11-16 Laval 48 Mount Allison 21 MacAulay Field, Sackville Guillaume Rioux, Laval

Future participants[edit]

The teams and host sites of the Uteck Bowl and the Mitchell Bowl rotate on a six-year cycle, so that in each cycle each of the four conferences hosts and visits every other conference once.

The participants and sites for future Uteck Bowl games are listed below:[4]

Date Visiting Conference Host Conference
2014-11-22 Canada West RSEQ
2015-11-21 Canada West AUS
2016-11-19 OUA RSEQ
2017-11-18 OUA AUS

To date, the Uteck Bowl games hosted by Quebec have been played at the champion's home field, while the games hosted by the AUS have been played at Huskies Stadium in Halifax. The 2011 game was held in Moncton at the newly built Moncton Stadium, which will also host the 2013 and 2015 games.[5] On November 12, 2012, it was announced that the AUS would cancel its Uteck Bowl partnership with the City of Moncton due to low attendance at the 2011 game.[6] Instead, the 2013 and 2015 games will be hosted by the Loney Bowl champion in those respective years.[7]

Team win/loss records[edit]

Team GP W L Win %
McMaster Marauders 1 1 0 1.000
Laval Rouge et Or 7 6 1 .857
Saint Mary's Huskies 3 2 1 .667
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 2 1 1 .500
Calgary Dinos 2 1 1 .500
Acadia Axemen 4 0 4 .000
Simon Fraser Clan 1 0 1 .000
Western Ontario Mustangs 1 0 1 .000
Mount Allison Mounties 1 0 1 .000

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