Concordia Stingers

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Concordia Stingers
UniversityConcordia University
AssociationU Sports
Athletic directorD'Arcy Ryan
LocationMontreal, Quebec
Varsity teamsFootball, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Wrestling.
Football stadiumConcordia Stadium
ArenaEd Meagher Arena

The Concordia Stingers are the athletic teams that represent Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They compete with other schools in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and more specifically in Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ; French for "Quebec Student Sports Network"). The Stingers were established in 1974 when Sir George Williams University and Loyola College merged to form Concordia University and replaced the preceding Sir George Williams Georgians and Loyola Warriors.

The university has 10 varsity teams - football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's rugby, wrestling, men's and women's hockey and men's and women's basketball.

Varsity teams[edit]


Concordia Stingers
Logotip Stingers de Concordia.png
Concordia Stingers logo
First season1974
Athletic directorD'Arcy Ryan
Head coachBrad Collinson
2nd year, 4–12  (.250)
Home StadiumConcordia Stadium
Year built2003
Stadium capacity4000
Stadium surfaceAstroPlay
LocationMontreal, Quebec
LeagueU Sports
ConferenceQUFL/RSEQ (2001 - present)
Past associationsOQIFC (1974-2000)
All-time record– 
Postseason record– 
Vanier Cups0
Atlantic Bowls1
Dunsmore Cups3
1982, 1993, 1998
Hec Crighton winners0
Current uniform
ColoursMaroon, Gold, and Black
RivalsMontreal Carabins
McGill Redmen

The Concordia Stingers football team is currently coached by Brad Collinson and plays home games at the Concordia Stadium.[1] The Stingers appeared in one Vanier Cup national championship in 1998, but lost to the Saskatchewan Huskies. The Stingers won the Dunsmore Cup three times, but have lost each of the last five times they have appeared in the Quebec title game.

Recent results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost OTL PCT PF PA Standing Playoffs
1998 8 6 2 0 0.750 233 141 1st in OQIFC Defeated Bishop's Gaiters in semifinal 27-17
Defeated Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 17-12
Defeated Acadia Axemen 25-24 in Atlantic Bowl
Lost to Saskatchewan Huskies in 34th Vanier Cup 24-17
1999 8 6 2 0 0.750 222 148 2nd in OQIFC Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 42-16
2000 8 2 6 - 0.250 153 204 5th in OQIFC Out of Playoffs
2001 8 7 1 - 0.875 174 191 1st in QUFL Lost to McGill Redmen in semifinal 11-8
2002 8 4 4 - 0.500 217 184 3rd in QUFL Defeated Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 29-21
Lost to McGill Redmen in Dunsmore Cup 10-6
2003 8 7 1 - 0.875 288 115 2nd in QUFL Defeated Montreal Carabins in semifinal 35-8
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 59-7
2004 8 4 4 - 0.500 157 152 3rd in QUFL Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 29-13
2005 8 6 2 - 0.750 235 134 3rd in QUFL Lost to Montreal Carabins in semifinal 28-17
2006 8 6 2 - 0.750 229 131 2nd in QUFL Defeated Montreal Carabins in semifinal 23-3
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 28-12
2007 8 5 3 - 0.625 182 172 2nd in QUFL Defeated Bishop's Gaiters in semifinal 34-18
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 35-10
2008 8 5 3 - 0.625 228 180 2nd in QUFL Defeated Sherbrooke Vert et Or in semifinal 41-20
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Dunsmore Cup 28-17
2009 8 3 5 - 0.375 190 61 4th in QUFL Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 63-1
2010 9 4 5 - 0.444 171 262 5th in QUFL Out of Playoffs
2011 9 4 5 - 0.444 227 246 4th in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 33-7
2012[A] 9 1 7 - 0.125 100 255 6th in RSEQ Out of Playoffs
2013 8 0 8 - 0.000 176 345 6th in RSEQ Out of Playoffs
2014 8 5 3 - 0.625 207 176 4th in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 74-18
2015 8 4 4 - 0.500 250 222 4th in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 52-8
2016 8 4 4 - 0.500 182 227 3rd in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 39-14
2017[B] 7 3 4 - 0.429 181 173 3rd in RSEQ Lost to Montreal Carabins in semifinal 42-20
2018 8 2 6 - 0.250 109 304 5th in RSEQ Out of Playoffs
2019 8 2 6 - 0.250 121 262 4th in RSEQ Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in semifinal 40-8


^ A. Bishop's and Concordia both used ineligible players in the same game, so the game was declared "no contest" in a double forfeit.

^ B. A 2017 game between the Montreal Carabins and Stingers was cancelled due to Montreal players and coaching staff members exhibiting flu symptoms.[3] Due to scheduling constraints, the game was outright cancelled and would not be rescheduled. Montreal and Concordia would only play seven games as a result and winning percentage would be counted in the standings as opposed to point totals.[4]

Concordia Stingers in the CFL[edit]

As of the end of the 2019 CFL season, eight former Stingers players were on CFL teams' rosters:


The men's basketball team is coached by Rastko Popovic,[5] and the women's basketball team by Tenicha Gittens.[6] John Dore was a former coach.

Women's ice hockey[edit]


In November 2005, Concordia's rugby team came from behind to beat McGill 20–18 at the Percival Molson Stadium to take the men's rugby provincial championship—the school's first since 2001.

The women's rugby team is currently coached by Jocelyn Barrieau with Chris Cesari, Craig McDevitt, and Alex Tessier as assistant coaches. In 2010, the Stingers won the Quebec conference and took home a silver medal from the CIS national championship. The women also advanced to nationals in 2009 and placed fourth. Also in 2009, Hughanna Gaw was named 2009 CIS Rookie of the Year. Several stingers played on the senior national fifteens and sevens team including Josée Lacasse, Micheline Green, Erin Dance, Natascha Wesch, Sheila Turner, Margaret Thompson, Sommer Christie, Bianca Farella, Alex Tessier, and Frédérique Rajotte.


The men's and women’s soccer team is under the direction of Greg Sutton.

Club teams[edit]


The baseball club, which operates in the fall season under head coach Howie Schwartz, is composed of mostly elite and AA level players from summer leagues and competes at the club level against other schools in Quebec, Ontario and an array of schools from Atlantic Canada for a national championship in late October. The Cape Breton University Capers won in 2005 and Concordia did not make the playoffs. In 2007, the baseball team won their first conference championship in school history over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees advancing to their first CIBA National Championships. They lost 2-0 in the championship final against the University of New Brunswick.

In 2008, they lost the Conference Title to the Collège Laflèche Dragons in a three-game series.

In 2009, the Concordia Stingers defeated the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in two straight games to win the CIBA Northern Conference and advance to the CIBA National Championships for the second time in three years. Despite dropping two of their round robin games, on the final day of the tournament, the team won three straight games to capture its first National Championship. They defeated the OUA Champion Western University Mustangs 6-2 in the tie-breaker for Fourth Place. The Gee-Gees who were in the Nationals as a Wild Card and beat the Stingers for some revenge in the tournament's opening game, were the next victim, as The Stingers won 4-3 with a sixth and seventh inning comeback. In the Championship game, despite going down 1-0 early in the game the Stingers stormed back to win 12-2.

In 2010, the Stingers went 11-5 and finished second to the McGill University Redmen who were 13-3. The Stingers were 3-1 against the Redmen during the regular season. After dropping the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the Semis, the Maroon and Gold defeated McGill in three games in the Finals to capture their second straight Conference Championship. At the Nationals in Windsor, Ontario, the Stingers bowed out in the semi-finals, losing to the Brock University Badgers.

In 2011, the Stingers went 13-3 and finished in first place. In the Semi Finals, the Stingers ousted the Redmen in three games after dropping the first game of the series to their fourth place rival. With the series win, The Stingers clinched a trip to their third consecutive CIBA National Championships, to be held in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Stingers failed in their bid to win a third straight conference title, losing in three games to the Carleton University Ravens.

Cross-country running[edit]

A cross-country running team was revived in 2004. The head coach is currently John Lofranco.

Promotions and Dance Team[edit]

The Spirit Team was established in 2005, serving as the university's first ever dance/cheer team, performing at football games.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Football Homecoming: Brad Collinson named head coach
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  3. ^ "BREAKING: Concordia's Football Game Against Université de Montréal Cancelled". 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  4. ^ "UPDATE: RSEQ Decides on Stingers-Carabins Game Cancellation". 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
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