St. Lazare Stallions
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|Park President: Anson Williams.|
|Founded||January 10, 2001|
Saint-Lazare, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Rigaud, Hudson and surrounding areas
Atom, Mosquito, Pee-wee, Bantam, Midget Junior.
|St. Lazare's website|
The St. Lazare Football Organization joined the QBFL in 2004.
The St. Lazare football organization was founded to bring Canadian football to areas outside Montreal. It fields teams at the atom (8-9 year olds), mosquito (10-11 year olds), pee-wee (12-13 year olds), bantam (14-15 year olds) and midget (16-17 year olds) levels which contend for trophies annually. In 2008, titans (5–7 years old) teams and a junior (18–22 years old) team were added.
City of St. Lazare
Saint-Lazare itself is a very young town, not in regards to the town itself but rather the people that inhabit it. Many middle to upper-class families reside here, most of which are just starting out with children. Notable for its abundance of wildlife and heavily forested areas which surround continuously growing residential developments, St-Lazare has, in just a few years, grown to become a thriving city with a population of around 17,000 people. It is located just west of the island of Montreal, about 30 minutes from the Ontario border.
The midget AAA Stallions team is the highest level of competition (junior team has been added in 2008) that a Stallions player can reach. The midget level team was awarded to St. Lazare after one successful inaugural bantam level season which saw the bantam team go 11-3 overall, ultimately reaching the Presidents Cup, where they lost to the Laval Centre-Sud Cowboys 49-35. The first year midget team, under head coach Ray Gaston, would go on to have a regular season 5-5 record. The Stallions made a determined run in the playoffs, going on to the Jack Simpson cup game, held at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium at McGill University, home to the Montreal Alouettes. Here, they would be defeated by the Joliette Pirates, 36-14. The current 2006 midget team is headlined by a majority of the roster that brought the inaugural bantam Stallions all the way to the Presidents Cup finals in 2004. They finished the regular season 8-2, tied for first with 3 other teams and, following the tie-breaking procedure, finished a respectable third behind the Laurentian Wildcats and the St. Hubert Rebels. The Stallions went on to win the Jack Simpson Cup on November 10, 2006 in their second year of competition, defeating the Greenfield Park Packers 28-23.