Twenty-two teams had taken the stage before them already during the National Capital Amateur Football Association’s championship week, but the North Gloucester Giants and Bell Warriors put on perhaps the most entertaining show nonetheless on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Millennium Field in Orleans.
This Month in Ottawa Sports History: Clements to Gabriel: Riders upset Saskatchewan in ’76 Grey Cup
Updated On: November 10, 2012
On Nov. 28, 1976, the 64th edition of the Grey Cup took place in Toronto at the newly renovated Exhibition Stadium. Battling it out for Canadian football supremacy were the Ottawa Rough Riders and their prairie cousin namesakes, the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Created On: October 16, 2012
Crushed championship dreams, scholarships in jeopardy, unkindled friendships & lifetime memories lost for high school athletes caught in teacher labour strife
Sweeping changes to HS football
Created On: October 14, 2012
As sports across the board were thrown into turmoil this fall by the labour strife at public schools, the high school football landscape has been altered considerably as well – although it’s ongoing issues that came to a head this season that caused the changes moreso than the political conflict.
The Myers Riders kept their impressive record of reaching Ontario Varsity Football League title games intact as both the Varsity and Bantam-level squads competed for the big prize on Aug. 18. But the final step again proved to be the most difficult.
Aussie Rules Ottawans take on USA
Updated On: September 18, 2012
Several members of the Ottawa Swans Australian Rules Football club travelled to Dublin, Ohio in August to play against the United States in the 49th Parallel Cup.
Invaders one step away from appearance in NFC final
Updated On: August 14, 2012
The Ottawa Invaders will have a chance to earn a place in the Northern Football Conference championship game when they host Tri City in the playoff semi-finals on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Keith Harris Stadium.
Proud Ottawa OVFL tradition carries on in 2012
Updated On: August 14, 2012
It’s by no means an easy league to succeed in, but it’s become almost an expectation that the Myers Riders and Cumberland Panthers names will emerge near the top of the Ontario Varsity Football League standings at the Bantam, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels each summer.
Gee-Gees pick up experienced replacement football coach
Updated On: June 14, 2012
The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees may have unexpectedly lost J.P. Asselin to the Carleton Ravens, but they wound up finding a very experienced replacement in Gary Etcheverry.
Asselin jumps to Ravens
Updated On: May 9, 2012
Citing burdensome off-field responsibilities such as fundraising and alumni commitments, J.P. Asselin resigned as head coach of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees football team in favour of an offensive coordinator position with the soon-to-be-reborn Carleton Ravens program under Steve Sumarah.