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Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:12 pm

For what it's worth, I don't think I've ever created a prediction poll thread for the Vanier Cup winner so here's one. Which Canadian university will capture the Vanier Cup in 2013? While I can only choose 10 teams, I'm sure the winner will be one of these Canadian universities.

While the attendance at the extremely exciting 2011 Vanier Cup in BC Place was acceptable at 24,935, it still wasn't even close to the record setting 37,098 at Rogers Centre last year.

It's a psychological and marketing debate as to whether a student who did very well in college will achieve great success in professional life, and I'd say such a claim is not extremely strong since there are exceptions left and right. And of course college vs. professional sports is no exception with perhaps the best example in the NFL are Heisman Trophy winners - some did well in the NFL, others were draft busts.

In the CIS, it's very obvious that Laval University has become a power house with their Rouge et Or, winning 7 out of the last 14 Vanier Cups since 1999. That said, do CFL teams make a point of drafting players from Laval? From what I see, the answer is no as only in 2002 with Alexandre Gauthier and 2005 Miguel Robede were Laval players selected as the first overall pick. And it looks like there's an even weaker link as to whether that drafted Laval player will achieve success in the CFL as there's only a handful of Laval alumni currently playing for CFL teams:

Pascal Baillargeon, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, Montreal Alouettes
Julian Feoli-Gudino, Toronto Argonauts
Seydou Junior Haidara, BC Lions
Marc-Antoine Fortin, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Arnaud Gascon-Nadon, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Patrick Lavoie, Montreal Alouettes
Étienne Légaré, Calgary Stampeders
Christopher Milo, Saskatchewan Roughriders
Yannick Morin-Plante, Calgary Stampeders
Dominic Picard, Saskatchewan Roughriders
Michel-Pierre Pontbriand, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Frédéric Plesius, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

But none of them ever won Most Outstanding Canadian.

So all that said, I'd say the best Laval Rouge et Or alumni who has made the biggest impact in the CFL is not a player but a coach and is one who, unfortunately, gets criticized often: Jacques Chapdelaine who was the head coach for Laval when he started the university's dynasty by guiding them to their first Vanier Cup in 1999.
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祝你狗年行大運。

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Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:26 pm

Perhaps you should compare this to other CIS schools. They may not all be top flight blue-chippers, but 13 nonetheless sounds to me like a lot of players among CFL rosters to be all from one CIS school; I'm not sure but it might be tops in the country or not far from it.
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:59 pm

I went with the Mustangs. I have to admit I do not catch CIS football too often. I have watched most Vanier Cups though over the past 15 years.

I was at the 2011 Vanier Cup and as far as entertaining football, it was the best football game I saw that weekend.

Did it compare with watching my favourite professional sports team WIN a Grey Cup on home turf after starting the season 1-5? No, but football wise, it was the better game, IMO.

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Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:53 pm

Even though Calgary didn't make it championship game this year, if there's any consolation their boys certainly did. Who would have thought that the University of Calgary Dinos won the Canada West & Mitchell Bowl? What's not surprising is that the Laval Rouge et Or won the Uteck Bowl yet again this year. Because of logistical issues in that Regina can't hold the Vanier Cup this year, it will be held at Laval.

My total respect to the Calgary Dinos if they can pull off the biggest upset in CIS football history by beating Laval IN Laval.

And unlike their professional Canadian counterparts, these young men might be graduating soon and will not be playing in the CIS next year and in case they can't hoist the Vanier Cup, it would be an honour to celebrate a Vanier Cup appearance with their respective semi-final trophies.
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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:19 pm

I watched one CIS playoff game and the Western Mustangs LOOKED AWESOME but they failed hard in their next game.

I voted Laval. Probably would be the better team anyways but since they have home field advantage too......

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Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:00 pm

Too bad the biggest CIS Vanier Cup upset did not occur as the Laval Rouge et Or won a 7th Vanier Cup with a 25-14 win over the Calgary Dinos.
Attendance was 18,543 in 19,500 Telus Field.
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:30 pm

It looks the evil empire of the CIS in the form of Laval Rouge et Or has resurrected by winning the 2016 Vanier Cup, albeit a narrow win and the Calgary Dinosaurs definitely put up a good fight and scare. Laval had deficits of 14-0, 20-10, and 26-24 with less than 6 minutes to play and threw an interception. That gave Calgary an opportunity to put the nail on the coffin. Unfortunately they gave Laval the momentum back by giving up a blocked punt. That was definitely the turning point as this time Laval wasted no time in making the eventual championship winning touchdown to make it 31-26 with 2:30 remaining.

Calgary had two more possessions to make a touchdown of their own. Unfortunately the first possession resulted in a turnover on downs with three incomplete passes. After forcing Laval to turnover on downs as well, Calgary had one last chance with 1:27 remaining and managed to get to the Laval 23-yard line. But three more incomplete passes sealed the win for Laval.

I wonder of this is a prelude for the city of Calgary for tomorrow's result.
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:54 pm

Who watched the 2017 Vanier Cup? Congratulations to the Western Mustangs in defeating and upsetting the defending champions Laval Rouge et Or with a dominating and solid 39-20 win. The game was held for the second straight year in Hamilton with a lowly attendance of 10,524.

While it was Western's 7th Vanier Cup, it was the first time since 1994.

Are any of you alumni of University of Western Ontario?
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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