Mitchell Bowl
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Mitchell Bowl
Mitchell Bowl
SportCanadian football
LeagueU Sports football
Given forWinning the U Sports Semi Final Championship
First award2002
First winnerSaskatchewan Huskies
Most winsSaskatchewan Huskies (4)
Calgary Dinos (4)[1]
Most recentCalgary Dinos (2019) Edit this at Wikidata

The Mitchell Bowl is one of the two semifinal bowls of U Sports football, Canada's national competition for university teams that play Canadian football. It is held in the more westerly location of the two semifinal venues. The winner of this game goes on to play against the Uteck Bowl champions for the Vanier Cup. The home of the Mitchell Bowl, as well as the two conference champions, changes each year on a rotating basis. The Mitchell Bowl was named after Douglas H. Mitchell, a former Canadian Football League commissioner and member of the National Hockey League board of governors.


In 2001, U Sports, then known as CIS, voted to change the permanent site of the Atlantic Bowl in the interest of competitive fairness. In 2002, the Mitchell Bowl was first awarded, replacing the Atlantic Bowl. During 2002, the Mitchell Bowl played opposite to the Churchill Bowl. In 2003, the Uteck Bowl replaced the Churchill Bowl.

The 2020 game was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

List of Mitchell Bowl champions

Date Champion Score Runner Up Location Maury L. Van Vliet Trophy (MVP) Winner
Nov 16, 2002 SaskatchewanSaskatchewan 22-0 QuebecMcGill QuebecPercival-Molson Stadium, Montreal Sheldon Ball, Saskatchewan
Nov 15, 2003 QuebecLaval 36-32 OntarioMcMaster OntarioIvor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton Jeronimo Huerta-Flores, Laval
Nov 20, 2004 SaskatchewanSaskatchewan 31-16 Nova ScotiaSaint Mary's SaskatchewanGriffiths Stadium, Saskatoon Steve Bilan, Saskatchewan
Nov 19, 2005 SaskatchewanSaskatchewan 29-27 QuebecLaval SaskatchewanGriffiths Stadium, Saskatoon David Stevens, Saskatchewan
Nov 18, 2006 SaskatchewanSaskatchewan 35-28 OntarioOttawa OntarioFrank Clair Stadium, Ottawa Tyler O'Gorman, Saskatchewan[3]
Nov 17, 2007 ManitobaManitoba 52-20 OntarioWestern ManitobaCanad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg Mike Howard, Manitoba
Nov 16, 2008 OntarioWestern 28-12 Nova ScotiaSaint Mary's OntarioTD Waterhouse Stadium, London Craig Butler, Western[4]
Nov 21, 2009 OntarioQueen's 33-30 QuebecLaval OntarioRichardson Memorial Stadium, Kingston Shomari Williams, Queen's
Nov 20, 2010 AlbertaCalgary 35-8 Nova ScotiaSaint Mary's AlbertaMcMahon Stadium, Calgary Steven Lumbala, Calgary
Nov 18, 2011 QuebecLaval 41-10 AlbertaCalgary AlbertaMcMahon Stadium, Calgary Sébastien Lévesque, Laval
Nov 17, 2012 OntarioMcMaster 45-6 AlbertaCalgary OntarioRon Joyce Stadium, Hamilton Kyle Quinlan, McMaster
Nov 16, 2013 AlbertaCalgary 44-3 OntarioWestern AlbertaMcMahon Stadium, Calgary Mercer Timmis, Calgary
Nov 22, 2014 OntarioMcMaster 24-12 New BrunswickMount Allison OntarioRon Joyce Stadium, Hamilton Mark Mackie, McMaster[5]
Nov 21, 2015 QuebecMontreal 25-10 OntarioGuelph OntarioAlumni Stadium, Guelph Junior Luke, Montreal
Nov 19, 2016 AlbertaCalgary 50-24 Nova ScotiaSt. F.X. AlbertaMcMahon Stadium, Calgary Jimmy Underdahl, Calgary
Nov 18, 2017 QuebecLaval 35-23 AlbertaCalgary AlbertaMcMahon Stadium, Calgary Hugo Richard, Laval
Nov 17, 2018 OntarioWestern 47-24 SaskatchewanSaskatchewan OntarioTD Stadium, London Chris Merchant, Western[6]
Nov 16, 2019 AlbertaCalgary 30-17 OntarioMcMaster AlbertaMcMahon Stadium, Calgary Jalen Philpot, Calgary
Nov 21, 2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[2]

Future participants

The teams and host sites of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl rotate on a six-year cycle, so that in each cycle each of the four conferences hosts and visits every other conference once. With the 2020 game cancelled, the cycle was delayed by one year with the 2020 teams playing in 2021.[7]

The participants and sites for future Mitchell Bowl games are listed below:[8]

Date/Year Visiting conference Host conference
Nov 20, 2021 AUS OUA
2023 AUS Canada West
2024 RSEQ Canada West
2025 Canada West OUA
2026 OUA Canada West

All Mitchell Bowl games have been played at the home field of the host conference's champion. As of 2019, home teams have a record of 12-6.

Team win/loss records

Team GP W L Win %
Manitoba Bisons 1 1 0 1.000
Montreal Carabins 1 1 0 1.000
Queen's Golden Gaels 1 1 0 1.000
Saskatchewan Huskies 5 4 1 .800
Laval Rouge et Or 5 3 2 .600
Calgary Dinos 7 4 3 .571
McMaster Marauders 4 2 2 .500
Western Ontario Mustangs 4 2 2 .500
Saint Mary's Huskies 3 0 3 .000
Guelph Gryphons 1 0 1 .000
McGill Redmen 1 0 1 .000
Mount Allison Mounties 1 0 1 .000
Ottawa Gee-Gees 1 0 1 .000
St. Francis Xavier X-Men 1 0 1 .000


  1. ^ Past U Sports Champions
  2. ^ a b "U Sports cancels 2020 fall championships due to COVID-19". U Sports. June 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "2006 Season in Review" (PDF). Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2007. p. 25. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Mitchell Bowl: Western wins Mitchell Bowl, to face No. 1 Laval in Vanier Cup". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2008-11-16. Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ 'Off to Vanier: Marauders win Mitchell Bowl 24-12' from, 21 November 2014, retrieved 24 November 2014
  6. ^ "Merchant leads Western past Saskatchewan to win Mitchell Bowl". The Canadian Press. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "U Sports announces 2021-23 fall championship hosts in soccer and rugby". July 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "U Sports Championship Calendar". U Sports. July 3, 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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