Uteck Bowl
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Uteck Bowl
Uteck Bowl
SportCanadian football
LeagueU Sports football
Given forWinning the U Sports Semifinal Championship
CountryCanada
History
First award2003
Editions17
First winnerSaint Mary's Huskies
Most winsLaval Rouge et Or (8)[1]
Most recentMontreal Carabins (2019)

The Uteck 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 easternmost of the two semifinal venues. The Uteck Bowl champion moves on to face the Mitchell Bowl champion for the Vanier Cup. It was named for Larry Uteck, a former professional football player and university coach who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2002.

History

The Atlantic Bowl traditionally saw the Atlantic University Sport champions face a champion from another conference at Huskies Stadium in Halifax. However, in the interests of competitive fairness, the Atlantic Bowl was replaced by the Mitchell Bowl, its venue, like the Churchill Bowl that had paralleled it for so long, rotating among two of the conference champions.

Larry Uteck was a longtime football coach at Saint Mary's University and, at the time, the university's athletic director. It was decided that the Churchill Bowl would be retired, the Mitchell Bowl would take the place of the Churchill Bowl, and a new championship would be named in Uteck's memory. Thus, the Uteck Bowl formally replaced the Atlantic Bowl.

The inaugural Uteck Bowl was played at Huskies Stadium, where two-time defending Vanier Cup champions and home team Saint Mary's Huskies defeated the Simon Fraser Clan.

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

Uteck Bowl champions

Date Champion Score Runner Up Location Uteck Bowl MVP
Nov 15, 2003 Nova Scotia Saint Mary's 60-9 British Columbia Simon Fraser Nova Scotia Huskies Stadium, Halifax Les Mullings, Saint Mary's
Nov 20, 2004 Quebec Laval 30-11 Ontario Laurier Quebec PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Jeronimo Huerta-Flores, Laval
Nov 19, 2005 Ontario Laurier 31-10 Nova Scotia Acadia Nova Scotia Huskies Stadium, Halifax Ryan Pyear, Laurier
Nov 18, 2006 Quebec Laval 57-10 Nova Scotia Acadia Quebec PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Olivier Turcotte-Létourneau, Laval
Nov 17, 2007 Nova Scotia Saint Mary's 24-2 Quebec Laval Nova Scotia Huskies Stadium, Halifax Tim St. Pierre, Saint Mary's
Nov 16, 2008 Quebec Laval 59-10 Alberta Calgary Quebec PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Benoit Groulx, Laval[3]
Nov 21, 2009 Alberta Calgary 38-14 Nova Scotia Saint Mary's Nova Scotia Huskies Stadium, Halifax Matt Walter, Calgary[4]
Nov 20, 2010 Quebec Laval 13-11 Ontario Western Quebec PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Christopher Milo, Laval
Nov 18, 2011 Ontario McMaster 45-21 Nova Scotia Acadia New Brunswick Moncton Stadium, Moncton Kyle Quinlan, McMaster[5]
Nov 17, 2012 Quebec Laval 42-7 Nova Scotia Acadia Quebec PEPS Stadium, Quebec City Maxime Boutin, Laval
Nov 16, 2013 Quebec Laval 48-21 New Brunswick Mount Allison New Brunswick MacAulay Field, Sackville, New Brunswick Guillaume Rioux, Laval
Nov 22, 2014 Quebec Montreal 29-26 Manitoba Manitoba Quebec CEPSUM Stadium, Montreal Gabriel Cousineau, Montreal[6]
Nov 21, 2015 British Columbia UBC 36-9 Nova Scotia St. Francis Xavier Nova Scotia Oland Stadium, Antigonish, Nova Scotia Brandon Deschamps, UBC[7]
Nov 19, 2016 Quebec Laval 36-6 Ontario Laurier Quebec Telus Stadium, Quebec City Félix Faubert-Lussier, Laval[8]
Nov 18, 2017 Ontario Western 81-3 Nova Scotia Acadia Nova Scotia Raymond Field, Wolfville, Nova Scotia Chris Merchant, Western[9]
Nov 17, 2018 Quebec Laval 63-0 Nova Scotia St. Francis Xavier Quebec Telus Stadium, Quebec City Hugo Richard, Laval[10]
Nov 16, 2019 Quebec Montreal 38-0 Nova Scotia Acadia Nova Scotia Raymond Field, Wolfville, Nova Scotia Reda Malki, Montreal
Nov 21, 2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[2]

Future participants

The teams and host sites of the Uteck Bowl and the Mitchell 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.[11]

The participants and sites for future Uteck Bowl games are listed below:[12]

Date/Year Visiting conference Host conference
Nov 20, 2021 Canada West RSEQ
2022 Canada West AUS
2023 OUA RSEQ
2024 OUA AUS
2025 AUS RSEQ
2026 RSEQ AUS

To date, the Uteck Bowl games hosted by Quebec have been played at the champion's home field, while the first four games hosted by Atlantic University Sport (AUS) were played at Huskies Stadium in Halifax. The 2011 game was held in Moncton at the newly built Moncton Stadium. All subsequent games were hosted by the Loney Bowl champion.[13] As of 2019, home teams have a record of ten wins and six losses with all six losses being recorded by AUS teams.

Team win/loss records

Team GP W L Win %
Montreal Carabins 2 2 0 1.000
McMaster Marauders 1 1 0 1.000
UBC 1 1 0 1.000
Laval Rouge et Or 9 8 1 .889
Saint Mary's Huskies 3 2 1 .667
Calgary Dinos 2 1 1 .500
Western Mustangs 2 1 1 .500
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 3 1 2 .333
Acadia Axemen 6 0 6 .000
St. Francis Xavier 2 0 2 .000
Manitoba Bisons 1 0 1 .000
Mount Allison Mounties 1 0 1 .000
Simon Fraser Clan 1 0 1 .000

References

  1. ^ Past U Sports Champions
  2. ^ a b "U Sports cancels 2020 fall championships due to COVID-19". U Sports. June 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "59 Laval vs. Calgary 10". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2008-11-16. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "CIS:Calgary vs Saint Mary's (Nov 21, 2009)". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2009-11-21. Retrieved .
  5. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2011-12/releases/20111118-uteck
  6. ^ CIS football Uteck Bowl: Carabins survive Manitoba comeback, advance to first Vanier Cup from Canadian Interuniversity Sports, 22 November 2014
  7. ^ "Deschamps named game MVP". Prince George Citizen. 2015-11-22. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Laval's Felix Faubert-Lussier on familiar turf at Vanier Cup". sportsnet.ca. The Canadian Press. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Uteck Bowl: Mustangs advance to Vanier Cup with 81-3 win over host Axemen". Retrieved .
  10. ^ Black, Peter (17 November 2018). "Quarterback Hugo Richard leads Rouge et Or past X-Men 63-0 in Uteck Bowl". Battlefords News-Optimist. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "U Sports announces 2021-23 fall championship hosts in soccer and rugby". usports.ca. July 3, 2020.
  12. ^ "U Sports Championship Calendar". U Sports. 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ AUS announces 2013 football schedule

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