2016 CIS football season
Regular season
DurationAugust 28 – October 29
Playoffs
Start dateOctober 29
Hardy TrophyCalgary Dinos
Yates CupWilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks2022-11-12
Dunsmore CupLaval Rouge et Or
Loney BowlSt. Francis Xavier X-Men
Mitchell BowlCalgary Dinos2022-11-19
Uteck BowlLaval Rouge et Or2022-11-19
Vanier Cup
DateNovember 26
SiteHamilton, Ontario
ChampionsLaval Rouge et Or
← 2015 CIS football seasons 2017 →

The 2016 CIS football season began on August 28 with ten Ontario University Athletics teams playing that day.[1] The season concluded on November 26 with the 52nd Vanier Cup championship at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario.[2] In 2016, 27 university teams were scheduled to play Canadian Interuniversity Sport football, the highest level of amateur Canadian football.

During the 2016 season, CIS adopted the new name of U Sports, with the name change officially taking effect on October 20.[3]

Regular season standings

2016 Canada West standings
(Rank) Team W   L   PF   PA   PTS Playoff Spot
#4 Regina 6 - 2   277 - 218   12
#6 Calgary 6 - 2   294 - 167   12 X
#9 Saskatchewan 5 - 3   261 - 205   10 X
UBC 3 - 5   250 - 245   6 X
Manitoba 3 - 5   276 - 323   6
Alberta 1 - 7   155 - 355   2
† – Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10
2016 RSEQ standings
  Overall       Conf  
(Rank) Team W   L   PF   PA   PTS   W   L Playoff Spot
#2 Montréal 7 - 1   296 - 72   14   6 - 1
#1 Laval 7 - 1   289 - 78   12   6 - 1 X
Concordia 4 - 4   182 - 227   8   3 - 4 X
McGill 4 - 4   156 - 173   8   4 - 4 X
Sherbrooke 3 - 5   148 - 168   6   3 - 5
Bishop's 1 - 7   100 - 341   2   0 - 7
† – Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10
2016 OUA standings
(Rank) Team W   L   PF   PA   PTS Playoff Spot
#3 Western 7 - 1   393 - 148   14
#5 Laurier 7 - 1   341 - 126   14 X
#7 McMaster 6 - 2   260 - 87   12 X
#8 Carleton 6 - 2   318 - 150   12 X
Ottawa 6 - 2   303 - 227   10 X
Guelph 3 - 5   244 - 227   6 X
Queen's 3 - 5   236 - 210   6
York 2 - 6   171 - 384   4
Windsor 2 - 6   164 - 380   4
Toronto 2 - 6   155 - 288   4
Waterloo 0 - 8   77 - 435   0
† – Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10
2016 AUS standings
    Overall       Conf  
(Rank) Team W   L   PF   PA   PTS   W   L Playoff Spot
#10 St. FX 7 - 1   299 - 129   14   7 - 0
Mount Allison 3 - 5   157 - 238   6   3 - 4 X
Acadia 2 - 6   124 - 214   4   2 - 5 X
Saint Mary's 2 - 6   126 - 239   4   2 - 5
† – Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10

Top 10

FRC-CIS Top 10 Rankings
Team \ Week 1[4] 2[5] 3[6] 4[7] 5[8] 6[9] 7[10] 8[11] 9[12] 10[13]
Acadia Axemen NR NR 14 (6) NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Alberta Golden Bears NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Bishop's Gaiters NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Calgary Dinos 7 (147-2) 3 (220) 2 (267-3) 2 (266) 5 (171) 5 (182) 5 (189) 4 (220-1) 5 (153) 6 (144)
Carleton Ravens 9 (37) 6 (125) 4 (169) 10 (38) 10 (45) 6 (120) 6 (126) 6 (136) 8 (128) 8 (128)
Concordia Stingers 11 (18) 11 (33) 12 (12) 12 (3) NR NR 12 (3) 13 (4) NR 13 (1)
Guelph Gryphons 6 (177) 10 (41) 11 (32) 13 (1) NR NR NR NR NR NR
Laurier Golden Hawks 10 (37) 9 (62) 7 (101) 5 (178) 6 (153) 7 (118) 7 (121) 7 (124) 6 (153) 5 (167)
Laval Rouge et Or 3 (218) 4 (207) 3 (221) 3 (238) 2 (264) 2 (266) 2 (266) 1 (290-21) 1 (293-23) 1 (296-26)
Manitoba Bisons 5 (182-1) 8 (76) NR NR 9 (54) 11 (5) NR NR NR NR
McGill Redmen NR NR NR 14 (1) NR NR NR NR NR NR
McMaster Marauders 8 (146-1) 5 (202-1) 9 (94) 7 (105) 8 (79) 8 (115) 8 (113) 5 (150) 4 (155) 7 (137)
Montreal Carabins 2 (261-5) 1 (276-13) 1 (297-27) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 2 (270-6) 2 (273-5) 2 (267-4)
Mount Allison Mounties 14 (5) 18 (1) NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Ottawa Gee-Gees NR 12 (18) 8 (99) 6 (159) 7 (148) 9 (65) 9 (65) 9 (36) 9 (39) 12 (2)
Queen's Golden Gaels NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Regina Rams NR 17 (1) 15 (1) 9 (54) 4 (188) 4 (206) 4 (198) 8 (111) 7 (141) 4 (180)
Saint Mary's Huskies NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Saskatchewan Huskies 12 (13) 13 (15) 10 (64) 8 (87) 13 (1) 14 (1) 14 (2) 12 (22) 10 (36) 9 (60)
Sherbrooke Vert et Or 15 (2) 14 (10) NR NR 14 (1) NR 13 (2) 11 (23) NR NR
St. Francis Xavier X-Men 13 (6) 16 (2) 13 (7) 12 (9) 12 (2) 13 (3) 11 (4) 10 (26) NR 10 (27)
Toronto Varsity Blues NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UBC Thunderbirds 1 (266-20) 2 (264-16) 6 (139) 11 (12) 11 (25) 10 (28) 10 (29) 14 (1) NR 11 (7)
Waterloo Warriors NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Western Mustangs 4 (188-2) 7 (97) 5 (161) 4 (197) 3 (219) 3 (238) 3 (234) 3 (234-2) 3 (243-2) 3 (235)
Windsor Lancers NR 15 (4) NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
York Lions NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

Ranks in italics are teams not ranked in the top 10 poll but received votes.
NR = Not Ranked, received no votes.
Number in parentheses denotes number votes, after the dash number of first place votes.

Post-season awards

CIS post-season awards
Quebec[14] Ontario[14] Atlantic[14] Canada West[14] NATIONAL[14]
Hec Crighton Trophy Samuel Caron
(Montreal)
Derek Wendel
(Ottawa)
Tivon Cook
(St. Francis Xavier)
Noah Picton
(Regina)
Noah Picton
(Regina)
Presidents' Trophy Jonathan Boisonneault-Glaou
(Montreal)
Nakas Onyeka
(Wilfrid Laurier)
DeAndre Smith
(Saint Mary's)
D. J. Lalama
(Manitoba)
D. J. Lalama
(Manitoba)
J. P. Metras Trophy Mathieu Betts
(Laval)
Sean Jamieson
(Western)
Vernon Sainvil
(St. Francis Xavier)
Geoff Gray
(Manitoba)
Mathieu Betts
(Laval)
Peter Gorman Trophy Adam Auclair
(Laval)
Adam Preocanin
(McMaster)
Jakob Loucks
(Mount Allison)
Nicholas Dheilly
(Regina)
Jakob Loucks
(Mount Allison)
Russ Jackson Award Shayne Cowan-Cholette
(Bishop's)
Mark Mackie
(McMaster)
Will Wojcik
(Acadia)
Cam Teschuk
(Manitoba)
Cam Teschuk
(Manitoba)
Frank Tindall Trophy Danny Maciocia
(Montreal)
Michael Faulds
(Wilfrid Laurier)
Gary Waterman
(St. Francis Xavier)
Steve Bryce
(Regina)
Michael Faulds
(Wilfrid Laurier)

All-Canadian team

First team[edit]

Offence
QB – Noah Picton – Regina
RB – Tyler Chow – Saskatchewan
RB – Alex Taylor – Western
IR – Kaion Julien-Grant – St. Francis Xavier
IR – Mitchell Picton – Regina
WR – Louis-Mathieu Normandin – Montreal
WR – Nathaniel Behar – Carleton
C – Matthew Van Praet – Western
G – Geoff Gray – Manitoba
G – Zach Intzandt – McMaster
T – Vernon Sainvil – St. Francis Xavier
T – Jean-Simon Roy – Laval
Defence
DT – Rupert Butcher – Western
DT – Vincent Desjardins – Laval
DE – Mathieu Betts – Laval
DE – Michael Kashak – McMaster
LB – DeAndre Smith – Saint Mary's
LB – D. J. Lalama – Manitoba
LB – Nakas Onyeka – Laurier
FS – Stavros Katsantonis – British Columbia
HB – Malcolm Thompson – Laurier
HB – Malcolm Brown – Western
CB – Godfrey Onyeka – Laurier
CB – Samuel Polan – Sherbrooke
Special teams
P – Félix Ménard-Brière – Montreal
K – Sean Stenger – Saskatchewan
RET – Tunde Adeleke – Carleton

Second team[edit]

Offence
QB – Derek Wendel – Ottawa
RB – Jordan Socholotiuk – St. Francis Xavier
RB – Jayde Rowe – Carleton
IR – Austen Hartley – Calgary
IR – Mitchell Baines – Ottawa
WR – Dejuan Martin – St. Francis Xavier
WR – Danny Vandervoort – McMaster
C – Levi Hua – British Columbia
G – Samuel Lefebvre – Laval
G – Ryan Sceviour – Calgary
T – Evan Johnson – Saskatchewan
T – Sean Jamieson – Western
Defence
DT – Donovan Dale – British Columbia
DT – Junior Luke – Montreal
DE – Kwaku Boateng – Laurier
DE – Jonathan Boissonneault-Glaou – Montreal
LB – Frédéric Chagnon – Montreal
LB – Jean-Gabriel Poulin – Western
LB – Alexandre Gagné – Sherbrooke
FS – Brandon Jennings – Acadia
HB – Robert Woodson – Calgary
HB – Adam Auclair – Laval
CB – Adam Laurensse – Calgary
CB – Robbie Yochim – McMaster
Special teams
P – TJ Morton – Toronto
K – Adam Preocanin – McMaster
RET – Marcus Davis – UBC

[15]

Championships

The Vanier Cup is played between the champions of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, the national semi-final games. In 2016, according to the rotating schedule, the Canada West champions host the AUS champions in the Mitchell Bowl and be the home team at the Vanier Cup, while the RSEQ champions host the OUA champions in the Uteck Bowl.[16]

Conference Playoffs

Atlantic University Sport

November 5
Semifinal
November 12
Loney Bowl
      
1 St. FX 29
2 Mt. Allison 8
2 Mt. Allison 27
3 Acadia 18

Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec

November 5
Semifinals
November 12
Dunsmore Cup
      
1 Montreal 42
4 McGill 0
1 Montreal 17
2 Laval 20
2 Laval 39
3 Concordia 14

Ontario University Athletics

October 29
Quarterfinals
November 5
Semifinals
November 12
109th Yates Cup
1 Western 51
4 Carleton 45 4 Carleton 24
5 Ottawa 9 1 Western 40
2 Laurier 43
2 Laurier 21
3 McMaster 17 3 McMaster 17
6 Guelph 11

Canada West Universities Athletic Association

November 5
Semifinals
November 12
80th Hardy Trophy
      
1 Regina 34
4 UBC 40
4 UBC 43
2 Calgary 46
2 Calgary 47
3 Saskatchewan 17

National Semifinals

Uteck Bowl
1 2 34Total
Laurier 0 0 066
Laval 14 15 7036

at Telus Stadium, Quebec City, Quebec

Mitchell Bowl
1 2 34Total
St. FX 7 7 3724
Calgary 5 13 221050

at McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta

National Championship

52nd Vanier Cup
1 2 34Total
Laval 7 3 14731
Calgary 14 3 3626

at Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario

References

  1. ^ "OUA announces 2016 Football regular season and Yates Cup playoff schedule". Ontario University Athletics. 2015-12-10. Archived from the original on 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  2. ^ CIS football: Hamilton to host Vanier Cup in 2016 and 2017 from Canadian Interuniversity Sport, January 18, 2015, retrieved 2016-01-18.
  3. ^ "Introducing U Sports" (Press release). U Sports. October 20, 2016. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  4. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-1
  5. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-2
  6. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-3
  7. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-4
  8. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-5
  9. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-6
  10. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-7
  11. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-8
  12. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-9
  13. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/top10-10
  14. ^ a b c d e All-Canadian Banquet presented by Sun Life Financial Regina’s Picton becomes 50th Hec Crighton Trophy winner
  15. ^ All-Canadian Awards Gala presented by Sun Life Financial All-Canadian teams announced
  16. ^ "CIS 5-year Championship Schedule" (PDF). Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2016-01-18.