Total CFL and Total-CFL webTV brought to you by mykaussie.com
Home | Discussion | Total CFL webTV | E-Store | Special Reports | Site News | Links
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 17, 2022, 12:36:31 AM
Home | Login | Register

Author Topic: Updated May 11. Lots of reports from Als media! Logan! Wow Nik Lewis!  (Read 180875 times)

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes to kick-off the 2015 CFL season.
Montreal, February 13, 2015 - The Canadian Football League unveiled its 2015 schedule on Friday and the Montreal Alouettes will kick-off the upcoming season when the team hosts the Ottawa REDBLACKS at McGill's Stadium on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Alouettes fans will get many opportunities to cheer on their team early on in the season, as the club will play three of its first four games at home. On Friday, July 3, the defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders will be the visitors on Mount-Royal.

Tom Higgins' protégés won't have to wait very long to avenge last year's Eastern Final loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, as they will be the visitors at McGill on Thursday, July 16.

During the summer, the Alouettes will play four home-games on Thursday nights and once on a Friday night. After Labor Day weekend, fans will get to once again experience beautiful Sunday afternoons on Mount-Royal as well as the traditional Thanksgiving Monday game, when the Alouettes host the Toronto Argonauts.

The 2015 season will culminate on Sunday, November 29 when the 103rd edition of the Grey Cup game will be played in Winnipeg.

Before the season gets underway, Montrealers will get a chance to see the team's new players in action, as the Alouettes host the Argonauts in a pre-season game on Thursday, June 18.

Season tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 514-787-2525 or by going to MontrealAlouettes.com.

The complete 2015 schedule is available below.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Updated Feb 18. Lots of reports from Als media! Giguere! Stamps! Bear in Woods!
« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2015, 05:57:02 PM »
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes sign defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell to a three-year deal

Montreal, February 18, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that the club has signed international defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell to a three-year deal as well as international defensive end Kris Redding to a two-year contract.

Mitchell (6'6", 316 lbs.) joins as the Alouettes as a free agent following five seasons in the CFL, including four with the BC Lions, which he helped win the Grey Cup in 2011. Very effective in stopping the run, the 29-year old amassed 95 defensive tackles, including 14 sacks, while recovering a fumble in 61 games in the CFL. He was named a CFL All-star in 2011 as well as in 2013, in the one season where he suited up for the Toronto Argonauts. In five career playoff games, Mitchell made eight defensive tackles, including  two sacks. He was credited with one sack in the Lions victory in the 99th Grey Cup.

"Khalif will bring a presence to our interior line that we haven't had since the days of Adriano Belli and Doug Petersen," said Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp.  "Combine his brute strength and overwhelming size with our current players and we feel it will strengthen one of the better defensive line combinations in the CFL."

Prior to joining the CFL, the Virginia Beach, VA native spent two seasons on the San Francisco 49ers practice roster following his college career with the East Carolina University Pirates.

Redding (6'04", 274 lbs.) suited up for the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons in the NCAA, where he recorded 64 defensive tackles and four quarterback sacks as well as forcing two fumbles in 41 contests. Prior to signing with the Alouettes, the 23-year-old Mableton, GA native had signed with the Detroit Lions as a free agent in 2014. He then played for the Brooklyn Bolts in the Fall Experimental Football League (FEFL).

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes sign Rouge et Or kicker Boris Bede.

Montreal, February 19, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday that the club has signed international kicker Boris Bede to a two-year deal.

Bede (6'4", 225 lbs.) experienced successful moments throughout his entire college career in Quebec suiting up for five years with the Laval University Rouge et Or, where he was part of the championship winning teams that lifted the Vanier Cup in 2012 and 2013. During his university career, the 25-year old made 63 of his 78 field goal attempts, including his career-longest 44-yarder, which he kicked in 2013. He also maintained an average of 39.4 yards on 292 punts.

The Toulon, France native was previously discovered by Rouge et Or head coach Glen Constantin, just when he was on the verge of playing soccer for the Sherbrooke University Vert & Or. Bede quickly became one of the top kickers in the country, he who was named to the RSEQ All-Star team in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was rewarded for his great 2014 season when he was named the special teams player of the year in the Quebec Conference.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes add depth to the secondary.
Montreal, February 20, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday that the team has added two veteran international defensive backs to the roster, as Chris Thompson and Rod Williams both signed one-year contracts with the club.

Thompson (6'0", 200 lbs.) brings no less than 10 years of professional football experience with him, including seven in the CFL where he was twice named a League All-Star (2008, 2010). The 32-year old played five seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos and two with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, racking up 308 defensive tackles in 115 games while picking off 30 passes and forcing eight fumbles. In four career-playoff games, he collected ten defensive tackles and two interceptions.

Prior to joining the Eskimos in 2007, the New Orleans, LA native played in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. In 12 games with the Bears in 2005, he made ten tackles while recovering a fumble. Following his collegiate career with the Nicholls State University Colonels, where he amassed 136 tackles and 11 interceptions, he was drafted in the fifth round (150th total) by the Jaguars in the 2004 NFL Draft. He set a team record with eight-career blocked kicks with the Colonels.

Williams (5'11", 180 lbs.) played in the CFL for five seasons, including the last two with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, helping the team lift the Grey Cup in 2013. He had his best season in 2014 when he cumulated 64 defensive tackles while picking off two passes and recovering two fumbles.

The 27 year-old amassed 183 defensive tackles and 13 interceptions over the course of his CFL career. After three seasons with the Eskimos, the Monroe, LA native joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2013 before returning to the CFL with Saskatchewan. He played his college football with the Alcorn State University Braves where he recorded 27 tackles while knocking down seven passes during his senior year.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Wow! Great signing by the Als I say! Report below direct from Als media.

From my twitter on Feb 25. "#CFL! Wow! Nik Lewis now @MTLAlouettes ! He Legend! I not always been Cool with Nik though re he & @geroysimon on @heylandsberg @CFLonTSN" @MykAussie

Alouettes sign free agent receiver Nik Lewis!

Montreal, February 25, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that the team has signed international slotback Nik Lewis to a one-year deal with the club.

Lewis (5'10", 240 lbs.) has had an exceptional CFL career thus far he has won the Grey Cup twice (2008, 2014) and sits 11th on the all-time CFL receiving list with 11,250 yards. Throughout his career, the 32-year old caught 805 passes, including 65 for touchdowns. He played eleven seasons in the CFL, all with the Calgary Stampeders, where he was named to the CFL All-Star team three times (2010, 2011 and 2012) after being named the CFL Most Outstanding Rookie in 2004.

"Nik is another piece of the puzzle to an outstanding receiving corps for 2015," declared Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp. "His body of work speaks for itself and his style of play is very difficult to defend. We feel he adds a twist that every team in the CFL wish they could have."

The former South Arkansas University Mulerider caught at least one pass in 166 consecutive games leading up to week 5 last season, when the sequence ended. He had nine seasons of over 1,000 receiving yards, which places him tied for third in the CFL all-time list. In three Grey Cup games, the Mineral Wells, TX native caught 17 passes for 235 yards. In 11 career playoff games he amassed 413 yards on 38 catches.

In Montreal, Lewis will join forces with Tom Higgins once again, as the latter was Lewis' head coach in Calgary from 2005 to 2007.

Lewis will be available to the media in Montreal in the upcoming days. Details of his media availability will be sent out as soon as they are available.

Charles Rooke
« Last Edit: February 27, 2015, 05:55:37 PM by Myk Aussie »
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Updated Feb 28. Lots of reports from Als media! Wow Nik Lewis! Bear in Woods!
« Reply #80 on: February 28, 2015, 01:21:21 PM »
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes sign quarterback Dan LeFevour.
Montreal, February 25, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that the club has signed free agent quarterback Dan LeFevour to a one-year contract.

LeFevour (6'03", 230 lbs.) spent all three of his seasons in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he completed 141 of his 211 passes (66.8% completion rate) for 1,670 yards, while throwing five touchdown passes. The mobile pivot also added 631 rushing yards on 104 carries. The 27-year old had his best season in the CFL last year as he completed 101 of his 149 passes good for 1,276 yards and four touchdown passes.

"We are excited to add Dan to our mix of quarterbacks," said Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp. "He has continued to grow and build off his outstanding collegiate career. He brings quality, experience, leadership, and competition to our team."

Alouettes fans remember too well the damage the former Central Michigan Universtiy Chippewa caused during the 2013 Eastern Semi-Final, where he was used alternately with Henry Burris, collecting 36 passing yards and 61 rushing yards, while scoring the winning touchdown on a two-yard run in overtime.

Prior to joining the Tiger-Cats in 2012, the Downers Grove, IL native was drafted in the sixth round (181st total) in the NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars.

In the NCAA, LeFevour racked up an impressive total of 12,905 passing yards in his four seasons with the Chippewas, completing 1,171 of his 1,763 passes while throwing 102 touchdown passes. He also carried the ball 671 times for 2,948 rushing yards and 47 touchdowns.

Dan LeFevour, Jim Popp, head coach Tom Higgins and offensive coordinator Turk Schonert will be made available via a conference call at 2:00 p.m. today.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes sign Billy Parker to a two-year extension.
Montreal, March 3, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that the club has extended the contract of international defensive back Billy Parker for two more seasons.

Parker (6'00", 195 lbs.) compiled 42 defensive tackles last season, while intercepting one pass, which he returned for 45 yards. He also led the Alouettes and was tied for first in the CFL with nine pass knockdowns. He added five defensive tackles in the team's two playoff games last November.

"Billy was our most consistent performer last year in the secondary," said Alouettes General Manager, Jim Popp. "His extension is not only important as a skilled player on the field, but more importantly his leadership on the field, in the locker room and humanitarian efforts off the field."

In his 105 CFL games, all with the Alouettes, the Mechanicsville, VA native amassed 283 defensive tackles, ten interceptions all while recovering two fumbles. The former member of the College of William & Mary Tribe also cumulated 46 career knockdowns. He helped the Alouettes win the Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010, picking off a pass in both wins. He was also named a 2013 CFL East Division All-Star.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes to hold mini-camp in Florida from April 15-17.

Montreal, March 4, 2015 - For the second year in a row, the Montreal Alouettes will hold their annual mini-camp from April 15 to 17 at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, FL, on the same grounds where Major League Baseball's Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers held their spring training every year from 1948 to 2008.

General Manager Jim Popp, Head Coach Tom Higgins as well as his coaching staff will have a look at the team's returning stars like S.J. Green, Chip Cox, Brandon Whitaker, Bear Woods and Jonathan Crompton for the first time since last season, as well as a first look on the club's new acquisitions, Nik Lewis, Samuel Giguère and Fred Stamps.

Daily schedule of practices as well as media availability will be sent in the near future.

All practices will be open to the media as well as to fans.

What: Montreal Alouettes annual mini-camp

When: From Wednesday, April 15 to Friday, April 17, 2015

Where: Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, FL

Who: Alouettes players, coaches and football operations staff

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes coaches to meet in Montreal next week.

Montreal, March 5, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes coaching staff will meet at the coaches' offices at Olympic Stadium in Montreal next week, from March 11 to 13 in order to continue prepping for the 2015 season.

Also, on Saturday March 14 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the coaches will be on hand at the team's second annual Coaches' Clinic at Collège Letendre in Laval, where they will share their knowledge with coaches from all over the province.

When: From Wednesday, March 11 to Friday, March 13 as well as the Coaches' Clinic on Saturday, March 14

Who: Tom Higgins, Noel Thorpe, Turk Schonert, Kavis Reed, Anthony Calvillo, Ryan Dinwiddie,Kris Sweet, Keith Willis, Chris Tormey, André Bolduc and Anwar Stewart

Where: Coaches' offices at Olympic Stadium (Wednesday to Friday) and Collège Letendre in Laval (Saturday)

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
eport direct from Als media. Alouettes pick up versatile running back Stefan Logan!

Montreal, March 9, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has signed international running back Stefan Logan to a one-year deal.

Logan (5'6", 180 lbs.)  has proved throughout his career that he is a versatile player, including last season with the BC Lions, when he amassed 1,748 all-purpose yards, including 625 rushing yards on 116 carries while scoring a touchdown.

"Stefan will bring invaluable experience and a triple threat to the offensive side of the ball," declared Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp. "His ability to take any given play for a touchdown as a running back, receiver and returner gives us many options."

The 33-year old first broke into the CFL with BC in 2008 before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers the following season where he set a franchise record with 1,466 kickoff return yards. He then suited up for the Detroit Lions for three seasons, not missing a start and cumulating 2,877 yards on 116 kickoff returns, including a franchise record-tying 105-yard touchdown return in 2010. In four seasons in the NFL, the Tampa, FL native cumulated 5,782 all-purpose yards.

During his four years with the South Dakota University Coyotes, he amassed 6,986 all-purpose yards while setting 17 team records. He became the first player in the North Central Conference to rush for over 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Re: Updated Mar 10. Lots of reports from Als media! Logan! Wow Nik Lewis!
« Reply #85 on: March 10, 2015, 07:04:50 PM »
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes to hold four open tryouts this spring.

Montreal, March 10, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes will hold four open tryouts in different areas of the United States this spring, i.e. Ohio, Florida, Texas and California. All free agent international and national players are eligible to participate. National players must have previously been CFL draft eligible. The players who would like to register can do so via a form on the team's website at MontrealAlouettes.com.

Over the years, the Alouettes have discovered many talented players via these open tryouts. S.J. Green, Tanner Marsh, Brandon Rutley, Dominique Ellis and Jamaan Webb, who all saw action with the team in 2014, had previously showcased their talents during an open tryout.

OHIO
Where : University of Cincinnati
When: Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 a.m.

FLORIDA
Where : Historic Dodgertown at Vero Beach
When: Sunday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m.

TEXAS
Where : TCU campus
When: Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 a.m.

CALIFORNIA
Where : San Jose State University
When: Sunday, April 26 at 12:00 p.m.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Re: Updated Mar 11. Lots of reports from Als media! Logan! Wow Nik Lewis!
« Reply #86 on: March 11, 2015, 07:19:49 PM »
Report direct from Als media. Alouettes solidify the defensive line.

Montreal, March 11, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that the club has signed international defensive linemen Cory Grissom, Damien Jacobs, Jerome Raymond and Markell Carter. Grissom, Jacobs and Raymond were members of the Alouettes extended practice roster last season.

Grissom (6'2", 316 lbs.) suited up for the University of South Florida Bulls for five seasons where he tallied 105 tackles in 46 outings. He was named on the second team All-Big East selection in 2012. The 24-year-old defensive tackle joined the New England Patriots as a free agent in 2013. The La Grange, GA native also spent some time with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins in 2014.

Jacobs (6'3", 204 lbs.), who was born in Gibson, LA, played in 23 games, starting four at the University of Florida. In his two seasons as a Gator, the defensive lineman recorded 34 tackles, including six for losses, as well as 2.5 sacks and one pass knock down. In 2014, Jacobs was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent.

Raymond (6'3", 225 lbs.) registered 27 quarterback sacks and 41 tackles for losses during his collegiate career with the Morehead State University Eagles. In 2011, he earned First Team All-Pioneer honours. The Lawrenceville, GA defensive end was invited to the Atlanta Falcons rookie camp in 2012 and to the Jacksonville Jaguars mini-camp in 2013 before joining the New Orleans Voodoo of the Arena Football League last year.

Carter (6'4", 245 lbs.) was drafted in the sixth round (194th overall) by the New England Patriots on the 2011 NFL Draft where he spent one season on the practice roster. He then signed with the Calgary Stampeders in 2013, before playing for the Orlando Predators in the Arena Football League and the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League. During his collegiate playing days with the Central Arkansas University Bears, he cumulated 143 tackles and 16.5 sacks. He received All-Southland Conference honours after leading the league with 19 tackles for losses in 2010.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Re: Updated Mar 19. Lots of reports from Als media! Logan! Wow Nik Lewis!
« Reply #87 on: March 19, 2015, 07:53:23 AM »
Report direct from Als media. Kyries Hebert to kick off second edition of Lace it up! Football for her fundraiser.

Montreal, March 18, 2015 -  Montreal Alouettes' star linebacker Kyries Hebert will once again renew his close involvement with the community on Sunday, March 29 when the Ky Cares Foundation hosts the second edition of the annual "Lace it up! Football for her" fundraiser at the Club Sportif MAA located at 2070, Peel in downtown Montreal.

More than 100  female participants are expected to take part in the second edition of Lace it up! and they can expect a fun-filled day of learning, training and fundraising to benefit the Cedars Cancer Foundation. All proceeds will be going to the Breast Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Following an onsite football basics learning session, participants will be welcomed to join in various activities such as a live auction, games, contests, as well as an open-forum Q&A where they will be able to mingle and chat with the players.

What: Second edition of the annual "Lace it up! Football for her" fundraiser
Where: Club Sportif MAA. 2070, Peel in Montreal
When:  Sunday, March 29th 2015

Who: Montreal Alouettes players Kyries Hebert, Nicolas Boulay, Éric Deslauriers, John Bowman, Josh Bourke, Samuel Giguère, Brandon London, Tyrell Sutton, Jean-Christophe Beaulieu, Anwar Stewart and Samuel Fournier.

Women who wish to register can do so by clicking here: www.liu2015.eventbrite.com

About the Ky Cares Foundation:
Ky Cares Foundation works hard to positively affect the lives of the youth in and around the Montreal community through motivational speeches in churches and schools. Aside from creating programs to enrich the lives of youth; the Ky Cares Foundation is also dedicated to taking an active role in fundraising for Breast Cancer research.  Throughout the past 8 years, and through various speaking engagements and educational initiatives, the Foundation continues to activate many youth initiatives that help inspire, educate and motivate local youth on the fundamental importance of setting goals and getting a good education.

About the Cedars Cancer Foundation:Cedars Cancer Foundation is a hospital-based charity whose mission is to provide comprehensive cancer-care, education and funding to patients and health care professionals throughout the McGill University Health Center (MUHC). Since its inception, the Cedars Cancer Foundation has, and still continues to, fulfill its mission by providing much-needed funds for equipment, research, public-awareness, assistance to patients and family and to improving existing facilities.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Re: Updated Mar 20. Lots of reports from Als media! Logan! Wow Nik Lewis!
« Reply #88 on: March 20, 2015, 04:42:21 PM »
The NHL player surely not! Didn't think so but the headlines confused me for a second! Report direct from Als media! Joe Thornton to suit up for the Alouettes!

Montreal, March 20, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday that the club has added international linebacker Joe Thornton to the roster. The later signed a two-year contract with the team.

Thornton (6'2", 215 lbs.) had been playing for the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League (IFL) since 2011. Last season, he amassed 125 tackles, good for second place in the League. He also registered four quarterback sacks while picking off five passes, including a league-high three he returned for touchdowns. The 26-year-old was named a first-team IFL all-star.

In four seasons in the IFL, the Houston, TX native cumulated 235 tackles and eight interceptions in 32 games.

Prior to turning pro, Thornton played four seasons for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs with who he recorded 269 tackles, including 32.5 for losses. During his senior year, he collected 95 tackles good for first place on the team and sixth place in the All-Southern Conference, to which he was voted a second-team all-star.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

Myk Aussie

  • Administrator
  • Hall Of Famer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1477
Re: Updated April 8. Lots of reports from Als media! Logan! Wow Nik Lewis!
« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2015, 11:49:02 AM »
Report direct from Als media. Jean St-Onge becomes the new French voice for Alouettes games on the Cogeco 98,5fm radio network!

Montreal, April 8, 2015 - The Montreal Alouettes, in partnership with the Cogeco 98.5 FM radio network, announced on Wednesday that Jean St-Onge will be the official Alouettes French play-by-play voice for the 2015 season. St-Onge has more than 30 years experience in sports journalism, and he'll be joined at the microphone by Jacques Dussault, with whom he has had a long-standing partnership calling Quebec university football games.

Longtime known for his major league baseball coverage of the Montreal Expos for la Presse Canadienne and TQS, Jean St-Onge called his first football games for RDS in the 1990s along with Mike Sutherland and Jacques Dussault. With Radio-Canada since 2001, he has had the opportunity to cover - with no shortage of emotion and passion - the biggest events in the football world, namely the Grey Cup, the Vanier Cup since 2009, and Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

"It is a true pleasure for me to be joined by my good friend Coach Dussault, who I have enjoyed working with for a long time now. I am also very grateful to Radio-Canada and 98,5fm for giving me this opportunity to call Alouettes games this season," St-Onge said.

"We are very happy to add such quality to our broadcast, added 98,5fm Sports Director Michel Tremblay. We are convinced that the presence of Jean St-Onge and Jacques Dussault will satisfy our listeners' expectations, as well as those of Alouettes fans."

Along with his many years of experience calling both professional and university football games, Jean St-Onge has also covered the daily activities of the Montreal Canadiens, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Euro 96, and Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays baseball. He was at both the Beijing 2008 Olympics and the Sotchi 2014 Olympics. At Sotchi 2014, he called the women's hockey tournament, which concluded with Canada's spectacular victory over the United States in the gold medal game.

"98.5 FM is the leader when it comes to sports radio broadcasting at the highest level and Jean St-Onge's addition to their team brings credibility, experience and passion to Alouettes broadcasts," said Mark Weightman, president and chief executive officer of the Montreal Alouettes.

The kick-off for the Alouettes 2015 season on the Cogeco 98,5fm radio network will be Saturday, June 13 when the Alouettes play the Ottawa REDBLACKS at Université Laval's Stade Telus, in the first pre-season game for both teams.

ABOUT THE ALOUETTES

The Montreal Alouettes have a rich history. Founded in 1946, the team has engraved its name on the Grey Cup seven times, emblematic of supremacy in the Canadian Football League, with the two most recent times being 2009 and 2010. Home games are played at Percival-Molson Memorial stadium, alongside Mount Royal. The team's 2015 season opener is at home against the Ottawa Redblacks on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE COGECO NETWORK

The COGECO Network is a subsidiary of COGECO Inc., a diversified telecommunications industry whose subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CGO). The COGECO Network has thirteen (13) radio stations in Québec: "talk" stations 98,5fm in Montreal, 106.9 FM in Mauricie, 107.7 FM in the Eastern Townships and 104.7 FM in Outaouais; CKOI 96.9 in Montreal, and members of the Rythme FM network: 105.7 in Montreal, 100.1 in Mauricie, 103.9 in St-Jérôme and 93.7 in the Eastern Townships, along with 92.5 The Beat and Radio Circulation 730 AM in Montreal, FM 93 and M FM 102.9 in Quebec City. COGECO is one of the largest Quebec-based radio broadcasters, and also includes the signage company Cogeco Métromédia.

Charles Rooke
Myk Aussie
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV at
mykaussie.com
Total-CFL.com
Twitter: @MykAussie
FB: Myk Aussie
YouTube/MykAussie

total-cfl.com  |  TOTAL-CFL Discussion  |  Total Talk! (Moderator: GreatWhiteNorth)  |  Topic: Updated May 11. Lots of reports from Als media! Logan! Wow Nik Lewis!
 


The Total-CFL News/Discussion.
The Total-CFL News/Discussion is where you will find some of the most knowledgeable CFL fans posting news and at times discussing the latest CFL topics. Many of the TotalCFLers have been on there for 12+ years making it the longest running and I firmly believe the most knowledgeable and accurate "CFL News/Discussion" on the web! We are particularly looking for new CFL fans to join the CFL News /Discussion. Add any CFL news and also ask the great CFL longtime fans questions and get intelligent and monitored replies. Register here for pre-approval.

TotalCFL TV
I have massive amounts of CFL TV from the past 11 years of web Sports casting this great game. All CFL teams are up along with TotalCFL TV from many of the past 12 Grey Cups. Lots of great 1 on 1 CFL Star player interviews along with comedy style fan and Cwoc Cool Women Of Canada CFL cheerleader interviews. Click here

Total-CFL.com - Special Reports
Updated Sat Jan 29, 11. "Nothing but good news for Anthony Calvillo! Well deserved retirement for Ben Cahoon. One of the best. Press Conference video! Effects of NFL labour situation on CFL player migration? by Great White North on Total-CFL.com! New CFL team in Ottawa, expansion draft approved. Start digging please! I'm talking about CFL Grey Cups on Sports Rage with Champ host Gabriel Morency! RIP Tony Proudfoot. The Alouettes mourn the loss of Tony Proudfoot. Report direct from Al's media! Montreal Alouettes star QB Anthony Calvillo health update. Direct from Al's! New MYKwebTV/TotalCFL TV. Talking about the Snow Bowl and Grey Cups on The Team 1260 Edmonton sports radio with Jason Gregor. Watch and listen now! Pictures from the 2010 Grey Cup parties! Montreal Alouettes defeated Saskatchewan Roughriders 21 to 18 in the 98th 2010 CFL Grey Cup in Edmonton! West defeated East 42 to 21 in the 11th Snow Bowl also played on Grey Cup Sunday! Talking about the Snow Bowl, Grey Cups, Super Bowls and AFL Grand Finals on the CBC Radio Active show. Listen now! Talking CFL Grey Cup, Snow Bowl and NFL with Avry from Edmonton on his online Sports show. Listen NOW Click here!

Snow Bowl, a CFL style game played on Grey Cup weekend by diehard CFL fans.
From Snow Bowl section. Updated Mon Dec 6, 10. "Talking about the Snow Bowl and Grey Cups on The Team 1260 Edmonton sports radio with Jason Gregor. Watch and listen now! West defeated East 42 to 21 in the 11th Snow Bowl also played on Grey Cup Sunday! Talking about the Snow Bowl, Grey Cups, Super Bowls and AFL Grand Finals on the CBC Radio Active show. Listen NOW Click here!

Please email myk@mykaussie.com with any problems, suggestions, or feedback regarding the site design of www.total-cfl.com - OzCanDesign 2008©

Powered by SMF 2.0.18 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC