2006 Montreal Alouettes season

The 2006 Montreal Alouettes finished in first place in the East Division with a 10–8 record. They won their first seven games, only to lose the next six in a row. After ending the losing streak against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, head coach Don Matthews resigned, expressing undisclosed health issues that were "affecting his ability to perform".[1] General Manager Jim Popp took over on an interim basis finishing the season 2–2. The Alouettes finished first in the East division and defeated the Toronto Argonauts in the East Final before losing the 94th Grey Cup to the BC Lions.

2006 Montreal Alouettes season
Head coachDon Matthews
Jim Popp (Interim)
Home fieldMolson Stadium
Results
Record10–8
Division place1st, East
Playoff finishLost Grey Cup
Uniform
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OffseasonEdit

CFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 7 Éric Deslauriers WR Eastern Michigan
2 16 Étienne Boulay DB New Hampshire
3 24 Jeff Perret OT Tulsa
4 32 Ivan Birungi WR Acadia
4 33 Adrian Davis DL Marshall
5 41 Joel Wright DB Wilfrid Laurier
6 43 Danny Desriveaux WR Richmond

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PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
A June 2 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium 25–24 Win 27,573 1–0
B June 8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Molson Stadium 30–15 Win 20,202 2–0

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Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 18 10 8 0 451 431 20 Details
Toronto Argonauts 18 10 8 0 359 343 20 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 9 9 0 362 408 18 Details
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 4 14 0 292 495 8 Details

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
1 June 16 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Molson Stadium 27–17 Win 20,202 1–0
2 June 24 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 32–14 Win 27,911 2–0
3 Bye
4 July 6 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Molson Stadium 32–29 Win 20,202 3–0
5 July 15 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium 44–16 Win 28,131 4–0
6 July 20 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Molson Stadium 41–38 Win 20,202 5–0
7 July 28 at Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium 21–13 Win 32,411 6–0
8 Aug 3 Toronto Argonauts Molson Stadium 31–7 Win 20,202 7–0
9 Aug 12 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium 27–24 Loss 29,452 7–1
10 Aug 19 at Toronto Argonauts Rogers Centre 31–6 Loss 30,786 7–2
11 Aug 24 Calgary Stampeders Molson Stadium 41–23 Loss 20,202 7–3
12 Sept 1 BC Lions Molson Stadium 48–13 Loss 20,202 7–4
13 Bye
14 Sept 16 at BC Lions BC Place Stadium 36–20 Loss 35,971 7–5
15 Sept 24 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Molson Stadium 17–14 Loss 20,202 7–6
16 Sept 29 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium 30–23 Win 28,028 8–6
17 Oct 9 Saskatchewan Roughriders Molson Stadium 35–8 Win 20,202 9–6
18 Oct 13 at Saskatchewan Roughriders Mosaic Stadium 27–26 Loss 25,329 9–7
19 Oct 21 Edmonton Eskimos Olympic Stadium 30–20 Loss 45,607 9–8
20 Oct 28 at Toronto Argonauts Rogers Centre 24–20 Win 38,123 10–8

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RosterEdit

Montreal Alouettes roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Roster

PlayoffsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Game Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance
21 Bye
22 East Final Nov 12 Toronto Argonauts Olympic Stadium 33–24 Win 35,607
23 Grey Cup Nov 19 BC Lions Canad Inns Stadium 25–14 Loss 44,786

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 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with alternate uniforms.

Scotiabank East FinalEdit

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Toronto Argonauts 3 0 7 14 24
Montreal Alouettes 3 13 14 3 33

Grey CupEdit

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Montreal Alouettes 0 3 9 2 14
BC Lions 9 10 0 6 25

AwardsEdit

2006 CFL All-Star SelectionsEdit

2006 CFL Eastern All-Star SelectionsEdit

2006 Intergold CFLPA All-Star SelectionsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Als coach Matthews resigns". CBC Sports. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2009-11-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 2006 CFL Canadian Draft
  3. ^ a b c https://www.cfl.ca/schedule/year/2006/9[permanent dead link] 2006 Montreal Alouettes Schedule
  4. ^ https://www.cfl.ca/page/players_allstars06 Archived 2015-10-14 at the Wayback Machine 2006 All-Stars