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.

Mitchell Bowl
SportCanadian football
LeagueU Sports football
Given forWinning the U Sports Semi Final Championship
CountryCanada
History
First award2002
Editions18
First winnerSaskatchewan Huskies
Most winsSaskatchewan Huskies (4)
Calgary Dinos (4)[1]
Most recentCalgary Dinos
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HistoryEdit

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. Both the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl have taken their place in history.

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.

List of Mitchell Bowl championsEdit

Date Champion Score Runner Up Location Maury L. Van Vliet Trophy (MVP) Winner
Nov 16, 2002  Saskatchewan 22–0  McGill  Percival-Molson Stadium, Montreal Sheldon Ball, Saskatchewan
Nov 15, 2003  Laval 36–32  McMaster  Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton Jeronimo Huerta-Flores, Laval
Nov 20, 2004  Saskatchewan 31–16  Saint Mary's  Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon Steve Bilan, Saskatchewan
Nov 19, 2005  Saskatchewan 29–27  Laval  Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon David Stevens, Saskatchewan
Nov 18, 2006  Saskatchewan 35–28  Ottawa  Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa Tyler O’Gorman, Saskatchewan[2]
Nov 17, 2007  Manitoba 52–20  Western  Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg Mike Howard, Manitoba
Nov 16, 2008  Western 28–12  Saint Mary's  TD Waterhouse Stadium, London Craig Butler, Western[3]
Nov 21, 2009  Queen's 33–30  Laval  Richardson Memorial Stadium, Kingston Shomari Williams, Queen's
Nov 20, 2010  Calgary 35–8  Saint Mary's  McMahon Stadium, Calgary Steven Lumbala, Calgary
Nov 18, 2011  Laval 41–10  Calgary  McMahon Stadium, Calgary Sébastien Lévesque, Laval
Nov 17, 2012  McMaster 45–6  Calgary  Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton Kyle Quinlan, McMaster
Nov 16, 2013  Calgary 44–3  Western  McMahon Stadium, Calgary Mercer Timmis, Calgary
Nov 22, 2014  McMaster 24–12  Mount Allison  Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton Mark Mackie, McMaster[4]
Nov 21, 2015  Montreal 25–10  Guelph  Alumni Stadium, Guelph Junior Luke, Montreal
Nov 19, 2016  Calgary 50–24  St. F.X.  McMahon Stadium, Calgary Jimmy Underdahl, Calgary
Nov 18, 2017  Laval 35–23  Calgary  McMahon Stadium, Calgary Hugo Richard, Laval
Nov 17, 2018  Western 47–24  Saskatchewan  TD Stadium, London Chris Merchant, Western[5]
Nov 16, 2019  Calgary 30–17  McMaster  McMahon Stadium, Calgary Jalen Philpot, Calgary

Future participantsEdit

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.

The participants and sites for future Mitchell Bowl games are listed below:[6]

Date/Year Visiting conference Host conference
Nov 21, 2020 AUS OUA
2021 RSEQ OUA
2022 AUS Canada West
2023 RSEQ Canada West
2024 Canada West OUA
2025 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 recordsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Past U Sports Champions
  2. ^ "2006 Season in Review" (PDF). Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2007. p. 25. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  3. ^ "Mitchell Bowl: Western wins Mitchell Bowl, to face No. 1 Laval in Vanier Cup". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2008-11-16. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  4. ^ 'Off to Vanier: Marauders win Mitchell Bowl 24-12' from Marauders.ca, 21 November 2014, retrieved 24 November 2014
  5. ^ "Merchant leads Western past Saskatchewan to win Mitchell Bowl". Sportsnet.ca. The Canadian Press. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  6. ^ "U Sports Championship Calendar". U Sports. November 27, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.

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