Calgary Stampeders win 2008 Grey Cup in Montreal

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Grey Cup.
Image: Roland Tanglao.

The Calgary Stampeders have won the 96th Grey Cup in Montreal, Canada on Sunday after defeating the Montreal Alouettes by a 22-14 score. Five field goals from placekicker Sandro DeAngelis were instrumental in Calgary's victory as was the game's Most Valuable Player, Henry Burris who scored a second-quarter touchdown. The Stampeders last won the Cup in 2001 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Montreal, the last time Calgary appeared in a Grey Cup championship.

The Canadian Football League (CFL) championship game was held at Montreal's Olympic Stadium before a crowd of 66,308. Only the 1977 Grey Cup, also at Montreal Olympic Stadium, had a higher attendance of 68,318.

The half-time included performances by musicians Theory of a Deadman, Andrée Watters and Suzie McNeil.

On Thursday, Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo was declared this year's CFL Outstanding Player at a player awards ceremony in Montreal.

The Cup is named after Earl Grey, who donated the trophy to honour Canada's most successful amateur rugby team. By the time the Canadian Football League was formed in 1958, the Cup became the top prize for professional football in Canada.

CBC Television did not broadcast the Grey Cup for the first time since the 40th Grey Cup in 1952, when the championship was first televised. Specialty cable network TSN won the rights to this year's match.

Next year's CFL championship game is scheduled at Calgary's McMahon Stadium.

Sandro DeAngelis of the Calgary Stampeders
Image: DanM (Calgary).
CFL Grey Cup scoring
Quarter Play Player Time Calg Mtl
1st field goal Damon Duval 4:34 0 3
2nd field goal Sandro DeAngelis 1:12 3 3
touchdown Avon Cobourne 7:18 3 9
convert Damon Duval 7:36 3 10
field goal Damon Duval 12:08 3 13
touchdown Henry Burris 14:16 9 13
convert Sandro DeAngelis 14:16 10 13
3rd field goal Sandro DeAngelis 9:22 13 13
single Damon Duval 11:13 13 14
field goal Sandro DeAngelis 15:00 16 14
4th field goal Sandro DeAngelis 02:46 19 14
field goal Sandro DeAngelis 10:48 22 14
FINAL 22 14


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