BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS HISTORY

 

 

 TEAM HISTORICAL Hi-LITES:

 

1941

Vancouver Grizzlies play a single season in the Western Inter-provincial Football Union.

1952

Application made to the WIFU for a football team in Vancouver.

1953

First annual meeting of the British Columbia Lions.

1954

B.C. Lions play their first-ever game Saturday, August 28 vs. Winnipeg in EMPIRE STADIUM.  By Bailey scored the first-ever touchdown in an 8-6 loss to the Blue Bombers.  First (and only) win of the season came September 18, with a 9-4 triumph over Calgary, with Bailey scoring the winning touchdown.

1964

Following an 11-2-3 season, the Lions win their first Grey Cup against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  A two-touchdown, two-way starring performance by Bill Munsey, Kapp and Fleming, and a touchdown from the field goal unit led the Lions to a 34-24 victory.

1970

The first artificial turf in Canada was installed at Empire Stadium.

1982

Team moves into BC PLACE.

1985

Lions defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 37-24 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal to capture their second Grey Cup championship.

1994

Before a home-town crowd at BC Place, and with no time remaining, Lui Passaglia kicks the winning field goal to give the Lions an incredible 26-23 victory over the heavily-favoured Baltimore CFL, the third Grey Cup in team history.

2000

Lions win their fourth Grey Cup, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 28-26 at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.

2006

Lions win their fifth Grey Cup, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 25-14 in the 94th Grey Cup in Winnipeg.

2007

Lions set team record with 14 wins in Regular Season.

2011

Lions win their fifth Grey Cup, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34-23 in the 99th Grey Cup in BC Place.

 

 

 OTHER TEAM LOGOS:

 

 SIX GREY CUP VICTORIES FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS:

Lions' logo, circa 1960's

Commemorative 50th Anniversary Logo - 2003

 

First Grey Cup: 1964

1985 Grey Cup Champions

1994 Grey Cup Champions

2000 Grey Cup Champions

2000 Grey Cup Champions

2000 Grey Cup Champions

1964

1985

1994

2000

2006

2011

 


 

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS' REGULAR SEASON RECORD

1954 THROUGH JULY 20, 2013

# - In 2001 & 2002, 1 point was awarded for an Overtime loss.  [The Lions had 1 OT loss.]

 

GP

W

L

T

PF

PA

PTS

PCT

HOME

AWAY

1,002

487

491#

24

23,569

23,166

999#

.498

274-210-16

213-281#-8

 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS' REGULAR SEASON RECORD VS. OTHER TEAMS, 1954 TO PRESENT:

 

 

 

OPPONENT:

GP

W

L

T

PF

PA

PTS

PCT.

HOME

AWAY

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

1954 TO PRESENT

178

77

96

5

3,895

4,333

159

.447

44-41-3

33-55-2

EDMONTON ESKIMOS

1954 TO PRESENT

182

75

103#

4

3,763

4,206

155#

.423

39-49-3

36-54#-1

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

1961 TO PRESENT

83

48

32

3

2,278

1,937

99

.596

26-13-3

22-19-0

MONTREAL ALOUETTES/ CONCORDES

1961-1986; 1996 TO PRESENT

66

34

31

1

1,687

1,434

69

.523

24-8-1

10-23-0

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

1954 TO PRESENT

178

82

92

4

4,151

4,074

168

.472

43-43-2

39-49-2

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

1961 TO PRESENT

85

52

31

2

2,329

2,054

110

.624

29-12-2

24-20-0

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

1954 TO PRESENT

158

73

83

2

3,283

3,546

148

.468

42-37-0

31-46-2

OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS

1946-1996

51

31

18

2

1,401

1,143

64

.627

21-6-2

10-12-0

SACRAMENTO GOLDMINERS

1993-1994

4

1

2

1

111

116

3

.375

1-1-0

0-1-1

LAS VEGAS POSSE

1994

2

2

0

0

84

23

4

1.000

1-0-0

1-0-0

SHREVEPORT PIRATES

1994-1995

2

1

1

0

86

35

2

.500

1-1-0

0-0-0

BALTIMORE STALLIONS

1994-1995

3

1

2

0

94

110

2

.333

1-0-0

0-2-0

BIRMINGHAM BARRACUDAS

1995

1

1

0

0

30

23

2

1.000

1-0-0

0-0-0

MEMPHIS MAD DOGS

1995

1

1

0

0

31

13

2

1.000

0-0-0

1-0-0

SAN ANTONIO TEXANS

1995

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-----

0-0-0

0-0-0

OTTAWA RENEGADES

2002-2005

8

8

0

0

311

151

16

1.000

4-0-0

4-0-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS' POST-SEASON RECORD

1954 THROUGH NOVEMBER 18, 2012

(Does NOT include Grey Cup.)

 

OPPONENT:

GP

W

L

T

PF

PA

PCT

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

12

4

8

0

295

322

.333

EDMONTON ESKIMOS

13

4

9

0

250

384

.308

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

11

6

5

0

292

218

.545

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

7

5

2

0

167

161

.714

MONTREAL ALOUETTES

2

0

2

0

53

101

.000

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

1

0

1

0

7

28

.000

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

1

1

0

0

34

27

1.000

TOTALS

47

20

27

0

1,098

1,241

.426

 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS' GREY CUP RECORD:

 

1963 to Present

 

YEAR:

SITE:

WINNING TEAM:

LOSING TEAM:

1963

Vancouver

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 21

British Columbia Lions 10

1964

Toronto

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 34

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24

1983

Vancouver

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 18

British Columbia Lions 17

1985

Montreal

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 37

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24

1988

Ottawa

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 22

British Columbia Lions 21

1994

Vancouver

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 26

Baltimore Stallions 23

2000

Calgary

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 28

Montreal Alouettes 26

2004

Ottawa

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 27

British Columbia Lions 19

2006

Winnipeg

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 25

Montreal Alouettes 14

2011

Vancouver

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 34

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23

 

APPS

WON

LOST

PF

PA

PCT

10

6

4

251

222

.600

 

 

 

 


 

 

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