Post Tagged with: "Montreal Blitz"

DYK: Raiders coming to Canada? German QB invited to CFL Intl. combine, and more

DYK: Raiders coming to Canada? German QB invited to CFL Intl. combine, and more

March 18, 2019 at 6:10 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels.  In this edition: Oakland Raiders look to schedule exhibition game in Canada German quarterback competing at CFL’s international combine Former Montreal Blitz player making waves in CFL’s front office Player safetyRead More

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Juliette Legault jubilant over opportunity to bolster offensive attack

May 11, 2018 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Part of a new generation of gridiron heroines donning the colors of the Montreal Blitz, Juliette Legault is contributing towards the blazing of an exciting path forward. As the 2017 campaign marked the first for Legault, which was also the first for the Blitz in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA),Read More

Duchesneau (#95) in action with the Blitz (Credit: Kevin J. Raftery)

Former ice hockey goaltender Joanie Duchesneau dominant on the gridiron

February 20, 2018 at 5:48 amby 0 comments

Possessing a tremendous athletic background, the Montreal Blitz have a gem in Joanne Duchesneau. Towering at 6’1”, her youth was spent excelling on both the soccer pitch and the hockey rink. It was during soccer that Duchesneau would cultivate her desire to play football. Observing football teams practice on aRead More

Auger (#55) returns to Molson Stadium in a halftime exhibition with the Blitz

Myriam Auger ascends into key contributor with Montreal Blitz

February 18, 2018 at 5:48 amby 0 comments

Having first played football at the tender age of 13, the experience would prove to be the springboard for Myriam Auger’s stellar career with the Montreal Blitz. Beginning in 2010 with the Kodiaks du College Mont-Saint-Louis, she would grace the gridiron with the club until graduation in 2014. Joining theRead More

STAFFIERI: Sonia Brodeur among new generation of Blitz stars stepping onto world stage

STAFFIERI: Sonia Brodeur among new generation of Blitz stars stepping onto world stage

October 22, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

In just her third season with the Montreal Blitz, Sonia Brodeur has emerged as one of the nation’s premier competitors on the offensive line. Raised in Brownsburg-Chatham, her first experiences on the gridiron took place at the high school level. Playing with the boys at the Inuk de la PolyvalenteRead More

Chevrier in action with the Blitz during their IWFL years (Image supplied by Annabelle Chevrier)

Annabelle Chevrier shows sensational display of teamwork on game’s biggest stage

October 21, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Part of a Montreal Blitz whose offensive attack ranked seventh overall during their first season in the Women’s Football Alliance, Annabelle Chevrier was an integral component to such sterling success. With five seasons of experience, Chevrier is also one of the game’s rising stars. Raised in the suburb of St.Read More

Brunet all smiles in the Blitz colours (Image obtained from: http://www.wfaprofootball.com/team-canada/rose-amelie-brunet/)

Rose Amelie Brunet revels in occasion to compete for Team Canada

October 15, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Bringing a breadth of athletic achievement, Rose Amelie Brunet is blossoming into an integral component of the future for the Montreal Blitz. With the club having relocated to the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) in 2017, it introduced the prodigious Brunet to a remarkable spectrum of gridiron talent, which would foreshadowRead More

In action against Team Great Britain at the 2017 IFAF Women's Worlds (Credit: Jes Quesada, Game On Photo)

Laurence Thivierge leading the way for new generation of Blitz superstars in Vancouver

October 13, 2017 at 5:42 amby 0 comments

As one of the signature teams in Canadian female football, the 2017 IFAF Women’s Worlds in Vancouver served as one of the defining moments for the Montreal Blitz. With the host city serving as an intersection, where numerous generations of Blitz talent collided, it heralded a coming of age forRead More

Roussel (#31) in action against Team Australia (Credit: Diz Ruptive Photography, Debra Carlson)

Sense of vindication for Virginie Roussel with strong showing in Vancouver

September 30, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

As every member of Canada’s roster brought their own stories in the gridiron journey that culminated with the coveted milestone of competing at the IFAF Women’s Worlds in Vancouver, one of the most compelling belonged to linebacker Virginie Roussel. A member of the Montreal Blitz since 2013, the odyssey ofRead More

Wearing number 58, O'Driscoll positions herself against Australia's offensive line (Credit: Diz Ruptive Photography)

Brigitte O’Driscoll bolsters Canada’s defensive presence at IFAF Worlds in Vancouver

September 20, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

Experiencing a milestone shaped around a memorable time that saw gridiron goddesses descend upon Vancouver, a city whose sporting legacy also involves the 2010 Winter Games, Brigitte O’Driscoll was part of an exciting new generation of Canadian stars that competed in the IFAF Women’s Worlds. Competing on the defensive sideRead More

Credit: Jes Quesada

Blitz legend Laurence Pontbriand provides series of peerless performances for Canada

September 17, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Enjoyable to coach with an ability to excel in pressure type situations, Laurence Pontbriand is the epitome of what a football player should be. With precise footwork and an on-field vision, bringing a strong innate attention to details, Pontbriand possesses an amazing self-confidence that made her an ideal choice toRead More

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Emilie Belanger soars to historic heights with Regina Riot

July 12, 2017 at 5:40 amby 0 comments

Although she was in her first season with the Regina Riot, Emilie Belanger provided a wealth of experience that was essential in the run towards the 2017 WWCFL championship. Having donned Canada’s colors in the IFAF Women’s Worlds, Belanger’s body of work has also involved the rise to prominence forRead More

Marie-Claude Vincent embodies the fighting spirit of the Montreal Blitz

Marie-Claude Vincent embodies the fighting spirit of the Montreal Blitz

April 22, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

As the Montreal Blitz embark on a new chapter, competing in the Women’s Football Alliance, there was one player that bridged multiple generations, whose spirit for the game defined the landmark years in the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL). Between 2001 and 2016, Marie-Claude Vincent spent 14 seasons with theRead More

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Annabelle Chevrier continues proud tradition of gridiron glory for the Montreal Blitz

November 25, 2016 at 5:25 amby 0 comments

As the greatest football team in the modern history of La Belle Province, the Montreal Blitz has consisted of a remarkable number of women that have graced the gridiron. As the last few seasons have represented a transition towards a new generation of players, the Blitz has an exceptional buildingRead More

Palmer an integral player during Blitz glory days

Palmer an integral player during Blitz glory days

December 29, 2015 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

Having made the visceral decision to hang up her helmet, Montreal Blitz wide receiver Alia Palmer leaves behind a proud playing legacy. After a dozen seasons, crafting a standard of excellence for future wide receivers to emulate, the native of Ste. Anne de Bellevue was one of the unsung heroesRead More

Paull an integral part in Blitz’ rise

Paull an integral part in Blitz’ rise

September 4, 2015 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

As the Montreal Blitz has contributed to a proud female sporting legacy in Montreal, one of the results is the creation of new sporting stars. Among the remarkable women that helped transform the Blitz into one of the IWFL’s premier franchises was multi-sport star Georgina Paull. Although it seems difficultRead More

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Montreal’s unsung hero

April 24, 2015 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Quarterback great Ashraf continues to make impact and enjoy successful gridiron carrer As women’s football has enjoyed over a decade of competitive play in Canada, many of its builders and heroes can be found throughout. In the city of Montreal, Saadia Ashraf is leading a great charge in sporting equality,Read More

Canadian dimension

Canadian dimension

June 22, 2014 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Belanger adds new dimension to career as member of Force’s rookie class Having had the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2013 IFAF Women’s World Football Championships, no one could have foreseen that several of Emilie Belanger’s rivals on Team USA would become teammates in 2014. Taking into account thatRead More

Blitzing momentum

Blitzing momentum

April 26, 2014 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

IWFL:  Blitz look to carry momentum into home opener As one of the most accomplished female football teams in Canada, the Montreal Blitz are looking towards the 2014 campaign with another championship in sight. Competing as the only international team in the IWFL, the Blitz have already started their 2014Read More

Rugged determination

Rugged determination

March 9, 2014 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Pontbriand part of new generation for marvelous Blitz As the most successful internationally-based team in the history of the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL), the Montreal Blitz are poised to retain such status with the impact of Laurence Pontbriand. Also a rugby player with the University of Montreal Carabins program,Read More

Blitzing impact

Blitzing impact

March 2, 2014 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Belanger key contributor to growing impact of Montreal Blitz in female game Having competed for the Canadian contingent at the 2013 IFAF Women’s World Football Championships in Vantaa, Finland, Emilie P. Belanger is aware of what it takes to be a world-class athlete. As one of the stalwarts on theRead More

Left to right: Capital Area Lady Gladiators members Robyn Neill, Kris Chatterton, Alex Black and Cheryl O’Leary proudly display the Canadian flag. Photo credit: Baxter Photography

Making their mark

January 2, 2014 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

13 Exemplary Women of 2013 season Holly Arthur, Halifax, MWFL While she works towards bringing Nova Scotia’s only MWFL franchise into the championship picture, her efforts off the field have also brought about inspiration. From her role on the MWFL executive as Secretary, she has also helped introduce the HalifaxRead More

Ten best moments of 2013 Canadian women’s football

Ten best moments of 2013 Canadian women’s football

December 30, 2013 at 6:15 amby 4 comments

Honorable Mention: Three Canadians make their mark at LFL’s Pacific Cup With the cancellation of the 2013 LFL Canada season, a trio of competitors from the BC Angels made their presence felt. With the Legends Football League hosting the Pacific Cup, its annual holiday showcase, in Seattle, Angels players SteviRead More