Tenth Anniversary Semi-Final – Rick Rivers Report – Oct 26 2019

After this column, I was hoping to have one more to write as the Dalhousie Football Tigers complete their tenth anniversary in the Atlantic Football League.  But Holland College which also joined the AFL like Dal, a year after the league’s inception would battle the Tigers for a spot in this year’s title contest.  And … Continue reading Tenth Anniversary Semi-Final – Rick Rivers Report – Oct 26 2019

Dalhousie Tigers at Holland College Hurricanes – Rick Rivers Report – October 19th

Coach Haggett has said it all year long, “we are young”, “lacking experience” but “continually growing”.  The third comment to a degree stalled on Saturday as the Tigers looked listless for most of the 60 minutes in a 28-15 loss to the Holland College Hurricanes.  Earlier in the season, Dal had humiliated HC by defeating … Continue reading Dalhousie Tigers at Holland College Hurricanes – Rick Rivers Report – October 19th

Tigers cap undefeated season with second championship win in three years

HALIFAX, NS All of Dalhousie’s teams (O,D,ST) executed better than Holland College in what was the wild, windy, wet and weird weather of the Atlantic Football League’s tenth-anniversary championship.  The Dal Tigers completed their second undefeated championship season in three years with a 27-3 victory over the Holland College Hurricanes in what was a near … Continue reading Tigers cap undefeated season with second championship win in three years

Tigers head to homecoming 2-0 after a close battle with UNB Fredericton

Rick Rivers Report Sept 22 Duplisea Leads Tigers ABC’s Wild World of Sport of the 1970's talked about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.  Dal football probably experienced both in Saturday’s near loss to the UNB Red Bombers.  After being up 18-3 at halftime and 27-3, 10 minutes into the 3rd Q, … Continue reading Tigers head to homecoming 2-0 after a close battle with UNB Fredericton

Tigers take first game of 2018 season against UNB Fredericton Red Bombers

Season Opener - Tigers 43 - Red Bombers 17 For the Dalhousie Tigers it was a game of two different halves. Head coach, Mark Haggett said, “We’ve got to learn how to come out fast” and they did that in the second half.  Even though Dal scored the first eight points of the game on … Continue reading Tigers take first game of 2018 season against UNB Fredericton Red Bombers

Tigers lose close battle in AFL championship title to UNB Redbombers

In 2016, the Dalhousie Tigers had a perfect season, 8-0 to win the Atlantic Football League championship.  The 2017 season has proved to be inconsistent but still, the Tigers had a chance to have a perfect ending to this season.  They defeated the 2nd place Holland College Hurricanes, 21-18 in one semi-final and advanced to … Continue reading Tigers lose close battle in AFL championship title to UNB Redbombers

Tigers avenge season losses to Hurricanes en route to AFL Championship

TIGER PRIDE AND CONSISTENCY, YES! By Rick Rivers It was an absolutely perfect day for a stroll on an island beach and even more outrageous day for a football game on UPEI’s campus.  The Dal Tigers kept their hopes alive for an AFL championship repeat with as an exciting, hold your breath win over Holland … Continue reading Tigers avenge season losses to Hurricanes en route to AFL Championship

Tigers look to avenge season series versus Hurricanes

TIGER PRIDE AND CONSISTENCY NEEDED By Rick Rivers It was a majestic sunrise on the Northumberland Strait as the Dalhousie Tigers boarded Bay Ferries Limited for a seventy-five minute rolling ride from Caribou to Wood Islands.  The players had the treat of being able to have a cafeteria meal, roam the decks of the ferry … Continue reading Tigers look to avenge season series versus Hurricanes