Montreal Beavers

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Montreal Beavers
First Season
1961
Team History
Montreal Beavers (1966-67)
Fort Wayne Warriors (1965)
Indianapolis Warriors (1961-64)
Conference/Division
Continental Football League (1965-67)
  • Atlantic North Division (1967)
  • Western Division (1965-66)

United Football League (1961-64)

  • Eastern Division (1964)
  • Western Division (1961-63)
Venue
Autostade (1966-67)
Zollner Stadium (1965)
Victory Field (1961-64)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives

The Montreal Beavers were a professional American football team based in Montreal, Quebec. The franchise began as the Indianapolis Warriors of the United Football League in 1961, where they played for four seasons. During that time the Warriors made the UFL playoffs three times, and advanced to the league championship in 1964. The team moved to Fort Wayne in January 1965, and became a charter member of the Continental Football League when it was formed the next month.

Unable to find financial success in Indiana, team owner Al Savill sold the Warriors to a group from Montreal led by construction magnate, and former Montreal Alouette, Johnny Newman in March 1966. Led by former South Carolina head coach Marvin Bass, the Beavers finished with a 7-7 record in 1966 and a 4-8 mark in 1967. The team denied rumors of a sale in early 1968, but nevertheless folded before the season began.

Publications

Programs by season

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1965
Fort Wayne Warriors
Week 1 August 14 at Norfolk Neptunes Foreman Field
Week 4 September 5 at Wheeling Ironmen Wheeling Stadium
Week 10 October 17 vs. Newark Bears Zollner Stadium
1966
Montreal Beavers
Week 4 September 10 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Autostade
Week 8 October 8 at Orlando Panthers Tangerine Bowl
Week 11 October 29 at Richmond Rebels City Stadium
Week 13 November 12 vs. Charleston Rockets Autostade
1967
Week 4 September 16 at Orlando Panthers Tangerine Bowl
Week 11 November 4 at Norfolk Neptunes Foreman Field
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