1987 Regina Rams Football Club

Accomplishments: Canadian Junior Football Champions, 1987.

When the Rams entered the 1987 season the mentality on the team was to win another national championship. With the majority of their players returning, Coach McCrystal thought this was a good bet. They ended regular season play in second place, with a record of six wins and two losses, and again led the league in points scored with 288 points and second in points against.

In the Prairie Junior Football Conference (PJFC) semifinal the Rams defeated the Edmonton Wildcats 41-15 before meeting the Saskatoon Hilltops in the final. The Rams came out on top with a 34-18 win.

Advancing to the Western Canadian final the Rams defeated the Okanagan Suns of the British Columbia Junior Football League 45-23 to once again play for the CJFL crown.

In the Canadian final the Rams faced the St. Vital Mustangs of the Manitoba Junior Football conference, claiming the Armadale Cup with a 31-23 victory for the second year in a row.

Quarterback Dean Picton was named Western Canada’s outstanding offensive player and the PJFC’s outstanding offensive player and MVP. Defensive end Dave Gebert was named the PJFC’s outstanding defensive lineman.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on June 20, 1998.

1987 Regina Rams – National Champions Roster
Back Row: Directors: Murray Patzwald, Bob Pelton, Jack Kennedy, Gary Mather, Ken Black, Dave McMahon, Larry Kratt, Basil Chomos (Chaplin), Bob Rieger, Cliff Dacey, Dave Stouse, Paul Barnby, Norbert Thurmeier.

Sixth Row: Rob Tudor (Dir.), Dave Howie (Dir.), Brian Eltom, Rob Sillinger, Sinisa Stefanovic, Bill Keith, Maurice Exner, Dwayne Lamontagne, Greg Fiddler, Kent Paterson, Tim Burnie, Tom McCord (Dir.).

Fifth Row: Jon Hammond (Dir.), Steven Bryce, Zeljko Stefanovic, Darrel Mosiondz, John Ferguson, Jon Rae, Greg Karpa, Terris Chorney, Bill Dinu, Steve Tunison, Laird McLeod, Jim Warnecke, Randy Morrish (Dir.).

Fourth Row: Larry Mueller (Dir.), Rod Flahr, Glen Sawa, Kelly Gorman, Dave Rezansoff, Brad Arsenault, Trevor Blanchard, Cletus Vassos, Roger Reinson, Tim Relke, Jim Wensel, Ken Neiszner, Kelly Sherman, Ed Bankowski (Dir.).

Third Row: Wendell Toth, Dan Johnston, Blaine Pearce, Neal Donovel, Brent Barkman, Dave Gebert, Rob Nistor, Cory Aspelieter, Kollin Erichsen, Sean Wouters, Jamie Anderson, Cliff Rusconi, Wallie Sich, Gary Uhren (Mgr.).

Second Row: Jay Yaciw (Ball Boy), Dean Picton, Ryan Hall, Lance Lascue, Steve Klyne, James Vollhoffer, Jeff Kallichuk, Sam Khuber, Darcy Smycniuk, Rich Sutcliffe, Blaine Coupal, Mike Lazecki, Dean Mihalicz, Bob Millar (Pres.).

Front Row: Rob Cherepuschak (Ball Boy), Patty Cherepuschak (Assistant Trainer), Terry Cherepuschak (Trainer), Jerry Orban (Assistant Coach), Bernie Schmidt (Assistant Mgr.), Kevin Baier (Assistant Equip. Mgr.), Corey Piche (Assistant Equip. Mgr.), Jason Sroka (Ball Boy).

Missing Players: Rod Chabot, Greg Cherkas, Doug Dorsch, Al Hendren, Rick Lavoy, Dwayne Roy, Mark Sombach.

Missing: Rick Seaman (Assistant Coach), Dr. Jack Alexander, Dr. Brian Barootes, Dr. Bill Elliot, Doug McKillop (Vice Pres.), George Crawford (Dir.), Bob Forrest (Dir.), Lawrence Gerritsen (Dir.), Andy McDougall (Dir.), Don McDougall (Dir.), Boyd Richards (Dir.), Ron Stengler (Dir.).