Dave Ritchie passes away

Dave Ritchie former HC of the Alouettes 97-98 has passed away.


He was a good popular coach, although at times I found it difficult to interpret his speeches.



Great coach. Really cared about the game. May he rest in peace.


My condolences.


I was at the 1994 Grey Cup Game in Vancouver when the Lion’s coached by Dave Ritchie won the Cup 26-23 over Baltimore. Great coach - my condolences to the Ritchie Family.

My favorite memory of Dave Ritchie was of him falling to his knees and pounding his fist on the ground after that improbable Osbaldiston 56 yd walkoff fg won the EF in ‘98’ for the Cats . The Alouettes took the lead late
and thought that they had the game won in one of the greatest games that I have ever seen live .

Ritchie was no doubt one of the best there ever was and will certainly be missed . RIP Dave Ritchie .


Triste nouvelle, en effet. Dave Ritchie a été un bon entraîneur et même si son passage est un peu passé sous le radar parce qu’il a été dans l’ombre de Wally et du Don, il aura laissé sa marque dans la ligue.