SPORTS Plus RMC Faded Football Memories

Photos by: John Sheahan

(W) Volleyball – Although the Paladins lost their weekend match-up against Brock they are still well positioned for a play-off berth. With five matches and a favourable schedule ahead of them they currently sit on the eighth and final play-off spot with a 6 and 7 record. They play at U of T this coming Saturday, 28 Jan  at 3PM.

Recent Varsity results:


18 Jan Queen’s U 4 RMC 1     Gaels knock off Paladins

20 Jan    Ryerson 4 RMC 0

21 Jan     Nipissing 3 RMC 2

Basketball (M) 

20 Jan  Ottawa 97 RMC 34  Gee-Gees Back on the Winning Track

21 Jan  Carleton 120  RMC 38

Basketball (W)

20 Jan Ottawa 88 RMC 27  Gee-Gees Trample Paladins

21 Jan Carleton 58  RMC 34

Volleyball (M)

20 Jan Queen’s 3 RMC 0 (19, 19, 18)  Gaels sweep cross town rival RMC in three straight sets

Volleyball (W)

21 Jan Brock 3 RMC 1 ( RMC 21, 25, 19, 16)  Brock defeats Paladins 3-1


RMC Varsity Athlete Bio – 26209 OCdt (II) Nicholas Lightbody

OCdt (II) Nicholas Lightbody, a Varsity swimmer from Victoria, British Columbia, is a second year Aeronautical Engineering student in the Combat Engineer trade.

Hometown: Victoria, B.C.

Family: I have a younger brother and sister

Degree: Aeronautical Engineering

Trade: Combat Engineer

Swimming specialty: 100 m and 200 m Freestyle events

One special memory you have from swimming is: I had a swim off race at Provincials where we tied for the final 8th place in the 50 m Freestyle and I had to swim again to break the tie. With the support of the whole crowd I won by a narrow 0.02 seconds.

My most memorable competition was: The 2011 Military World Games in Brazil.

One thing people don’t know about me is: I speak Spanish fluently.

Biggest Fear: My biggest fear is falling through ice and being stuck underneath it.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, running, waterpolo, soccer and hockey.

Future Aspirations: I plan to graduate and then I hope to be a SAR TECH rescue swimmer.



Submitted by 4588 Kompf, R.L.

This is my ‘best shot’. Return fire is encouraged!

In 1955 RMC had two teams – RMC I and RMC II.

On a bus trip to Lennoxville to play Bishop’s, I observed that several miles of the highway SOUTH of Montreal were graveled rather than paved. Explanation given: the graveled stretch was in a Riding that had not voted for the Party of Duplessis. Whoever said football was not educational!!?

In various years our competition included U of Ottawa, Carleton, both in Ottawa;Concordia, Montreal; Bishop’s,Lennoxville; McMaster, Hamilton; Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph and “??”

This may be a joined memory. We were down 19 – 6 at half time against (?) U of Ottawa. In the third quarter (or thereabouts) Pete Joyce suddenly regained consciousness. He had been hid hard some time in the first half and had been playing on ‘remote’. He had scored two touchdowns and we won 27 – 19.

I played in two games with a score of 55 – 0. The game we won against Concordia was much more enjoyable than the one we lost to McMaster.

My task in both games was calling defensive signals. McMaster, quarter-backed by Russ Jackson, was totally baffling. Maybe they were playing from a ‘Single Wing’ rather than the conventional ‘T’ or ‘Split T’. No help came from the coaches. Jackson would drop back 20 or more yards scattering the pursuit who were mindful of covering the run as well as the pass. Suddenly, like a trebuchet, this ARM would appear and sling the ball 65 or more yards with pin point accuracy. Woe and Misery!

At half time, hoping for some guidance in stemming the deluge of points against, the dressing room provided not solace, not support and not encouragement. Where was the Coach? Tony Golab was not in our dressing room. He was in McMaster’s – scouting Russ Jackson for the Ottawa Rough Riders! In retrospect, that was probably the most useful contribution made that day for the future of Canadian Football.


The following is from Wikipedia.

Anthony Charles (Tony) Golab, CM (born January 17, 1919) was a retired Canadian football player.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, he played with the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1939 to 1950. He was part of the 1941 and 1948 Grey Cup finalists teams and was part of the winning 1940 Grey Cup champions.

In 1985, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1964, he was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. In 1975, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

As coach:


1954-1957 Hamilton Panthers

Royal Military College of Canada

As player:




1945-1950 Sarnia Imperials

Ottawa Rough Riders

Ottawa Uplands (RCAF)

Ottawa Rough Riders

Career highlights and awards

CFL All-Star: nine times

Awards: 1941 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy

1941 Lionel Conacher Award

Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1964

Russell Stanley “Russ” Jackson, OC(born July 28, 1936 in Hamilton, Ontario)

After a stellar college career as both a basketball and football player, Jackson graduated from McMaster University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He was the McMaster nominee for a Rhodes Scholarship, but did not pursue an interview for the scholarship, deciding instead to sign with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League, who drafted him in the first round of the 1958 CFL draft

As a former professional Canadian football quarterback. Jackson spent his entire 12-year professional football career with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. He is a member of the Order of Canada, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and has been described as the best Canadian-born quarterback to play in the CFL. In 2006, Jackson was voted one of the CFL’s Top 50 players (#8) of the league’s modern era by Canadian sports network TSN, the highest-ranked Canadian-born player on the list.

CFL Draft:

1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6

Drafted by:

Ottawa Rough Riders

Career highlights and awards

Grey Cup champion (1960, 1968, 1969)


CFL 1966, 1968, 1969

Eastern All-Star – 1962, 1963, 1967


Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy(1959, 1969)

Most Outstanding Canadian(1959, 1963, 1966, 1969)

CFL MOP (1963, 1966, 1969)

Grey Cup MVP (1969)

Lou Marsh Trophy (1969)

Honours:  Order of Canada (1970)

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame(1975)

Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1973

Follow the Wikipedia links to an interview on U-Tube “CFL Legend Russ Jackson interview on Sports Bis”.



  • John Whitaker

    January 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Congratulations to Bob Kompf. His long term memory must be holding up well. My memory of that 55 – zip drubbing by Mac was the opening kick-off – racing down the field under the kick – trying in vain to tackle Russ, just like the other 11 of us, and watching him scoot into the end zone. If my memory serves, Russ was not the Mac quarterback, but a run or pass halfback. Could be wrong. Heard from somewhere that after the game, Tony Golab got on the horn to Frank Clair in Ottawa and that is why Russ played for the Riders instead of the, more obvious, T-cats.

  • Colin Campbell

    January 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I remember Tony Golab well and fondly. He thought I was too small 155 lbs. and decided to use me as a foil getting me to run at him and he would demonstrate how to ward off an attemted block. However I got under his arms and knocked him ass over teakettle. Nobody dared laugh and it was the last time he got involved in a physical way in 1955 my final year.

  • 3857 Dick Patterson

    January 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Ah, Bob. One year earlier photo (which I have) and I would have been in the photo!

    On the other hand, I graduated before Mac could beat us…

    I, too have great memories of being coached by Tony Golab. He also tried the open field tackling caper on us (I was the left end and went down under punts). He was very successful at making us look silly, one on one, and so, having had enough, we gang-tackled him. He limped off the field holding his back and the next practice, he brought out a chair. He should have told us that he had a bad back from his fighter being shot down over Italy.

    Remember the split count on the snap that he introduced and that allowed us to beat the Shearwater massives 12-0 (5 point TDs then)? “On one. On two. On three” Sounds just like a foot drill command; cautionary “Stand at” and executive “Ease!” Only the ball came out on the “On” and overtrained Shearwater were waiting for the “Three”.

    Like Colin says, he like big guys and told me that if could find someone bigger than me (150 lbs)who could play that end, I was out. Fortunately, I came from a football high school in Windsor where Tony’s cousin, Al Newman was also a great coach. I needed those road trips to taste a little freedom occasionally.

  • Chris Carr 4328

    January 25, 2012 at 6:02 am

    One memory I had of that game was my experience as a defensive end trying to get to the pirouetting Jackson. He had all the time he needed, and them some more, while performing offensive experiments in the backfield. When I tried to get into their backfield, I kept bumping into their blocking gurad or end. and he was big, BIG. I tried to burst in from one angle, then another, then another. All that happened was that I bounced off the same enormous mid-rift from a different angle. It was a humiliating day, and in that sense instructive.