31 Results for month: 07/2016

Ottawa to host 105th Grey Cup in 2017

CFL.ca Staff OTTAWA – The 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw is coming to Ottawa in 2017. “We’re bringing Canada’s cup to Canada’s capital in the year we all celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday,” said Jeffrey L. Orridge, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League. “It’s going to be very special for our fans and our league and, most ... More

Milt Stegall to be Added to Ring of Honour

WINNIPEG, MB., July 29, 2016 –   The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce Milt Stegall as the fourth inductee to the Ring of Honour presented by the Insurance Brokers of Manitoba (IBAM) at Investors Group Field. An overwhelming popular vote with the fans, Stegall was one of the greatest players in Canadian Football League history. A nine-time CFL ... More

PLAYER DISCIPLINE – WEEK 5

A.C. Leonard, Jamaal Westerman fined following Week 5 Thursday, July 28, 2016 — TORONTO (July 28, 2016) -- The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today: Winnipeg Blue Bomber Jamaal Westerman was fined for a for an unnecessary hit to a vulnerable player (Bo Levi Mitchell) in the game against the Calgary Stampeders. Saskatchewan Roughrider ... More

THIS WEEK IN THE CFL – WEEK 6

  Thursday, July 28, 2016 — With a quarter of the season now in the books, CFL teams can feel an even greater sense of urgency to turn it up, or turn it around. Tonight in Edmonton, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hope a change at quarterback will result in a change of fortune, when Matt Nichols leads their offense against the defending Grey Cup ... More

’76 Grey Cup Team Headlines this weekend’s Tailgate Party

July 28, 2016 The 2016 season marks the 40th anniversary of Ottawa’s last Grey Cup victory. In 1976, the Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Saskatchewan 23-20 with a last minute touchdown by Tony Gabriel. He hauled in a 24-yard pass from Tom Clements in the end zone, a play that’s simply remembers as “The Catch” in CFL lore … legend, really. Gabr... More

Cory Mantyka and Jason Clermont to Join BC Lions Wall of Fame

July 26, 2016 The BC Lions Football Club is pleased to announce that former Leo greats Cory Mantyka and Jason Clermont have been selected as this year’s Wall of Fame inductees and will be honoured during halftime when the Lions take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday, August 13 presented by TELUS. “As British Columbia’s most successful ... More

Herb Zurkowsky: Former Alouette Paul Lambert endured turbulent transition from CFL

Herb Zurkowsky, Montreal Gazette More from Herb Zurkowsky, Montreal Gazette Published on: July 15, 2016 | Last Updated: July 15, 2016 4:20 PM EDT "To be honest, retirement has been good and bad. If you don't plan for retirement, things can easily turn tragic," says former Alouettes offensive-lineman Paul Lambert. Marie-France Coallier / ... More

Esks Throwback: Jason Tucker

Alumni July 21, 2016 amoats by Terry Jones, PostMedia In this first of three special features, we throwback to Eskimos receiving legend Jason Tucker. When you are a big time Texas rancher with a thousand head of cattle, it’s tough to combine a career as a professional football coach. Jason Tucker managed to do it with the Saskatchewan Roughri... More

The Ken Ploen Story

by Ed Tait July 11, 2016 Ken Ploen wasn’t always bigger than life in this town. It’s surely an odd statement to make now about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers legend, especially after all these years have passed. It feels like he’s been revered in these parts as an icon forever. And seemingly no one single adjective has ever been ... More

THIS WEEK IN THE CFL – WEEK 5

  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 — Week 5 features some intriguing streaks, a match-up of opposites, and two teams looking to reverse recent fortunes. The Calgary Stampeders have won 13 straight games that have followed a bye week and hope to extend that run when they visit a Winnipeg Blue Bombers squad determined to post their first home win. Fri... More