Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Elks
Saturday, June 25
5 p.m. kickoff
Radio: 770 CHQR
In the first of four meetings this season, the Calgary Stampeders welcome the Edmonton Elks to town for a divisional duel on Saturday.
This will be the Stamps’ first all-Western matchup of the year. Calgary began their season with a home game against Montreal before travelling to Hamilton in Week 2. The Stampeders claimed victory on both occasions, winning by a combined six points.
Edmonton is 0-2 after losing in Vancouver to the Lions and at Commonwealth Stadium to the Roughriders. They were defeated by BC and Saskatchewan by an average of 27 points.
In their one and only visit to McMahon Stadium in 2021, the Elks came out on top by a 32-20 margin. Despite the Labour Day loss, the Red and White have been victorious in 10 of their last 12 home games against Edmonton.
Calgary is one of just two teams in the CFL with a pair of players totaling double-digit receptions thus far. Kamar Jorden and Richie Sindani have led the way in the Stampeders’ receiving corps, and the backfield duo of veteran Ka’Deem Carey and rookie Peyton Logan have combined to average five yards per carry.
Kenny Lawler of the Elks led all pass catchers during Week 2, posting 149 yards to go along with his first touchdown in Green and Gold. Edmonton is the only team yet to intercept a pass this season and ranks ninth with a minus-six turnover ratio.
The Stamps won’t play their next home game until July 30 when Winnipeg comes to Southern Alberta. The Elks have three of their next four on the road including trips East to take on the Tiger-Cats and Alouettes.
With the Calgary Stampede right around the corner, fans are encouraged to arrive at McMahon wearing Western attire for this Wild West Showdown. The evening will include a special country-themed edition of the Pepsi Name That Tune with offensive lineman Derek Dennis.
Making its much-anticipated return after a two-year hiatus, the Gridiron Gardens will return to the South Practice Field at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Festivities will include a pre-game Western Tailgate Party presented by Coors Light featuring:
• Live music from the Calgary Stampede Band of Outriders and country music artist Mariya Stokes
• The Boogie Hill Faders DJ duo
• Autographs from Calgary Flames and Stampeders alumni as well as a pair of current Stamps players
• Dance performances by the Stampeder Outriders
• Ralph the Dog
• A beer garden
• Food and beverage options
• Face painting
• And much more
The first 1,000 fans will receive a Calgary Stampeder bandanna. The Gridiron Gardens is free to attend and does not require a game ticket.
A trio from the Young Canadians School of Performing Arts – a staple of the Stampede’s Grandstand Show – will be singing O Canada.
ATB Stamps Superfan
Terry Roberts will be acknowledged during the game for his support of the Stampeders on behalf of ATB.
World’s Fastest Cow
The BetVictor World’s Fastest Cow will be looking for redemption after the first quarter of play is complete.
As proud promoters of our city’s Western heritage, the world-famous Stampede Showband will take to the field for a halftime performance.
A very special halfway to Christmas Stamps giveaway will occur during the game.