November 3, 2023

7 Things – Stamps @ Lions


1. Us: (6-12)

The Stamps dropped their final regular-season battle with the Bombers last weekend, 36-13, in a game that meant nothing in the standings. Prior to that, Calgary put together two huge wins to secure the final playoff spot in the West.


2. Them: BC Lions (12-6)

The Lions dropped their last game of the year to the Stampeders 41-16 before having a bye in the final week of the season. The Lions lost two of their last three heading into this playoff matchup.

3. Us Vs Them:

This is the fourth meeting of the season between these two and the second straight West Semi-Final battle. The Lions went 2-1 against the Stampeders in the regular season this year, with Calgary handing the Lions a 41-16 loss late in the season. It was the Lions who came out on top 30-16 in the WSF last year.


4. Fast Facts

Linebacker Micah Awe, receiver Reggie Begelton, centre Sean McEwen and defensive tackle Mike Rose are members of the Canadian Football League West Division’s all-star team for the 2023 season.

This is the 36th time in franchise history the Stampeders have played in the division semifinal round. They have an 18-17 record in this round, including 6-1 against BC.

Thanks to our Director of Communications Jean Lefebvre for handing off these facts!

5. Who’s Where

6. Players to Watch

Stamps: RB Ka’Deem Carey: Carey had over 100 yards on 18 touches last time these two met. Last year in the playoffs, he had 84 yards on 10 touches. He is primed to be a game-breaker on Saturday.

Lions: REC Keon Hatcher: Hatcher finished second in the CFL in receiving yards with 1,226. He also added six touchdowns and had four 100-yard games this season. He will be a big weapon for Vernon Adams Jr this weekend.

7. Quotable:

“It’s going to be an even tougher game than any of the other games we’ve played against them.” – Linebacker Micah Awe on preparing for Saturday’s playoff matchup against the Lions.