2021 Hamilton Tiger-Cats

CFL Is Officially Back

Only time will tell in the next several months, but Monday June 14, 2021 will forever be the day the Canadian Football League returns.

An unanimous Board of Governors vote sealed the league’s return to action, effective August 5. Under the revised Collective Agreement with the League’s player’s association, the CFLPA, Training Camp will start on July 10.

Within a hour after the league announcement, the Ontario Government approved the CFL Return To Play material. The ruling means the Ontario CFL clubs are allowed to train under protocols agreed to from the government.

In regards to the fans, provinces in the West and Quebec will most likely see reduced capacity to begin the 14-week campaign. Ontario is most likely to start allowing fans by Labour Day at the earliest where the Tiger-Cats and their archival counterparts from the 403 renewed hostilities in the Labour Day Classic.

The Grey Cup will be played on December 12 in Hamilton.

2018 Ticats Season

Hamilton 38 – Edmonton 21

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 38-21.
With the victory, Hamilton is now at even 1-1 for the first time in several years.

If there’s any doubt regarding Hamilton QB Jeremiah Masoli (332 YDS, 3 TD/1 INT) being the number one guy in Hamilton, last night has certainly shut the doubt out of the revolving door with his critically solid performance. Although it’s only two weeks into the season, but he is playing like a top three quarterback in the cfl right now. As for Running Back Mercer Timmis (117 yards rushing, 2 TD), if he keeps playing the way he did last night, he’s the feature back going forward. 

Aside from the praise of the two mentioned, the receiving core led by Luke Tasker (5 REC 103 YDS 2 TD) and Brandon Banks (6 REC 117 YDS) contributed to the onslaught of the Eskimos D.

Last night also marked the returns of Receiver Terrance Toliver (4 REC 76 YDS) and Defensive Back Delvin Breaux to Hamilton in which they greatly needed producing from their perspective positions.

Both the Offensive Line and the Defense played very good football last night, with the former containing the Defense of Edmonton and allowed Masoli and Timmis to properly execute their game plan. Regarding the Defense, they alleviated the damage from early on caused by the Edmonton O, and contained Eskimos QB Mike Reilly and the Edmonton offence to seven points in the second half.

Hamilton returns home to face the surging Winnipeg Blue Bombers squad next Friday