Eskimos defeated by Tiger-Cats in East Division final

Dane Evans threw for 386 yards and a TD in his first CFL playoff start, leading the Hamilton Tiger-Cats past the Edmonton Eskimos 36-16 in the East Division final Sunday afternoon. Hamilton, which finished the regular season with a CFL-best 15-3…

Eskimos’ defence up to the challenge of facing Tiger-Cats’ high-octane offence

During last Sunday’s CFL East Semi-Final win, Edmonton Eskimos defensive back Josh Johnson recorded three interceptions, including two in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter. Johnson became the first Eskimos defender to record three interceptions since Oscar Kruger…

Stampeders clean out lockers after playoff loss: ‘Worst day of the year’

The Calgary Stampeders knew this day would come eventually. They just didn’t think it would happen so fast. “My least favourite day of the year is locker clean-out day,” offensive lineman Derek Dennis said. “You get to see your boys one…

Esks beat out Montreal Allouettes in semi final playoff game

Trevor Harris threw for 421 yards and a TD as the Edmonton Eskimos held on for an entertaining 37-29 East Division semifinal win over the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday afternoon. Harris, appearing in just his second game since Sept. 7, dispelled…

Edmonton Oilers’ sellout streak ends as all pro-sports leagues struggle with declining attendance

It was a good run while it lasted. Over 13 years, the Edmonton Oilers sold out 549 consecutive games. The last six games have had somewhere between 1,000 and 1,300 empty seats. Lance Colak has been a season seat holder…