Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22 @ Montreal Alouettes 29

Game Details

  • Week 7
  • 28th Game of Regular Season (37th Overall)
  • Wednesday, Aug 7, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,510
    • Capacity: 56,245
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

Though this game took place in the confines of Olympic Stadium, the end result for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats looked more like a scene from the Plains of Abraham as they suffered a 29-22 defeat to the hometown Alouettes. Much worse than the outcome of the game was the rash of injured incurred by the Tabbies. The Alouettes jumped out to an early 4-0 lead compliments of the foot of K Terry Baker who booted a single at 3:29 and added a 23 yard field goal at 6:18 of the opening frame. Hamilton K Paul Osbaldiston put them on the board at 14:32 with a 21 yard chip shot. The first quarter ended with Montreal on top by a 4-3 margin. Hamilton grabbed the lead at 2:04 into the second frame when QB Anthony Calvillo found Jason Phillips alone for a 5 yard TD strike. The Osbaldiston convert made the score 10-4 in favour of the Tabbies. The newest Montreal rushing sensation, RB Norman Bradford tied the game at 5:00 when he scored a 14 yard TD. Baker put the Alouettes back in front by 1 with the convert. An Osbaldiston single tied the game once again, but at 13:36 Montreal SB Jock Climie ran under a 44 yard pass from QB Tracy Ham. The Baker convert sent Montreal to the locker room with a 18-11 lead. The second half scoring opened with an Osbaldiston single at 3:17. Baker countered at 10:02 with a 23 yard field goal. On the final play of the third quarter, Hamilton QB Larry Jusdanis, who was pressed into duty when starting QB Anthony Calvillo left the game in the second quarter with a pulled hamstring, connected with WR Earl Winfield for a 22 yard TD. Ozzy added the convert making the score after three quarters, Montreal 21, Hamilton 19. The see-saw battle continued as Hamilton snatched the lead once again at 6:20 into the final frame when Osbaldiston split the uprights from 37 yards out. However, this lead was short lived as Bradford scored his second TD of the game at 8:57, this one an 8 yard run. The ensuing Baker convert put the Alouettes up 29-22. Despite a last ditch effort by the Tiger-Cats, the score would hold sending the 25,210 in attendance home happy. With the win Montreal improved their record to 3-4, while the Tiger-Cats dropped to 4-3 with their second consecutive loss.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Montreal and Hamilton Matchups
1996Week BMTL 43 @ HAM 39
Week 7HAM 22 @ MTL 29
Week 14MTL 38 @ HAM 39
Week 18HAM 41 @ MTL 45 OT
Division Semi-FinalHAM 11 @ MTL 22

Alouettes record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Montreal 2–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Hamilton 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Montreal Total 2–1–0 (0.667)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Montreal 41–22–4 (0.642)
  • at Hamilton 21–42–2 (0.338)
  • Montreal Total 62–64–6 (0.492)

Streaks as of Aug. 7, 1996 (Regular Season)

Alouettes streak at home vs Tiger-Cats
Alouettes streak overall vs Tiger-Cats


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 3 8 8 3 22
Alouettes 4 14 3 8 29

Player of the Game Offence

Jock Climie MTL (SB)

Player of the Game Defence

Grant Carter MTL (DE)

Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (L)
Alouettes coach: Bob Price (W)

Tiger-Cats (4-3-0) Next vs Stampeders Aug 16
Alouettes (3-4-0) Next @ Roughriders Aug 11

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

August 7th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
McTavish 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 28.7°C NNE (250°) at 4 km/h 67% 38 101.36 kPa
McTavish 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 27.3°C NNE (180°) at 0 km/h 74% 37 101.64 kPa
McTavish 9:00 PM Overcast 26.7°C NE (340°) at 4 km/h 75% 36 101.59 kPa
McTavish 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 26.9°C NE (340°) at 6 km/h 74% 36 101.54 kPa
McTavish 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 26.9°C NE (340°) at 6 km/h 68% 35 101.55 kPa

Conditions at McTavish (6.26 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

League Records Set and Approached in HAM @ MTL
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


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