BC Lions 21 @ Calgary Stampeders 23

Game Details

  • Week 9
  • 37th Game of Regular Season (46th Overall)
  • Wednesday, Aug 21, 1996 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 17,271
    • Capacity: 37,317
  • Broadcaster:
    • PPV

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was first against worst in the West Division on Wednesday night as the B.C. Lions traveled to McMahon Stadium to take on the Calgary Stampeders. Although it seemed like this was going to be an easy win for the Stampeders, the Lions showed that they are a concern. B.C. opened scoring in the game with a 14 yard field goal by Lui Passaglia. Calgary countered at the mid-point of the first quarter with a field goal by Mark McLoughlin covering 20 yards. Calgary scored the first major of the game when QB Jeff Garcia hit Dave Sapunjis with a 5 yard pass. McLoughlin’s convert put the Stamps up by 7. Lions K Passaglia sent his second field goal of the day, a 42 yard boot, through the uprights to narrow the margin to 4 heading into the locker room at half-time. Early in the third, Calgary K McLoughlin sent a 39 yard field goal through the uprights to regain the 10 point advantage for the Stamps. B.C. fought back at the 10:00 mark as QB Damon Allen hit WR Mike Trevathan with an 11 yard touchdown pass. Passaglia kicked the convert. Once again Calgary regained their 10 point margin when Garcia scampered into the end zone from 9 yards out. B.C.’s Passaglia recorded a punting single minutes later sending a 41 yarder into the end zone. At 12:48 of the fourth, RB Sean Millington capped a 91 yard drive with a 1 yard touchdown run. Passaglia’s convert gave B.C. a slim 1 point lead. Calgary showed why they are the West Division leaders in the dying seconds of the game. They controlled the ball well and moved down field into the field goal range of McLoughlin. With 0:08 on the clock McLoughlin sent a 25 yard kick through the uprights to win the game for the Stampeders. Although the Lions could not manage to win this game, they proved that they are a force to be reckoned with.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Calgary and BC Matchups
1995Week ACGY 18 @ BC 36
Week 4BC 24 @ CGY 46
Week 15CGY 41 @ BC 27
1996Week BCGY 33 @ BC 21
Week 7CGY 32 @ BC 7
Week 9BC 21 @ CGY 23

Stampeders record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Calgary 10–4–0 (0.714)
  • at BC 11–2–1 (0.821)
  • Calgary Total 21–6–1 (0.768)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Calgary 42–21–1 (0.664)
  • at BC 32–29–3 (0.523)
  • Calgary Total 74–50–4 (0.594)

Streaks as of Aug. 21, 1996 (Regular Season)

Stampeders streak at home vs Lions
Stampeders streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 3 3 7 8 21
Stampeders 3 7 3 10 23

Player of the Game Offence

Jeff Garcia CGY (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Brandon Hamilton BC (DB)

Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)

Lions (1-8-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Aug 27
Stampeders (8-1-0) Next vs Eskimos Sep 02

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

August 21st Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
COP Upper 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 14.4°C NNE (150°) at 11 km/h 48% 101.71 kPa
COP Upper 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.8°C N (110°) at 7 km/h 49% 102.00 kPa
COP Upper 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 14.0°C NNE (170°) at 4 km/h 48% 101.94 kPa
COP Upper 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.5°C NNE (220°) at 13 km/h 48% 101.63 kPa
COP Upper 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.9°C NNE (260°) at 19 km/h 42% 101.63 kPa

Conditions at COP Upper (8.78 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

League Records Set and Approached in BC @ CGY
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)