Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25

Game Details

  • Week 17
  • 70th Game of Regular Season (79th Overall)
  • Friday, Oct 18, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 17,567
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

Played in conditions that were more conducive to rowing rather than football, the hometown Tiger-Cats trudged through the downpour putting up 19 first half points en-route to a 25-15 win over the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The win kept Hamilton’s second place aspirations alive in the East Division. The Tabbies accounted for all of the first quarter scoring thanks in part to K Paul Osbaldiston’s two field goals of 32 and 38 yards and Mac Cody’s 56 yard TD catch. They added to that lead just 11 seconds into the second frame when Ozzy put his third field goal of the game through the uprights from 14 yards away. Winnipeg scored their only points of the half on a safety touch as the ball sailed through Osbaldiston’s hands into the Hamilton end zone. Osbaldiston closed out the first half scoring with his fourth field goal, a 47 yard boot sending his team into the locker room with a 19-2 lead. The Bombers offence finally got on track in the third frame when QB Kevin McDougal took it in himself from 14 yards away. Following another Bomber safety, K Troy Westwood brought them to within 4 with a single and a 42 yard field goal making the score 19-15 in favour of the Tiger-Cats after three quarters. However, this was as close as the Blue and Gold would come as Osbaldiston field goal’s of 20 and 33 yards rounded out the scoring giving Hamilton a 25-15 win.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Hamilton and Winnipeg Matchups
1995Week BHAM 23 @ WPG 30
Week 9HAM 36 @ WPG 33 OT
Week 14WPG 24 @ HAM 20
1996Week 11HAM 15 @ WPG 33
Week 17WPG 15 @ HAM 25

Tiger-Cats record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Hamilton 6–6–0 (0.500)
  • at Winnipeg 3–11–0 (0.214)
  • Hamilton Total 9–17–0 (0.346)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Hamilton 15–13–0 (0.536)
  • at Winnipeg 10–20–0 (0.333)
  • Hamilton Total 25–33–0 (0.431)

Streaks as of Oct. 18, 1996 (Regular Season)

Tiger-Cats streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Tiger-Cats streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 0 2 13 0 15
Tiger-Cats 13 6 0 6 25

Player of the Game Offence

Paul Osbaldiston HAM (K)

Player of the Game Defence

Don Robinson HAM (DB)

Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (L)
Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (W)

Blue Bombers (8-8-0) Next @ Rough Riders Oct 26
Tiger-Cats (8-8-0) Next @ Alouettes Oct 25

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

October 18th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 7:00 PM Overcast 9.2°C NNE (200°) at 15 km/h 92% 100.26 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 8:00 PM Breezy and Overcast 8.7°C NNE (230°) at 13 km/h 93% 100.23 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 9:00 PM Overcast 8.6°C NNE (240°) at 7 km/h 92% 100.41 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 10:00 PM Overcast 8.6°C NNE (230°) at 11 km/h 92% 100.57 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 11:00 PM Overcast 7.7°C NNE (270°) at 9 km/h 90% 100.62 kPa

Conditions at Burlington Piers (AUT) (5.75 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 WPG @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)