Calgary Stampeders 16 @ BC Lions 17

Game Details

  • Week 2
  • 6th Game of Regular Season (14th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 3, 1997 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 17,206
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

Both teams entered this game fresh off one-point defeats during week one. The Stamps dropped a 23-22 decision to the Edmonton Eskimos, while the Lions fell 24-23 to the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders. 17,206 Lions faithful turned out to see these two division rivals do battle. The Stamps got on the board first at 4:34 of the first quarter when QB Jeff Garcia hooked up with WR Travis Moore for a 23-yard TD strike. K Mark McLoughlin added the convert giving the Stamps an early 7-0 lead. McLoughlin would add to this lead at 10:23 of quarter #1 when his 44-yard FG attempt went wide and the Lions conceded the single point. The score after one period of play favoured the Stampeders by a 8-0 margin. The Stamps increased their lead to 10 when Lions QB, Damon Allen, fumbled the ball in the end zone surrendering a safety touch. It wasn’t until 6:00 into the second quarter when the Lions got on track as K Lui Passaglia connected on a 35-yard FG attempt. McLoughlin would counter with a 41-yard effort of his own to make the score 13-3 Calgary after one half of play. The only scoring of the third quarter came at 4:19 when McLoughlin booted his second FG of the evening, this one from 32 yards away increasing Calgary’s lead to 16-3 after three quarters. B.C. Place came alive, as did the Lions offence, at 3:53 when Allen found RB Cory Philpot open for a 7-yard major. Passaglia added the convert cutting the Calgary lead to 6. The Lions comeback continued and at 13:18 Allen took matters into his own hands plunging into the end zone from 1-yard away. The Passaglia convert gave the Lions a slim 1-point lead with just 1:42 seconds remaining. With precious seconds remaining, the Stampeders marched down the field and gave McLoughlin a chance to win the game with a 45-yard FG. Unfortunately, for McLoughlin and the Stamps, the kick was wide and Lion return man, Al Shipman, was able to run the ball out of the end zone preserving the 17-16 victory.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 BC and Calgary Matchups
1996Week BCGY 33 @ BC 21
Week 7CGY 32 @ BC 7
Week 9BC 21 @ CGY 23
1997Week BBC 18 @ CGY 30
Week 2CGY 16 @ BC 17
Week 9CGY 23 @ BC 37
Week 18BC 9 @ CGY 43

Lions record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at BC 4–10–1 (0.300)
  • at Calgary 2–10–0 (0.167)
  • BC Total 6–20–1 (0.241)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at BC 31–32–3 (0.492)
  • at Calgary 21–43–1 (0.331)
  • BC Total 52–75–4 (0.412)

Streaks as of July 3, 1997 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Stampeders
Lions streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 8 5 3 0 16
Lions 0 3 0 14 17

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (L)
Lions coach: Adam Rita (W)

Stampeders (0-2-0) Next @ Alouettes Jul 09
Lions (1-1-0) Next @ Eskimos Jul 11

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

July 3rd Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.8°C NNE (300°) at 16 km/h NA 102.06 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.4°C NNE (300°) at 16 km/h NA 102.02 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.4°C NNE (290°) at 16 km/h NA 101.97 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.0°C NNE (300°) at 18 km/h NA 101.92 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.3°C NNE (300°) at 14 km/h NA 101.87 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)