Calgary Stampeders 23 @ BC Lions 37

Game Details

  • Week 9
  • 36th Game of Regular Season (44th Overall)
  • Friday, Aug 22, 1997 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 20,303
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Calgary Stampeders traveled to B.C. Place stadium this week in a crucial game in the Western Division standings. A win meant Calgary would be tied for second place with the Lions, a loss meant that they would be tied for last place with the Roughriders. B.C. opened the scoring at 6:10 of the first quarter when QB Damon Allen called his own number from 1-yard out. K Lui Passaglia’s convert attempt was good putting the Lions up by a 7-0 count. Calgary then responded when K Mark McLoughlin connected for a 40-yard FG, cutting the Lions’ lead to 4. McLoughlin rounded out the first quarter scoring when his 47-yard FG attempt sailed into touch for a single. B.C. increased their lead to 6 when Passaglia connected from 45 yards out. However, in the ensuing Calgary drive, QB Jeff Garcia threw his first TD pass of the game to SB Vince Danielsen. The 52-yard play, at 1:57 of the second quarter, gave the Stamps a slim 1‐point lead. However, that lead would be short lived, because at 6:58, B.C. QB Damon Allen threw his first TD pass of the night, a 9-yard toss to WR Alfred Jackson. Passaglia’s convert attempt was good and the Lions had a 17-11 lead. A spectacular 76-yard punt return by SB Alfred Shipman at 8:41, increased the Lion lead to 13. P Anthony Martino closed out the second quarter scoring with a punting single. In the third quarter, McLoughlin scored a single when his 48-yard FG attempt was wide. However, he redeemed himself on the final play of the third quarter, connecting from 42 yards out. The FG made the score 24-16 in favour of the Lions after three periods of play. The Lions increased their lead 5:09 into the final frame when Allen teamed up with WR Alfred Jackson for a 27-yard TD. The ensuing Passaglia convert put the Lions up by 15. Passaglia added to that lead at 9:34 Passaglia when his 12-yard FG was good. Calgary continued to battle and got to within 12 when Garcia teamed up with Pitts for a 31-yard major. The McLoughlin convert trimmed the lead to 11, but this would be as close as they would get as Passaglia added a 42-yard FG making the final, B.C. 37, Calgary 23.

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 Aug. 22, 1997 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Stampeders
Lions streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 4 8 4 7 23
Lions 7 17 0 13 37

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

Stampeders (4-5-0) Next vs Eskimos Sep 01
Lions (6-3-0) Next @ Alouettes Aug 30

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

August 22nd Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Overcast 19.2°C NNE (300°) at 12 km/h NA 101.88 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Overcast 19.5°C NNE (310°) at 16 km/h NA 101.81 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Overcast 18.1°C NNE (290°) at 16 km/h NA 101.78 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.8°C NNE (290°) at 16 km/h NA 101.78 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.1°C NNE (310°) at 18 km/h NA 101.70 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)