Montreal Alouettes 38 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18

Game Details

  • Week 11
  • 42nd Game of Regular Season (50th Overall)
  • Saturday, Sep 6, 1997 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 9,253
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Alouettes entered this match-up with hopes of improving their record to 8-3, while the Tiger-Cats were looking to avenge their Labour Day loss at the hands of the Toronto Argonauts. Montreal opened the scoring at 3:44 of the first period when WR Millard Coleman corralled a 13-yard Tracy Ham pass for the major. K Terry Baker added the convert and the Alouettes were up by a 7-0 margin. They increased that margin to 9-0 at 8:35 when Hamilton’s Kenny Wilhite conceded a two-point safety. The Als rounded out the first quarter, scoring on the final play of the period when LB Ray Bernard blocked a Paul Osbaldiston punt and returned it 28-yards for the TD. Baker’s convert made the score 16-0 after 1 quarter of play. The Tiger-Cats got on the scoresheet at 4:37 of the second frame when Osbaldiston split the uprights from 28 yards out. The Tabbies scored their first major of the game following a Baker single when QB Rickey Foggie, who was making his first start of the year, called his own number for an 11-yard TD. Osbaldiston’s convert closed out the first half scoring with Montreal in front by a 17-10 margin. The second half belonged to the Alouettes. However it wasn’t until 13:55 of the third period that they parlayed this momentum into points as WR Chris Armstrong teamed up with Ham for a 35-yard major. The Baker convert increased the Montreal lead to 24-10. Baker added an 80-yard punting single at 2:55 to put Montreal up by 15 and less than a minute later at 3:31, DB Harold Nash stepped in front of a Foggie pass and returned it 42 yards for the TD. Following his successful covert attempt, Baker then rounded out the games scoring with a 39-yard FG making the final from Ivor Wynne Stadium, Montreal 38, and Hamilton 18.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Hamilton and Montreal 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
1997Week AMTL 30 @ HAM 14
Week 1HAM 17 @ MTL 27
Week 8HAM 26 @ MTL 36
Week 11MTL 38 @ HAM 18

Tiger-Cats record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Hamilton 1–1–0 (0.500)
  • at Montreal 0–4–0 (0.000)
  • Hamilton Total 1–5–0 (0.167)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Hamilton 42–22–2 (0.652)
  • at Montreal 22–43–4 (0.348)
  • Hamilton Total 64–65–6 (0.496)

Streaks as of Sept. 6, 1997 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 16 1 7 14 38
Tiger-Cats 0 10 0 8 18

Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Tiger-Cats coach: Urban Bowman, Jr. (L)

Alouettes (8-3-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Sep 12
Tiger-Cats (1-10-0) Next @ Argonauts Sep 14

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

September 6th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 2:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 24.8°C NNE (190°) at 22 km/h 51% 28 101.37 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 3:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 25.1°C NNE (180°) at 26 km/h 50% 28 101.32 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 4:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 24.9°C NNE (240°) at 30 km/h 50% 28 101.29 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 5:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 24.4°C NNE (180°) at 26 km/h 51% 28 101.27 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.

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 MTL @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)