Calgary Stampeders 22 @ Toronto Argonauts 19

Game Details

  • Week 2
  • 7th Game of Regular Season (15th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 9, 1998 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 15,672
    • Capacity: 52,595

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Argonauts opened up the 1998 home season having never lost a home opener since Head Coach Don Matthews took over the team in 1996. K Noel Prefontaine’s 20-yard FG at 7:22 accounted for the all of the first quarter scoring. He followed this up in the second quarter with a 16-yard FG at 10:37 pacing the Boatmen to a 6-0 lead. RB Kato Hitson increased Toronto’s lead to 12 when he corralled a Tony Martino punt and returned it 88 yards for the major score 12:20. Prefonataine’s convert was good and the Argonauts were out in front by a 13-0 score. Calgary got on the board late in the second stanza when QB Jeff Garcia found RB Kelvin Anderson in the end zone for the major score at 14:02. K Mark McLoughlin’s convert cut the Boatmen’s lead to 13-7 as the teams headed into the locker-room for halftime. Prefontaine’s 15-yard FG at 4:14 of the third quarter increased Toronto’s lead to 16-7 but Calgary countered right back with Anderson’s second receiving TD of the match at 7:53. McLoughlin’s convert was good and the Stamps trailed by just 2. A McLoughlin single at 4:31 of the final quarter brought Calgary to within 1-point of Toronto. Prefontaine gave Toronto a 4-point cushion at 7:32 of the final frame when his 42-yard FG was good. For the second time in as many games, however, Calgary’s Jeff Garcia pulled out some last minute heroics finding WR Travis Moore for a 19-yard receiving TD at 13:30. K Tony Martino kicked the convert giving Calgary a 3-point lead, a lead that they would not relinquish. The 22-19 Stamps victory ran their record to a perfect 2-0 and also brought an end to Toronto’s 17-game home winning streak that was tied for third for the CFL’s All-time League records.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Toronto and Calgary Matchups
1997Week 7TOR 35 @ CGY 45
Week 17CGY 17 @ TOR 48
1998Week 2CGY 22 @ TOR 19
Week 5TOR 15 @ CGY 14

Argonauts record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Toronto 5–5–0 (0.500)
  • at Calgary 1–8–0 (0.111)
  • Toronto Total 6–13–0 (0.316)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Toronto 15–12–1 (0.554)
  • at Calgary 10–17–0 (0.370)
  • Toronto Total 25–29–1 (0.464)

Streaks as of July 9, 1998 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Stampeders
Argonauts streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 0 7 7 8 22
Argonauts 3 10 3 3 19

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (L)

Stampeders (2-0-0) Next vs Alouettes Jul 17
Argonauts (0-2-0) Next @ Lions Jul 17

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

July 9th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Toronto Island A 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.3°C NNE (250°) at 6 km/h 77% 30 100.17 kPa
Toronto Island A 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 21.7°C NNE (230°) at 19 km/h 82% 28 100.20 kPa
Toronto Island A 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.5°C NNE (240°) at 4 km/h 96% 100.27 kPa
Toronto Island A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 22.0°C NNE (310°) at 22 km/h 69% 27 100.27 kPa
Toronto Island A 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 21.0°C NNE (320°) at 20 km/h 78% 26 100.34 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)