The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1997 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the East Division

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1997 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1997 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 28 48 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 18 2 16 0 4 362 549 L3 1-5-0
    Home 9 1 8 0 2 165 289 L1 1-5-0
    Visitor 9 1 8 0 2 197 260 L6 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 10 2 8 0 4 189 307 W1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 0 8 0 0 173 242 L8 0-6-0

Full 1997 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1997 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.617 1-4-0 (5) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.528 0-4-0 (4) 0-4-0 (4)
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.722
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.833
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.222
BC Lions (2) 0.444
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.667
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.444

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Don Blackwelder – Offensive Coordinator
  • Terry Greer – Receivers
  • Urban Bowman – Offensive line
  • Dennis McPhee – Linebackers
  • Joseph Moss – Defensive line

1997 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 29,183
  • Total: 122,520
  • High: 18,377
  • Avg: 13,613 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1996 Avg: -6,772
  • Low: 9,253
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 46.65
  • Diff from League Avg: -7,679

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Team Scoring

19971996 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.61 5.06 -
Average Winning Score 31.50 2.00 +
Average Losing Score 18.69 0.31 -
Average Home Score 18.33 4.11 -
Average Visitor Score 21.89 3.00 -
Average Margin of Victory 8.50 3.38 +
Average Margin of Loss 12.75 6.35 -

Stadium

  • 1997 home stadium: Ivor Wynne Stadium
  • Capacity: 29,183
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1995 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Hamilton 192746 454085 494594 5285137 165 (18.3)197 (21.9)362 (20.1)
Opponent 5764121 8564149 6567132 8265147 260 (28.9)289 (32.1)549 (30.5)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 2 (0-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (0-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (1-5-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (1-2-0) 11 (1-10-0)
After 2nd 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 14 (0-14-0)
After 3rd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 5 (2-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (0-13-0)
After 4th 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 16 (0-16-0)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1997 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • None

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Orlondo Steinauer

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Gonzalo Floyd
  • 1 – Willie Whitehead

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1997 Player Awards and Nominations

1997 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Orlondo Steinauer (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Orlondo Steinauer (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Tom Nutten (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Mike Philbrick (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Archie Amerson (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1997 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) Tim Prinsen (OG) North Dakota
2–3 (12) Joe Rumolo (DL) Akron
4–4 (28) Mark Nohra (RB) British Columbia (UBC)
5–3 (36) Luc Normand (WR) Bishop's
6–3 Forfeited pick for 1996 Supplemental Draft Pick

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1997 All-Star Selections

2 All-Division Selections
DE Willie Whitehead
CB Orlondo Steinauer

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Sun. June 8
2:00 PM
MTL 30 @ HAM 14 L 9,311
4
Fri. June 13
7:30 PM
HAM 14 @ TOR 18 L 13,452
1 11
Fri. June 27
7:30 PM
HAM 17 @ MTL 27 L 7,380
2 16
Sun. July 6
2:30 PM
TOR 20 @ HAM 15 L 14,033 TSN
3 19
Fri. July 11
7:30 PM
WPG 33 @ HAM 18 L 12,136 TSN
4 21
Thu. July 17
7:30 PM
HAM 20 @ TOR 27 L 17,222 TSN
5 27
Fri. July 25
8:30 PM
HAM 36 @ WPG 21 W 20,683 TSN
6 32
Sat. Aug. 2
1:00 PM
BC 42 @ HAM 24 L 12,032 TSN
7 35
Fri. Aug. 8
7:30 PM
SSK 30 @ HAM 20 L 12,582 TSN
8 40
Sat. Aug. 16
8:00 PM
HAM 26 @ MTL 36 L 10,039 TSN, RDS
9 42
Thu. Aug. 21
9:30 PM
HAM 24 @ EDM 28 L 26,960
10 48
Mon. Sept. 1
7:00 PM
TOR 46 @ HAM 3 L 18,377 CBC
11 50
Sat. Sept. 6
2:00 PM
MTL 38 @ HAM 18 L 9,253 TSN
12 55
Sun. Sept. 14
2:00 PM
HAM 9 @ TOR 34 L 20,234 CBC
13 59
Sun. Sept. 21
1:00 PM
CGY 25 @ HAM 21 L 13,010 CBC
14 61
Fri. Sept. 26
10:30 PM
HAM 33 @ BC 34 L 18,258 TSN
15 67
Sun. Oct. 5
2:00 PM
WPG 25 @ HAM 27 W 14,987 RDS
16 72
Mon. Oct. 13
4:00 PM
HAM 13 @ CGY 31 L 29,298 CBC
17 76
Sun. Oct. 19
4:00 PM
HAM 19 @ SSK 22 L 31,909 TSN
18 78
Sat. Oct. 25
2:00 PM
EDM 30 @ HAM 19 L 16,110 RDS, CBC