The 2017 Grey Cup Is Here

(OTTAWA, ON) – Ontario’s own Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders of Alberta are poised to battle for the 105th Grey Cup  of the Canadian Football League. Arguably the pinnacle of professional sports in Canada, the championship game will take place 6:30pm this Sunday at TD Place Stadium in the nation’s capital.

Not a bad 2nd dose of Canadian football at it’s best this weekend, given the U-Sports Vanier Cup, and breeding ground for CFL hopefuls, will be played the night before in Hamilton.

Concerning this year’s Grey Cup combatants, both teams narrowly escaped defeat in their divisional finals last weekend. The Argos barely prevailed over the Saskatchewan Roughriders 25-21 while the Stampeders scraped past the Edmonton Eskimos 32-28.

Coach of the year Marc Trestman’s Argos will be led by perennial all-star Ricky Ray, who was edged out by Ricky Reilly as the Most Outstanding Player of the year. Ray will get plenty of help from running back James Wilder Jr, Toronto’s rookie sensation.

Calgary’s coach Dave Dickenson will look to his stellar QB to make big plays. Alex Singleton, this year’s league MVP, will be expected to interrupt Toronto’s attempts to make big plays.

Bosting a 13-4 regular season record in the West, verses Toronto’s mediocre 9-9 showing in the East, the Stampeders are clearly favoured to win. But, as the say, the play-offs are a new season.

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Kim Elliott

I am very excited to recently be given an opportunity to serve as your Sports Editor. While my educational background is not steeped in the study of literature nor journalism per se, I formally learned the craft of research reporting in pursuit of my undergraduate Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Hons) and a professional degree in Education at the University of Windsor, as a student-athlete. Thus, it’s not ironic that my first foray as a sports writing intern was with The Lance student newspaper in 2010-11. Along with some sport broadcasting with CJAM radio and OUA.TV, as part of sports media team of 2013-14 Lancer A award winners. These experiences in turn lead me to begin broadcasting and writing for the Windsor Express of the National Basketball League of Canada for WE-TV and The Square, respectively. Email Kim Elliott

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