TORONTO -- Though they have yet to punch their ticket to the 100th Grey Cup Playoffs, The Argonauts' Week 18 matchup vs. the Roughriders in Regina is as close to a playoff environment as they can get, right now.
Needing just one win over their last two games, or a Tiger-Cats loss, to secure themselves home-field advantage in the Eastern Semi-Final, the Boatmen head into Saskatchewan excited for the reception that awaits them at Mosaic Stadium.
"It's a great place to play," said Head Coach Scott Milanovich on Wednesday.
"The closest thing I can compare it to is at Hamilton during Labour Day. It's rowdy like that and it's fun to play there - I've always enjoyed playing there," he added.
Used to playing inside the comfortable confines of Rogers Centre, the Argos might be in for a rude awakening when they land in Riderville, with the temperature expected to drop to as low as minus-10 degrees in time for their 4:00 pm ET scheduled kickoff time.
Despite what Mother Nature might hold for Saturday afternoon's crucial matchup, Milanovich expects his players to be easily motivated.
"I've been fortunate, I've never had too many bad weather games there," said Milanovich, who has yet to play a game in Saskatchewan as a head coach.
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