TORONTO — Following an 81-game regular season, the 106th Grey Cup Playoff matchups are now set and will begin on Sunday, November 11 with the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals.
With the East division picture already clear, a Calgary Stampeders win Saturday night cemented the brackets in the West as they will await the winners of Winnipeg and Saskatchewan for a chance to go to the Grey Cup. Meanwhile, the Ottawa REDBLACKS will await the winners of BC and Hamilton to try and get to the big game.
The Eastern Semi-Final features West Division crossover team BC Lions visiting Tim Hortons Field to take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In the Western Semi-Final the Saskatchewan Roughriders will host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Mosaic Stadium.
The two teams met in the 73rd Grey Cup in Montreal (1985) where the Lions were victorious 37-24.
BC Lions coach Wally Buono has 18 career playoff wins – second all-time behind Frank Clair (22). This will be the 23rd playoff appearance for Wally as a coach in 25 years coaching.
Western Semi-Final Quick Hits
This marks the first-time Saskatchewan has hosted a playoff game since 2013 and the first playoff game at new Mosaic Stadium. The same year the Riders last hosted a playoff game was the year they last won the Grey Cup.
Saskatchewan has a 23-26-1 (.588) home record in the playoffs.
Winnipeg’s road record in the playoffs is 21-32 (.396)
The last time the two teams met in the playoffs was in 2003 when Saskatchewan went on the road to Winnipeg and won 37-21.