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TORONTO — New faces at quarterback are getting the chance to shine this weekend, as Week 4 kicks off in the Canadian Football League.
It begins in Montreal on Thursday for the Alouettes’ home opener against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beginning 7:30 p.m. ET. Montreal will be looking for its first victory on the season, while attempting to even the home-and-home series with the Tiger-Cats. Hamilton will be looking to start 4-0 for the first time since 1989. As part of the Thursday Night Football Concert Series, Zach Zoya, an up-and-coming singer/rapper/songwriter from Montreal, will take the stage at halftime.
Friday Night Football features two undefeated teams in the nation’s capital with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET. Winnipeg last opened a season 3-0 in 2014 during Mike O’Shea’s first year at the helm of the Blue Bombers. Likewise, Ottawa will be looking to start 3-0 for the first time since re-joining the league.
Week 4 wraps up with a double-header on Saturday – first up, Toronto plays host to the BC Lions at 7 p.m. ET with both teams in search of their first victory of the year. With James Franklin injured, the boatmen will look for McLeod Bethel-Thompson to lead the way at BMO Field. BC is hoping to bounce back from a late loss to the Calgary Stampeders last week.
The Calgary Stampeders will visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Week 4 finale. Calgary is coming off a furious late-game comeback win versus the Lions, while Saskatchewan looks to carry forward momentum following its first victory – a Canada Day win over the Argonauts at Mosaic. The Roughriders took the 2018 season series versus the Stampeders 2-1.
All games this week will be on ESPN+.
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