Lions ready for camp

BOB MACKIN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:21 AM ET

The B.C. Lions aren't going to let rain spoil their last year of training camp in Abbotsford.

Rain caused the Lions to cancel some sessions during the last three years on the grass at Abbotsford Rotary Field. Coach and GM Wally Buono has scheduled sessions up the hill at Mouat Secondary's all-weather, synthetic turf field. If the rain does fall, the drainage will reduce the risk of injuries.

Veterans and newcomers report Saturday and begin camp with an 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. session on Sunday. The twice-daily sessions continue at Mouat through June 15, with the exception of the June 14 FanFest controlled scrimmage at Rotary Field.

The Lions enter camp with QB Buck Pierce already declared No. 1. The question marks will be biggest among running backs, with seven vying for the spots. Competition is fierce for nearly every spot.

The Lions visit the Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders June 17 and host the Edmonton Eskimos on June 23 in exhibition play. The CFL season begins for real July 3 when the Leos visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders.


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