Lions revved for Stamps

BOB MACKIN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:43 AM ET

The B.C. Lions will be Calgary's first opponent since the Stamps became Grey Cup champs last November (6 p.m. Team 1040).

It won't be a typical exhibition game for Lions veterans, who wish they could forget losing four times in regular season to Calgary. Three losses came in McMahon Stadium, including the heartbreaking, four-point West final loss. The only 2008 B.C. win was a home exhibition game.

The many newcomers playing their first game under the lights with the orange and black will be seeking to prove they belong with B.C. for next week's B.C. Place exhibition game and beyond.

At pivot, returning third-string QB Zac Champion and newcomer Travis Lulay will get an ample looksee from Lions' head coach Wally Buono. Buono is renowned for spotting up-and-coming quarterbacks and wants to keep his reputation intact.

Retired Buono protege Dave Dickenson debuts today as a Calgary assistant coach.


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