For Esks lately, Ivor Wynne = Rarely win

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:02 PM ET

HAMILTON - Ivor Wynne Stadium's nickname has grown about as tired as the Edmonton Eskimos have of losing there.

Just substitute in the word 'Never' for -- well, you get the point.

And it's not far off.

Fact is, the Eskimos are 1-8 while playing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on the road since 2003. Their last win there came in 2008, but it also came at a hefty price.

That was the game where former receiver Jason Tucker suffered a career-ending broken neck.

"Yeah, we've had a couple bad injuries there. Definitely you don't like to see that anywhere you go," said Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray. "I just think that it's a tough place to play.

"Their fans are pretty rowdy and on top of you as you're sitting in the dugouts, so it's just a tough place to play and we've got to go out there and play one of our better games."

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