For Esks lately, Ivor Wynne = Rarely win
By GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency
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."