Bone-chilling cold welcomes Tiger-Cats to Regina

Ticats' Luca Congi walks off the snowy field in Regina on Wednesday. (Reuters)

Ticats' Luca Congi walks off the snowy field in Regina on Wednesday. (Reuters)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:13 AM ET

REGINA - C.J. Gable was born in Los Angeles and played his college ball at USC.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back said it was cold when he played a game at Notre Dame once, but we’re guessing his definition of “cold” changed on Wednesday afternoon in the middle of the Canadian prairie.

It didn’t just snow on the Tiger-Cats when they held their first practice of the week at Mosaic Stadium. The temperature dropped as well to minus-17 C with a wind chill that made it feel more like minus-28.

How do you like Grey Cup week now, Mr. Gable?

“They told me about it, but I was like okay, it can’t be that bad,” Gable said, the poor guy having to do the interview on the field as the well-bundled media huddled around him. “But I was wrong. I was wrong. I think the wind makes it worse.”

It sure does, although the forecast for Sunday calls for a high of minus-1.


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