Game over

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:17 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS:

1. TIGER-CATS K MARK MYERS -- The Tiger-Cats newcomer kicked two field goals, including a 44-yarder with time expired, to win the game for Hamilton. It was the import kicker's first game with the Tabbies, who are desperate to replace inconsistent veteran Jamie Boreham.

2. STAMPS JOFFREY REYNOLDS -- The Stamps tailback was a beast, carrying the ball 14 times for 100 yards (7.1-yard average) while crashing over Hamilton tacklers at every opportunity. He also looked dangerous catching passes out of the backfield, with two grabs for 45 yards.

3. TIGER-CATS JASON MAAS -- The Tiger-Cats starter was steady and protected the ball, completing 26 of 37 passes for 240 yards.

WHY THE TICATS WON:

The hungry Tabbies collected their first victory by making fewer mistakes than Calgary while new placekicker Mark Myers was cool under pressure to kick the winner.

GREAT CATCH:

Stamps WR Ken-Yon Rambo had to spin around and reach back to pull in a Henry Burris TD catch early in the fourth quarter. Replays showed he may have trapped the ball but Hamilton head coach Ron Lancaster, working his first game since the new video replay system was implemented, never challenged.

HUGE HITS:

Stamps LB Cam Yeow may have saved a TD when he lowered his head late in the third quarter to stop Hamilton QB Jason Maas at the Calgary two. Yeow left the game with an apparent neck injury and was taken to hospital.

KEY STAT:

16-FOR-16 -- Stamps placekicker Sandro DeAngelis was wide from 39 yards in the second quarter, ending his string of 16 consecutive field goals. That is 12 short of the CFL record held by Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway.

OOPS:

In the first quarter, Henry Burris dropped back to pass from his own 39-yard line looking for Nik Lewis but tossed the ball directly to DB Tay Cody.

NOTABLES:

Stamps LB Brian Clark injured his right leg making a tackle in the third quarter and left the game ... The Stamps arrived to sweltering 35C temperatures and overwhelming humidity before stopping off at their Mississauga hotel to find the air conditioning broken. The team was forced to move to a Toronto hotel, a full hour from Hamilton's Ivor Wynne Stadium.


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