Medlock gets kick of out Edmonton stadium

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:46 PM ET

HAMILTON - While his tenure in Edmonton was brief, Justin Medlock enjoyed the experience and relished every home game at Commonwealth Stadium.

Each stadium presents its own set of challenges. One of the most difficult is in Steeltown, where the unpredictable winds can cause havoc, real or imagined.

In Edmonton, Medlock noticed one peculiar feature that took some time to master.

“The sun comes up behind the players’ entrance,’’ Medlock said. “It’s behind one goal post. For a split second, you lose sight.”

Punters pick a spot when directional kicks are required, a spot that’s identified by looking up and when the sun beamed down Medlock had to adjust.

“Kicking in that stadium was a lot of fun. It was the first time I got to experience kicking in the snow. Everything about my experience in Edmonton was good.”

Medlock has nothing but praise at the way GM Eric Tillman handled the kicker’s off-season trade to the Hammer.

Medlock had an inkling a trade was afoot, but was nonetheless grateful at how Tillman treated the second-year CFLer.

In Hamilton, Medlock beat out Eric Wilbur as the Ticats wanted one guy to handle both of the kicking duties.

“I think this team is pretty good,’’ Medlock said of the Ticats. “Hopefully we can get a win this week and get it rolling.”


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