Game Notes

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 9:12 AM ET

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYER

Calgary slotback Nik Lewis gets the nod here, even if he did drop a pass or two. Lewis opened the game by blocking a Jon Ryan punt, recovering it and bounced seven yards for a touchdown. It turned out to be the difference in the game. Lewis was also Calgary's leading receiver with four receptions for 72 yards. Honourable mention to Bomber tailback Charles Roberts who rushed for 108 yards.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER

Former Bomber linebacker Brian Clark was dominant throughout the match, dropping Winnipeg tailback Charles Roberts in his tracks at least twice. Clark also made a saving tackle on scrambling Bomber QB Tee Martin at the Calgary 16, forcing Winnipeg to settle for a field goal that made the score 21-15 Calgary.

TOP SPECIAL TEAM PLAYER

Bomber punter Jon Ryan was booming punts both with that strong 33km/h wind and against it. Although his first punt was blocked, Ryan finished with an impressive 53.6-yard average. And he booted singles that covered 80 and 78 with the wind in the third quarter.

Honourable mention to Calgary placekicker Sandro Deangelis who connected on all four field goals he tried.

SMACK OF THE GAME

Bomber cornerback William Fields cracked Calgary wide receiver Ken-Yon Rambo on a short pass. To his credit, Rambo somehow held on to the ball.

KEY PLAY

Late in the fourth quarter and trailing by six, Bomber quarterback Tee Martin reared back from his own 12 and hit a wide-open wide receiver Kamau Peterson around the Winnipeg 50. And he dropped the ball! Had he caught it, Peterson may have raced for a touchdown. At the very least, he would have kept the late drive alive.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Bomber receiver Vinny Sutherland, making his CFL debut, made the highlight reel with his very first catch. Sutherland latched on to a 37-yard toss from Winnipeg quarterback Tee Martin.


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