Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for June 27, 2015

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for June 27, 2015

    Game Stats

    Rene Paredes Post-Game June 26th

    John Hufnagel Post-Game June 26th

    Recap: Calgary 24, Hamilton 23

    Calgary Stampeders win their season opener 24-23 win in a thriller over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Friday night at McMahon.

    A closer look at Friday's win
    Rene Paredes, Jeff Fuller and Keon Raymond talk about Friday's come-from-behind win over Hamilton.

    Game balls - June 26
    See who got the game balls after Calgary downed the Tiger-Cats on Friday at McMahon Stadium.

    Huff post-game comments - June 26
    Coach Huff talks about Friday's comeback victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

    Highlights from June 26
    Highlights from the Stamps' home-opener.

    Raymond Pick-6
    Keon Raymond's pick-6 puts Calgary back in the lead in the 3rd quarter.


    Paredes boots Stamps to last second win over Ticats

    Bo Levi Mitchell led a late fourth quarter drive and Rene Paredes hit a game-winning field goal with zeros on the clock to give the Calgary Stampeders a 24-23 win in a thriller over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Friday night at McMahon.
    As is the tradition in the last decade, the two previous Grey Cup representatives squared off in Week 1. Friday was a rematch of one of the closest Grey Cup game's in recent memory, one that was almost taken by the 'Cats were it not for a called back punt return touchdown with 35 seconds left on the clock.

    Rene Paredes kicked a game-winning 50-yard field goal as time expired to give the Calgary Stampeders a dramatic 24-23 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in their regular-season opener Friday night at McMahon Stadium.
    The boot gave the Stamps their only lead of the game as Calgary won its opening game for a fourth consecutive year.

    After more than 57 minutes of play before attempting a field goal in Friday’s Week 1 win against the Tiger-Cats, Rene Paredes was more than ready when his number was called.
    The fifth-year Stampeder nailed a 43-yard field goal with 2:39 remaining to cut Calgary’s deficit to one point before splitting the uprights as time expired to earn a 24-23 victory over the visiting Ticats.
    “It was a close game,” Paredes stated after booting the game-winner. “I didn’t get any field goals until the last two minutes of the game but, as a professional, you have to be ready for anything to happen in the CFL with under three minutes (remaining). I’m happy my teammates put me in a situation to succeed and I’m truly honoured.”

    Calgary Stampeders' Bo Levi Mitchell has tough night
    Bo Levi Mitchell is comfortable wearing the white hat.
    He’s the good guy around these parts.
    But it was a hat-trick of a different kind that nearly saddled the Calgary Stampeders with a stunning loss on their own pasture.

    Keon Raymond takes Calgary Stampeders' all-time defensive touchdown lead
    No. 25 is now No. 1.
    Calgary Stampeders linebacker Keon Raymond is alone atop the franchise record books with seven defensive touchdowns.
    “I told my wife on draft day,” Raymond said. “I said, ‘No matter where I play, it’s about the money. I want to be a hall of famer. I want to make sure that I leave a legacy.’
    “If you’re not playing to play great, why play?”

    Last-second field goal sees Calgary Stampeders win opener
    The Calgary Stampeders won their season-opener 24-23 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

    CFL commish plays coy on new stadium in Calgary
    Everyone seems to know a new stadium for the Calgary Stampeders to do their work in is on the way.
    But only a few are privy to the details of the Calgary Flames Limited Partnership endeavour that is rumoured to be a multi-plex project that will include a new arena, a football stadium, as well as other amenities in a full-blown entertainment area.
    In Calgary for the Stampeders’ season opener against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday, new CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge, who took over from Mark Cohon earlier this year, said he has knowledge of the conversations.

    Calgary couple wins $193,323 in record Calgary Stampeders’ 50/50 draw giveaway

    When Karen DeMarsh heard the winning 50/50 numbers announced during Friday’s Stamps game, she was a little indisposed.
    “I was in the washroom when they called the number,” she told the Sun. “I pulled the ticket out of my bra, and texted my husband immediately and said ‘I think we just won it!’ ”
    Taking home $193,323 in the Calgary Stampeders’ largest ever 50/50 draw, the DeMarshs’ win couldn’t have come at a better time.

    Champs get by Ticats despite some ugly football
    Think Sinatra at the Sands, the Beatles on Sullivan or Hendrix at Woodstock.
    The Calgary Stampeders took to the stage Friday with a murderously tough act to follow.
    Their own.
    When you’re defending champions, a 17-3 powerhouse with no discernible weakness and most pundits pick to rule the roost once more, being on top has a way of making life that much tougher.

    Paredes plays the hero as Stamps knock off Ticats
    After a sub-par season, Rene Paredes was hoping for an opportunity to turn 2015 into something good.
    It didn’t take long for him to get that chance.
    The Calgary Stampeders placekicker hit a 50-yarder with no time left on the clock as the Calgary Stampeders came through in the much-hyped Grey Cup rematch, nipping the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24-23 Friday night at McMahon Stadium.
    “Just make the kick, that’s all I had to do,’’ smiled the 30-year-old. “I was comfortable. It was hard, I didn’t kick all game. Extremely excited right now.’’

    Stampeders come from behind for last-second win, but need more from Mitchell

    Friday night's Grey Cup rematch saw the Calgary Stampeders once again edge the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, this time on a last-second field goal from Rene Paredes, but the Grey Cup's Most Outstanding Player was far from a star in this one. Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell dazzled last year and was named TSN's top player league-wide heading into this season, but he struggled Friday, tossing three interceptions. Mitchell's teammates, particularly linebacker Keon Raymond with a 97-yard interception return for a touchdown and kicker Rene Paredes with a 50-yard field goal at the buzzer, helped Calgary emerge with a 24-23 win over a very good Hamilton team, but the Stampeders are still going to need more from Mitchell. Every team that's pulled off the rare repeat championship has had a stellar quarterback, and Calgary will need Mitchell to play at that level if they want to win the Grey Cup again.

    Stamps use last-second field goal to stun Ticats
    Rene Paredes to emerge as the hero for the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night, but it wouldn’t have happened without a big play from teammate Keon Raymond.
    Raymond had a 97-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter, while Paredes kicked a 50-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to lead the Stampeders to a thrilling 24-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a rematch of last year’s Grey Cup.

    It’s Tough to Repeat!
    Only once in the past 17 years has a CFL team repeated as champions (the 2010 Montreal Alouettes). For a league as comparatively small as it is, the repeat is still a massive undertaking. So unfortunately the odds are against the Calgary Stampeders as they look for back to back championships in 2015. However, here are my top 3 reasons why it could happen.

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