Canadian football glory is on the line Sunday night when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet in the 101st Grey Cup in Regina.
CHML’s Grey Cup coverage begins with a special two hour Pregame Show at 4pm ET.
Kickoff from Mosaic Stadium is at 6 o’clock.
After the game, join us for a two hour edition of the 5th Quarter.
The Ticats and Roughriders have met in the Grey Cup on three previous occasions, 1967, 1972 and 1989.
Hamilton hammered the Riders 24-1 in the 55th Grey Cup at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.
In the 60th Grey Cup at Ivor Wynne Stadium, the Tiger-Cats beat Saskatchewan 13-10.
In 1990, the Riders redeemed themselves with a 43-40 victory over Hamilton in the 77th Grey Cup at Skydome in Toronto.
It was the franchise’s third CFL championship, following victories in 1966 and 2007.
The ’07 team was led by then Riders head coach Kent Austin.
On Sunday, Austin will be dressed in Black and Gold and trying to guide the Tiger-Cats to their first Grey Cup title since 1999.
Teams from Hamilton and Regina have met in six Grey Cup championships.
The Hamilton Tigers beat the Regina Roughriders in 1928, 1929 and 1932.
Both the Ticats and Roughriders have been battling the frigid weather in Regina this week, but it appears the weather won’t be as cold on Sunday as it has earlier in the week when the wind chill made it feel like the minus-30s.
Sunday’s forecast high is around minus-1.
When looking at Saskatchewan’s 46 man roster, the players have been to 34 Grey Cups compared to Hamilton’s 20.
But when you focus on just the 24 starters, the Riders players have played in 23 Grey Cups, while Hamilton’s starters have just 7 under their belt.
Ticats QB Henry Burris won his only start in the Grey Cup, throwing for 328 yards and a touchdown to lead Calgary over Montreal in 2008.
Saskatchewan’s Darian Durant is 0-and-2 in Grey Cup finals, losing to the Alouettes in 2009 and ’10.
The 101st Grey Cup marks the 17th time since 1945 that the host city is playing in the big game.
The Roughriders are trying to become the third team in a row to win the Grey Cup on home turf after Toronto and B.C. did it in back to back years.
Previous to that, you had to go back to 1994 when the Lions beat Baltimore at B.C. Place Stadium.
The Riders beat Hamilton in their two meetings this season, 37-0 at Mosaic Stadium and 32-20 at Alumni Stadium in Guelph, in Weeks 4 and 5.