LeFevour & Ticats look for win #1

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

The Dan LeFevour era begins Saturday night when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Ottawa RedBlacks in their 2014 home opener.

CHML’s coverage of the game begins with the Frisco’s Pregame Show at 6pm, kickoff at McMaster University’s Ron Joyce Stadium is 7pm.

LeFevour, in his third season with the Ticats, will make his first career CFL start after spending the last two seasons as Henry Burris’ understudy in Hamilton.

Interestingly enough, Burris is the face of Ottawa’s expansion franchise after he was dumped by the Tiger-Cats this off-season.

And while LeFevour is making career start #1, the 39-year-old Burris will be starting his 190th game in the league.

He sports a record of 101 wins, 85 losses and 3 ties.

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A win for LeFevour would not only be his first ever victory, but it would also put Hamilton in the win column for the first time this season following three straight losses.

The last time Hamilton started a season 0-and-3 and made the playoffs was in 1985.

The Cats ended that season with an 8-and-8 record, tops in the East Division, marking the first time in CFL history that a division winner did not have a winning record.

Burris isn’t the only former Ticat who will be playing in Steeltown since joining the RedBlacks.

Running back Chevon Walker, fullback John Delahunt (both of whom were taken in December’s expansion draft), long snapper Kevin Scott and receiver Dobson Collins will be playing against their former teammates in Black & Gold.

Saturday’s game was originally scheduled to be played at Tim Hortons Field, but construction delays have pushed Hamilton’s first home game in their new stadium until at least August 16.

A Tiger-Cats win, coupled with a loss by the Argos in Saskatchewan later Saturday night, would leave all four East Division teams with two points after the first five weeks of the season.

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