Als upset 41-28, farewell to "Never Wynne"
The Alouettes hit the turf for their final game ever at Ivor Wynne Stadium hoping to chase some Steeltown demons away. It turned out to be goodbye and good riddance to the decrepit Steeltown landmark.
Henry Burris tore up the Als' defense for 4 TD passes with a near perfect 1st half before Chris Jennings scored his 1st CFL touchdown, 3 years after bolting from the Montreal practise roster to the NFL.
Dave Stala scored 2 TDs, Avon Cobourne rushed for near 100 yards, and yet another former Alouette Jermaine McElveen racked up a sack on Calvillo for old times sake.
The Als have lost their last 5 visits to Hamilton, despite an 8-game win streak at Molson Stadium. The Cats have now won 2 of 3 against the Als this season, despite having only 5 wins all year. Calvillo's alltime won-lost record at Ivor Wynne: just 31-21.
Despite an 8-0 record under Trestman against the Cats at Molson Stadium, the Als slide to 3-6 in Steeltown since 2008.
Anthony Calvillo spent 3 seasons with the Cats '95-'97 before reclaiming his career in Montreal. This year he's picked apart the Cats defense for 4 touchdowns and 700+ yards in the first 2 games only to watch Henry Burris complete more than 75% of his passes against the Als.
The Als lead the CFL in opening drive TDs with 6---2/2 in games Victor Anderson starts for the injured Brandon Whitaker. Whitaker awaits surgery to repair a torn ACL.
But it was Hamilton striking for TD scores on its 2 opening drives and a 14-0 lead.
Scooter Berry makes his Montreal debut for the injured Ventrell Jenkins. Berry played college ball for West Virginia, coached by former Als' assistant Billy Stewart. He's a former AFL sack leader the Als believe can also be a force on special teams.