Alouettes visit sick kids in Montreal hospitals
Montreal Alouettes players and coaches spent the afternoon visiting sick kids at the Montreal Childrens the Shriners and the Saint Justine hospitals.
Quarterback Anthony Calvillo says that helping to put a smile on a sick child's face helps to puts everything in perspective.
"There's a few young Alouettes fans who were there, who really got a kick out of seeing the guys there. It was a win-win for everybody, but I think the biggest thing is you're always trying to put a smile on these kids faces, and if we could do this for one day and get them through the day, I think it's the least we can do."
And it's a much needed distraction from yet another pounding in Hamilton over the weekend. The Als haven't won at Ivor Wynn in their last 5 attempts, this time losing 41-28. And Calvillo says it's because the Ticats have developped into a much better team than their 5 and 8 record indicates.
"It's very hard to explain because we've always had success there, and even if we did lose, the games were always very tight and close. Over the past couple years, I look at two things. One, their team has gotten a whole lot better which makes it harder for us to win on the road, especfially there. And two, they've got some differnt weapons on that team. I mean, Chris Williams has basically changed the game by himself."
The Alouettes now turn their attention to a struggling Winnipeg team who come to town Monday afternoon. But even thought the Bombers carry with them a dismal record of just 3 and 10, Calvillo says his team can't let their guard down.
"Forr us we know that they're a desperate hungry team, and really we're facing one last week. Hamilton had just one one of their last six games and were not playing very well at all but got it going against us there. So we know and it's always been this way, ever since i've been here in Motnreal, that whenever teams are playing the Alouettes, they always bring their "A" game. They want to go out there and beat us.