This weekend our Alouettes are coming back to Percival-Molson Memorial Stadium to take on the BC Lions, as they return from a well-deserved week off.
With their batteries fully charged, Khari Jones’ team (temporarily replaced by André Bolduc) could win a second consecutive game for the first time since September 6, 2019, against the same Lions.
The Vernon Adams Jr.-led team is expecting a full house for this electrifying showdown presented by Tim Hortons. For those who are still hesitant, here are five reasons you should come to the stadium this Saturday, September 18, at 7 pm.
Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes did us proud at the Tokyo Olympics. Now it’s our turn to raise the torch for them, as 26 of these athletes will be at Saturday night’s game. Among them are two-time gold medallist swimmer Aurélie Rivard, boxer Tammara Thibeault and London Olympic bronze medallist Antoine Valois-Fortier.
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2021, will be the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This date is intended to raise awareness among Canadians about the treatment of indigenous peoples in the past and even today. Our players will be wearing several orange signs on their uniforms this Saturday night to support this initiative and to show their commitment to the fight against all forms of discrimination against indigenous peoples. We must all move forward together, it is time for unity.
Former Alouettes owner Robert Carl “Bob” Wetenhall Sr. passed away on September 3 in Florida. To honour his accomplishments from 1997 to 2019 with the Alouettes, fans are invited to participate in a moment of silence before the game. In addition to the various tributes that will be held throughout the night, the Alouettes team invites you to share your memories on game day using #MERCIBOB.
Offence at the top
Our offence came back strong during the last game against Ottawa amassing a total of 51 points. The boys’ impressive performance propelled the Metropolitan team to the top spot in the passing touchdown category with a total of 9, all of which were passes completed by quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. The Alouettes lead the league in time of possession, rushing yards and sacks allowed. Note that the Alouettes have a game or two less than all the other teams in the CFL.
With only 97 points allowed, the Als’ defence is not outdone. The 13 sacks total is good places us 2nd in the league, as well as 4th for 5 intercepted passes. Clearly, the defensive unit showed its ability to make big impacts, especially during the last game against Ottawa by tallying 3 interceptions with 2 QB sacks.
There are many other reasons to come to the stadium, but we’ll leave it to you to discover them this Saturday at 7 pm.
Don’t forget that proof of vaccination is required to enter the stadium!