2013 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

The 2013 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 56th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 64th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 2nd place in the East Division with a 10–8 record, which was their first winning season since 2004. The Ti-Cats played in their first Grey Cup championship game since 1999, but lost to the hometown Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 in the 101st Grey Cup. The Tiger-Cats primarily played their home games at Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Ontario while also playing one game at Moncton Stadium in Moncton, New Brunswick.

2013 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coachKent Austin
General managerKent Austin
Home fieldAlumni Stadium
Results
Record10–8
Division place2nd, East
Playoff finishLost Grey Cup
Team MOPHenry Burris
Team MOCBrian Bulcke
Team MORC. J. Gable
Uniform
CFL HAM Jersey 2013.png

StadiumEdit

Due to the demolition of Ivor Wynne Stadium and the construction of Tim Hortons Field on the same site, the Tiger-Cats were forced to play the majority of their home games outside of Hamilton for the first time in franchise history. On November 20, 2012, the Tiger-Cats announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to play most of their 2013 schedule at a renovated Alumni Stadium in Guelph.[1] The decision came after scouting and considering several other venues within and outside the region.[2][3] Ron Joyce Stadium, the nearest available stadium, ruled itself out in June 2012.[4]

On March 5, 2013, the 2013 schedule was released, revealing that eight of the regular season games would be played in Guelph and one would be played in Moncton, New Brunswick as part of Touchdown Atlantic.[5] When the Tiger-Cats clinched a home game in the 2013 playoffs, the team announced that that game would also be played in Guelph.

OffseasonEdit

CFL DraftEdit

The 2013 CFL Draft took place on May 6, 2013. The Tiger-Cats had eight selections in the seven-round draft, including the first overall pick. The club had an additional selection in the fifth round coming from Calgary after a trade for Milton Collins.[6]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 1 Linden Gaydosh DT Calgary
2 15 Brent Urban DL Virginia
3 19 Carl-Olivier Prime LB Wagner College
4 35 Simon Le Marquand WR Ottawa
5 37 Isaac Dell FB Wilfrid Laurier
5 43 Neil King DB Saint Mary's
6 45 Michael Daly DB McMaster
7 53 Brett Lauther PK Saint Mary's

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
A Thurs, June 13 at Montreal Alouettes 33–26 Win 20,514 1–0
B Thurs, June 20 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 52–0 Win 12,732 2–0

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 18 11 7 0 507 458 22 Details
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 10 8 0 453 468 20 Details
Montreal Alouettes 18 8 10 0 459 471 16 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 3 15 0 361 585 6 Details

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record TV
1 Fri, June 28 at Toronto Argonauts 39–34 Loss 29,852 0–1 TSN/ESPN3
2 Sun, July 7 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 30–20 Loss 12,612 0–2 TSN/RDS2/ESPN3
3 Sat, July 13 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25–20 Win 13,085 1–2 TSN/ESPN3
4 Sun, July 21 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 37–0 Loss 37,372 1–3 TSN/ESPN3
5 Sat, July 27 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 32–20 Loss 13,002 1–4 TSN/RDS2/ESPN3
6 Fri, Aug 2 at Edmonton Eskimos 30–29 Win 31,006 2–4 TSN/RDS2/NBCSN
7 Bye
8 Fri, Aug 16 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37–18 Win 32,409 3–4 TSN/RDS2/ESPN3
9 Sat, Aug 24 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37–14 Win 13,138 4–4 TSN/RDS2/ESPN3
10 Fri, Aug 30 at BC Lions 29–26 Loss 30,564 4–5 TSN/RDS2/ESPN3
11 Sat, Sept 7 vs. BC Lions 37–29 Win 13,101 5–5 TSN/ESPN3
12 Fri, Sept 13 at Calgary Stampeders 26–22 Loss 26,649 5–6 TSN/RDS2/ESPN3
13 Sat, Sept 21 vs. Montreal Alouettes 28–26 Win 15,123 6–6 TSN/RDS/ESPN3
14 Sat, Sept 28 vs. Calgary Stampeders 35–11 Loss 13,248 6–7 TSN/ESPN3
15 Fri, Oct 4 at Toronto Argonauts 33–19 Win 28,467 7–7 TSN/ESPN3
16 Mon, Oct 14 vs. Toronto Argonauts 24–18 Win 13,362 8–7 TSN/RDS2/NBCSN
17 Sun, Oct 20 at Montreal Alouettes 36–5 Loss 23,390 8–8 TSN/RDS/ESPN3
18 Sat, Oct 26 vs. Montreal Alouettes 27–24 Win 13,012 9–8 TSN/RDS/ESPN3
19 Sat, Nov 2 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37–7 Win 26,316 10–8 TSN/RDS2/ESPN3

RosterEdit

Coaching staffEdit

PlayoffsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Time Opponent Score Result Attendance
East Semi-Final Nov 10 1:00 PM EST vs. Montreal Alouettes 19–16 (OT) Win 13,320
East Final Nov 17 1:00 PM EST at Toronto Argonauts 36–24 Win 35,418
Grey Cup Nov 24 6:00 PM EST Saskatchewan Roughriders 23–45 Loss 44,710

East Semi-FinalEdit

Montreal at Hamilton
1 234OTTotal
Alouettes 2 0743 16
• Tiger-Cats 0 0676 19

East FinalEdit

Hamilton at Toronto
1 234Total
• Tiger-Cats 10 7109 36
Argonauts 7 1700 24

Grey CupEdit

Hamilton vs. Saskatchewan
1 234Total
Tiger-Cats 3 3710 23
• Roughriders 7 24014 45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]. TSN. Retrieved November 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Radley, Scott (August 31, 2011). The Moncton Tiger-Cats? Hmmmmmm. Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  3. ^ Naylor, Dave. TICATS MULLING OPTIONS FOR HOSTING GAMES IN 2013. TSN. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  4. ^ Making a pass for CFL football. Guelph Mercury. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Mark Your Calendars: 2013 CFL Schedule announced". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  6. ^ Ticats acquire DB Collins from Stamps[permanent dead link]