For the third consecutive season the University of Calgary Dinos and the University of Regina Rams met in a pre-season game at the Methanex Bowl in Medicine Hat, AB. to conclude their respective training camps.
“It is an opportunity to have our team play a game and for us as coaches to evaluate our new players as well as showcasing our product to the people of Medicine Hat and surrounding area,” stated Calgary Head Coach Wayne Harris who is in his third year at the helm of the Dinos.
Approximately 1000 fans took in the contest on a hot evening that saw the Rams lead 10-3 at the half and scored 29 unanswered second half points to 39-3 win.
“A lot of guys got a lot of game time, more than in past years, and that was our plan going in,” stated Harris.
Prior to the game both teams had their pregame meal at Crescent Heights High School.
Both teams did not show much in the terms of plays as they meet in the second week of the regular season in Calgary. Calgary opens their regular season Friday evening in Alberta while Regina does likewise hosting the University of British Columbia.
An interested spectator at the game was former University of Calgary player and Medicine Hat Crescent Heights graduate, Connor McGough. McGough was on his bye week with the Hamilton Tiger Cats who selected him fourth overall in the 2017 CFL draft.
A special thanks to the organizing committee of the game whose proceeds went to the United Way of Medicine Hat.