2017 Training Camp

Husband: “Hard to believe I am in my seventh camp.”

June 3, 2017 | Matt Baker
Lions centre Cody Husband says camp has been competitive and there are plenty of things to be satisfied with ahead of the pre-season opener.

Breaking Down The Running Backs

June 2, 2017 | Matt Baker
It’s fair to say they passed with flying colours. We are, of course, referring to the tough test handed to the coaching staff when it came to replacing the great Andrew Harris in 2016. With both ...

Deon Long: “You have to be detailed or they’ll be all over you.”

June 2, 2017 | Matt Baker
New receiver Deon Long talks about battling it out with the DB’s in training camp. He is excited to show his stuff in pre-season action next Tuesday at Calgary.

Lumbala: “It’s been awhile. It’s time to get back to championship football.”

June 2, 2017 | Matt Baker
Rolly Lumbala is loving life in training camp number ten. He is anxious for another shot at a Grey Cup and feels the club has done a good job finding new talent.”

Breaking Down The Defensive Line

June 1, 2017 | Brian Helberg
When Robin Ross speaks, the BC Lions listen. The Leos’ defensive line coach has been everywhere and seen just about everything in his four decades on the sidelines. Ross joined the Lions staff in ...

Training Camp Day 5 Report | Momentum

June 1, 2017 | Matt Baker
You could argue the word is perhaps overused. Some believe it carries over from game to game or season to season. Others insist it’s all about the present. We’re talking about momentum. You can ...

A Visit From A Legend

June 1, 2017 | Matt Baker
It was a sight to behold on Wednesday morning at Hillside Stadium. The veterans, who have supposedly seen it all, were wide-eyed. Rookies could hardly contain themselves. A guy of Fred ...

Jeremiah: “The aggression is coming. Right when we need it.”

June 1, 2017 | Matt Baker
Jeremiah Johnson talks about his second camp as a BC Lion and tributes the offensive line for helping him and the running backs gain yards.

Training Camp Day 4 Recap | Learning The Ropes

May 31, 2017 | Matt Baker
Danny Vandervoort has all the traits of a seasoned veteran. Great hands, sharp on his routes and very well spoken in front of the microphones. Yet one of the most impressive things about the 3rd ...

Gaitor: “I’m thrilled to be back and ready to win.”

May 31, 2017 | Matt Baker
Anthony Gaitor talks about the week so far in Kamloops. The defensive back said it was a no brainer to come back following his release from the NFL.

Washington: “The competition has been stiff.”

May 31, 2017 | Matt Baker
Defensive co-ordinator Mark Washington likes the battles that have taken shape on his unit so far in Kamloops. He was impressed with how the defence responded on day four.

Breaking Down The Defensive Backs

May 30, 2017 | Matt Baker
The story of the BC Lions secondary from 2016 would make a great TSN documentary. It starts with an unknown named Loucheiz Purifoy turning heads in training camp, before running away with the ...

Parker: “It’s kind of surreal how long i’ve been here.”

May 30, 2017 | Matt Baker
Keynan Parker comments on entering his 5th training camp with the Lions and looks forward to proving himself as a possible starter in the secondary.

Buono: “It’s going to be a very competitive group on defence.”

May 30, 2017 | Matt Baker
Wally Buono isn’t concerned about a couple of they key departures on his defence. The GM/head coach is intrigued by some of the battles taking shape.

Breaking Down The Offensive Line

May 29, 2017 | Brian Helberg
Football is the ultimate team sport and the club will not succeed unless every single man on the roster is doing their job. Although often overlooked, the game of football would not be possible ...

“Papa Smurf” Yell Takes On New Role

May 29, 2017 | Matt Baker
The mood on the practice field in Kamloops matches the weather: sunny, hot and the odd breeze creeping in for momentary relief. There is excitement and giddiness all around. Ronnie Yell and ...

Vaillancourt: “Every aspect is going to be better than last year.”

May 29, 2017 | Matt Baker
Charles Vaillancourt talks about entering his second training camp and breaks down how much he has learned since his rookie season. He looks forward to setting a tone after an early-season injury ...

Training Camp Day 1 Recap | Calm Before The Storm

May 28, 2017 | Matt Baker
Believe us when we tell you it will be a far cry from how they will attack the start of the 2017 season. We’re talking about day one of training camp at Hillside Stadium, which started with a ...

Buono: “You don’t replace Adam Bighill. You find the next great player.”

May 28, 2017 | Matt Baker
Wally Buono talks on day one of main camp in Kamloops. The head coach breaks down some of the early routine and says losing Adam Bighill provides an opportunity to find that next star linebacker.

Jennings: “If we’re content about last year we won’t get better.”

May 28, 2017 | Matt Baker
Jonathon Jennings breaks down his mindset on day one of training camp in Kamloops. The QB says it’s important everyone treats 2017 like a clean slate.