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By the Numbers | Keon Hatcher’s biggest games

January 16, 2024 |
CFL.ca takes you through some of the best games of recently extended Keon Hatcher’s career with the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League.

7 Nuggets For 70th Season | A Closer Look At Lions Schedule

December 14, 2023 | Matt Baker
Fans of the BC Lions and Canadian Football League can start marking down their calendars following Thursday morningโ€™s release of the 2024 schedule. Once again, there will be no shortage of ...

McInnis Shines As Offence Passes Preseason Test

June 2, 2023 | Matt Baker
Justin McInnis wants to make one thing crystal clear. He isn’t here to replace the acrobatic antics of one Bryan Burnham: even if his first touchdown grab in Lion colours was slightly ...

CFL Draft Presents Chance To Further Stock Cupboard

April 29, 2023 | Matt Baker
It likely serves as no coincidence that the BC Lions’ return to contender status has come at a time when the club’s crop of Canadian content has vastly improved as well.ย  After all, ...

By The Numbers | A Closer Look At Burnham’s Career

December 6, 2022 | Matt Baker
He always had the knack for coming down with the big catch in highlight-reel fashion. He put up some insane numbers. His smile and intensity were equally infectious. He was the ultimate teammate ...

Into The Winnipeg Hornets’ Nest We Go

November 7, 2022 | Matt Baker
They have been in the Canadian Football League Penthouse for the duration of this season and look every bit as determined to be the first team since Edmonton in the early 80s to win three ...

Lions To Battle Calgary In Playoffs, Control Fate For 2nd

October 9, 2022 | Matt Baker
There may be three weeks left in what has been a memorable 2022 regular season, but the BC Lions now know at least one major item on their November itinerary. Saturday’s 23-20 loss in ...

JB Train Is Rolling Again

October 3, 2022 | Matt Baker
If the James Butler train is still rolling into November, the 2022 BC Lions know they will be a tougher out. That is the mindset for the playoff-bound squad as they look to be more versatile on ...

Lions Defence Reaching New Heights To Begin 2022

June 26, 2022 | Matt Baker
The numbers through two games are staggering. Nine forced turnovers, 18 points allowed and just one touchdown surrendered in 26 total series.’ Making plays at the most opportune moments has ...

Awards Primer | Lokombo, Williams Up For Hardware

December 7, 2021 | Matt Baker
They won’t be competing for Lord Earl Grey’s mug this week in Hamilton, but that’s not to say the 2021 Lions may not still be recognized with some hardware. We’re speaking ...

Complimentary Football | 5 Takeaways Through 6 Games

September 21, 2021 | Matt Baker
To a man, they will tell you they aren’t satisfied just yet. Each victory has left them craving more execution while both of their losses could have easily gone either way if not for two or ...

Return Beckons | Breaking Down 2021 Lions Schedule

June 15, 2021 | Matt Baker
No pun intended here, but the week began with a double dose of solid news days for CFL fans everywhere. Following Monday’s announcement that the league’s owners voted in favour of a ...

Reilly Set To Climb CFL Passing List

May 31, 2021 | Matt Baker
The 2019 season for your BC Lions was disappointing, to say the least. However, when looking for reasons to be optimistic you could point to a couple of bright spots. The big one for yours truly ...

Quest For Playoff Return Starts With The O-Line

May 27, 2021 | Staff
All eyes will be squarely on Mike Reilly the next time the BC Lions take the field. Itโ€™s no secret, however, that if the Leos are to improve in 2021, so too must their offensive line. It just so ...

A Deeper Dive Into Lions 2021 Global Draft Class

April 17, 2021 | Steven Chang
Now that the BC Lions have four new international additions to the squad, itโ€™s probably time to take a deeper dive into their football journeys that led to the 2021 CFL Global Draft. The Lions ...

Burnham Poised To Climb Lions History Books

March 14, 2021 | Matt Baker
Getting Bryan Burnham back in orange last month was exciting for a variety of reasons. One of those being the game’s most dynamic receiver has some catching up to do. In more ways than one. ...

Preparation remains key for Campbell

April 3, 2020 | Matt Baker
In this uncertain world of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, Rick Campbell is still in full football preparation mode. Still, the Lions head coach couldn’t resist to check out ...

O’Leary: Teams leaning on technology as the draft approaches

March 23, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
With the CFL combine cancelled, BC Lions GM Ed Hervey and Ottawa REDBLACKS head coach Paul LaPolice will lean on technology to continue scouting players, they tell CFL.ca senior writer Chris ...

A Look At Some Key Dates Ahead

January 13, 2020 | Matt Baker
With the lower mainland getting its always adventurous dusting of winter snow over the weekend, we can’t help but get excited about the upcoming BC Lions season. I mean hey, it can very ...

Breaking Down The 2020 Schedule

December 15, 2019 | Matt Baker
Let the excitement for BC Place nights and epic road trips begin. BC Lions fans received an early visit from Santa Claus on Wednesday morning as the CFL released the complete 2020 regular season ...
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