CFL TO HON­OUR WAR VET­ER­ANS IN PLAY­OFF GAMES

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Arg­onauts de­fen­sive back Matt Black fig­ures it’s fit­ting the CFL play­offs be­gin on the same day Canada re­mem­bers those who have made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for the coun­try. The Hamil­ton Tiger-Cats will host the B.C. Li­ons in the East semi­fi­nal be­fore the Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers play host to the Win­nipeg Blue Bombers in the West con­test as Canada marks the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War. The CFL will com­mem­o­rate the day by stop­ping the Hamil­ton-B.C. game at 2 p.m. ET — 11 a.m. Pa­cific time — for a mo­ment of si­lence. The league also will pay trib­ute dur­ing the pre-game coin toss in both games and play­ers will wear a poppy de­cal on their hel­mets. Black re­ceived the Jake Gau­daur Vet­er­ans’ Tro­phy this sea­son, given an­nu­ally to the CFL player who best demon­strates the at­tributes of Canada’s mil­i­tary per­son­nel. “The CFL ... brings so many di­verse and dif­fer­ent back­grounds to­gether and we cel­e­brate some­thing that’s so Cana­dian, this game of foot­ball that we’ve been play­ing here for so long ,” Black said.

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