CFL TO HONOUR WAR VETERANS IN PLAYOFF GAMES
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.