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Saskatchewan Roughriders to meet Toronto Argonauts in Touchdown Atlantic – Regina Leader Post

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts are to meet July 16 in the first CFL regular-season game to be played in Nova Scotia.

Left to right: Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Brett Lauther, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie and Toronto Argonauts general manager Michael (Pinball) Clemons are shown in Wolfville, N.S., where Touchdown Atlantic is to be played July 16.
Left to right: Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Brett Lauther, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie and Toronto Argonauts general manager Michael (Pinball) Clemons are shown in Wolfville, N.S., where Touchdown Atlantic is to be played July 16. Photo by Kyle Scott /cfl.ca

The CFL confirmed Tuesday that the Touchdown Atlantic game, pitting the Saskatchewan Roughriders against the Toronto Argonauts, is to be played July 16 in Wolfville, N.S.

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It will be the first CFL regular-season game to be held in Nova Scotia.

Touchdown Atlantic had been based in Moncton in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2019. The Roughriders and Argonauts were to have played July 25, 2020 in Halifax, but that year’s CFL season was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Raymond Field, located on the Acadia University campus, is to be expanded by approximately 7,000 temporary seats to hit the 10,000 mark.

Tickets are to go on sale to the general public April 26.

FALCONS FINISH FIRST

The Regina Falcons are the Saskatchewan under-18 tier 2 provincial boys hockey champions.

The Falcons captured the title Saturday by outlasting the Saskatoon Red Wings.

In Game 1, the Falcons won 3-2 at the Co-operators Centre on March 19. Caleb Wood, Reece Tabashniuk and Matthew Markewich were the goal scorers for Regina. Markewich, Jordan Breitkreuz and Kaden Whiteside added assists. Rhyler Wahl was the winning goalie.

The series shifted to Saskatoon one week later, when the Red Wings won 5-3. Markewich, Wood and Owen Kirk were the Falcons’ goal scorers. Wood, Tabashniuk, Jager Lee and Ethan Wilson added assists.

With the series tied 1-1, a 10-minute mini-game was held immediately after Game 2. Regina won the mini-game 2-0, thanks to goals by Kirk and Kai Reiger.

Kirk scored on a set-up from Wilson with 29 seconds left. Reiger added an unassisted goal with one second on the clock. Jaidyn Shaw was the victorious netminder.

The Falcons swept the Royals to win the Hockey Regina title, winning 4-3 on March 22 and 4-1 two days later. Kirk had a goal and two assists the opener. Markewich and Tyson Moller each had a goal and an assist in Game 2.

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