2013 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
|2013 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season|
|Head coach||Kent Austin|
|General manager||Kent Austin|
|Home field||Alumni Stadium|
|Division place||2nd, East|
|Playoff finish||Lost in Grey Cup Final|
|Team MOP||Henry Burris|
|Team MOC||Brian Bulcke|
|Team MOR||C. J. Gable|
The 2013 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 56th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 64th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 2nd place in the East Division with a 10–8 record, which was their first winning season since 2004. The Ti-Cats played in their first Grey Cup championship game since 1999, but lost to the hometown Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 in the 101st Grey Cup. The Tiger-Cats primarily played their home games at Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Ontario while also playing one game at Moncton Stadium in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Due to the demolition of Ivor Wynne Stadium and the construction of Tim Hortons Field on the same site, the Tiger-Cats were forced to play the majority of their home games outside of Hamilton for the first time in franchise history. On November 20, 2012, the Tiger-Cats announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to play most of their 2013 schedule at a renovated Alumni Stadium in Guelph. The decision came after scouting and considering several other venues within and outside the region. Ron Joyce Stadium, the nearest available stadium, ruled itself out in June 2012.
On March 5, 2013, the 2013 schedule was released, revealing that eight of the regular season games would be played in Guelph and one would be played in Moncton, New Brunswick as part of Touchdown Atlantic. When the Tiger-Cats clinched a home game in the 2013 playoffs, the team announced that that game would also be played in Guelph.
The 2013 CFL Draft took place on May 6, 2013. The Tiger-Cats had eight selections in the seven-round draft, including the first overall pick. The club had an additional selection in the fifth round coming from Calgary after a trade for Milton Collins.
|3||19||Carl-Olivier Prime||LB||Wagner College|
|4||35||Simon Le Marquand||WR||Ottawa|
|5||37||Isaac Dell||FB||Wilfrid Laurier|
|5||43||Neil King||DB||Saint Mary's|
|7||53||Brett Lauther||PK||Saint Mary's|
|A||Thurs, June 13||at Montreal Alouettes||33–26||Win||20,514||1–0|
|B||Thurs, June 20||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||52–0||Win||12,732||2–0|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18||3||15||0||361||585||6||Details|
|1||Fri, June 28||at Toronto Argonauts||39–34||Loss||29,852||0–1||TSN/ESPN3|
|2||Sun, July 7||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||30–20||Loss||12,612||0–2||TSN/RDS2/ESPN3|
|3||Sat, July 13||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||25–20||Win||13,085||1–2||TSN/ESPN3|
|4||Sun, July 21||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||37–0||Loss||37,372||1–3||TSN/ESPN3|
|5||Sat, July 27||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||32–20||Loss||13,002||1–4||TSN/RDS2/ESPN3|
|6||Fri, Aug 2||at Edmonton Eskimos||30–29||Win||31,006||2–4||TSN/RDS2/NBCSN|
|8||Fri, Aug 16||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||37–18||Win||32,409||3–4||TSN/RDS2/ESPN3|
|9||Sat, Aug 24||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||37–14||Win||13,138||4–4||TSN/RDS2/ESPN3|
|10||Fri, Aug 30||at BC Lions||29–26||Loss||30,564||4–5||TSN/RDS2/ESPN3|
|11||Sat, Sept 7||vs. BC Lions||37–29||Win||13,101||5–5||TSN/ESPN3|
|12||Fri, Sept 13||at Calgary Stampeders||26–22||Loss||26,649||5–6||TSN/RDS2/ESPN3|
|13||Sat, Sept 21||vs. Montreal Alouettes||28–26||Win||15,123||6–6||TSN/RDS/ESPN3|
|14||Sat, Sept 28||vs. Calgary Stampeders||35–11||Loss||13,248||6–7||TSN/ESPN3|
|15||Fri, Oct 4||at Toronto Argonauts||33–19||Win||28,467||7–7||TSN/ESPN3|
|16||Mon, Oct 14||vs. Toronto Argonauts||24–18||Win||13,362||8–7||TSN/RDS2/NBCSN|
|17||Sun, Oct 20||at Montreal Alouettes||36–5||Loss||23,390||8–8||TSN/RDS/ESPN3|
|18||Sat, Oct 26||vs. Montreal Alouettes||27–24||Win||13,012||9–8||TSN/RDS/ESPN3|
|19||Sat, Nov 2||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||37–7||Win||26,316||10–8||TSN/RDS2/ESPN3|
Hamilton Tiger-Cats roster
6-Game Injured List
Italics indicate Import player
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Staff
Special Teams Coaches
|East Semi-Final||Nov 10||1:00 PM EST||vs. Montreal Alouettes||19–16 (OT)||Win||13,320|
|East Final||Nov 17||1:00 PM EST||at Toronto Argonauts||36–24||Win||35,418|
|Grey Cup||Nov 24||6:00 PM EST||Saskatchewan Roughriders||23–45||Loss||44,710|
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- Radley, Scott (August 31, 2011). The Moncton Tiger-Cats? Hmmmmmm. Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Naylor, Dave. TICATS MULLING OPTIONS FOR HOSTING GAMES IN 2013. TSN. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Making a pass for CFL football. Guelph Mercury. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
- Mark Your Calendars: 2013 CFL Schedule announced
- Ticats acquire DB Collins from Stamps