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Week 15 Game Day at a Glance

September 15, 2022 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Saskatchewan Roughriders News Release


Football Weekend in Saskatchewan is the celebration of football in our province and how it brings us together as a community. This weekend, we highlight the high-quality football we have here in Saskatchewan with three exciting games from three different leagues at Mosaic Stadium. The Roughriders take on the Edmonton Elks on Friday night to kick the weekend off. On Saturday afternoon, the Regina Thunder take on their rivals, the Saskatoon Hilltops, in a Canadian Junior Football League showdown before the University of Regina Rams and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies clash in a U SPORTS battle on Saturday evening. Don't forget to hang around Mosaic Stadium between Saturday games as Roy Wood$ will take the stage in Confederation Park. Both days promise to feature several unique events and activities. A special ticket bundle is available here that combines all three games.

Friday, September 16 - Lights Out Game

When the sun begins to set earlier and earlier every day, it's normally the first sign that summer is coming to a close. There's no need to fret however, as it means that the annual Lights Out Game returns to Mosaic Stadium to fill up the night sky with spectacular lighting and visual effects all game long!

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. and gates open at 6:00 p.m. You'll want to get to your seat by 7:15 p.m. for our special Lights Out pre-game show. The first 20,000 fans will receive a special token to help them participate in the pre-game show! Keep an eye out for more surprises during pauses and commercial breaks during the game!

Please keep in mind, throughout the Lights Out Game, the stadium lights and fixtures will be utilized to create a unique game day experience including darkness, flashes, strobing and other lighting effects, not normally found at Rider home games.

At halftime, DJ Tolley T will keep the party going with a unique, synchronized performance of music and lights!

And don't be too quick to leave post-game because the sky in Regina will be lit up one more time with a spectacular post-game fireworks show!

The loaded pre-game slate of events also includes our fully licensed Coors Light Party in the Park! The fun-for-all-ages event begins at 4:30 p.m. and will have inflatables, face painting, a balloon artist, appearances from the 620 CKRM Cheer Team, music from DJ Tolley T and so much more!

Saturday, September 17 - Thunder vs. Hilltops, Rams vs. Huskies

This thrilling day of football begins with Regina Thunder (4-0) taking on the Saskatoon Hilltops (2-2) at 1:00 p.m. at Mosaic Stadium. The two teams are currently in first and second place, respectively, in the Prairie Conference of the Canadian Junior Football League. Rider players Dan Clark and Mitch Picton will be in attendance for the coin toss and will be selling 50/50 tickets throughout the game! Join them in Confederation Park following the game for an autograph session!

Starting at 3:45 p.m. and ending at 6:45 p.m., there will be a family-friendly tailgate party in REAL District's Confederation Park with food and beverages, as well as a special performance from Roy Wood$ at 5:00 p.m. Wood$ is a Canadian singer, rapper and songwriter who is signed to Drake's label, OVO Sound and averages almost 3.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify. The concert is free of charge for anyone to attend whether you are coming to the football games or not.

At 7:00 p.m., to cap off the day, the University of Regina Rams (2-0) and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (2-0) will write the latest chapter in their long-standing rivalry. Both squads have started the season with a perfect record and are the last two unbeaten teams in the Canada West Conference of U SPORTS.

James Smith Cree Nation & Weldon, SK

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will continue to wear commemorative JSCN decals on their helmets during Friday's game and a moment of silence will be held before kickoff to remember the victims. The Club is receiving guidance from the communities on the best way for us to remember and honour the victims of this tragedy and aid in the healing process, both on game day and beyond.

Reminders for the Riders Game

Your phone is your ticket! Don't forget to download the Rider App, powered by SaskTel, onto your smartphone and have your digital tickets ready before you come to Mosaic Stadium. We promise it's easy, but we created a tutorial video here and have a full FAQ and written tutorial at Riderville.com, just in case!

Large purses, backpacks and camera bags are prohibited. The Club has moved to a clear bag policy for all Saskatchewan Roughrider games in 2021 and beyond. Each fan, including children, can bring in one clear bag sized 12" x 6" x 12" or smaller. More details on the clear bag policy can be found here.

In transit? Whether you arrive at the stadium on four wheels or two, there are options available! The bike valet opens at 5:30 p.m. on game day and is staffed by volunteers through REAL. The bikes are inside a fenced compound that is monitored throughout its hours of operation. Please note that your bike must be picked up within one hour after the game ends. The bike valet is located by the South East exterior of the Stadium by Gate 4.

In addition, Rider Transit presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan is back! That's right, free guest bus transit is available from various locations across the city (Southland Mall, University of Regina, Warehouse district, the Delta Hotel, Victoria Ave and Scarth Street) and at a NEW north end location: The Turvey Centre, starting two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff time. 

Week 15

The Riders currently sit in fourth place in the highly competitive West Division and coming to town is the Edmonton Elks, sitting in fifth place in the west. With a win, the Roughriders can knock the Elks out of playoff contention while staying in the race for either a spot in the playoffs in the West Division or via the crossover.

Defensively, the Green and White have the linebacking duo of Darnell Sankey and Larry Dean leading the way. The two rank second and third in the league with 79 and 76 defensive tackles, respectively. Defensive lineman Pete Robertson is third in the league with nine sacks in nine games, tying the league lead in forced fumbles with four.

Kick and punt returner Mario Alford has certainly made his presence felt since joining the squad, returning a kick for a touchdown last week against the Blue Bombers to open the second half. With that spectacular play, Alford became the first player in Rider history to register two kickoff-return touchdowns in a single season.

Lastly, running back Frankie Hickson has been great in his three games since entering the starting lineup, recording games of 126, 85, and 71 rushing yards while adding 51 total receiving yards and 66 kick return yards.


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