Wildcats Host PFC Semi Final Rematch Against The Colts

The Edmonton Wildcats head into the post season this weekend with a semi final rematch in the Battle of Alberta against their provincial rivals, the Calgary Colts. Last year they faced off in Calgary and ended up losing a heartbreaker 28 -21 to the Colts.

The Wildcats will be out this weekend to exact revenge on their southern foe in the quest to claim another PFC title. The regular season saw the 2 teams split their contest with Edmonton winning their home opener against the Colts 35 -21, while the Colts won their rematch against the Wildcats in Calgary 24 -10.

It will be a tough battle this weekend and the Wildcats will have to bring their “A” game if they want to advance to the next round. Andy Pilon has been very consistent all year and looks to continue that momentum utilizing the passing game with the likes of Jerit Lambert, Kevin Wuthrich and Mike Wojicki. Running the ball will be an important part of the game plan with Justin McEvoy and Liam Dow handling most of the load.

The Wildcat defense has been dominant all year and will need to come up big this weekend against the Colts potent passing attack. The Wildcats Special teams have also been a big factor this season and should prove to be a key element in the upcoming matchup this weekend.

Edmonton Wildcats Receiver/Returner Jerit Lambert added the CJFL Special Teams Player of the Week award to his PFC prize for his Week 8 performance in Regina.
In the Wildcats 38-18 victory over the Thunder last Sunday afternoon, the all-around standout took back 5 punts for 117 yards, including a 92-yard gallop. Lambert currently sits 4th in Punt Return Yards with 217, only 39 yards back of teammate David Berg who has the conference lead with 256. Lambert leads the PFC in Kickoff Return Yards with 301, and can accomplish the rare double of capturing both categories in Saturday night’s 7pm MDT regular season finale against the Edmonton Huskies. Lambert is 4th in Receiving with 23 catches for 405 yards & 5 touchdowns on the season.

Ben Hnidan picks up his 3rd PFC Special Teams Player prize of 2009 by kicking 3 field goals in the Wildcats 46-7 romp over their Clarke Park co-tenant Edmonton Huskies by connecting on 9, 22 & 24 yard tries. The rookie kicker is the 2009 PFC Scoring Champion, recording 94 points on the campaign. That total includes 17 field goals, 8 singles & a conference leading 35 converts.

All Edmonton Wildcat practices are at Rundle Park and the players take to the field at around 7:30 pm nightly.


Stuart Gibson
Edmonton Wildcats Media Coordinator
Phone (780) 221-3671