Ticats clinch first place in the East Division

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats officially clinched first place in the East Division after the Montreal Alouettes’ 35-24 road loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Week 18.

The Ticats earn a bye to the Eastern Final and host at Tim Hortons Field on Sunday, November 17 at 1 p.m. ET.

With just three weeks remaining in the CFL’s 2019 regular season schedule, the 12-3 Tiger-Cats sit atop the CFL standings. Hamilton’s 12 wins has already tied a franchise record for most wins in a season set in 1989 (12-6-0) and equaled in 1998 (12-5-1).

The 2019 Eastern Final at Tim Hortons Field will mark the sixth time in the last seven seasons (2013-2019) the Tiger-Cats have hosted a playoff game. Hamilton will host the Eastern Final for the first time since 2014 and only the third time since 1998.