The Stampeders are what feels like a shoo-in for the postseason, as this franchise has made it every year since 2005. It hasn’t appeared in the Grey Cup since 2018 when it won its last title but Calgary may very well be the biggest threat to Winnipeg in the West.
Oddsmakers at Ontario sportsbooks have Calgary on equal footing with Saskatchewan in the division and even though the Riders finished in second place last year, it was the Stampeders who went 7-1 down the stretch with a win over the Bombers.
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2022 Calgary Stampeders schedule
|Week 1||Thursday, June 9||9 p.m. ET||vs. Montreal|
|Week 2||Saturday, June 18||6:30 p.m. ET||@ Hamilton|
|Week 3||Saturday, June 25||7 p.m. ET||vs. Edmonton|
|Week 5||Thursday, July 7||9 p.m. ET||@ Edmonton|
|Week 6||Friday, July 15||8:30 p.m. ET||@ Winnipeg|
|Week 8||Saturday, July 30||7 p.m. ET||vs. Winnipeg|
|Week 9||Friday, August 5||7:30 p.m. ET||@ Ottawa|
|Week 10||Saturday, August 13||7 p.m. ET||vs. BC Lions|
|Week 11||Saturday, August 20||7 p.m. ET||@ Toronto|
|Week 12||Thursday, August 25||8:30 p.m. ET||@ Winnipeg|
|Week 13||Monday, September 5||4:30 p.m. ET||vs. Edmonton|
|Week 14||Saturday, September 10||8 p.m. ET||@ Edmonton|
|Week 15||Saturday, September 17||7 p.m. ET||vs. BC Lions|
|Week 16||Saturday, September 24||10 p.m. ET||@ BC Lions|
|Week 17||Saturday, October 1||7 p.m. ET||vs. Toronto|
|Week 19||Friday, October 14||9:30 p.m.||vs. Hamilton|
|Week 20||Saturday, October 22||7 p.m. ET||@ Saskatchewan|
|Week 21||Saturday, October 29||8 p.m. ET||vs Saskatchewan|
Calgary Stampeders team facts
- Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Stadium: McMahon Stadium (1960-present; capacity: 35,400, expandable to 46,020)
- Year Founded: 1945
- Grey Cup Titles: 8 (1948, 1971, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2008, 2014, 2018)
Calgary Stampeders history
Founded in 1945, the Stampeders are considered the third-oldest CFL franchise still operating even though they were preceded by football clubs that were existed in Calgary since the 1890s.
The franchise has a decorated past, having notched 20 Western Division championships, one Northern Division championship, 17 Grey Cup appearances, and eight Grey Cup titles. Calgary’s first Grey Cup appearance come in just their fourth season in existence, when it defeated Ottawa by a 12-7 score in 1948.
Calgary has been a prolific Grey Cup participant since the turn of the century, participating in a total of seven title games and winning four during that span. That stretch includes three straight appearances to cap off the 2016-18 seasons.
The most successful head coach in franchise history to date in terms of total wins and championships has been the legendary Wally Buono, who posted a 153-79 -2 record between the 1990 and 2002 seasons. Buono also posted a 15-9 playoff record while leading Calgary to Grey Cup titles in the 1992, 1998, and 2001 seasons.
John Hufnagel, however, who also played four seasons for the franchise before helming the team from 2008-2015, bested Buono in winning percentage courtesy of a 102-41-1 record (.712) and secured a pair of Grey Cup titles in his own right (2008, 2014).
Current head coach Dave Dickenson is the franchise leader in career winning percentage entering the 2022 season (.721) courtesy of a 61-23-2 record and led the Stampeders to its most recent title in 2018.
Calgary Stampeders all-time leaders
With a track record that includes no shortage of postseason berths and league championships, it’s no surprise the Stampeders’ record books are replete with plenty of notable individual accomplishments.
For a closer look at the all-time franchise leaders in a variety of categories, check out the list below:
- Games Played: Mark McLoughlin (276, 1988-2003)
- Total Touchdowns: Allen Pitts (117, 1990-2000)
- Receiving Touchdowns: Allen Pitts (117, 1990-2000)
- Rushing Touchdowns: Earl Lunsford (55, 1956, 1959-63)
- Passing Yards: Henry Burris (32,191; 1998-1999, 2005-2011)
- Passing Touchdowns: Henry Burris (203; 1998-1999, 2005-2011)
- Rushing Yards: Joffrey Reynolds (9,213; 2004-2011)
- Receptions: Allen Pitts (966; 1990-2000)
- Receiving Yards: Allen Pitts (14,891; 1990-2000)
- Interceptions: Larry Robinson (50; 1961-1975)
- Tackles: Alondra Johnson (916; 1991-2003)
- Sacks: Will Johnson (99; 1989-1996)
- Field Goals: Mark McLoughlin (664; 1988-2003)
- Coaching Victories: Wally Buono (153; 1990-2002)