2014 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coachKent Austin
General managerKent Austin
Home fieldRon Joyce Stadium
Tim Hortons Field
Division place1st, East
Playoff finishLost Grey Cup

The 2014 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 57th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 65th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 1st place in the East Division for the first time since 1998 and finished with a 9–9 record. The Tiger-Cats advanced to and lost the Grey Cup game for the second year in a row, this time to the Calgary Stampeders by a score of 20–16.

The team returned to Hamilton after playing one season in Guelph; the team split its games between Ron Joyce Stadium and the new Tim Hortons Field. There were significant delays in the construction of Tim Horton's Field, resulting in delays using the stadium and, subsequently, portions of the venue when it did open, resulting in a reduced seating capacity for the inaugural game against the Toronto Argonauts on Labor Day weekend. The aforementioned delays resulted in a lawsuit that was unresolved for several years thereafter, resulting in missed opportunities to host the Grey Cup Championship.[1]



The Tiger-Cats played in a brand new stadium for the first time in franchise history, playing at the newly constructed Tim Hortons Field at the site of their old stadium, Ivor Wynne Stadium. Tim Hortons Field was due to be completed by June 30, 2014, and, consequently, the team played their preseason home game at McMaster University's Ron Joyce Stadium.[2] The Tiger-Cats will play their first three regular season games on the road and were scheduled to open Tim Hortons Field in week 5 on July 26, 2014 against the expansion Ottawa Redblacks.[3]

However, on July 7, 2014, the Tiger-Cats announced that the construction of Tim Hortons Field was behind schedule and that the team's first two regular-season home games (later extended to three) would, as a matter of necessity, also be moved to Ron Joyce Stadium. The new stadium, still not yet complete with only 18,000 seats ready for use, opened in time for the Labour Day Classic (again as a matter of necessity because of Ontario University Athletics' tradition that also plays games on Labour Day).[4][5] The stadium was fully complete by October.

CFL Draft

The 2014 CFL Draft took place on May 13, 2014. The Tiger-Cats had six selections in the seven-round draft, but moved up and down in positions due to trades with other clubs. The club acquired an additional second round selection and moved down one spot in the first round after completing a trade with Saskatchewan for Shomari Williams and Josh Bartel.[6] The team then traded both second round selections during the draft for the first round selection they had traded to Saskatchewan.[7] The team also gave up a third round selection for Geoff Tisdale and another sixth round selection.[8] Finally, the Tiger-Cats traded their fourth round selection for fullback Dahrran Diedrick.[9]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 8 Beau Landry LB Western Ontario
1 9 Evan Gill DL Manitoba
5 44 Christopher Johnson LB Toronto
6 52 Mathieu Girard DL Montreal
6 53 Stephen Mawa DL British Columbia
7 62 Martin Pesek DL Acadia


Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Bye
B Sat, June 14 3:00 p.m. EDT vs. Montreal Alouettes W 28–23 1–0 None Ron Joyce Stadium 5,573 Recap
C Thur, June 19 7:00 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts L 23–41 1–1 None Varsity Stadium 5,216 Recap


Regular season

Season standings

Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 9 9 0 417 395 18 Details
Montreal Alouettes 18 9 9 0 360 394 18 Details
Toronto Argonauts 18 8 10 0 450 456 16 Details
Ottawa Redblacks 18 2 16 0 278 465 4 Details

Season schedule

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Sun, June 29 7:00 p.m. EDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders L 10–31 0–1 TSN/RDS2 Mosaic Stadium 19,285 Recap
2 Fri, July 4 10:00 p.m. EDT at Edmonton Eskimos L 24–28 0–2 TSN Commonwealth Stadium 30,714 Recap
3 Bye
4 Fri, July 18 10:00 p.m. EDT at Calgary Stampeders L 7–10 0–3 TSN/ESPN2 McMahon Stadium 27,546 Recap
5 Sat, July 26 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks W 33–23 1–3 TSN/RDS Ron Joyce Stadium 6,500 Recap
6 Thur, July 31 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 26–27 1–4 TSN/RDS2 Ron Joyce Stadium 6,500 Recap
7 Fri, Aug 8 10:00 p.m. EDT at BC Lions L 29–36 1–5 TSN BC Place 24,236 Recap
8 Sat, Aug 16 3:00 p.m. EDT vs. Calgary Stampeders L 20–30 1–6 TSN Ron Joyce Stadium 6,500 Recap
9 Bye
10 Mon, Sept 1 1:00 p.m. EDT vs. Toronto Argonauts W 13–12 2–6 TSN Tim Hortons Field 18,135 Recap
11 Sun, Sept 7 1:00 p.m. EDT at Montreal Alouettes L 31–38 2–7 TSN/RDS/ESPN Molson Stadium 20,551 Recap
12 Sun, Sept 14 1:00 p.m. EDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 28–3 3–7 TSN Tim Hortons Field 18,135 Recap
13 Sat, Sept 20 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos W 25–23 4–7 TSN Tim Hortons Field 18,135 Recap
14 Sat, Sept 27 6:30 p.m. EDT at Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 16–11 5–7 TSN Investors Group Field 28,534 Recap
15 Sat, Oct 4 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. BC Lions W 19–17 6–7 TSN Tim Hortons Field 20,125 Recap
16 Fri, Oct 10 7:00 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts L 33–34 6–8 TSN Rogers Centre 17,811 Recap
17 Fri, Oct 17 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks W 16–6 7–8 TSN/RDS2 Tim Hortons Field 20,125 Recap
18 Sat, Oct 25 4:00 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts L 24–26 7–9 TSN/RDS2 Rogers Centre 19,258 Recap
19 Fri, Oct 31 7:30 p.m. EDT at Ottawa Redblacks W 34–25 8–9 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium 24,101 Recap
20 Sat, Nov 8 4:00 p.m. EST vs. Montreal Alouettes W 29–15 9–9 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 24,186 Recap




Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
East Semi-Final Bye
East Final Sun, Nov 23 1:00 p.m. EST vs. Montreal Alouettes W 40–24 1–0 TSN/RDS/ESPN Tim Hortons Field 24,334 Recap
102nd Grey Cup Sun, Nov 30 6:00 p.m. EST Calgary Stampeders L 16–20 1–1 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 BC Place 52,056 Recap



2014 Hamilton Tiger-Cats roster

Running Backs


Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured List

6-Game Injured List

Practice Roster


  • 78 Martin Pesek DL

Italics indicate Import player
Roster updated 2014-11-30
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 12 Injured, 6 Six-Game,
9 Practice Roster, 1 Suspended

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Coaching staff

2014 Hamilton Tiger-Cats staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Bob Young
  • President and COO – Glenn Gibson
  • Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager – Kent Austin
  • Director of Football Operations – Shawn Burke
  • Director of Canadian Scouting – Drew Allemang
  • Director of U.S. Scouting – Eric Tillman
  • Scouting and Football Administration Coordinator – Spencer Zimmerman
  • Video Co-ordinator – Matt Allemang

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

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