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Photos: Stampeders and Tiger-Cats face off in Snow Bowl II in Calgary Saturday

Andrew Bucholtz
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The Stamps' Tad Kornegay lays out to stop Dave Stala in the Calgary snow Saturday.

It's looking like the CFL's trying to have a successor to the famed Snow Bowl. Heavy snow's coming down in Calgary and has covered the McMahon Stadium field, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the Stampeders' clash with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. We've seen snow in practices before this year, but this is the first 2012 game where it's really played a role. Here are some photos of what things look like out there and how dramatically it's changed in the last few hours:

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The field was clear and green as the teams started their warmups.

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A little snow is noticeable as Hamilton quarterback Henry Burris begins to warm up.

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More snow can be seen during the Stampeders' warmups.

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Keon Raymond's 100-yard interception return for a TD was the first half's key play.

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The view from the press box after Raymond's second-quarter interception.

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How this looked from 55-Yard Line headquarters in B.C.

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Hamilton's Chris Rwabukamba celebrates knocking down a pass.

This weather's obviously having an impact on the game, as the conditions are extremely slippery, snow's in the quarterbacks' faces and passing's getting quite difficult. Hamilton quarterback Henry Burris has thrown two picks, while Calgary's Kevin Glenn has added another one. Running hasn't been easy, either; at the half, the Stamps' Jon Cornish had gained just four yards on eight carries. The Tiger-Cats' Avon Cobourne was faring better, collecting 54 yards on eight carries, but he was slipping and sliding around as well. As TSN's Chris Cuthbert said on the broadcast, "We'll have to get a Zamboni out at halftime." We'll see if anyone pulls Tony Proudfoot's old staple-gun trick. Regardless, it should be an entertaining second half. The Stampeders lead 14-13 at the break.

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