THE CANADIAN PRESS
VANCOUVER -- Shawn Gore does not have to worry about any teammates ribbing him for a little while.
Gore caught two touchdown passes as the B.C. Lions edged the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39-36 at B.C. Place Stadium on Friday night.
The defending Grey Cup-champion Lions overcame a slow start and survived a late Hamilton rally for their second straight win. The Tiger-Cats remain winless after two games.
"It felt good compared to last year to get the TDs in early and just keep building off of that,'' said Gore. "But there were still missed plays out there, but until we're perfect and we have no missed assignments, we can't be that happy.''
Gore's two-touchdown night in the second game of the season was in sharp contrast to 2011. The 25-year-old Toronto native's lone touchdown - the only other one of his three-year career - came in the final regular-season contest against Montreal.
"It was great to see him get in the end zone,'' said B.C. quarterback Travis Lulay, who completed 17 of 31 passes for 178 yards. "Now, there's no jinx on it.