CALGARY -- Riding a league-high four-game winning streak, the last thing the Calgary Stampeders want to do is slow down and potentially lose momentum.
However, with a compacted schedule at the beginning of the year and arguably the most critical stretch of the regular season schedule on the horizon, head coach John Hufnagel and his club admit they can use the extra time between their last game, a convincing win over Winnipeg, and their next opponent the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
"Having the extra time between games helps the players. It gives them an extra day to heal up," Hufnagel said. "We had so many games in close stages early on, it’s kind of nice to have an extra breath so to speak.
"We’re trying to take full advantage of it, get the players rested, but as you can see they are here today doing strength and conditioning training so they can maintain their strength and keep in shape."
A rarity in the Canadian Football League, the Stamps have over a full week between games and as they sit only one game behind the BC Lions for a share of first place in the West Division, they know that jockeying for position in the standings is something that will not come easy.
With files from Stampeders.com