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December 16, 2021

Elks 2022 schedule released

EDMONTON – The road to what Elks fans hope is a renaissance season has been unveiled, as the 2022 CFL schedule was announced Thursday. Fans of the Green and Gold can circle Saturday, June 11 on their calendars, as the Elks open the regular season against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver.

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE 2022 ELKS SCHEDULE


KEY DATES

  • Regular season opener: June 11 @ B.C. Lions
  • Regular season home opener: June 18 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Labour Day Classic: September 5 @ Calgary Stampeders
  • Labour Day Rematch: September 10 vs. Calgary Stampeders
  • Regular season finale: October 21 vs. B.C. Lions

2022 marks the return of an 18-game regular season schedule for the CFL, with two pre-season games as well. The Elks pre-season matchups will feature a road game in Winnipeg (May 27) and home game against Calgary (June 3).

Edmonton’s first regular season home game at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium is set for Saturday, June 18 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

2022 season seats are currently available by clicking here, while single-game tickets will go on sale in the spring.


ELKS 2022 SCHEDULE REVEAL VIDEO


ELKS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE BY WEST DIVISION OPPONENT

Head-to-head (reg. season)

  • 128-102-3 all-time (70-44-1 home / 58-58-2 away)
  • 1-1 in 2021 (32-20 win Week 5 / 32-16 loss Week 6)

2022 meetings

  • Week 3: Saturday, June 25 @ McMahon Stadium – 5:00 p.m. MT
  • Week 5: Thursday, July 7 @ The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium – 7:00 p.m. MT
  • Week 13: Monday, September 5 @ McMahon Stadium (Labour Day Classic) – 2:30 p.m. MT
  • Week 14: Saturday, September 10 @ The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium – 6:00 p.m. MT

Need to know

The Elks and Stampeders are set to meet four times during the 2022 regular season. It’ll mark the 14th time the two clubs have met exactly four times in the regular season and the first since 2009 when Edmonton went 1-3 against the Stamps. If you think four meetings with the Stamps is a lot, the pair squared off six times annually in the regular season from 1949-1953.

Head-to-head (reg. season)

  • 115-81-4 all-time (62-36-1 home / 54-45-3 away)
  • 1-1 in 2021 (21-16 win Week 3 / 43-10 loss Week 16)

2022 meetings

  • Week 1: Saturday, June 11 @ B.C. Place Stadium – 8:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 p.m. PT
  • Week 9: Saturday, August 6 @ The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium – 8:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 p.m. PT
  • Week 20: Friday, October 21 @ The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium – 7:30 p.m. MT

Edmonton travels to B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver for two regular season games for a second consecutive season. 2022 will mark just the second time ever that the Green and Gold open and close the regular season against the Lions. The only other time came back in 1992 when Edmonton met B.C. four times, going 2-2 with wins coming Week 1 and 18.

Head-to-head (reg. season)

  • 122-93-2 (74-34-2 home / 48-59-0 away)
  • 0-2 in 2021 (19-17 loss Week 14 / 29-24 loss Week 15)

2022 meetings

  • Week 2: Saturday, June 18 @ The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium – 7:30 p.m. MT
  • Week 10: Sunday, August 14 @ The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium – 5:00 p.m. MT
  • Week 15: Friday, September 16 @ Mosaic Stadium – 7:30 p.m. MT

Need to know

The second week of the season provides another chance for Edmonton to snap their recent and unusual skid against the Riders, as the Elks have dropped five straight to Saskatchewan. It marks the first time since 1970 that Edmonton enters a season with an active losing streak of at least five games against the Riders, who earned narrow victories over the Double E back-to-back weeks in 2021.

Head-to-head (reg. season)

  • 102-89-3 (59-35-2 home / 43-55-1 away)
  • 0-3 in 2021 (37-22 loss Week 7 / 30-3 loss Week 10 / 26-16 loss Week 11)

2022 meetings

  • Week 7: Friday, July 22 @ The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium – 7:00 p.m. MT
  • Week 18: Saturday, October 8 @ IG Field – 5:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. CT

Need to know

Time to put away the Bomber brooms. Edmonton has been swept by Winnipeg in back-to-back seasons, marking the first time in the pair’s history – dating back to 1949 – that the Bombers have swept the Double E consecutive seasons. The last time Edmonton went undefeated against Winnipeg in two or more consecutive seasons was 2013-15 when the Green and Gold went 6-0 against the Bombers over three seasons.


ELKS SCHEDULE BY THE NUMBERS

  • By day:
    • Saturday – 9 (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 9, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19)
    • Friday – 5 (Weeks 4, 7, 11, 15, 20)
    • Thursday – 2 (Weeks 5 and 6)
    • Sunday – 1 (Week 10 vs. Saskatchewan)
    • Monday – 1 (Week 13 @ Calgary)
  • By division opponent:
    • West: 12
    • East: 6
  • Longest homestand:
    • 2 games (Week 19 vs. Toronto and Week 20 vs. B.C.)
  • Longest road streak:
    • 2 games (Week 3 @ Calgary and Week 4 @ Hamilton)
  • Most regular season meetings:
    • 4 against Calgary Stampeders
      • Road: Weeks 3 and 13 (Labour Day Classic)
      • Home: Weeks 5 and 14 (Labour Day Rematch)