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OTTAWA – Although the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost in one of the most exciting and best Grey Cup games ever played, a pair of Carleton Ravens played a key role in the game for the host team.
Kicker Michael Domagala (2013-2017) had three field goals and a pair of converts for 11 points in the game. He is the first Carleton Raven to score points in a Grey Cup Game. He is also the first kicker in Grey Cup history to kick three field goals in a game from 13 yards or less.
Tunde Adeleke (2013-2016) became the first Raven to play in four Grey Cups, as well as the first to play in four Grey Cups in a row. He had two tackles, and leads all former Ravens in career Grey Cup solo tackles with eight. He also became the first former Raven to return a punt in a Grey Cup, running back one punt for seven yards.
Adeleke and Domagala join a select few former Ravens who have been teammates in a Grey cup Game. Carl Coulter and Mike Philbrick were Tiger-Cats teammates in both the 1998 and 1999 Grey Cup Games. In 1976, Peter Stenerson and Brian Hedges were teammates on the Ottawa Rough Riders team that beat Saskatchewan in the Grey Cup. And in 1981, Pat Stoqua, Gary Cook and Malcolm Inglis all played for the Ottawa Rough Riders in their last-minute loss to Edmonton at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
(St. Patrick’s merged with Carleton in 1967)