It was an electrifying start to the Alouettes’ game Friday night at Percival Molson Stadium but a shocking conclusion as the Saskatchewan Roughriders took a 17-10 weather-shortened game caused by lightning in the area. After the Riders went two-and-out on their opening series, the third down punt was returned 101 yards by Montreal’s Shakeir Ryan for the only touchdown for the Als. The margin of difference for the visitors came on a pair of defensive gems where QB sacks produced free balls scooped up and returned for majors. Antonio Pipkin took the first hit and was shaken up on the play as Earl Okine raced to the end zone. Matthew Shiltz replaced Pipkin in the second quarter and was greeted by a blitz hit Cameron Judge popped the ball free allowing Charleston Hughes to deliver a 16-10 lead to the Riders. This marked the first time in CFL history, following the implementation of weather protocols this season. The weather in the area caused a more than one hour delay so by the guidelines the game was called in the third quarter with 18 minutes of game time remaining.

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