June 23rd, 2024

Elks-Riders CFL game moved to afternoon to accommodate Game 1 of Stanley Cup final

By The Canadian Press on June 3, 2024.

The CFL has moved the Elks' season opener against the Saskatchewan Roughriders to an afternoon start to allow sports fans in Edmonton to also watch the Oilers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. Fans watch the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Elks during second half CFL preseason action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday May 25, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

EDMONTON – The CFL has moved the Elks’ season opener against the Saskatchewan Roughriders to an afternoon start to allow sports fans in Edmonton to also watch the Oilers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final.

The game originally scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. MT will now start three hours earlier.

Game 1 of the NHL final is scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. MT in Sunrise, Fla.

The Oilers advanced to their first Stanley Cup final since 2006 with a six-game win over the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference final.

They will face the Florida Panthers, who are in the Cup final for a second straight season after losing in five games to the Vegas Golden Knights last year.

The Elks missed the CFL playoffs with a 4-14 record last year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 3, 2024.

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