Jerseys and Helmets over the years

 

Hamilton Tiger-Cat Association

Welcome to the home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cat Alumni. Our goal is to build membership and awareness of our Association and to recognize the rich history of football in Hamilton.

It is an ever evolving interactive site for all Tiger-Cat fans to contribute and build through photos, comments and information.

This site is a resource of the history of everything Tiger-Cat; from rosters to awards, profiles to statistics plus cards and collectibles. Check out our events page for where to meet some of your favourite alumni.

All current and former CFL & Tiger-Cat players, coaches, management and staff are welcome to apply for membership. We have over 175 members and are continually recruiting.  Visit our members’ page for more membership information.

Our site is for fans and alumni, so be sure to participate.

 

2019 EVENTS

2019 EVENTS

 

ROB HITCHCOCK LATEST INDUCTEE TO
TIGER-CATS WALL OF HONOUR
1999 GREY CUP CHAMPS TO CELEBRATE 20 YEAR REUNION


Rob Hitchcock was the 24th Tiger-Cat inducted to the Wall of Honour at Tim Horton’s Field.

Hitchcock played 200 games over 12 seasons with the Tiger-Cats (1995-2006), winning a Grey Cup with the team in 1999, and currently holds the all-time franchise records in combined tackles (606), defensive tackles (484) and special teams tackles (tie-122).

The 6-2, 210-pound Hamilton native also sits second in franchise history in all-time interceptions (36) and fourth in games played (200), while adding 11 quarterback sacks and seven fumble recoveries.

Hitchcock was named a CFL All-Star twice (1999, 2001), an East Division All-Star three times (1999, 2001, 2002), a CFLPA All-Star in 2002, and was Hamilton’s Most Outstanding Canadian three times (1999, 2002, 2006) and Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2002.

 

Rob

 

He was inducted during halftime on Friday, October 4th when the Tiger-Cats hosted the Eskimos.

 

Rob was joined by many of his former teammates as the Club and the HTCAA also celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the 1999 Grey Cup Champions.

 

34th ANNUAL TIGER-CAT ALUMNI
GOLF TOURNAMENT

Over thirty alumni were on hand to take part in our annual golf tournament at Southbrook Golf & Country Club.

A fantastic almost sell-out field along with great weather, food and prizes made this the most successful tournament ever. Thanks to all that participated and especially to our sponsors.

Mark your calendars for Monday, May 25th next year as we traditionally play the Monday following Victoria Day.


 

HTCAA HOLDS SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER
TO SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER

The Hamilton Tiger Cats Alumni, Believe in the Gold, and Ryan Saturno Patient Amenities Fund “teamed up” to make a difference for families affected by Childhood Cancer in Hamilton and area.

The HTCAA hosted a Rock and Roll event featuring “The Rockets” at This Ain’t Hollywood, on Friday, June 21. Over $16,000 was raised through ticket sales, silent auction and donations.

Funds raised from this celebration of Rock and Roll Event will go to raise awareness about childhood cancer.  Half of the funds raised from this event will go to support local families in the Hamilton Community to support families financially that are impacted by childhood cancer.  The remaining 50% will go directly towards vital and ground breaking research for childhood cancer.

MEMBER NEWS

MEMBER NEWS

 

MEMBERSHIP ONLINE

Alumni can now register or renew their membership online with Pay Pal. You can pay via credit card or through your bank account. Pay/Register here.

HTCAA on FACEBOOK

We have created a new Tiger-Cat Alumni Facebook page for both alumni and fans to join and interact.

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The new page will be an extension of our website and allow us to better promote our events and activities as well as promote the history of the Club and hopefully engage more fans and alumni to participate. We encourage Alumni and fans to post news and pictures and engage in conversations.

 

TEAM NEWS

TEAM NEWS

 

Tiger-Cats 2019 Game Promo Schedule

Tiger-Cats 150 Year Anniversary Celebration

 

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

 

TIM HORTON’S CAMP DAY

Tiger-Cat Alumni were once again out in force to assist in the Tim Horton’s Annual Fundraiser to help send kids to camp. Thanks to Ryan Donnelly, Peter Dyakowski, Mike Samples, Jason Riley and Rocky DiPietro

 

ALZHEIMER FUNDRAISER

The Club helped organize a special event to raise funds in support of Alzheimer’s. Held at Macassa Lodge senior’s home on Upper Sherman, resident Angelo Mosca was joined by Less Browne, Jason Riley, and Ben Zambiasi. The community room was packed for a fun-filled afternoon that was also entertained by Tiger-Cat mascot “Stripes”.

 

TIGER-CATS ANNOUNCE NEW PIGSKIN PETE

 

Thirty-six-year-old Geoff Connor is the new Pigskin Pete.
Connor earned the honour after garnering more than 12,000 fan votes. He was one of more than 50 people who applied for the job.

Geoff is a Hamilton high school teacher and has been a football coach for 15 years


Connor has some family history with the team, his mother was a Tiger-Cat majorette in the 1960s.


He will be the 5th Pigskin Pete replacing Dan Black who resigned last season.

 

IN MEMORIAM

The Hamilton Tiger-Cat Alumni are sad to inform the passing of three alumni.


Mel Aull passed away on October 12th at the age of 90.  Mel played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ottawa Rough Riders and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He won the Grey Cup with the Rough Riders in 1951.

Aull was born in Hamilton, Ontario and played junior football with the Junior Hamilton Tigers. He was notable for being the only deaf player in Canadian football during his playing years. He lost his hearing at the age of 13 in 1942 after he contracted spinal meningitis after going swimming at a local pool. He practiced lipreading in absence of his hearing and was able to talk normally.


Mel was a hard-nosed Canadian lineman. mostly defensive.. and even though he played for a couple of other teams, he identified with the Tiger-Cats, given his roots.

Gord McColman passed away on October 14th in his 72nd year. Gord was a 3rd round draft pick of the Tiger-Cats from Waterloo Lutheran in in 1973. He played 14 games at DT for the Tiger-Cats in 1973. Funeral details are at

Fern Viola died Thanksgiving morning at St. Joseph's hospital after a long battle with kidney disease, just short of his 93rd birthday next Tuesday.

He was known as the iconic "Voice of Hamilton" and was especially celebrated for his stirring renditions of the national anthem at countless civic events, including Hamilton Tiger-Cats games and annual Remembrance Day services at Gore Park.


Viola sang the national anthem at the last Ticats game at the former Ivor Wynne Stadium in 2012 and the first game at the new Tim Hortons Field that opened two years later.

 

CFL NEWS

CFL NEWS

CFHOF INDUCTION WEEKEND

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF) and Museum’s stellar Class of 2019 featured one of the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) top Canadian running backs, three receivers who were dominant in relatively short CFL careers, a player who excelled at two positions, a transformative figure in Saskatchewan football and a legendary university coach from British Columbia.

The Inductees were Jon Cornish, Mervyn Fernandez, Terry Greer, Ernie Pitts and David Williams in the Player category. In the Builder category, former Saskatchewan club president Jim Hopson and legendary University of British Columbia coach Frank Smith have been selected.

The Induction ceremony for this year’s CFHOF class was held on Friday, August 9 at Tim Hortons Field.

 

MEMORABILIA

MEMORABILIA

 

The Tiger-Cat Alumni are on a quest to collect "Team Memorabilia". We would like to display it on the web-site. Currently we are looking for "Team Pictures" and "Grey Cup ticket stubs".

We are also looking for "Game Program Covers" to complete the set on our web-site. If you have any programs from the past, please scan the cover and name the file with the year and opponent and email to admin@htcaa.ca

We are are also looking to collect items that you may want to lend or donate to the Alumni Association to put on display in our "Alumni Clubhouse" inside Tim Horton's Field.

If you have anything you feel may be of interest, please contact us at admin@htcaa.ca

 

 

   
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