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CALGARY KICKS WAY TO GREY CUP

Mark McLoughlin finally has his signature kick.

McLoughlin's 35-yard field goal on the final play gave the Calgary Stampeders a thrilling 26-24 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Grey Cup on Sunday.

Through his 11-year career, McLoughlin earned numerous all-star selections and individual awards. But never had he connected with such a big kick.

Ron Williams, limp with a hamstring injury all week, put Hamilton ahead, 24-23, with a 1-yard touchdown run with 2:02 remaining. The two-point conversion failed.

Calgary quarterback Jeff Garcia, named the game's outstanding player, marched the Stampeders 80 yards over the final 1:57, setting the stage for McLoughlin's boot.

Calgary slotback Vince Danielsen was named the game's outstanding Canadian.

It was a bitter end for Hamilton, which advanced to the Grey Cup on Paul Osbaldiston's 54-yard field goal on the final play for a 22-20 win over Montreal in the semifinals.

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