VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – There’s plenty in store for the local sports fan this weekend.

CFL

For the second straight week, the BC Lions host a CFL East Division leader when the Toronto Argonauts visit BC Place tomorrow at 4 p.m.

The Lions are coming off a convincing 43-10 win over the Montreal Alouettes last Saturday while Ricky Ray and the Argonauts have moved into a share of first in the CFL East Division with the Alouettes after back-to-back wins over Hamilton.

The Lions will get star receiver Geroy Simon back in the line-up after the CFL’s all-time receiving yards leader missed last week’s win over Montreal with a hamstring injury. Quarterback Travis Lulay didn’t skip a beat without Simon, throwing for 276 yards in the win over Montreal.

Toronto will be shorthanded, missing running back Chad Kackert due to a leg injury.  Kackert was named the CFL’s Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 172 yards last week against Hamilton.  

This is the second meeting of the season between the Argos and Lions. BC beat Toronto 18-9 back on August 6th in Toronto.

The roof will be open at BC Place Stadium for tomorrow’s game.

MLS

It’s as close to a playoff game as it gets for the Vancouver Whitecaps when they visit Frisco, Texas to face FC Dallas tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

Coming off a two-week break, Vancouver (10W-11L-7D) is battling for a playoff position in the Major League Soccer Western Conference with Dallas (8W-12L-9D).

Vancouver sits four points ahead of Dallas in the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference as they continue to chase the club’s first MLS postseason berth in franchise history.

Vancouver and Dallas split two previous meetings with the Whitecaps shutting out the Texans 1-0 on April 21st at BC Place Stadium. The other meeting, also in Vancouver was won by Dallas 2-0 on August 15th.

WHL

The Vancouver Giants are home to the Victoria Royals in Western Hockey League preseason action. The two teams will meet in the return match tomorrow in Victoria.

Game time tonight 5 p.m.

The two teams will open the WHL regular season a week today at the Coliseum.

CIS

The UBC Thunderbirds (0-2) try again for their first win of the CIS football season when they host 9th-ranked Saskatchewan (1-1) tomorrow at Thunderbird Stadium. Kick-off is 2 p.m.

UBC will honour former head coach and two-time Vanier Cup Champion Frank Smith.

NCAA

The Simon Fraser Clansmen are on the road in Great Northwest Athletic Conference football action where they visit Arcata, California Saturday to face Humboldt State. SFU is 1-1 entering week three.

Game time is 6 p.m.