I read the papers in BC today and listened to the Team 1040 from Vancouver this afternoon. There was no mention at all that the Riders would have to play Calgary in the west semi. The entire talk on the air and in the papers, AND from players, was the Nov 12 game between the Stamps and the Lions.
It might be strange to mention but when the Riders play Calgary, the Stamps will be on two weeks rest and that's been a long while since. IF they win, they will play the Lions on two weeks rest as well.
Anyway, if the Riders want motivation, they only need to see the papers or surf the sites out in BC.