1935 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1935

The Winnipegs (soon to be known as the Blue Bombers in 1936) became the first Western Canadian team to win the Grey Cup by defeating the Hamilton Tigers, 18–12, in Hamilton.

The Calgary franchise became known as the "Bronks".

The Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union returns to play for the Grey Cup for one more season.

The Winnipeg Victoria Rugby Club reformed on February 22, 1935. The nucleus of the team would be made up of players who played the 1934 season for the Deer Lodge junior team.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 9 7 2 0 124 52 14
Toronto Argonauts 9 6 3 0 97 90 12
Ottawa Rough Riders 9 5 4 0 104 98 10
Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 9 0 9 0 48 133 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Sarnia Imperials 4 4 0 0 69 9 8
Toronto Balmy Beach 4 2 2 0 59 17 4
Hamilton Tiger Cubs 4 0 4 0 1 103 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Varsity Blues 6 4 2 0 85 44 8
Queen's Golden Gaels 6 3 2 1 64 44 7
McGill Redmen 6 2 4 0 49 69 4
Western Ontario Mustangs 6 1 5 0 37 79 2
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipegs 3 3 0 0 97 4 6
Winnipeg Victorias 3 0 3 0 4 97 0
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Regina Roughriders 4 4 0 0 135 13 8
University of Saskatchewan Huskies 4 2 2 0 35 62 4
Saskatoon Hilltops 4 0 4 0 12 107 0
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

League Champions

Football Union League Champion Regular Season Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers Hamilton Tigers
WCRFU Winnipegs
CIRFU Queen's University University of Toronto
ORFU Sarnia Imperials Sarnia Imperials
MRFU Winnipegs Winnipegs
SRFU Regina Roughriders Regina Roughriders
ARFU Calgary Bronks Calgary Bronks
BCRFU Vancouver Meralomas Vancouver Meralomas

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1935

Division Finals

Date Away Home
CIRFU Finals
November 16 Queen's Golden Gaels 6 Varsity Blues 4
  • Queen's advances to the East Semi-Final
Date Away Home
ORFU Final Game 1 & 2
November 16 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 0 Sarnia Imperials 8
ORFU Final Game 2
November 23 Sarnia Imperials 9 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 1
  • Sarnia won the total-point series by 17–1. Sarnia advances to the East Final.[1][2]

SEMI-FINALS

Date Away Home
Western Semi-Final 1
November 2 Vancouver Meralomas 0 Calgary Bronks 14
  • Calgary advances to the Western Title game.[3]
Date Away Home
Western Semi-Final 2
November 2 Regina Roughriders 6 Winnipegs 13
  • Winnipeg advances to the Western Title game.[4]
Date Away Home
East Semi-Final
November 23 Queen's University 4 Hamilton Tigers 44
  • Hamilton advances to the East Final game.[5]

FINALS

Date Away Home
Western Title Game
November 9 Calgary Bronks 0 Winnipegs 7
  • Winnipeg advances to the Grey Cup game.[6]
Date Away Home
Eastern Title Game
November 30 Sarnia Imperials 3 Hamilton Tigers 22
  • Hamilton advances to the Grey Cup game.[7]

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 8
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 0
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 0
EAST
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 22
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 44
CIRFU Queen's University 4
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 12
MRFU Winnipeg Pegs 18
ARFU Calgary Bronks 14
BCRFU Vancouver Meralomas 0
ARFU Calgary Bronks 0
WEST
MRFU Winnipeg Pegs 7
SRFU Regina Roughriders 6
MRFU Winnipeg Pegs 13

Grey Cup Championship

December 7

23rd Annual Grey Cup Game: A.A.A. GroundsHamilton, Ontario

Winnipeg 'Pegs 18 Hamilton Tigers 12
The Winnipeg 'Pegs are the 1935 Grey Cup Champions

1935 Ontario Rugby Football Union All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1935 Canadian Football Awards

References

  1. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=g4sjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vJgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6856%2C1862568 The Montreal Gazette – November 18, 1935
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iYsjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vJgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6884%2C2706402 The Montreal Gazette – November 25, 1935
  3. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=J4pTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RDgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2023%2C416314 The Leader-Post – November 4, 1935
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=J4pTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RDgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1530%2C415794 The Leader-Post – November 4, 1935
  5. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iYsjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vJgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6625%2C2719866 The Montreal Gazette – November 25, 1935
  6. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LYpTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RDgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1322%2C1261575 The Leader-Post – November 12, 1935
  7. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4b4tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C5kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6613%2C87614 The Montreal Gazette – December 2, 1935
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