1939 in Canadian football

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Regular season, final standings

Column headings: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points for, PA = Points against, Pts = Points

Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12 10 2 0 201 103 20
Regina Roughriders 12 6 6 0 84 136 12
Calgary Bronks 11 4 7 0 144 123 8
Edmonton Eskimos 11 3 8 0 80 147 6
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 5 1 0 145 44 10
Toronto Argonauts 6 4 1 1 58 43 9
Hamilton Tigers 6 2 4 0 29 84 4
Montreal Royals 6 0 5 1 23 84 1
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Westmounts 6 4 1 1 71 45 9
Sarnia Imperials 6 3 1 2 70 38 8
Toronto Balmy Beach 6 3 2 1 58 27 7
Peterborough Orfuns 6 0 6 0 16 105 0
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs
British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
UBC Thunderbirds 6 6 0 0 108 25 12
Knights of Columbus 6 4 2 0 63 63 8
North Shore Lions 6 2 4 0 48 51 4
Victoria Revellers 6 0 6 0 25 105 0

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1939

Semi-finals

WIFU Semifinals
Calgary Bronks @ Regina Roughriders
Probable date Away Home
November 4 Calgary Bronks 24 Regina Roughriders 17
ORFU Finals
Game Date Away Home
1 November 18 Montreal Westmounts 1 Sarnia Imperials 13
2 November 25 Sarnia Imperials 18 Montreal Westmounts 13
  • Sarnia won the total-point series by 31–14 and played the Ottawa Rough Riders(IRFU Champions) in the Eastern Finals.
IRFU Finals
Game Date Away Home
1 November 18 Ottawa Rough Riders 11 Toronto Argonauts 0
2 November 25 Ottawa Rough Riders 28 Toronto Argonauts 6
  • Ottawa won the total-point series by 39–6 and played the Sarnia Imperials (ORFU Champions) in the Eastern Finals.

Finals

Western Finals
Game Date Away Home
1 November 11 Calgary Bronks 13 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
2 November 18 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28 Calgary Bronks 7
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 35–20 and advanced to the Grey Cup game.
Eastern Finals
Ottawa Rough Riders (IRFU) @ Sarnia Imperials (ORFU)
Date Away Home
December 2 Ottawa Rough Riders 23 Sarnia Imperials (ORFU) 1
  • Ottawa advanced to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 11-28
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 0-6
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 23
EAST
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 1
ORFU Montreal Westmounts 1-13
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 12-18
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 7
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers
WIFU BYE
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28
WEST
WIFU Calgary Bronks 7
WIFU Regina Roughriders 17
WIFU Calgary Bronks 24

Grey Cup Championship

December 9

27th Annual Grey Cup Game: Lansdowne ParkOttawa, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8 Ottawa Rough Riders 7
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers became the 1939 Grey Cup Champions

1939 Interprovincial 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.

1939 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.

1939 Canadian Football Awards

References


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