1950 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1950

The Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats merged to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Regina franchise officially changed their name to become the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday, April 1.

The WIFU allowed the third place team in the standings to be qualified for a playoff berth. The first professional playoff game was played at night under lights – Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos. The 38th Grey Cup, nicknamed "The Mud Bowl", was held at Toronto's Varsity Stadium with an attendance of 27,101.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: 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 14 10 4 0 221 156 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 14 7 7 0 207 177 14
Edmonton Eskimos 14 7 7 0 201 197 14
Calgary Stampeders 14 4 10 0 152 251 8
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12 7 5 0 231 217 14
Toronto Argonauts 12 6 5 1 291 187 13
Montreal Alouettes 12 6 6 0 192 261 12
Ottawa Rough Riders 12 4 7 1 182 231 9
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 8 6 2 0 162 100 12
Sarnia Imperials 8 4 4 0 164 102 8
Windsor Rockets 8 2 6 0 52 176 4
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Winnipeg gets a bye and will play in the WIFU Finals.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1950

SEMI-FINALS

WIFU Semi-Finals
Edmonton Eskimos @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date Away Home
October 28 Edmonton Eskimos 24 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1
  • The Edmonton Eskimos will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the WIFU Finals.

FINALS

WIFU Finals – Game 1
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Edmonton Eskimos
Date Away Home
November 4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 Edmonton Eskimos 17
WIFU Finals – Game 2
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 11 Edmonton Eskimos 12 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22
WIFU Finals – Game 3
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 13 Edmonton Eskimos 6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 67–35. The Blue Bombers will advance to the Grey Cup game.
ORFU Finals – Game 1
Sarnia Imperials @ Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Date Away Home
November 5 Sarnia Imperials 11 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 17
ORFU Finals – Game 2
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers @ Sarnia Imperials
Date Away Home
November 11 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 18 Sarnia Imperials 10
  • Toronto won the total-point series by 35–21. The Balmy Beach Beachers will play the Toronto Argonauts in the Eastern Finals.
IRFU Finals – Game 1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 11 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13 Toronto Argonauts 11
IRFU Finals – Game 2
Toronto Argonauts @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date Away Home
November 15 Toronto Argonauts 24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 6
  • Toronto won the total-point series by 37–19. The Argonauts will play the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers in the Eastern Finals.

Eastern Finals

Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 18 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 13 Toronto Argonauts 43
  • The Toronto Argonauts will advance to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
IRFU Hamilton Tiger Cats 13-6
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 11-24
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 43
EAST
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 13
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 17-18
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 11-10
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 13
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers
WIFU BYE
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29
WEST
WIFU Edmonton Eskimos 6
WIFU Edmonton Eskimos 24
WIFU Regina Roughriders 1

Grey Cup Championship

November 25

38th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity Stadium – Toronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0 Toronto Argonauts 13
The Toronto Argonauts are the 1950 Grey Cup Champions

1950 Eastern (Combined IRFU & ORFU) 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.

1st Team

2nd Team

1950 Western Interprovincial 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.

1st Team

2nd Team

1950 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.

1950 Canadian Football Awards

References

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