1957 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1957

The Canadian Football Council (CFC) allowed interference to be legal up to third 5-yard stripe by eligible blockers.

The 45th annual Grey Cup game was televised live from coast to coast in Canada for the first time. TV rights brought in $125,000 for the CFC.

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
Edmonton Eskimos 16 14 2 0 475 142 28
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 12 4 0 406 300 24
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 10 0 221 413 12
BC Lions 16 4 11 1 284 369 9
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 3 12 1 276 438 7
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 4 0 250 189 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 8 6 0 326 237 16
Montreal Alouettes 14 6 8 0 287 301 12
Toronto Argonauts 14 4 10 0 274 410 8
Ontario Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
London Lords 12 8 2 2 320 110 18
Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen 12 8 3 1 280 153 17
Sarnia Golden Bears 12 6 5 1 367 169 13
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 12 0 12 0 35 570 0
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Hamilton both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1957

SEMI-FINALS

WIFU Semi-Finals

Date Away Home
November 9 Calgary Stampeders 13 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13
Date Away Home
November 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15 Calgary Stampeders 3
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 28–16. The Blue Bombers will play the Edmonton Eskimos in the WIFU Finals.

IRFU Semi-Finals

Date Away Home
November 13 Montreal Alouettes 24 Ottawa Rough Riders 15
  • The Alouettes will play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the IRFU Finals.

FINALS

WIFU Finals

Date Away Home
November 16 Edmonton Eskimos 7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19
Date Away Home
November 20 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 Edmonton Eskimos 5
Date Away Home
November 23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 17 Edmonton Eskimos 2 OT
  • Winnipeg wins the best of three series 2–1. The Blue Bombers will advance to the Grey Cup game.

IRFU Finals

Date Away Home
November 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17 Montreal Alouettes 10
Date Away Home
November 23 Montreal Alouettes 1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39
  • Hamilton won the total-point series by 56–11. The Tiger-Cats will advance to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals 45th Grey Cup
                 
IRFU Hamilton Tiger Cats
IRFU BYE
IRFU Hamilton Tiger Cats 17-39
EAST
IRFU Montreal Alouettes 1-10
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 15
IRFU Montreal Alouettes 24
IRFU Hamilton Tiger Cats 32
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
WIFU Edmonton Eskimos
WIFU BYE
WIFU Edmonton Eskimos 7-2
WEST
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19-17
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13-15
WIFU Calgary Stampeders 13-3

Grey Cup Championship

November 30

The 45th Grey CupToronto, Ontario

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1957 Grey Cup Champions

Canadian Football Leaders

1957 Eastern (Interprovincial Rugby Football Union) All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1957 Western (Western Interprovincial Football Union) All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1957 Canadian Football Awards

1957 Miss Grey Cup

  • Miss BC Lions Carol Lucas was named Miss Grey Cup 1957

References

  1. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CsExAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rOIFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6179%2C766480 Ottawa Citizen – Nov 4, 1957
  2. ^ "CFLapedia". 
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