1926 in Canadian football
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Canadian Football News in 1926

The British Columbia Rugby Football Union was formed on September 1.

Records indicate that while there were exhibition and playoff games, there was no league play in the Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Senators 6 5 1 0 72 57 10
Hamilton Tigers 6 3 3 0 67 45 6
Toronto Argonauts 6 3 3 0 53 55 6
Montreal AAA 6 1 5 0 48 83 2
Ontario Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 5 5 0 0 47 18 10
Toronto Varsity Orfuns 6 3 3 0 75 66 6
Camp Borden 6 3 3 0 55 51 6
Hamilton Tiger Cubs 5 0 5 0 24 63 0

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Queen's Golden Gaels 4 2 2 0 34 25 4
Varsity Blues 4 2 2 0 26 20 4
McGill Redmen 4 2 2 0 25 40 4
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg St.John's 6 4 2 0 63 27 8
Winnipeg Victorias 6 4 2 0 49 41 8
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 5 2 3 0 33 58 4
University of Manitoba Varsity 5 1 4 0 11 30 2

* Final league game was cancelled

Western Inter-Collegiate Rugby Football Union - 2 game total points series
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
University of Alberta Polar Bears 2 1 1 0 29 12 2
University of Saskatchewan Varsity 2 1 1 0 12 29 2
British Columbia Rugby Football Union - BC Big Three
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Victoria Travellers Football Club 3 2 0 1 33 18 5
Vancouver Meralomas 3 1 1 1 24 15 3
University of British Columbia Varsity 3 0 0 0 6 30 0

League Champions

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Ottawa Senators
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU University of Toronto
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach
MRFU Winnipeg St.John's
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU University of Alberta
BCRFU Victoria Travellers Football Club

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1926

MRFU Tie-Breaker

Date Team 1 Team 2
November 8 Winnipeg St.John's 14 Winnipeg Victorias 5

WCRFU Semi-Final

Date Away Home
November 13 Winnipeg St.John's 5 Regina Roughriders 13

WCRFU Semi-Final

Date Away Home
November 13 University of Alberta Polar Bears 21 Victoria Travellers 2

WCRFU Final

Date Away Home
November 20 Regina Roughriders 13 University of Alberta Polar Bears 1

CIRFU Semi-Final

Date Away Home
November 20 Varsity Blues 12 McGill Redmen 2

CIRFU Final

Date Away Home
November 27 Queen's Golden Gaels 0 Varsity Blues 8

East Final

Date Away Home
November 20 Ottawa Senators 7 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 6

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
 
 
IRFU Ottawa Senators 7
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 6
 
 
IRFU Ottawa Senators 10
CIRFU Toronto Varsity Blues 7
CIRFU Toronto Varsity Blues 12
CIRFU McGill Redmen 2
CIRFU Toronto Varsity Blues 8
CIRFU Queen's Golden Gaels 0
 
 

Grey Cup Championship

December 4

14th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity Stadium - Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa Senators 10 Toronto Varsity Blues 7
The Ottawa Senators are the 1926 Grey Cup Champions

This was the final time a university team made it to the Grey Cup final. Clubs in the Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union continued to play for the title until 1937, but could not make it past the eastern playoffs.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DsUuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=o9kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2848%2C4857607 Ottawa Citizen - November 15, 1926
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FMUuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=o9kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=7014%2C5677185 Ottawa Citizen - November 22, 1926
  3. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=T44uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=94sFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6458%2C3990707 Montreal Gazette - November 29, 1926
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SY4uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=94sFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6545%2C2982691 The Montreal Gazette - November 22, 1926
  5. ^ "Grey Cup Memories: 1926". CFL.ca. 2005-09-22. Retrieved 2019-10-05.