1931 in Canadian football
Playoffs
East ChampionsMontreal AAA Winged Wheelers
West ChampionsRegina Roughriders
19th Grey Cup
ChampionsMontreal AAA Winged Wheelers
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Canadian Football News in 1931

The Ottawa Senators reverted to the name "Ottawa Rough Riders."[1]

The Canadian Rugby Union approved the forward pass for all leagues and the first touchdown pass in Grey Cup history was a Warren Stevens to Kenny Grant play in Montreal's 22–0 win over Regina.

Convert scrimmage line was moved to the five-yard line, and the point could be scored by a drop-kick, place kick, run or pass.

The Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers were the first team outside Ontario to win the Grey Cup after shutting out the Regina Roughriders.[2]

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
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 6 6 0 0 112 39 12
Hamilton Tigers 6 3 3 0 60 56 6
Toronto Argonauts 6 3 3 0 55 64 6
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 0 6 0 31 98 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Eastern Section
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 4 3 1 0 52 4 6
Kitchener Panthers 4 2 2 0 18 41 4
Toronto Varsity Orphans 4 1 3 0 15 40 2
Western Section
Sarnia Imperials 4 2 1 1 36 24 5
Windsor Greyhounds 4 2 2 0 45 33 4
Hamilton Tiger Cubs 4 1 2 1 25 49 3
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Western Ontario Mustangs 6 4 2 0 30 28 8
McGill Redmen 6 3 2 1 41 31 7
Queen's Golden Gaels 6 3 2 1 27 38 7
Varsity Blues 6 1 5 0 34 35 2

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg St.John's 3 3 0 0 29 5 6
Winnipegs 4 1 3 0 15 31 2
University of Manitoba Varsity 1 0 1 0 2 10 0
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Regina Roughriders 4 4 0 0 78 7 8
Saskatoon Quakers 4 2 2 0 28 48 4
Moose Jaw Maroons 4 0 4 0 8 54 0
Alberta Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Calgary Altomah-Tigers 4 3 1 0 24 20 6
Edmonton Boosters 4 1 3 0 20 24 2
British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Vancouver Athletic Club Wolves 7 7 0 0 109 17 14
Victoria Capitals 4 2 2 0 24 33 8
University of British Columbia Varsity 7 2 4 1 25 46 7
Vancouver Meralomas 7 2 4 1 45 66 5
New Westminster Dodekas 7 2 5 0 23 64 4

* Victoria Games worth 4 points in standings

[3][4][5]

League Champions

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU University of Western Ontario
ORFU Sarnia Imperials
MRFU Winnipeg St.John's
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU Calgary Altomahs-Tigers
BCRFU Vancouver Athletic Club

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1931

ORFU Final

Date Away Home
November 14 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 0 Sarnia Imperials 10

East Semi-Final

Date Away Home
November 21 Western Ontario Mustangs 7 Sarnia Imperials 1

East Final

Date Away Home
November 28 Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22 Western Ontario Mustangs 0

Western Semi-Finals

Date Away Home
Western Semi-Finals Game 1 & 2
November 4 Vancouver Athletic Club 4 Calgary Altomah-Tigers 6
November 7 Vancouver Athletic Club 1 Calgary Altomah-Tigers 14
Date Away Home
November 7 Regina Roughriders 47 Winnipeg St.John's 5

West Finals

Date Away Home
November 11 Calgary Altomahs-Tigers 2 Regina Roughriders 26

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers
BYE
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22
EAST
CIRFU University of Western Ontario 0
CIRFU University of Western Ontario 7
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 1
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22
SRFU Regina Roughriders 0
ARFU Calgary Altomahs 6-14
BCRFU Vancouver Athletic Club 4-1
ARFU Calgary Altomahs 2
WEST
SRFU Regina Roughriders 26
SRFU Regina Roughriders 47
MRFU Winnipeg St.John's 7

Grey Cup Championship

December 5

19th Annual Grey Cup Game: Percival Molson Memorial StadiumMontreal, Quebec

Regina Roughriders 0 Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22
The Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers are the 1931 Grey Cup Champions

1931 Canadian Football Awards

References

  1. ^ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.282-283
  2. ^ "Grey Cup Memories: 1931". CFL.ca. 2005-10-05. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  3. ^ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.293
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jPcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6018%2C2188139 The Montreal Gazette – November 16, 1931
  5. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iPcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5374%2C1174471 The Montreal Gazette – November 9, 1931
  6. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jPcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6637%2C2179143 The Montreal Gazette – November 16, 1931
  7. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kfcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6559%2C3212098 The Montreal Gazette – November 23, 1931