1935 in Canadian football
Playoffs
East ChampionsHamilton Tigers
West ChampionsWinnipeg 'Pegs
23rd Grey Cup
ChampionsWinnipeg 'Pegs
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Canadian Football News in 1935

The Winnipegs (soon to be known as the Blue Bombers in 1936) became the first Western Canadian team to win the Grey Cup by defeating the Hamilton Tigers, 18–12, in Hamilton.

The Calgary club changed it name to Bronks.

The Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union returns to play for the Grey Cup for one more season.

The Winnipeg Victoria Rugby Club reformed on February 22, 1935. The nucleus of the team would be made up of players who played the 1934 season for the Deer Lodge junior team.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 9 7 2 0 124 52 14
Toronto Argonauts 9 6 3 0 97 90 12
Ottawa Rough Riders 9 5 4 0 104 98 10
Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 9 0 9 0 48 133 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Sarnia Imperials 4 4 0 0 69 9 8
Toronto Balmy Beach 4 2 2 0 59 17 4
Hamilton Tiger Cubs 4 0 4 0 1 103 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Varsity Blues 6 4 2 0 85 44 8
Queen's Golden Gaels 6 3 2 1 64 44 7
McGill Redmen 6 2 4 0 49 69 4
Western Ontario Mustangs 6 1 5 0 37 79 2
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipegs 3 3 0 0 97 4 6
Winnipeg Victorias 3 0 3 0 4 97 0
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Regina Roughriders 4 4 0 0 135 13 8
University of Saskatchewan Huskies 4 2 2 0 35 62 4
Saskatoon Hilltops 4 0 4 0 12 107 0
Alberta Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Calgary Bronks 4 4 0 0 66 10 8
University of Alberta Golden Bears 4 0 4 0 10 66 0
Lethbridge Bulldogs
British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Vancouver Meralomas 4 3 1 0 61 33 6
Vancouver Athletic Club Wolves 4 3 1 0 33 43 6
North Shore Lions 4 0 4 0 28 46 0

League Champions

Football Union League Champion Regular Season Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers Hamilton Tigers
WCRFU Winnipegs
CIRFU Queen's University University of Toronto
ORFU Sarnia Imperials Sarnia Imperials
MRFU Winnipegs Winnipegs
SRFU Regina Roughriders Regina Roughriders
ARFU Calgary Bronks Calgary Bronks
BCRFU Vancouver Meralomas Vancouver Meralomas

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1935

BCRFU Tie Breaker Final

Date Away Home
October 28 Vancouver Athletic Club Wolves 1 Vancouver Meralomas 8

Meralomas advance to West Semi-Final

Division Finals

Date Away Home
CIRFU Finals
November 16 Queen's Golden Gaels 6 Varsity Blues 4
Date Away Home
ORFU Final Game 1 & 2
November 16 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 0 Sarnia Imperials 8
ORFU Final Game 2
November 23 Sarnia Imperials 9 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 1

SEMI-FINALS

Date Away Home
Western Semi-Final 1
November 2 Vancouver Meralomas 0 Calgary Bronks 14
Date Away Home
Western Semi-Final 2
November 2 Regina Roughriders 6 Winnipegs 13
Date Away Home
East Semi-Final
November 23 Queen's University 4 Hamilton Tigers 44

FINALS

Date Away Home
Western Title Game
November 9 Calgary Bronks 0 Winnipegs 7
Date Away Home
Eastern Title Game
November 30 Sarnia Imperials 3 Hamilton Tigers 22

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 8
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 0
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 0
EAST
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 22
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 44
CIRFU Queen's University 4
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 12
MRFU Winnipeg Pegs 18
ARFU Calgary Bronks 14
BCRFU Vancouver Meralomas 0
ARFU Calgary Bronks 0
WEST
MRFU Winnipeg Pegs 7
SRFU Regina Roughriders 6
MRFU Winnipeg Pegs 13

Grey Cup Championship

December 7

23rd Annual Grey Cup Game: A.A.A. GroundsHamilton, Ontario

Winnipeg 'Pegs 18 Hamilton Tigers 12
The Winnipeg 'Pegs are the 1935 Grey Cup Champions

1935 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.

1935 Canadian Football Awards

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