1938 in Canadian football
Playoffs
East ChampionsToronto Argonauts
WIFU ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
26th Grey Cup
ChampionsToronto Argonauts
← 1937 Canadian Football Seasons 1939 →

For the second consecutive season the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers met for the Grey Cup. The Argonauts won the game.[1]

Canadian Football News in 1938

The Edmonton Eskimos joined the WIFU and adopted the colours of blue and white. The Eskimos eventually withdrew from the union in 1940.[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

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
North Shore Lions 8 7 1 0 110 24 15
University of British Columbia Thunderbirds 6 5 1 0 57 18 15
Knights of Columbus 8 3 5 0 43 56 6
Vancouver Meralomas 8 0 8 0 3 115 0

*UBC games are worth 3 points in the standings

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1938

SEMI-FINALS

WIFU Semi-Finals
Date Away Home
October 29 Regina Roughriders 0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13
ORFU Finals
Game Date Away Home
1 November 19 Sarnia Imperials 9 Montreal Nationals 5
2 November 26 Sarnia Imperials 15 Montreal Nationals 0
IRFU Finals
Game Date Away Home
1 November 19 Toronto Argonauts 9 Ottawa Rough Riders 1
2 November 26 Toronto Argonauts 5 Ottawa Rough Riders 3

FINALS

Western Finals
Game Date Away Home
1 November 5 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12 Calgary Bronks 7
2 November 12 Calgary Bronks 2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13
Eastern Finals
Date Away Home
December 3? Toronto Argonauts 25 Sarnia Imperials (ORFU) 8

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 9-5
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 1-3
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 25
EAST
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 8
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 9-15
ORFU Montreal Nationals 5-0
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 30
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
WIFU Calgary Bronks
WIFU BYE
WIFU Calgary Bronks 7-2
WEST
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12-13
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13
WIFU Regina Roughriders 0

Grey Cup Championship

December 10

26th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7 Toronto Argonauts 30
The Toronto Argonauts are the 1938 Grey Cup Champions

1938 Eastern (Combined IRFU & ORFU) All-Stars selected by Canadian Press

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[edit]

2nd Team[edit]

1938 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.

1938 Canadian Football Awards

References

  1. ^ "Grey Cup: 1938". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 2010-09-10. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  2. ^ "CANADIAN FOOTBALL TIMELINES (1860 – 2005)" (PDF). footballcanada.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2019.