1958 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJune, 1958 – October, 1958
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 8, 1958
East ChampionsHamilton Tiger-Cats1958-11-23
West ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers1958-11-22
46th Grey Cup
DateNovember 29, 1958
SiteEmpire Stadium, Vancouver
ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
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The 1958 CFL season was the inaugural season of the Canadian Football League. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers met again for Canadian football supremacy. The Blue Bombers turned the tables on the Tiger-Cats this time, winning their first Grey Cup since 1941.[1]

League news

The Canadian Football Council (CFC) withdrew from the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) to become a separate entity. As a separate entity, the CFC decided to rename its league the Canadian Football League (CFL) on Sunday, January 19, at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg.[2] The CRU deeded the Grey Cup to the newly-minted CFL, officially locking amateur teams out of Grey Cup play. However, the Grey Cup had been the de facto professional football championship of Canada since the Ontario Rugby Football Union withdrew from Grey Cup competition in 1954.

The Commissioner of the CFC, Winnipeg's G. Sydney Halter, QC, was reappointed as the first-ever CFL commissioner. The CFL officially opened its operations on Thursday, August 14, as 18,206 spectators watched the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 29–21 at Winnipeg. A regular season game was played in the United States, at Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium on September 14 as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Ottawa Rough Riders by a score of 24–18.

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
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 13 3 0 361 182 26
Edmonton Eskimos 16 9 6 1 312 292 19
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 7 7 2 320 324 16
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 9 1 314 312 13
BC Lions 16 3 13 0 202 399 6
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 3 1 291 235 21
Montreal Alouettes 14 7 6 1 265 269 15
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 6 8 0 233 243 12
Toronto Argonauts 14 4 10 0 266 308 8

Grey Cup playoffs

Playoff bracket

Division Semi-Finals Division Finals 46th Grey Cup
E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 54
(35+19)
E2 Montreal Alouettes 12 E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 14
(7+7)
E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 26 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28
W1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35
W1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2
(30,7,23)
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 58
(27+31)
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 1
(7,30,7)
W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 12
(11+1)

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Division Semi-Finals

Western Semi-Finals
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
Game Date Away Home
1 November 8 Edmonton Eskimos 27 Saskatchewan Roughriders 11
2 November 11 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 Edmonton Eskimos 31

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Eastern Semi-Final
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Montreal Alouettes
Date Away Home
November 12 Ottawa Rough Riders 26 Montreal Alouettes 12

Division Finals

Western Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Edmonton Eskimos
Game Date Away Home
1 November 15 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30 Edmonton Eskimos 7
2 November 19 Edmonton Eskimos 30 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
3 November 22 Edmonton Eskimos 7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23
Eastern Final
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 20? Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35 Ottawa Rough Riders 7
November 23? Ottawa Rough Riders 7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 19

Grey Cup Championship

November 29, Empire Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the 46th Grey Cup Championship

CFL Leaders

1958 Eastern All-Stars

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1958 Western All-Stars

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1958 CFL Awards

1958 Miss Grey Cup

References

  1. ^ "Grey Cup Memories: 1958". CFL.ca. 2005-11-12. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  2. ^ "Canadian Football Timelines (1860-2005)" (PDF). 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ "1958".
  4. ^ "CFL Database".
  5. ^ "CFLapedia".