1897 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1897[edit]

The Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union was formed after the conclusion of the 1897 season.

In the Manitoba Rugby Football Union, the Royal Canadian Dragoons dropped out of competition in the spring of 1898. The three remaining teams finished the schedule in a three-way tie for first place. Tie-breaker games could not be scheduled as the college teams were involved in final exams.

Final regular season standings[edit]

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

Quebec Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa College 2 2 0 0 25 13 6
Montreal Football Club 1 0 1 0 13 14 0
McGill University 1 0 1 0 0 11 0
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Wesley College Football Club 5 3 2 0 52 26 6
St.John's Rugby Football Club 5 3 2 0 38 69 6
Winnipeg Football Club 5 3 2 0 36 10 6
Royal Canadian Dragoons 3 0 3 0 15 36 0
(*) Dragoons withdrew from competition in spring of 1898
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

League Champions[edit]

Football Union League Champion
ORFU Hamilton Tigers
QRFU Ottawa College
MRFU No Champion
Northwest Championship St.John's Rugby Football Club

Playoffs[edit]

ORFU Final[edit]

ORFU Dominion Semi-Final
Hamilton Tigers 16 Osgoode Hall 8
Hamilton Tigers advance to the 1897 Dominion Championship

Dominion Championship[edit]

November 25

1897 Dominion Championship Game: Montreal AAA Grounds - Montreal, Quebec

Ottawa College 14 Hamilton Tigers 10
University of Ottawa are the 1897 Dominion Champions

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References[edit]

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1896 in Canadian football
Canadian football seasons Succeeded by
1898 in Canadian football