1912 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1912[edit]

The Regina Rugby Club adopted the colours of the Canadian contingent in the Spanish-American War – red and black.

The Hamilton Alerts were suspended by the ORFU on November 23 for flaunting the authority of the Union. The Toronto Rowing and Athletic Club had protested a penalty call which had resulted in a victory for the Alerts. The ORFU ordered the game be re-played on the 23rd, but the Alerts refused to field a full team. The Alerts lost to Toronto 39–7 while the main squad lost a regularly scheduled match in Hamilton to the Tigers 12–8. The Alerts went on to defeat the Toronto Argonauts 11–4 in the Grey Cup game. Many of the players joined the Tigers of IRFU the following season.

Regular season[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

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

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 6 5 1 0 78 56 10
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 4 2 0 77 65 8
Hamilton Tigers 6 3 3 0 90 66 6
Montreal Football Club 6 0 6 0 54 112 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Alerts 4 3 1 0 85 54 6
Toronto Rowing and Athletic Association 3 2 1 0 64 29 4
Parkdale Canoe Club 3 0 3 0 16 81 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
McGill Redmen 4 3 1 0 70 41 6
Varsity Blues 4 3 1 0 59 55 6
Queen's University 4 0 4 0 22 55 0

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Rowing Club 5 3 1 1 54 28 7
St.John's Rugby Football Club 5 1 3 1 28 54 3
Alberta Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Calgary Tigers * 4 3 1 0 73 19 6
Edmonton Eskimos 4 3 1 0 55 20 6
Calgary YMCA 4 0 4 0 3 92 0

* Calgary Tigers get first place based on 20-16 score in head to head games

League Champions[edit]

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Toronto Argonauts
WCRFU Regina Rugby Club
CIRFU McGill University
ORFU Hamilton Alerts
MRFU Winnipeg Rowing Club
SRFU Regina Rugby Club
ARFU Calgary Tigers

Grey Cup Playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1912

ORFU Playoff[edit]

Date Away Home
November 23 Toronto Rowing and Athletic Association 10 Hamilton Alerts 23
  • Hamilton advances to the Grey Cup.

East Final[edit]

Date Away Home
November 23 Toronto Argonauts 22 Toronto Varsity Blues 16
  • Toronto Argonauts advance to the Grey Cup.

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
 
 
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 22
CIRFU University of Toronto 16
CIRFU University of Toronto 3
CIRFU McGilll University 14
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 4
ORFU Hamilton Alerts 11
 
 
ORFU Hamilton Alerts 23
ORFU Toronto Rowing Club 10
 
 

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

November 30

4th Annual Grey Cup Game: A.A.A. GroundsHamilton, Ontario

Toronto Argonauts 4 Hamilton Alerts 11
Hamilton Alerts are the 1912 Grey Cup Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.294
  2. ^ a b http://www.cflapedia.com/
Preceded by
1911 in Canadian football
Canadian football seasons Succeeded by
1913 in Canadian football