1928 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1928[edit]

The Tri-City Rugby Football League was formed on August 25 and consisted of Moose Jaw, Regina and two teams from Winnipeg. The league played an unbalanced schedule. Provincial champions for the MRFU and SRFU were determined by head-to-head games of provincial rivals in the Tri-City League. The Union disbanded the following year because of travel expenses. Saskatchewan and Manitoba reverted to playing games within their respective provinces.

First radio play-by-play broadcast of a Grey Cup Game was on December 1.

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
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 6 6 0 0 90 22 12
Montreal AAA 6 3 3 0 62 34 6
Toronto Argonauts 6 1 4 1 30 45 3
Ottawa Senators 6 1 4 1 22 103 3
Ontario Rugby Football Union [1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Group No. 1
Sarnia Imperials 4 2 2 0 35 28 4
Toronto Varsity Orfuns 4 2 2 0 31 30 4
Kitchener Panthers 4 2 2 0 20 28 4
Group No. 2
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 4 4 0 0 103 6 8
Camp Borden 4 2 2 0 52 46 4
Hamilton Tiger Cubs 4 0 4 0 11 114 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union [2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
McGill Redmen 4 3 1 0 39 20 6
Queen's Golden Gaels 4 2 2 0 29 24 4
Varsity Blues 4 1 3 0 38 52 2

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Tri-City League
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Regina Roughriders 6 6 0 0 125 11 12
Winnipeg St.John's 5 3 1 1 43 28 7
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 5 1 4 0 27 64 2
Moose Jaw Maroons 6 0 5 1 12 104 1
BCRFU - BC Big Four
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
UBC Varsity 5 5 0 0 98 20 10
Vancouver 5 3 2 0 83 53 6
Victoria 5 2 3 0 54 50 4
New Westminster 5 0 5 0 18 130 0

League Champions[edit]

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU McGill University
ORFU University of Toronto Orfuns
Tri City Regina Roughriders
MRFU Winnipeg St.John's
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos
BCRFU University of British Columbia

Grey Cup Playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1928

ORFU Semi-Finals[edit]

Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 0 Toronto Varsity Orfuns 1
  • Varsity advances to the ORFU Final.
Kitchener Panthers 6 Sarnia Imperials 16
  • Sarnia advances to the ORFU Final.

ORFU Final[edit]

Date
November 12 Sarnia Imperials 0 Toronto Varsity Orfuns 6
  • Varsity advances to the East Final.

East Final[edit]

Date Away Home
November 24 Toronto Varsity Orfuns 5 Hamilton Tigers 28
  • Hamilton advances to the Grey Cup game due to McGill declining to participate.[3]

Western Final[edit]

Date Away Home
October 27 Winnipeg St.John's 1 Regina Roughriders 12
  • Regina advances to the Grey Cup game due to the Alberta and BC champions declining to participate due to the length of their seasons.

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
CIRFU McGill University Forfeit
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 28
EAST
ORFU University of Toronto Orfuns 6
ORFU University of Toronto Orfuns 6
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 0
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 30
SRFU Regina Roughriders 0
Tri City Regina Roughriders 12
Tri City St. John's College 1
Tri City Regina Roughriders
WEST
BYE
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos Forfeit
BCRFU UBC Forfeit

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

December 1

16th Annual Grey Cup Game: A.A.A. Grounds - Hamilton, Ontario

Regina Roughriders 0 Hamilton Tigers 30
The Hamilton Tigers are the 1928 Grey Cup Champions

1928 Canadian Football Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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