1931 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1931[edit]

The Ottawa Senators reverted to the name "Ottawa Rough Riders."[1]

The Canadian Rugby Union approved the forward pass for all leagues and the first TD pass in Grey Cup history was a Warren Stevens to Kenny Grant play in Montreal's 22–0 win over Regina.

Convert scrimmage line was moved to the five-yard line, and the point could be scored by a drop-kick, place kick, run or pass.

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
Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 6 6 0 0 112 39 12
Hamilton Tigers 6 3 3 0 60 56 6
Toronto Argonauts 6 3 3 0 55 64 6
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 0 6 0 31 98 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Eastern Section
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 4 3 1 0 52 4 6
Kitchener Panthers 4 2 2 0 18 41 4
Toronto Varsity Orphans 4 1 3 0 15 40 2
Western Section
Sarnia Imperials 4 2 1 1 36 24 5
Windsor Greyhounds 4 2 2 0 45 33 4
Hamilton Tiger Cubs 4 1 2 1 25 49 3
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Western Ontario Mustangs 6 4 2 0 30 28 8
McGill Redmen 6 3 2 1 41 31 7
Queen's Golden Gaels 6 3 2 1 27 38 7
Varsity Blues 6 1 5 0 34 35 2

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

BCRFU
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Vancouver Athletic Club 7 7 0 0 109 17 16
Victoria Capitals 4 2 2 0 24 33 8
UBC Varsity 7 2 4 1 25 46 7
Vancouver Meralomas 7 2 4 1 45 66 5
New Westminster Dodekas 7 2 5 0 23 64 4

* Victoria Games worth 4 points in standings

[2][3][4]

League Champions[edit]

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU University of Western Ontario
ORFU Sarnia Imperials
MRFU St John's College
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU Calgary Altomahs-Tigers
BCRFU Vancouver Athletic Club

Grey Cup Playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1931

ORFU Final[edit]

Date Away Home
November 14 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 0 Sarnia Imperials 10
  • Sarnia advances to the East Semi-Final.[5]

East Semi-Final[edit]

Date Away Home
November 21 Western Ontario Mustangs 7 Sarnia Imperials 1
  • Western Ontario advances to the East Final.[6]

East Final[edit]

Date Away Home
November 28 Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22 Western Ontario Mustangs 0
  • Montreal advances to the Grey Cup game.

Western Semi-Finals[edit]

Date Away Home
Western Semi-Finals Game 1 & 2
November 4 Vancouver AC 4 Calgary Altomah-Tigers 6
November 7 Vancouver AC 1 Calgary Altomah-Tigers 14
  • Calgary won the total-point series by 20–5. Calgary advances to the Western Final.
Date Away Home
November 7 Regina Roughriders 47 St. John's Royalists 5
  • Regina advances to the Western Final.

West Finals[edit]

Date Away Home
November 11 Calgary Altomahs-Tigers 2 Regina Roughriders 26
  • Regina advances to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers
BYE
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22
EAST
CIRFU University of Western Ontario 0
CIRFU University of Western Ontario 7
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 1
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22
SRFU Regina Roughriders 0
ARFU Calgary Altomahs 6-14
BCRFU Vancouver Athletic Club 4-1
ARFU Calgary Altomahs 2
WEST
SRFU Regina Roughriders 26
SRFU Regina Roughriders 47
MRFU St. John's College 7

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

December 5

19th Annual Grey Cup Game: Percival Molson Memorial StadiumMontreal, Quebec

Regina Roughriders 0 Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22
The Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers are the 1931 Grey Cup Champions

1931 Canadian Football Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.282-283
  2. ^ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.293
  3. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jPcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6018%2C2188139 The Montreal Gazette – November 16, 1931
  4. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iPcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5374%2C1174471 The Montreal Gazette – November 9, 1931
  5. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jPcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6637%2C2179143 The Montreal Gazette – November 16, 1931
  6. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kfcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6559%2C3212098 The Montreal Gazette – November 23, 1931
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