1944 in Canadian football

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Canadian football news in 1944[edit]

The WIFU and the IRFU suspended operations for the duration of World War II.

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

Western Interprovincial Football Union

  • NO LEAGUE PLAY

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union

  • NO LEAGUE PLAY
Ontario Armed Services Football League
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hagersville RCAF Flying Tigers 6 4 1 1 74 46 9
Toronto HMCS York Bulldogs 6 4 2 0 80 54 8
Camp Borden RCAF Hurricanes 6 3 2 1 94 57 7
St. Thomas Hornets 6 0 6 0 18 109 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Flying Wildcats 6 5 1 0 102 28 10
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 6 4 2 0 105 33 8
Ottawa Trojans 6 3 3 0 74 74 6
Toronto Indians 6 0 6 0 19 168 0
Quebec Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy 3 3 0 0 56 12 6
McGill 4 2 2 0 29 53 4
Verdun 3 0 3 0 11 31 0
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
Manitoba Inter-Services Rugby League
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
No.3 Wireless School Bombers (Winnipeg) 4 4 0 0 58 16 8
No.1 Central Navigation School Pathfinders (Rivers) 4 3 1 0 62 16 6
Army Grenades (Winnipeg) 4 2 2 0 53 47 4
No.18 Service Flying Training School Hurricanes (Gimli) 4 1 3 0 36 66 2
No.3 Bombing & Gunnery Mustangs (MacDonald) 4 0 4 0 12 76 0

Navy and Armed Services playoffs[edit]

OASFL Final
Toronto HMCS York Bulldogs vs. Hagersville RCAF Flying Tigers @ ?
Date - -
 ? Toronto HMCS York Bulldogs Hagersville RCAF Flying Tigers 1
All Navy Semi-Final
St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy vs. Halifax Navy Stadaconnas @ ?
Date - -
 ? Halifax Navy Stadaconnas 0 St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy 13
All Navy Final
St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy vs. Toronto HMCS York Bulldogs @ ?
Date - -
 ? Toronto HMCS York Bulldogs 12 St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy 0
  • The Navy playoffs did not affect the Grey Cup playoffs. The Grey Cup was played between the ORFU winners (Hamilton) and the QRFU winners (St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy) despite the Toronto Navy team beating the QRFU champions. The OSFL did not participate in the Grey Cup playoffs.

Manitoba Inter-Services Rugby League[edit]

MISRL Semi-Final
Rivers Pathfinders vs. Army Grenades @ Winnipeg
Date Away Home
October 25 No.1 CNS Rivers Pathfinders 15 Army Grenades 5
[1]
MISRL Finals – Game 1
Rivers Pathfinders vs. Winnipeg Bombers @ Winnipeg
Date Away Home
October 28 No.1 CNS Rivers Pathfinders 7 No.3 Wireless School Bombers 11
[2]
MISRL Finals – Game 2
Rivers Pathfinders vs. Winnipeg Bombers @ Winnipeg
Date Away Home
November 11 No.1 CNS Rivers Pathfinders 5 No.3 Wirelss School Bombers 15
[3]
  • Bombers won the total-point series by 26-12. The MISRL did not compete for the Grey Cup.

Ontario Rugby Football League playoffs[edit]

ORFU Final
Hamilton Flying Wildcats @ Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Date Away Home
NA Hamilton Flying Wildcats 13 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 4
ORFU Final
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers @ Hamilton Flying Wildcats
Date Away Home
NA Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 6 Hamilton Flying Wildcats 0
  • Hamilton will play the St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy in the Grey Cup.

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

November 25

32nd Annual Grey Cup Game: A.A.A. Grounds - Hamilton, Ontario

St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy 7 Hamilton Flying Wildcats 6
St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy are the 1944 Grey Cup Champions

1944 Ontario Armed Services Football League All-Stars[edit]

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1944 Canadian Football Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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