1945 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1945[edit]

On Thursday, September 27 a new football team was formed in Calgary.[1] On October 10, it was decided that the new team would play as the Calgary Stampeders.[2] The Stampeders joined the WIFU with blue and gold colours.

The IRFU would resume play, but the WIFU still suspended operations.

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
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 5 1 0 105 40 10
Toronto Argonauts 6 5 1 0 92 44 10
Hamilton Tigers 6 1 5 0 36 68 2
Montreal Hornets 6 1 5 0 32 113 2
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Indians 8 7 1 0 124 150 14
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 8 6 2 0 112 66 12
Ottawa Trojans 7 3 4 0 56 78 6
Hamilton Wildcats 8 3 5 0 60 151 6
Windsor Rockets 7 0 7 0 20 126 0
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1945

Semi-Finals[edit]

WIFU Semi-Finals – Game 1
Calgary Stampeders @ Regina Roughriders
Date Away Home
October 31 Calgary Stampeders 3 Regina Roughriders 1
WIFU Semi-Finals – Game 2
Regina Roughriders @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 3 Regina Roughriders 0 Calgary Stampeders 12

Finals[edit]

IRFU Finals – Game 1
Toronto Argonauts @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 3 Toronto Argonauts 27 Ottawa Rough Riders 8
IRFU Finals – Game 2
Toronto Argonauts @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 10 Toronto Argonauts 6 Ottawa Rough Riders 10
  • Toronto won the total-point series by 33–18. Toronto will play the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers (ORFU Champions) in the Eastern Finals.
WIFU Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 10 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9 Calgary Stampeders 6
  • Winnipeg advances to the Grey Cup game.
ORFU Finals – Game 1
Toronto Indians @ Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Date Away Home
November 14 Toronto Indians 1 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 2
ORFU Finals – Game 2
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers @ Toronto Indians
Date Away Home
November 17 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 15 Toronto Indians 0
  • Toronto won the total-point series by 17–1. Toronto will play the Toronto Argonauts (IRFU Champions) in the Eastern Finals.

Eastern Finals[edit]

Toronto Argonauts @ Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers (ORFU)
Date Away Home
November 17 Toronto Argonauts 14 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers (ORFU) 2
  • Toronto advances to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 8-10
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 27-6
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 14
EAST
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 2
ORFU Toronto Indians 1-0
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 2-15
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 35
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers
WIFU BYE
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9
WEST
WIFU Calgary Stampeders 6
WIFU Calgary Stampeders 3-11
WIFU Regina Roughriders 1-0

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

December 1

33rd Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0 Toronto Argonauts 35
The Toronto Argonauts are the 1945 Grey Cup Champions
  • Note: WIFU Semi-Final Playoff dates are not confirmed, nor is Eastern Final date. However since the regular season in the East ended October 27, and all other playoff dates, as well as Grey Cup date are accurate, it is reasonable to assume the above dates are accurate.

1945 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union 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.

1945 Ontario Rugby Football Union 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.

1945 Canadian Football Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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