1950 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1950[edit]

The Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats merged to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Regina franchise officially changed their name to become the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday, April 1.

The WIFU allowed the third place team in the standings to be qualified for a playoff berth. The first professional playoff game was played at night under lights – Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos. The 38th Grey Cup, nicknamed "The Mud Bowl", was held at Toronto's Varsity Stadium with an attendance of 27,101.

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
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14 10 4 0 221 156 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 14 7 7 0 207 177 14
Edmonton Eskimos 14 7 7 0 201 197 14
Calgary Stampeders 14 4 10 0 152 251 8
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12 7 5 0 231 217 14
Toronto Argonauts 12 6 5 1 291 187 13
Montreal Alouettes 12 6 6 0 192 261 12
Ottawa Rough Riders 12 4 7 1 182 231 9
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 8 6 2 0 162 100 12
Sarnia Imperials 8 4 4 0 164 102 8
Windsor Rockets 8 2 6 0 52 176 4
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Winnipeg gets a bye and will play in the WIFU Finals.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1950

SEMI-FINALS[edit]

WIFU Semi-Finals
Edmonton Eskimos @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date Away Home
October 28 Edmonton Eskimos 24 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1
  • The Edmonton Eskimos will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the WIFU Finals.

FINALS[edit]

WIFU Finals – Game 1
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Edmonton Eskimos
Date Away Home
November 4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 Edmonton Eskimos 17
WIFU Finals – Game 2
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 11 Edmonton Eskimos 12 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22
WIFU Finals – Game 3
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 13 Edmonton Eskimos 6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 67–35. The Blue Bombers will advance to the Grey Cup game.
ORFU Finals – Game 1
Sarnia Imperials @ Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Date Away Home
November 5 Sarnia Imperials 11 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 17
ORFU Finals – Game 2
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers @ Sarnia Imperials
Date Away Home
November 11 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 18 Sarnia Imperials 10
  • Toronto won the total-point series by 35–21. The Balmy Beach Beachers will play the Toronto Argonauts in the Eastern Finals.
IRFU Finals – Game 1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 11 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13 Toronto Argonauts 11
IRFU Finals – Game 2
Toronto Argonauts @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date Away Home
November 15 Toronto Argonauts 24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 6
  • Toronto won the total-point series by 37–19. The Argonauts will play the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers in the Eastern Finals.

Eastern Finals[edit]

Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 18 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 13 Toronto Argonauts 43
  • The Toronto Argonauts will advance to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
IRFU Hamilton Tiger Cats 13-6
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 11-24
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 43
EAST
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 13
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 17-18
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 11-10
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 13
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers
WIFU BYE
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29
WEST
WIFU Edmonton Eskimos 6
WIFU Edmonton Eskimos 24
WIFU Regina Roughriders 1

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

November 25

38th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0 Toronto Argonauts 13
The Toronto Argonauts are the 1950 Grey Cup Champions

1950 Eastern (Combined IRFU & ORFU) 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.

1st Team[edit]

2nd Team[edit]

1950 Western Interprovincial 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.

1st Team[edit]

2nd Team[edit]

1950 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.

1950 Canadian Football Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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