1958 CFL season

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1958 CFL season
Regular season
Duration June, 1958 – October, 1958
Playoffs
Start date November 8, 1958
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats1958-11-23
West Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers1958-11-22
46th Grey Cup
Date November 29, 1958
Site Empire Stadium, Vancouver
Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1957  CFL seasons  1959

The 1958 CFL season was the fifth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it would become known as the inaugural season of the Canadian Football League (see below).

CFL news in 1958[edit]

The Canadian Football Council (CFC) withdrew from the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) to become a separate entity. As a separate entity, the CFC decided to rename its league the Canadian Football League (CFL) on Sunday, January 19, at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg.

The Commissioner of the CFC, Winnipeg's G. Sydney Halter, QC, was reappointed as the first-ever CFL commissioner. The CFL officially opened its operations on Thursday, August 14, as 18,206 spectators watched the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 29–21 in pre-season action at Winnipeg. A regular season game was played in the United States, at Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium on September 14 as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Ottawa Rough Riders by a score of 24–18.

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 16 13 3 0 361 182 26
Edmonton Eskimos 16 9 6 1 312 292 19
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 7 7 2 320 324 16
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 9 1 314 312 13
BC Lions 16 3 13 0 202 399 6
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 3 1 291 235 21
Montreal Alouettes 14 7 6 1 265 269 15
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 6 8 0 233 243 12
Toronto Argonauts 14 4 10 0 266 308 8
  • Bold text means a team clinched a playoff berth.
  • Winnipeg and Hamilton both received first-round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1958

Semi-finals[edit]

Western Semi-Finals, Game 1
Edmonton Eskimos @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date Away Home
November 8? Edmonton Eskimos 27 Saskatchewan Roughriders 11
Western Semi-Finals, Game 2
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Edmonton Eskimos
Date Away Home
November 10? Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 Edmonton Eskimos 31
  • Edmonton won the total-point series by 58–12. The Eskimos went on to play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Western Final.
Eastern Semi-Final
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Montreal Alouettes
Date Away Home
November 12 Ottawa Rough Riders 26 Montreal Alouettes 12
  • The Rough Riders went on to play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Final.

Finals[edit]

Western Finals, Game 1
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Edmonton Eskimos
Date Away Home
November 15 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30 Edmonton Eskimos 7
Western Finals, Game 2
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 19 Edmonton Eskimos 30 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
Western Finals, Game 3
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 22 Edmonton Eskimos 7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23
  • Winnipeg won the best-of-three series 2–1. The Blue Bombers advanced to the Grey Cup game.
Eastern Finals, Game 1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 20? Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35 Ottawa Rough Riders 7
Eastern Finals, Game 2
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date Away Home
November 23? Ottawa Rough Riders 7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 19
  • Hamilton won the total-point series 54–14. The Tiger-Cats advanced to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals     Division Finals     46th Grey Cup
                           
  East     E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 7-7  
  E3  Ottawa Rough Riders 26     E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 35-19    
  E2  Montreal Alouettes 12         E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 28
      W1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35
  West     W2  Edmonton Eskimos 7-30-7    
  W3  Saskatchewan Roughriders 11-1     W1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30-7-23  
  W2  Edmonton Eskimos 27-31  

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Grey Cup Championship[edit]

November 29

46th Annual Grey Cup Game, Empire Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were the 1958 Grey Cup Champions
  • Note: Western Semi-Final dates are not confirmed; however, since (1) the regular season ended on November 1 in the West and on November 8 in the East, and (2) all other playoff dates are accurate, including the date of the Grey Cup game, it is reasonable to assume the above dates are correct.

CFL Leaders[edit]

1958 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1958 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1958 CFL Awards[edit]

1958 Miss Grey Cup[edit]

  • Miss Montreal Alouettes Joan Van Boven was named Miss Grey Cup 1958

References[edit]

Preceded by
1957 in Canadian football
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1959 CFL season