Hardy Trophy

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The Hardy Trophy is a Canadian sport trophy, presented annually to the winner of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association Football Conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport federation. It is named for Evan Hardy, the former head of the agricultural engineering department at the University of Saskatchewan, who had played for the Huskies for its first five years before a rule that only students could play. Hardy continued on as coach and created a western university league. The original trophy was replaced in 1997 after it fell apart during an on-field celebration of the Huskies win in 1996 at home at Griffiths Stadium. The original Hardy trophy still resides at the University of Saskatchewan, having been forgotten until it was unearthed beneath a pile of storage boxes in 2008.[1]

UBC head coach Frank Smith with the original Hardy Trophy in 1978.

The winner of the Hardy Trophy goes on to play in either the Uteck Bowl or the Mitchell Bowl, depending on annual rotations.

The game in which the Hardy Trophy is often referred to as the Hardy Cup.

Winners[edit]

Game/regular season results[edit]

Date played Winner Finalist Location Attendance
November 4 & 11, 1922[2] 1st Alberta Green and Gold+(1) 26 Saskatchewan 7 Saskatoon/Edmonton‡ 1,000•
1923 2nd Manitoba(1) - - - - -
1924 3rd Manitoba(2) - - - - -
1926 4th Alberta Green and Gold(2) - - - - -
1927 5th Manitoba(3) - - - - -
November 10, 1928[3] 6th Alberta Golden Bears(3) 12 Saskatchewan 6 Carins Field, Saskatoon n/a
November 20, 1929[4] 7th UBC Blue and Gold++(1) 13 Saskatchewan 2 Athletic Park, Vancouver 6,000
1930 8th Saskatchewan(1) - - - - -
November 13, 1931[5] 9th UBC Blue and Gold(2) 4 Manitoba 3 Athletic Park, Vancouver 5,000
November 11, 1933[6] 10th UBC Blue and Gold(3) 12 Alberta Golden Bears 5 Athletic Park, Vancouver 2,500
1934 11th Saskatchewan Huskies(2) - - - Regular season winner -
1935 12th Saskatchewan Huskies(3) - - - Regular season winner -
1936 13th Saskatchewan Huskies(4) - - - Regular season winner -
1937 14th Saskatchewan Huskies(5) - - - Regular season winner -
1938 15th Saskatchewan Huskies(6) - - - Regular season winner -
1939 16th UBC Thunderbirds(4) - - - Regular season winner -
1941 17th Saskatchewan Huskies(7) - - - Regular season winner -
1944 18th Alberta Golden Bears(4) - - - Regular season winner -
1945 19th UBC Thunderbirds(5) - - - Regular season winner -
1946 20th Alberta Golden Bears(5) - - - Regular season winner -
1947 21st Alberta Golden Bears(6) - - - Regular season winner -
1948 22nd Alberta Golden Bears(7) - - - Regular season winner -
1959 23rd UBC Thunderbirds(6) - - - Regular season winner -
1960 24th Alberta Golden Bears(8) - - - Regular season winner -
1961 25th UBC Thunderbirds(7) - - - Regular season winner -
1962 26th UBC(8) & Alberta(9) - - - Regular season winner -
1963 27th Alberta Golden Bears(10) - - - Regular season winner -
1964 28th Alberta Golden Bears(11) - - - Regular season winner -
1965 29th Alberta(12) & Saskatchewan(8) - - - Regular season winner -
1966 30th Manitoba Bisons(4) - - - Regular season winner -
1967 31st Alberta Golden Bears(13) - - - Regular season winner -
November 9, 1968 32nd Manitoba Bisons(5) 10 Alberta Golden Bears 7 Varsity Stadium, Edmonton 6,000
1969 33rd Manitoba Bisons(6) - - - Regular season winner -
1970 34th Manitoba Bisons(7) - - - Regular season winner -
1971 35th Alberta Golden Bears(14) - - - Regular season winner -
1972 36th Alberta Golden Bears(15) - - - Regular season winner -
1973 37th Manitoba Bisons(8) - - - Regular season winner -
1974 38th Saskatchewan Huskies(9) - - - Regular season winner -
1975 39th Calgary Dinosaurs(1) - - - Regular season winner -
November 6, 1976 40th UBC Thunderbirds(9) 36 Saskatchewan Huskies 10 Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver 3,000
November 5, 1977 41st Calgary Dinosaurs(2) 13 UBC Thunderbirds 12 McMahon Stadium, Calgary u/a
November 4, 1978 42nd UBC Thunderbirds(10) 26 Calgary Dinosaurs 8 Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver 3,300
November 3, 1979 43rd Alberta Golden Bears(16) 28 UBC Thunderbirds 17 Varsity Stadium, Edmonton 4,000
November 8, 1980 44th Alberta Golden Bears(17) 22 Calgary Dinosaurs 14 Varsity Stadium, Edmonton 4,000
November 13, 1981 45th Alberta Golden Bears(18) 11 UBC Thunderbirds 8 Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver 3,000
November 5, 1982 46th UBC Thunderbirds(11) 57 Manitoba Bisons 3 Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver 2,700
November 11, 1983 47th Calgary Dinosaurs(3) 21 UBC Thunderbirds 12 McMahon Stadium, Calgary n/a
November 10, 1984 48th Calgary Dinosaurs(4) 33 Alberta Golden Bears 16 Varsity Stadium, Edmonton 3,500
November 9, 1985 49th Calgary Dinosaurs(5) 52 Manitoba Bisons 13 McMahon Stadium, Calgary n/a
November 7, 1986 50th UBC Thunderbirds(12) 49 Calgary Dinosaurs 3 Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver 3,600
November 6, 1987 51st UBC Thunderbirds(13) 26 Calgary Dinosaurs 8 Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver 3,300
November 5, 1988 52nd Calgary Dinosaurs(6) 46 Saskatchewan Huskies 33† McMahon Stadium, Calgary n/a
November 11, 1989 53rd Saskatchewan Huskies(10) 22 UBC Thunderbirds 18 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon n/a
November 10, 1990 54th Saskatchewan Huskies(11) 24 UBC Thuunderbirds 9 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon n/a
November 9, 1991 55th Saskatchewan Huskies(12) 23 Manitoba Bisons 11 University Stadium, Winnipeg n/a
November 7, 1992 56th Calgary Dinos(7) 26 UBC Thunderbirds 24† Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver 2,800
November 5, 1993 57th Calgary Dinos(8) 32 Alberta Golden Bears 12 McMahon Stadium, Calgary n/a
November 5, 1994 58th Saskatchewan Huskies(13) 34 Calgary Dinos 17 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon n/a
November 10, 1995 59th Calgary Dinos(9) 32 Saskatchewan Huskies 30† McMahon Stadium, Calgary n/a
November 9, 1996 60th Saskatchewan Huskies(14) 37 UBC Thunderbirds 16 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon n/a
November 7, 1997 61st UBC Thunderbirds(14) 39 Calgary Dinos 21 Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver 3,100
November 14, 1998 62nd Saskatchewan Huskies(15) 31 UBC Thunderbirds 28 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon n/a
November 12, 1999 63rd Saskatchewan Huskies(16) 31 UBC Thunderbirds 24 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon n/a
November 11, 2000 64th Regina Rams(1) 25 Manitoba Bisons 22 Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg 4,200
November 11, 2001 65th Manitoba Bisons(9) 23 Regina Rams 16 Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg 3,000
November 9, 2002 66th Saskatchewan Huskies(17) 44 Regina Rams 28 Taylor Field, Regina 5,612
November 8, 2003 67th Simon Fraser Clan(1) 28 Alberta Golden Bears 18 Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC 1,900
November 13, 2004 68th Saskatchewan Huskies(18) 21 Alberta Golden Bears 20 Foote Field, Edmonton 2,714
November 12,2005 67th Saskatchewan Huskies(19) 30 Alberta Golden Bears 17 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon 2,811
November 11, 2006 70th Saskatchewan Huskies(20) 32 Manitoba Bisons 15 CanadInns Stadium, Winnipeg 4,700
November 10, 2007 71st Manitoba Bisons(10) 48 Regina Rams 5 CanadInns Stadium 1,750
November 8, 2008 72nd Calgary Dinos(10) 44 Simon Fraser Clan 21 McMahon Stadium, Calgary 2,168
November 14, 2009 73rd Calgary Dinos(11) 39 Saskatchewan Huskies 38 Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon 5,186
November 13, 2010 74th Calgary Dinos(12) 56 Alberta Golden Bears 3 McMahon Stadium, Calgary 2,786
November 11, 2011 75th Calgary Dinos(13) 62 UBC Thunderbirds 13♦ McMahon Stadium, Calgary 1,712
November 10, 2012 76th Calgary Dinos(14) 38 Regina Rams 14 McMahon Stadium, Calgary 2,164
November 9, 2013 77th Calgary Dinos(15) 43 Manitoba Bisons 28 McMahon Stadium, Calgary 1,024

†- Overtime game, ‡- Two game total point series, ♦- UBC vacated game due to the use of an illegal player, •- At Varsity Grid, Edmonton, +- University of Alberta team, later known as "Golden Bears", ++-UBC Blue and Gold later known as "Thunderbirds".

Wins[edit]

  • Saskatchewan Huskies - 20
  • Alberta Golden Bears - 18
  • UBC Thunderbirds - 15
  • Calgary Dinos - 15
  • Manitoba Bisons - 10
  • Regina Rams - 1
  • Simon Fraser Clan - 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor discovers piece of sports history in storage room". TSN.ca. 2008-10-25. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  2. ^ The Gateway, November 14, 1922, Page 5 - http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/GAT/1922/11/14/5/Ar00500.html
  3. ^ The Gateway, Nov. 14, 1928, pg. 1 - http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/GAT/1928/11/12/1/
  4. ^ The Ubyssey, November 22, 1929, pg. 4 - http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/ubyssey/UBYSSEY_1929_11_22.pdf
  5. ^ The Ubyssey, November 17, 1931, pg. 4 - http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/ubyssey/UBYSSEY_1931_11_17.pdf
  6. ^ The Ubyssey - November 14, 1933, pg. 2 - http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/ubyssey/UBYSSEY_1933_11_14.pdf