Toronto RCAF Hurricanes

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The Toronto RCAF Hurricanes was a member of the Ontario Rugby Football Union and was formed during the Second World War after several teams disbanded for the war. The team was composed of football players who had joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. The team won the 30th Grey Cup in 1942.

Fifteen members of the team went on to operational service with the RCAF in Europe during the war.[1] Seven of those men were killed in combat: Eddie Thompson, Lloyd Langley, Ed Poscavage, Eddie Burton, Jack Buckmaster, George Oliphant and Bob Sarvis.[2]

1942 Grey Cup Line Up[3][edit]

Alternates: Don Crowe, John Buckmaster, Jack Taylor, Cece Foderingham, George Oliphant, Art West, Bob Sarvis, John Poplowsky, Charlie Prince, Victor S.(Red)Reynolds, Joey Richman, Jimmy Partridge

Coach: Lew Hayman

ORFU season-by-season[edit]

Season W L T PF PA Pts Finish Playoffs
1942 8 1 1 180 61 17 First Won Grey Cup
1943 7 2 1 133 67 15 Third -

Notable players[edit]