Canadian Football News in 1912

The Regina Rugby Club adopted the colours of the Canadian contingent in the Spanish-American War – red and black.

The Hamilton Alerts were suspended by the ORFU on November 23 for flaunting the authority of the Union. The Toronto Rowing and Athletic Club had protested a penalty call which had resulted in a victory for the Alerts. The ORFU ordered the game be re-played on the 23rd, but the Alerts refused to field a full team. The Alerts lost to Toronto 39–7 while the main squad lost a regularly scheduled match in Hamilton to the Tigers 12–8. The Alerts went on to defeat the Toronto Argonauts 11–4 in the Grey Cup game. Many of the players joined the Tigers of IRFU the following season.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 6 5 1 0 78 56 10
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 4 2 0 77 65 8
Hamilton Tigers 6 3 3 0 90 66 6
Montreal Football Club 6 0 6 0 54 112 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Alerts 4 3 1 0 85 54 6
Toronto Rowing and Athletic Association 3 2 1 0 64 29 4
Parkdale Canoe Club 3 0 3 0 16 81 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
McGill Redmen 4 3 1 0 70 41 6
Varsity Blues 4 3 1 0 59 55 6
Queen's University 4 0 4 0 22 55 0

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1912

ORFU Playoff

Date Away Home
November 23 Toronto Rowing and Athletic Association 10 Hamilton Alerts 23
  • Hamilton advances to the Grey Cup.

East Final

Date Away Home
November 23 Toronto Argonauts 22 Toronto Varsity Blues 16
  • Toronto Argonauts advance to the Grey Cup.

Grey Cup Championship

November 30

4th Annual Grey Cup Game: A.A.A. GroundsHamilton, Ontario

Toronto Argonauts 4 Hamilton Alerts 11
Hamilton Alerts are the 1912 Grey Cup Champions

References

  1. 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.294
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.cflapedia.com/
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1911 in Canadian football
Canadian football seasons Succeeded by
1913 in Canadian football
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