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Canadian Football News in 1928Edit

The Tri-City Rugby Football League was formed on August 25 and consisted of Moose Jaw, Regina and two teams from Winnipeg. The league played an unbalanced schedule. Provincial champions for the MRFU and SRFU were determined by head-to-head games of provincial rivals in the Tri-City League. The Union disbanded the following year because of travel expenses. Saskatchewan and Manitoba reverted to playing games within their respective provinces.

First radio play-by-play broadcast of a Grey Cup Game was on December 1.

Regular seasonEdit

Final regular season standingsEdit

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

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 6 6 0 0 90 22 12
Montreal AAA 6 3 3 0 62 34 6
Toronto Argonauts 6 1 4 1 30 45 3
Ottawa Senators 6 1 4 1 22 103 3
Ontario Rugby Football Union [1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Group No. 1
Sarnia Imperials 4 2 2 0 35 28 4
Toronto Varsity Orfuns 4 2 2 0 31 30 4
Kitchener Panthers 4 2 2 0 20 28 4
Group No. 2
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 4 4 0 0 103 6 8
Camp Borden 4 2 2 0 52 46 4
Hamilton Tiger Cubs 4 0 4 0 11 114 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union [2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
McGill Redmen 4 3 1 0 39 20 6
Queen's Golden Gaels 4 2 2 0 29 24 4
Varsity Blues 4 1 3 0 38 52 2
*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs
Tri-City League
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Regina Roughriders 6 6 0 0 125 11 12
Winnipeg St.John's 5 3 1 1 43 28 7
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 5 1 4 0 27 64 2
Moose Jaw Maroons 6 0 5 1 12 104 1
BCRFU - BC Big Four
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
UBC Varsity 5 5 0 0 98 20 10
Vancouver 5 3 2 0 83 53 6
Victoria 5 2 3 0 54 50 4
New Westminster 5 0 5 0 18 130 0

League ChampionsEdit

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU McGill University
ORFU University of Toronto Orfuns
Tri City Regina Roughriders
MRFU Winnipeg St.John's
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos
BCRFU University of British Columbia

Grey Cup PlayoffsEdit

Note: All dates in 1928

ORFU Semi-FinalsEdit

Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 0 Toronto Varsity Orfuns 1
  • Varsity advances to the ORFU Final.
Kitchener Panthers 6 Sarnia Imperials 16
  • Sarnia advances to the ORFU Final.

ORFU FinalEdit

Date
November 12 Sarnia Imperials 0 Toronto Varsity Orfuns 6
  • Varsity advances to the East Final.

East FinalEdit

Date Away Home
November 24 Toronto Varsity Orfuns 5 Hamilton Tigers 28
  • Hamilton advances to the Grey Cup game due to McGill declining to participate.[3]

Western FinalEdit

Date Away Home
October 27 Winnipeg St.John's 1 Regina Roughriders 12
  • Regina advances to the Grey Cup game due to the Alberta and BC champions declining to participate due to the length of their seasons.

Playoff BracketEdit

  Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                           
  IRFU  Hamilton Tigers  
CIRFU  McGill University Forfeit  
  IRFU  Hamilton Tigers 28  
EAST
  ORFU  University of Toronto Orfuns 6  
ORFU  University of Toronto Orfuns 6
  ORFU  Sarnia Imperials 0  
    IRFU  Hamilton Tigers 30
  SRFU  Regina Roughriders 0
  Tri City  Regina Roughriders 12  
Tri City  St. John's College 1  
  Tri City  Regina Roughriders
WEST
   BYE  
ARFU  Edmonton Eskimos Forfeit
  BCRFU  UBC Forfeit  

Grey Cup ChampionshipEdit

December 1

16th Annual Grey Cup Game: A.A.A. Grounds - Hamilton, Ontario

Regina Roughriders 0 Hamilton Tigers 30
The Hamilton Tigers are the 1928 Grey Cup Champions

1928 Canadian Football AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit


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