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Canadian Football News in 1941

The Calgary Bronks left the WIFU and the Vancouver Grizzlies joined.

The IRFU was renamed to Eastern Canada Union for one season. The Hamilton Tigers did not participate in the Eastern Canada Union, due to World War II and the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers of the ORFU joined. The Tigers would resume play in 1945.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

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 8 6 2 0 92 19 12
Regina Roughriders 8 5 3 0 64 43 10
Vancouver Grizzlies 8 1 7 0 15 109 2
Eastern Canada Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 5 1 0 72 21 10
Toronto Argonauts 6 5 1 0 66 42 10
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 6 2 4 0 27 34 4
Montreal Bulldogs 6 0 6 0 12 80 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Wildcats 6 5 0 1 122 28 11
Toronto Indians 6 2 2 2 46 55 6
Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers 6 0 5 1 30 115 1
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1941

League Finals

WIFU Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Regina Roughriders
Game Date Away Home
1 November 8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 6 Regina Roughriders 8
2 November 11 Regina Roughriders 12 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18
3 November 15 Regina Roughriders 2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 32–22. Winnipeg advances to the Grey Cup game.
IRFU Finals
Toronto Argonauts @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Game Date Away Home
1 November 8 Toronto Argonauts 16 Ottawa Rough Riders 8
2 November 15 Ottawa Rough Riders 10 Toronto Argonauts 1
  • Ottawa won the total-point series by 18–17. Ottawa will play the Hamilton Wildcats (ORFU Champions) in the Eastern Finals.

Eastern Finals

Hamilton Wildcats (ORFU) @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 22 Hamilton Wildcats (ORFU) 2 Ottawa Rough Riders 7
  • Ottawa advances to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff Bracket

  Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                           
  ERFU  Ottawa Rough Riders 8-10  
ERFU  Toronto Argonauts 16-1  
  ERFU  Ottawa Rough Riders 7  
EAST
  ORFU  Hamilton Wildcats 2  
ORFU  Hamilton Wildcats
  ORFU  BYE  
    ERFU  Ottawa Rough Riders 16
  WIFU  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18
  WIFU  Winnipeg Blue Bombers  
WIFU  BYE  
  WIFU  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 6-18-8
WEST
  WIFU  Regina Roughriders 8-12-2  
WIFU  Regina Roughriders
  WIFU  BYE  

Grey Cup Championship

November 29

29th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 Ottawa Rough Riders 16
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the 1941 Grey Cup Champions

1941 All Eastern Rugby Football Union All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

  • QB – Bill Stukus, Toronto Argonauts
  • HB – Stan O'Neil, Ottawa Rough Riders
  • HB – Bobby Coulter, Toronto Argonauts
  • DHB - Tony Golab, Ottawa Rough Riders
  • FW – Sammy Sward, Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
  • E – Jack Wedley, Toronto Argonauts
  • E – Tony McCarthy, Ottawa Rough Riders
  • C – Curly Moynahan, Ottawa Rough Riders
  • G – George Fraser, Ottawa Rough Riders
  • G – Len Staughton, Ottawa Rough Riders
  • T – Bob Cosgrove, Toronto Argonauts
  • T – Paul McGarry, Ottawa Rough Riders

1941 Western All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

  • QB – Art Stevenson, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • FW – Ken Charlton, Regina Roughriders
  • HB – Fritz Hanson, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • HB – Jim Ladner, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • FB – Dan Capraru, Regina Roughriders
  • E – Larry Haynes, Vancouver Grizzlies
  • E – Ches McCance, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • C – Mel Wilson, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • G – Maurice Williams, Regina Roughriders
  • G – Les Lear, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • T – Gord Gellhaye, Vancouver Grizzlies
  • T – Lou Mogul, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1941 Canadian Football Awards

References


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