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Canadian Football News in 1957Edit

The Canadian Football Council (CFC) allowed interference to be legal up to third 5-yard stripe by eligible blockers.

The 45th annual Grey Cup game was televised live from coast to coast in Canada for the first time. TV rights brought in $125,000 for the CFC.

Regular seasonEdit

Final regular season standingsEdit

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
Edmonton Eskimos 16 14 2 0 475 142 28
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 12 4 0 406 300 24
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 10 0 221 413 12
BC Lions 16 4 11 1 284 369 9
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 3 12 1 276 438 7
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 4 0 250 189 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 8 6 0 326 237 16
Montreal Alouettes 14 6 8 0 287 301 12
Toronto Argonauts 14 4 10 0 274 410 8
Ontario Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
London Lords 12 8 2 2 320 110 18
Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen 12 8 3 1 280 153 17
Sarnia Golden Bears 12 6 5 1 367 169 13
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 12 0 12 0 35 570 0
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Hamilton both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffsEdit

Note: All dates in 1957

SemifinalsEdit

WIFU Edit

Date Away Home
November 9 Calgary Stampeders 13Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13
November 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15 Calgary Stampeders 3
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 28–16. The Blue Bombers will play the Edmonton Eskimos in the WIFU Finals.

IRFU Edit

DateAwayHome
November 13 Montreal Alouettes 24Ottawa Rough Riders 15
  • The Alouettes will play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the IRFU Finals.

FinalsEdit

WIFU Edit

Date Away Home
November 16 Edmonton Eskimos 7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19
November 20 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 Edmonton Eskimos 5
November 23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 17 (OT) Edmonton Eskimos 2
  • Winnipeg wins the best of three series 2–1. The Blue Bombers will advance to the Grey Cup game.

IRFU Edit

Date Away Home
November 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17Montreal Alouettes 10
November 23 Montreal Alouettes 1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39
  • Hamilton won the total-point series by 56–11. The Tiger-Cats will advance to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     45th Grey Cup
                           
  IRFU     1  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 56
(17+39)
 
  2  Ottawa Rough Riders 15     3  Montreal Alouettes 11
(10+1)
   
  3  Montreal Alouettes 24         I1  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32
      W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
  WIFU     1  Edmonton Eskimos 1
(7,5,2)
   
  2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28
(13+15)
    2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2
(19,4,17)
 
  3  Calgary Stampeders 16
(13+3)
 

Grey Cup ChampionshipEdit

November 30

The 45th Grey CupToronto, Ontario

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1957 Grey Cup Champions

Canadian Football LeadersEdit

1957 Eastern (Interprovincial Rugby Football Union) All-StarsEdit

OffenceEdit

DefenceEdit

1957 Western (Western Interprovincial Football Union) All-StarsEdit

OffenceEdit

DefenceEdit

1957 Canadian Football AwardsEdit

1957 Miss Grey CupEdit

  • Miss BC Lions Carol Lucas was named Miss Grey Cup 1957

ReferencesEdit

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