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Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen
Founded 1953
Folded 1959
Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
League Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team History
Team Colors Green and White[1]

         

Nickname(s) Dutchies

The Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen were a Canadian football team based in Kitchener, Ontario and a member of the Ontario Rugby Football Union, a league that preceded the Canadian Football League. The Dutchmen played in the ORFU from 1953 to 1959, winning four consecutive ORFU titles from 1954 to 1957. As such, the Dutchmen were the last ORFU team to have competed for the Grey Cup, losing to the Edmonton Eskimos in a semi-final game in 1954. The following year, ORFU teams would discontinue competing for the national championship title after it became apparent that the ORFU could no longer be competitive in those games. The Dutchmen ceased operations after the 1959 season, just one year before senior play in the ORFU would be discontinued.

SeasonsEdit

Season W L T PF PA Pts Finish Playoffs
1953 8 4 0 218 178 16 1st, ORFU Lost ORFU Finals
1954 9 2 1 269 183 19 1st, ORFU Lost Grey Cup Semi-Final
1955 10 1 1 284 124 21 1st, ORFU Won ORFU Finals
1956 8 3 0 299 170 16 1st, ORFU Won ORFU Finals
1957 8 3 1 280 153 17 2nd, ORFU Won ORFU Finals
1958 4 6 0 210 261 12 3rd, ORFU Missed Playoffs
1959 6 5 0 275 170 14 3rd, ORFU Lost ORFU Semi-Final

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Coffin_Corner/24-02-933.pdf The Pro Football Career Of Cookie Gilchrist
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