|Folded|| 1948 (Amalgamated with Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Based in||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Home field||Lansdowne Park|
|League||Ontario Rugby Football Union|
|Team History|| Ottawa Combines (1943) |
Ottawa Trojans (1944-47)
|Head coaches|| Gordie Perry (1943-1944) |
Arnie McWaters (1945-1946)
Wally Masters (1947)
The Ottawa Trojans were a Canadian football team based in Ottawa, Ontario and competed in the Ontario Rugby Football Union from 1943-1947. After winning the 1947 ORFU championship, the team would merge with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1948.
The team was first admitted into the ORFU on Friday, July 16, 1943, and played for one season as the Ottawa Combines, supplanting the Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers as the sixth team. The club was renamed the Trojans prior to the 1944 season. The team had their most successful season in 1947 where they won the ORFU championship before losing the East Final to the Toronto Argonauts. After the 1947 season, they amalgamated with the Ottawa Rough Riders after the Riders were given exclusive rights to Ottawa's Lansdowne Park playing fields. The new football organization would be known as the Ottawa Rough Riders Football Club and would compete in the 1948 Grey Cup before finally winning it in 1951.
|1943||2||7||0||68||129||4||4th, ORFU||Missed Playoffs|
|1944||3||3||0||74||74||6||3rd, ORFU||Missed Playoffs|
|1945||3||4||0||56||78||6||3rd, ORFU||Missed Playoffs|
|1946||0||10||0||36||127||0||6th, ORFU||Missed playoffs|
|1947||5||4||1||148||133||11||3rd, ORFU||Lost Eastern Finals|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lzMrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2ZgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5276%2C936200 Lansdowne Field Leased by Riders
- ↑ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_yVkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ansNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3694%2C2005640 Combines in O.R.F.U.
- ↑ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wHYtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=fpgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3865,2170523&dq=ottawa+trojans+combines&hl=en The Montreal Gazette - Nov 12, 1943
- ↑ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.292
- ↑ http://www.cflapedia.com/
- ↑ http://capitalregionfootball.info/Trojans_1944_-_1947.php Ottawa Trojans
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