1887 in Canadian football

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1887 in Canadian football
Canadian Dominion Football Championship
Champions Ottawa College
  1886 Canadian Football Seasons 1888  

Canadian Football News in 1887

The ORFU withdrew from the CRFU and the governing body ceased to function. [1] The St.John's Rugby Football Club (St.John's) formed in October 1887. The St. John's team met the Winnipeg Football Club (Winnipegs) to determine the first ever Manitoba champions. After splitting the first two games, a third game was scheduled to determine the winner. The Winnipegs won by a goal and a try to nil. All games were scored using the challenge system which credited the team with the most goals as the winner. The games were unofficially scored using the points system used by the CRU in eastern Canada. Based on the points system, the Winnipegs won all three games.


Final regular season standings

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

Quebec Rugby Football Union [2]
Montreal Football Club 22005215
McGill University2110823
Britannia Football Club10101533
St. George's College101048

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
ORFU Ottawa College
QRFU Montreal Football Club



QRFU Final

QRFU Final
Montreal Football Club 19McGill University 0

ORFU City Final

ORFU Final
Hamilton Tigers 13Ottawa Football Club

ORFU College Final

ORFU Final
Ottawa College 9University of Toronto 0

ORFU Final

ORFU Final
Ottawa College 15Hamilton Tigers 0

Dominion Championship

November 5

1887 Dominion Championship Game: McGill Stadium - Montreal, Quebec

Ottawa College 10Montreal Football Club 5

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