1896 in Canadian football

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1896 in Canadian football
ORFU Champions University of Toronto
QRFU Champions Ottawa College
Canadian Dominion Football Championship
ChampionsOttawa College
  1895 Canadian Football Seasons 1897  

Canadian Football News in 1896

In the MRFU, the fall session saw the Winnipeg Football Club (Winnipegs) and the St.John's Rugby Football Club (St.John's) compete. In the spring session of the season, the Royal Canadian Dragoons were added to the competition. The Winnipegs and the St.John's played a final league game to determine the regular season champion. The St.John's received a bye to the MRFU playoff finals while the Winnipegs played the Dragoons in the MRFU playoff semi-final.


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 [1]
Ottawa College 440081148
Ottawa City Football Club 422040594
Montreal Football Club 422047254
McGill University 422080444
Britannia Football Club4040221280
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
St.John's Rugby Football Club321034234
Winnipeg Football Club312023340

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
ORFU University of Toronto
QRFU Ottawa College
MRFU St.John's College
Northwest Championship Winnipeg Football Club



MRFU Playoffs

MRFU Semi-Final & Final
Winnipeg Football Club 25 Royal Canadian Dragoons 0
St.John's Rugby Football Club 7Winnipeg Football Club 6
Royal Canadian Dragoons were a late entry to the MRFU

ORFU Semi Finals

ORFU Semi-Final 1
University of Toronto 18 Queen's University 16
University of Toronto 13Queen's University 1
University of University Toronto advances to the 1896 ORFU Final
ORFU Dominion Semi-Final 2
Royal Military College 13Toronto Athletic Club 8
Royal Military College 1Toronto Athletic Club 42
Toronto Athletic Club advance to the 1896 ORFU Final

ORFU Final

ORFU Final
University of Toronto 43Toronto Athletic Club 6
University of Toronto 18Toronto Athletic Club 16
University of Toronto advance to the 1896 Dominion Championship

Dominion Championship

November 21

1896 Dominion Championship Game: Rosedale Field, Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa College 12University of Toronto 8
Ottawa College are the 1896 Dominion Champions

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