1908 in Canadian football

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1908 in Canadian football
Playoffs
IRFU Champions Hamilton Tigers
ORFU Champions Toronto Amateur Athletic Club
CIRFU Champions Toronto Varsity
1908 Dominion Championship
DateNovember 28, 1908
Site Rosedale Field, Toronto
ChampionsHamilton Tigers
  1907 Canadian Football Seasons 1909  

The 1908 Canadian football season was the 17th season of organized play since the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) was founded in 1892 and the 26th season since the creation of the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) and the Quebec Rugby Football Union (QRFU) in 1883. [1] The season concluded with the Hamilton Tigers defeating the Toronto University team in the 1908 Dominion Championship game. [2] [3]

Contents

Canadian football news in 1908

The Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club was re-organized as the Tigers on August 27 and adopted yellow and black as the team colours. The Calgary Rugby Football Union was formed on September 29 in the offices of the Sovereign Life Insurance Company. The Caledonia and Hillhurst Football Clubs play for the championship of the Central Alberta Rugby Football League on September 4. The Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club was re-organized as the Esquimoux on October 16. Goals from the Field were reduced to three points by the CRU.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

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

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union [4]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Ottawa Rough Riders 65101144110
Hamilton Tigers 65101314210
Montreal Football Club 6150491012
Toronto Argonauts 6150501602
Ontario Rugby Football Union [5]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club22003764
Peterboro 20206370
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union [5]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Queen's 6510905010
Toronto 65101125410
McGill 6150241012
Ottawa 615066872

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
St.John's Rugby Football Club531164437
Winnipeg Rowing Club513143643

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
CIRFU University of Toronto
ORFU Toronto Amateur Athletic Club
MRFU St. John's College
ARFU Edmonton Esquimaux

Playoffs

IRFU Final

November 14

IRFU Playoff: Kingston, Ontario

Hamilton Tigers 11 Ottawa Rough Riders 9

CIRFU Final

November 21

1908 Yates Cup Game: Varsity Oval - Ottawa, Ontario

Toronto University 12 Queen's University 0

Dominion Semi-Final

November 21

Dominion Semi-Final: Cricket Grounds - Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Tigers 31Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 8

Dominion Championship

November 28

1908 Dominion Championship Game: Rosedale Field - Toronto, Ontario

Hamilton Tigers 21 Toronto Varsity 17
Hamilton Tigers are the 1908 Dominion Champions

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