1924 in Canadian football

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1924 in Canadian football
East Champions Queen's University
ORFU Champions Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
12th Grey Cup
ChampionsQueen's University
  1923 Canadian Football Seasons 1925  

Canadian football news in 1924

Coach Bill Hughes of Queen's introduced the use of films as a coaching technique.

Queens Golden Gaels

The Queen's Gaels are the athletic teams that represent Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Team colours are blue, red, and gold. Its main home is Richardson Memorial Stadium on West Campus.


The numbering of players, although used for years, was made compulsory.

The Regina Rugby Club became the Regina Roughriders.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

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

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Winnipeg Victorias440080248
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers422046664
University of Manitoba Varsity404029650
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Regina Roughriders642041438
Saskatoon Quakers624043414
Alberta Rugby Football Union
Calgary 50th Battalion422027244
Edmonton Eskimos422024274

* Calgary wins on point differential

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
WCRFU Winnipeg Victorias
CIRFU Queen's University
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach
MRFU Winnipeg Victorias
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU Calgary 50th Battalion

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1924

ARFU Playoffs

ARFU Playoffs Games 1 & 2
October 25Calgary 50th Battalion 8University of Alberta Varsity 0
November 1University of Alberta Varsity 1Calgary 50th Battalion 13

East Final

November 22 Queen's University 11 Hamilton Tigers 1

West Semi Final

November 8Regina Roughriders 5Winnipeg Victorias 22

West Final

November 15Winnipeg Victorias 11Calgary 50th Battalion 9
  • Winnipeg wins the west but did not challenge for the Grey Cup

Grey Cup Championship

November 29

12th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity Stadium - Toronto, Ontario

Queen's University 11 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 3
Queen's University are the 1924 Grey Cup Champions

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  1. 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN   978-0-9739425-4-5, p.294
  2. 1 2 https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QFstAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ldkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6760%2C5121297 Ottawa Citizen - November 3, 1924
  3. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=q7stAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2YsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6527%2C2967678 The Montreal Gazette - November 24, 1924