1926 in Canadian football

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1926 in Canadian football
East Champions Ottawa Senators
CIRFU Champions Varsity Blues
14th Grey Cup
ChampionsOttawa Senators
  1925 Canadian Football Seasons 1927  

Canadian Football News in 1926

The British Columbia Rugby Football Union was formed on September 1.

The British Columbia Rugby Football was a football league prior to the formation of the CFL. It was a member of the Western Canada Rugby Football Union along with the Alberta Rugby Football Union, Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union and the Manitoba Rugby Football Union. By 1954 the province of British Columbia was awarded a Western Interprovincial Football Union franchise the British Columbia Lions.


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 [1]
Ottawa Senators 6510725710
Hamilton Tigers 633067456
Toronto Argonauts 633053556
Montreal AAA 615048832
Ontario Rugby Football Union [1]
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 5500471810
Toronto Varsity Orfuns633075666
Camp Borden633055516
Hamilton Tiger Cubs505024630

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union [1]
Queen's Golden Gaels 422034254
Varsity Blues 422026204
McGill Redmen 422025404
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Winnipeg St.John's642063278
Winnipeg Victorias642049418
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers523033584
University of Manitoba Varsity514011302

* Final league game was cancelled

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
IRFU Ottawa Senators
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU University of Toronto
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach
MRFU St John's College
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU University of Alberta
BCRFU Victoria Football Club

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1926

MRFU Tie-Breaker

DateTeam 1Team 2
November 8Winnipeg St.John's 14Winnipeg Vcitorias 5

CIRFU Semi-Final

November 20 Varsity Blues 12 McGill Redmen 2


November 27 Queen's Golden Gaels 0 Varsity Blues 8

East Final

November 20 Ottawa Senators 7 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 6

Grey Cup Championship

December 4

14th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity Stadium - Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa Senators 10 Toronto Varsity Blues 7
The Ottawa Senators are the 1926 Grey Cup Champions

This was the final time a university team made it to the Grey Cup final. Clubs in the Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union continued to play for the title until 1937, but could not make it past the eastern playoffs. [5]

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  1. 1 2 3 https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DsUuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=o9kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2848%2C4857607 Ottawa Citizen - November 15, 1926
  2. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FMUuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=o9kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=7014%2C5677185 Ottawa Citizen - November 22, 1926
  3. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=T44uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=94sFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6458%2C3990707 Montreal Gazette - November 29, 1926
  4. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SY4uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=94sFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6545%2C2982691 The Montreal Gazette - November 22, 1926
  5. "Grey Cup Memories: 1926". CFL.ca. 2005-09-22. Retrieved 2019-10-05.