Football returned to relative normal in 1945 following the conclusion of World War II. Two rivals from the pre-war years met once again in the annual Grey Cup, but on this occasion, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were no match for the Toronto Argonauts. For Winnipeg, it was the worst loss by a western team in the Grey Cup since 1923 when Queen's University routed the Regina Roughriders 54-0.
The Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers were a Canadian football team based in Toronto, Ontario and a member of the Ontario Rugby Football Union, a league that preceded the Canadian Football League. They appeared in four Grey Cup championships spanning three decades and were the longest tenured member of the ORFU.
The Ottawa Trojans were a Canadian football team based in Ottawa, Ontario and competed in the Ontario Rugby Football Union from 1943-1947. After winning the 1947 ORFU championship, the team would merge with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1948.
After a four year absence due to the First World War, the Grey Cup was up for grabs once again as a couple of familiar foes battled for the trophy. The Toronto Varsity Blues defeated the Toronto Argonauts. It was the final time these cross-town rivals challenged each other for the Grey Cup.
Harold D. Krebs was a Canadian football player who played for the Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders. He won the Grey Cup with the Eskimos in 1956. He played junior football previously for the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen and London Lords. His son, Tom Krebs also played for the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1980s. He was later working in the real estate investment business in Calgary. In 1969, Krebs filed a lawsuit against the Stampeders, alleging that he was forced to play games while injured. He died on June 3, 2019.
↑ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN978-0-9739425-4-5, p.282-283