1932 in Canadian football

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The Calgary Altomah-Tigers became the Altomahs.

The Regina Roughriders made history by playing in their fifth consecutive Grey Cup game. It was a record that would last 50 years, only surpassed by the 1977-1982 Edmonton Eskimos. It also marked the fifth straight defeat at the Grey Cup. The Hamilton Tigers took home their third Grey Cup in five years. [1]


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
Hamilton Tigers 6510961510
Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 642068328
Toronto Argonauts 633056586
Ottawa Rough Riders 6060241390
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Sarnia Imperials 65101253710
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 641160409
Hamilton Tiger Cubs623166645
St. Michael's College 6060251353
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Varsity Blues 6510834810
Western Ontario Mustangs 632159397
Queen's Golden Gaels 613243704
McGill Redmen 614138663

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Winnipeg St.John's 65011011311
Garrison Rugby Club606019940

* The Garrison team defaulted one game to each of the Winnipegs and St.John's

Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Regina Roughriders65101352810
University of Saskatchewan Varsity6510383010
Saskatoon Quakers6150171122
Moose Jaw Maroons615030502

* Quakers defaulted final game of season to Varsity

Alberta Rugby Football Union
Calgary Altomah-Indians 44004248
Edmonton Boosters 42201774
University of Alberta Polar Bears40401490
British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Vancouver Meralomas 6510914110
Vancouver Athletic Club Wolves 642093238
New Westminster Dodekas523061634
Victoria Capitals5140461012
University of British Columbia Varsity615013762

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU University of Toronto
ORFU Sarnia Imperials
MRFU Winnipeg St.John's
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU Calgary Altomahs
BCRFU Vancouver Meralomas

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1932

SRFU Tie-Breaker

October 29University of Saskatchewan Varsity 0 Regina Roughriders 20


East Semifinal
November 19 Hamilton Tigers 15 Sarnia Imperials 11
Western Semifinal 1
November 2 Calgary Altomahs 5 Vancouver Meralomas 6
November 5 Calgary Altomahs 6 Vancouver Meralomas 4
  • Calgary won the total-point series by 11–10. Calgary advances to the Western Final.
Western Semifinal 2
November 4 Winnipeg St.John's 1 Regina Roughriders 9
  • Regina advances to the Western Final.


Eastern Final
November 26 Hamilton Tigers 9 Toronto Varsity Blues 3
Western Final
November 11 Regina Roughriders 30 Calgary Altomahs 2
  • Regina advances to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff bracket

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGrey Cup final
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 11
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 15
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 9
CIRFU University of Toronto 3
CIRFU University of Toronto
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 25
SRFU Regina Roughriders 6
ARFU Calgary Altomahs 5-6
BCRFU Vancouver Meralomas 6-4
ARFU Calgary Altomahs 2
SRFU Regina Roughriders 10
SRFU Regina Roughriders 9
MRFU Winnipeg St.John's 1

Grey Cup Championship

December 3

20th Annual Grey Cup Game: Civic StadiumHamilton, Ontario

Regina Roughriders 6 Hamilton Tigers 25
The Hamilton Tigers are the 1932 Grey Cup Champions

1932 Eastern (Combined IRFU & ORFU) All-Stars selected by Canadian Press

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

NOTE: This was the first Canadian Press eastern all-star selection.

1932 Canadian Football Awards

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The Toronto Argonauts won the Grey Cup for the second time in five years.

The only two-game total point series in Grey Cup history was played between the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers. It was Ottawa's first Grey Cup championship since the Senators won back-to-back titles in 1925 and 1926. It was Balmy Beach's fourth and final appearance at a Grey Cup, winning two times in four opportunities.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were once again permitted to challenge for the Grey Cup following a rule dispute a year earlier. In a meeting of the previous two Grey Cup champions, the Blue Bombers prevailed, sending the coveted mug west for the third time.

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.

For the first time in Grey Cup history, the same two teams challenged for the trophy for the third consecutive year. But unlike the previous two years, the Toronto Argonauts needed some late game heroics to win their third consecutive title.

The Toronto Argonauts faced the Edmonton Eskimos in the Grey Cup. Although the Argos would hold on to win the game and their 10th Grey Cup championship, an Argo would not sip from the silver mug again until 1983.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the annual Grey Cup in 1953.

The Hamilton Tigers won their first Grey Cup title over the Parkdale Canoe Club.


  1. "Grey Cup Memories: 1932". CFL.ca. 2005-10-06. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  2. 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN   978-0-9739425-4-5, p.293
  3. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ur8tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=F5kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6262%2C1714031 The Montreal Gazette – November 14, 1932