1932 in Canadian football

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1932 in Canadian football
East Champions Hamilton Tigers
West Champions Regina Roughriders
20th Grey Cup
ChampionsHamilton Tigers
  1931 Canadian Football Seasons 1933  

Canadian Football News in 1932

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]

Saskatchewan Roughriders professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Roughriders play in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Grey Cup Championship game and trophy of the Canadian Football League

The Grey Cup is the name of both the championship game of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the trophy awarded to the victorious team playing in the namesake championship of professional Canadian football. It is contested between the winners of the CFL's East and West Divisional playoffs and is one of Canadian television's largest annual sporting events. The Toronto Argonauts have the most Grey Cup wins (17) since its introduction in 1909, while the Edmonton Eskimos have the most Grey Cup wins (11) since the creation of the professional CFL in 1958. The latest, the 106th Grey Cup, took place in Edmonton, Alberta, on November 25, 2018, when the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 27–16.

Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League team

The Edmonton Eskimos are a professional Canadian football team based in Edmonton, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Eskimos play their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium and are the third-youngest franchise in the CFL. The Eskimos were founded in 1949, although there were clubs with the name Edmonton Eskimos as early as 1895. The Eskimos are arguably the most successful CFL franchise of the modern era, having won the league's Grey Cup championship fourteen times, second overall only to the Toronto Argonauts who have won seventeen. This includes a three-peat between 1954 and 1956 and an unmatched five consecutive wins between 1978 and 1982, and most recently in 2015.


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's65011011311

* 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

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU University of Toronto
ORFU Sarnia Imperials
MRFU St John's College
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 Semi-Final
November 19 Hamilton Tigers 15 Sarnia Imperials 11

Western Semi-Final 1
November 2 Calgary Altomahs 5Vancouver Meralomas 6
November 5 Calgary Altomahs 6Vancouver Meralomas 4
  • Calgary won the total-point series by 11–10. Calgary advances to the Western Final.

Western Semi-Final 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

Quarter FinalsSemi FinalsGrey 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 St. John's College 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.

Franklin David Turville was a Canadian football player, playing from 1928 to 1936.

Alec Denman was an award-winning, Grey Cup champion and all-star Canadian football player, playing from 1923 to 1933 with the Hamilton Tigers.

Brian Mercer "Old Man of the Mountain" Timmis was a star senior Canadian football player in the Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union (SRFU) and Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) for a combined 17 seasons, mainly for the Hamilton Tigers. He is a three-time Grey Cup champion as a player, having won with the Tigers in 1928, 1929, and 1932. He later coached the Hamilton Flying Wildcats, leading them to the 1943 Grey Cup championship. He was an inaugural member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and was also inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. Brian Timmis Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario was named after him.

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

1932 Canadian Football Awards

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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.

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The Edmonton Eskimos upset the Montreal Alouettes to send the Grey Cup trophy back west for the first time since 1948.


  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