1957 in Canadian football

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Grey Cup.

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1957 in Canadian football
Playoffs
IRFU Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats
WIFU Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers
45th Grey Cup
ChampionsHamilton Tiger-Cats
  1956 Canadian Football Seasons 1958  

Canadian Football News in 1957

In March 1957, the CRU officially adopted a resolution allowing the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) to retain its constitutional right to challenge for the Grey Cup but left it up to the Western Interprovincial Football Union and the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union to decide when the ORFU had sufficiently improved its calibre of play. [1]

The Canadian Football Council (CFC) allowed interference to be legal up to third 5-yard stripe by eligible blockers.

The 45th annual Grey Cup game was televised live from coast to coast in Canada for the first time. TV rights brought in $125,000 for the CFC.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

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

Western Interprovincial Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Edmonton Eskimos 16142047514228
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16124040630024
Calgary Stampeders 16610022141312
BC Lions 1641112843699
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1631212764387
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14104025018920
Ottawa Rough Riders 1486032623716
Montreal Alouettes 1468028730112
Toronto Argonauts 1441002744108
Ontario Rugby Football Union [2]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
London Lords 1282232011018
Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen 1283128015317
Sarnia Golden Bears1265136716913
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 120120355700

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1957

Semifinals

WIFU

DateAwayHome
November 9 Calgary Stampeders 13 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13
November 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15 Calgary Stampeders 3
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 28–16. The Blue Bombers will play the Edmonton Eskimos in the WIFU Finals.

IRFU

DateAwayHome
November 13 Montreal Alouettes 24 Ottawa Rough Riders 15
  • The Alouettes will play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the IRFU Finals.

Finals

WIFU

DateAwayHome
November 16 Edmonton Eskimos 7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19
November 20 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 Edmonton Eskimos 5
November 23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 17 (OT) Edmonton Eskimos 2
  • Winnipeg wins the best of three series 2–1. The Blue Bombers will advance to the Grey Cup game.

IRFU

DateAwayHome
November 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17 Montreal Alouettes 10
November 23 Montreal Alouettes 1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39
  • Hamilton won the total-point series by 56–11. The Tiger-Cats will advance to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff Bracket

 Quarterfinals  Semifinals   45th Grey Cup
              
 IRFU  1Hamilton Tiger-Cats56
(17+39)
 
 2Ottawa Rough Riders15  3Montreal Alouettes11
(10+1)
  
 3Montreal Alouettes24    I1Hamilton Tiger-Cats32
   W2Winnipeg Blue Bombers7
 WIFU  1Edmonton Eskimos1
(7,5,2)
  
 2Winnipeg Blue Bombers28
(13+15)
  2Winnipeg Blue Bombers2
(19,4,17)
 
 3Calgary Stampeders16
(13+3)
 

Grey Cup Championship

November 30

The 45th Grey CupToronto, Ontario

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1957 Grey Cup Champions

Canadian Football Leaders

1957 Eastern (Interprovincial Rugby Football Union) All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1957 Western (Western Interprovincial Football Union) All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1957 Canadian Football Awards

1957 Miss Grey Cup

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References

  1. The Calgary Herald . The Calgary Herald. 1974. p.  31. 1957 orfu.
  2. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CsExAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rOIFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6179%2C766480 Ottawa Citizen – Nov 4, 1957
  3. "CFLapedia".