1958 CFL season

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1958 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJune, 1958 – October, 1958
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 8, 1958
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1958-11-23
West Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1958-11-22
46th Grey Cup
DateNovember 29, 1958
Site Empire Stadium, Vancouver
ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
  1957 CFL seasons 1959  

The 1958 CFL season was the inaugural season of the Canadian Football League. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers met again for Canadian football supremacy. The Bombers turned the tables on the Tiger-Cats this time, winning their first Grey Cup since 1941. [1]

Contents

League news

The Canadian Football Council (CFC) withdrew from the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) to become a separate entity. As a separate entity, the CFC decided to rename its league the Canadian Football League (CFL) on Sunday, January 19, at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg. [2] The CRU deeded the Grey Cup to the newly-minted CFL, officially locking amateur teams out of Grey Cup play. However, the Grey Cup had been the de facto professional football championship of Canada since the Ontario Rugby Football Union withdrew from Grey Cup competition in 1954.

The Commissioner of the CFC, Winnipeg's G. Sydney Halter, QC, was reappointed as the first-ever CFL commissioner. The CFL officially opened its operations on Thursday, August 14, as 18,206 spectators watched the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 29–21 at Winnipeg. A regular season game was played in the United States, at Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium on September 14 as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Ottawa Rough Riders by a score of 24–18.

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
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16133036118226
Edmonton Eskimos 1696131229219
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1677232032416
Calgary Stampeders 1669131431213
BC Lions 1631302023996
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14103129123521
Montreal Alouettes 1476126526915
Ottawa Rough Riders 1468023324312
Toronto Argonauts 1441002663088
  • Bold text means a team clinched a playoff berth.
  • Winnipeg and Hamilton both received first-round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

Playoff bracket

 Division Semi-Finals  Division Finals   46th Grey Cup
              
 East  E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 54
(35+19)
 
 E2 Montreal Alouettes 12  E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 14
(7+7)
  
 E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 26    E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28
   W1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35
 West  W1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2
(30,7,23)
  
 W2 Edmonton Eskimos 58
(27+31)
  W2 Edmonton Eskimos 1
(7,30,7)
 
 W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 12
(11+1)
 

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Division Semi-Finals

Western Semi-Finals
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
GameDateAwayHome
1November 8 Edmonton Eskimos 27 Saskatchewan Roughriders 11
2November 11 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 Edmonton Eskimos 31

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Eastern Semi-Final
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Montreal Alouettes
DateAwayHome
November 12 Ottawa Rough Riders 26 Montreal Alouettes 12

Division Finals

Western Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Edmonton Eskimos
GameDateAwayHome
1November 15 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30 Edmonton Eskimos 7
2November 19 Edmonton Eskimos 30 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7
3November 22 Edmonton Eskimos 7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23
Eastern Final
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Ottawa Rough Riders
DateAwayHome
November 20? Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35 Ottawa Rough Riders 7
November 23? Ottawa Rough Riders 7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 19

Grey Cup Championship

November 29, Empire Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the 46th Grey Cup Championship

CFL Leaders

1958 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1958 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1958 CFL Awards

1958 Miss Grey Cup

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References

  1. "Grey Cup Memories: 1958". CFL.ca. 2005-11-12. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  2. "Canadian Football Timelines (1860-2005)" (PDF). 2005. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
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  4. "CFL Database".
  5. "CFLapedia".