1970 CFL season

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1970 CFL season
Playoffs
East Champions Montreal Alouettes
West Champions Calgary Stampeders
58th Grey Cup
ChampionsMontreal Alouettes
  1969 CFL seasons 1971  

The 1970 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 17th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 13th Canadian Football League season.

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CFL news in 1970

3M Tartan Turf was installed at Vancouver's Empire Stadium, making it the first CFL venue to have artificial turf. The first sod was preserved and sent to Hamilton to be used as part of the future Canadian Football Hall of Fame building. The first CFL All-Star Game was held since 1958. The Montreal Alouettes are sold to former Ottawa Rough Rider owner Sam Berger, who changes their colours to green, white and red, and it is the beginning of a great dynasty in Montreal.

Regular season standings

Final regular season standings

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

Western Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16142036920628
Edmonton Eskimos 1697028228718
Calgary Stampeders 1697029320918
BC Lions 16610029538412
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1621401843324
Eastern Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1485129227917
Toronto Argonauts 1486032929016
Montreal Alouettes 1476124627915
Ottawa Rough Riders 1441002552798
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Saskatchewan and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1970

Conference Semi-Finals

Western Semi-Finals
Calgary Stampeders @ Edmonton Eskimos
DateAwayHome
November 8 Calgary Stampeders 16 Edmonton Eskimos 9
Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Toronto Argonauts
DateAwayHome
November 8 Montreal Alouettes 16 Toronto Argonauts 7

Conference Finals

Western Finals
Calgary Stampeders vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
GameDateAwayHome
1November 14 Calgary Stampeders 28 Saskatchewan Roughriders 11
2November 18 Saskatchewan Roughriders 11 Calgary Stampeders 3
3November 22 Calgary Stampeders 15 Saskatchewan Roughriders 14
Calgary wins the best of three series 2–1
Eastern Finals
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Montreal Alouettes
GameDateAwayHome
1November 15 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22 Montreal Alouettes 32
2November 21 Montreal Alouettes 11 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 4
Montreal won the 2 game total-point series 43–26

Playoff bracket

 Division Semifinals  Division Finals   58th Grey Cup
              
 East  E1 Hamilton Tiger Cats 26
(22+4}
 
 E2 Toronto Argonauts 7  E3 Montreal Alouettes 43
(32+11)
  
 E3 Montreal Alouettes 16    E3 Montreal Alouettes 23
   W3 Calgary Stampeders 10
 West  W1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1
(11,11,14)
  
 W2 Edmonton Eskimos 9  W3 Calgary Stampeders 2
(28,3,15)
 
 W3 Calgary Stampeders 16 

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Grey Cup Championship

November 28

58th Annual Grey Cup Game: Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario

Western Champion Eastern Champion
Calgary Stampeders 10 Montreal Alouettes 23
The Montreal Alouettes are the 1970 Grey Cup Champions

1970 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1970 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1970 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1970 CFL Awards

1970 Miss Grey Cup

Team Nominees
Miss BC Lions Shelley Schwartz
Miss Calgary Stampeders Patricia Sundberg
Miss Edmonton Eskimos Anita Urschel
Miss Hamilton Tiger-Cats Linda Endicott
Miss Montreal Alouettes Nancy Durrell
Miss Ottawa Rough Riders Wendy Thomas
Miss Saskatchewan Roughriders Susan Pugsley
Miss Toronto Argonauts Janice Boyd
Miss Winnipeg Blue Bombers Shirley Richlew

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References

  1. "1970".
  2. Toronto Star, Saturday 28 November 1970, page 11.