1931 in Canadian football

1931 in Canadian football
Playoffs
East ChampionsMontreal AAA Winged Wheelers
West ChampionsRegina Roughriders
19th Grey Cup
ChampionsMontreal AAA Winged Wheelers
← 1930 Canadian Football Seasons 1932 →

Canadian Football News in 1931Edit

The Ottawa Senators reverted to the name "Ottawa Rough Riders."[1]

The Canadian Rugby Union approved the forward pass for all leagues and the first touchdown pass in Grey Cup history was a Warren Stevens to Kenny Grant play in Montreal's 22–0 win over Regina.

Convert scrimmage line was moved to the five-yard line, and the point could be scored by a drop-kick, place kick, run or pass.

The Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers were the first team outside Ontario to win the Grey Cup after shutting out the Regina Roughriders.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

Final regular season standingsEdit

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

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 6 6 0 0 112 39 12
Hamilton Tigers 6 3 3 0 60 56 6
Toronto Argonauts 6 3 3 0 55 64 6
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 0 6 0 31 98 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Eastern Section
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 4 3 1 0 52 4 6
Kitchener Panthers 4 2 2 0 18 41 4
Toronto Varsity Orphans 4 1 3 0 15 40 2
Western Section
Sarnia Imperials 4 2 1 1 36 24 5
Windsor Greyhounds 4 2 2 0 45 33 4
Hamilton Tiger Cubs 4 1 2 1 25 49 3
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Western Ontario Mustangs 6 4 2 0 30 28 8
McGill Redmen 6 3 2 1 41 31 7
Queen's Golden Gaels 6 3 2 1 27 38 7
Varsity Blues 6 1 5 0 34 35 2

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

BCRFU
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Vancouver Athletic Club 7 7 0 0 109 17 16
Victoria Capitals 4 2 2 0 24 33 8
UBC Varsity 7 2 4 1 25 46 7
Vancouver Meralomas 7 2 4 1 45 66 5
New Westminster Dodekas 7 2 5 0 23 64 4

* Victoria Games worth 4 points in standings

[3][4][5]

League ChampionsEdit

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU University of Western Ontario
ORFU Sarnia Imperials
MRFU St John's College
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU Calgary Altomahs-Tigers
BCRFU Vancouver Athletic Club

Grey Cup PlayoffsEdit

Note: All dates in 1931

ORFU FinalEdit

Date Away Home
November 14 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 0 Sarnia Imperials 10
  • Sarnia advances to the East Semi-Final.[6]

East Semi-FinalEdit

Date Away Home
November 21 Western Ontario Mustangs 7 Sarnia Imperials 1
  • Western Ontario advances to the East Final.[7]

East FinalEdit

Date Away Home
November 28 Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22 Western Ontario Mustangs 0
  • Montreal advances to the Grey Cup game.

Western Semi-FinalsEdit

Date Away Home
Western Semi-Finals Game 1 & 2
November 4 Vancouver AC 4 Calgary Altomah-Tigers 6
November 7 Vancouver AC 1 Calgary Altomah-Tigers 14
  • Calgary won the total-point series by 20–5. Calgary advances to the Western Final.
Date Away Home
November 7 Regina Roughriders 47 St. John's Royalists 5
  • Regina advances to the Western Final.

West FinalsEdit

Date Away Home
November 11 Calgary Altomahs-Tigers 2 Regina Roughriders 26
  • Regina advances to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff BracketEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers
BYE
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22
EAST
CIRFU University of Western Ontario 0
CIRFU University of Western Ontario 7
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 1
IRFU Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22
SRFU Regina Roughriders 0
ARFU Calgary Altomahs 6-14
BCRFU Vancouver Athletic Club 4-1
ARFU Calgary Altomahs 2
WEST
SRFU Regina Roughriders 26
SRFU Regina Roughriders 47
MRFU St. John's College 7

Grey Cup ChampionshipEdit

December 5

19th Annual Grey Cup Game: Percival Molson Memorial StadiumMontreal, Quebec

Regina Roughriders 0 Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22
The Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers are the 1931 Grey Cup Champions

1931 Canadian Football AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.282-283
  2. ^ "Grey Cup Memories: 1931". CFL.ca. 2005-10-05. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  3. ^ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.293
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jPcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6018%2C2188139 The Montreal Gazette – November 16, 1931
  5. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iPcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5374%2C1174471 The Montreal Gazette – November 9, 1931
  6. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jPcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6637%2C2179143 The Montreal Gazette – November 16, 1931
  7. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kfcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6559%2C3212098 The Montreal Gazette – November 23, 1931