1933 in Canadian football
|1933 in Canadian football|
|IRFU Champions||Toronto Argonauts|
|ORFU Champions||Sarnia Imperials|
|21st Grey Cup|
- 1 Canadian Football News in 1933
- 2 Regular season
- 3 League Champions
- 4 Grey Cup Playoffs
- 5 Playoff Bracket
- 6 Grey Cup Championship
- 7 1933 Ontario Rugby Football Union All-Stars
- 8 1933 Canadian Football Awards
- 9 References
Canadian Football News in 1933Edit
The Winnipeg St.John's were a no show at the annual meeting of the Manitoba Rugby Football Union. It was later learned that the St.John's had suspended operations for one season while they got their finances in order.
The MRFU made attempts to get another organization to take over the operations of the St.John's for the 1933 season. Although there was interest in taking over the team on a permanent basis, there was no interest in being custodian of the team for just one season.
In August, the players of the St.John's were dispersed between the Winnipegs and the Garrison. The Garrison was an Army team and only servicemen were eligible to play on the team. The Garrison claimed the only player who qualified (Alf Woods) and the remainder of the players ended up in the camp of the Winnipegs.
With an abundance of players available the Winnipegs operated two teams in 1933. The best players ended up on the Winnipegs who were wearing brand new blue jerseys (they weren't blue & gold until 1934). The remaining players wore the old green jerseys and they played under the name Shamrocks.
The Winnipeg St.John's failed to re-form in 1934.
Final regular season standingsEdit
Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points
*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
|Moose Jaw Millers||6||5||1||0||60||15||10|
|University of Saskatchewan Huskies||6||2||4||0||26||19||4|
*The Huskies defaulted the final game of the season to the Millers
|University of Alberta Varsity||4||1||3||0||14||38||2|
|Football Union||League Champion|
|CIRFU||University of Toronto|
Grey Cup PlayoffsEdit
Note: All dates in 1933
- Regina Roughriders win the SRFU championship
- Winnipegs win the MRFU championship
- Toronto Varsity Blues quit the Grey Cup championship to focus on studies. 
- Sarnia received a bye to the Grey Cup
- Winnipeg advances to the Western Final.
- Calgary advances to the Western Final.
- Winnipeg will face Toronto in the Semi-Final.
- Toronto won the total-point series by 20–9. Toronto advances to the Grey Cup Semi-Final.
Grey Cup Semi-FinalEdit
- Toronto advances to the Grey Cup Final.
|Quarter Finals||Semi Finals||Grey Cup Final|
|CIRFU||University of Toronto||Forfeit|
|CIRFU||University of Toronto||10|
|IRFU||Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers||3–5|
|MRFU||Winnipeg St. John's||0|
|MRFU||Winnipeg St. John's||15|
Grey Cup ChampionshipEdit
1933 Ontario Rugby Football Union All-StarsEdit
NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.
- QB – Alex Hayes, Sarnia Imperials
- FW – Claude Harris, Sarnia Imperials
- FW – Art Synder, Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
- HB – Norm Perry, Sarnia Imperials
- HB – Joe Connelly, St. Michael's College
- DB – Hugh Sterling, Sarnia Imperials
- E – Syd Reynolds, Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
- E – Jimmy Burke, St. Michael's College
- C – John Metras, St. Michael's College
- G – Norman Mountain, Hamilton Tiger Cubs
- G – Johnny Baker, Sarnia Imperials
- T – Gil Putnam, Sarnia Imperials
- T – Clarence Burt, St. Michael's College
1933 Canadian Football AwardsEdit
- Winnipeg Free Press – June to November 1933
- 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.293
- The Montreal Gazette – Nov 13, 1933
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=g_hkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rG4NAAAAIBAJ&pg=1689%2C5602963 Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-IlTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MDgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2142%2C609730 Regina Leader-Post
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_YlTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MDgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2181%2C1297910 Regina Leader-Post
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DopTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MDgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1636%2C3651144 Regina Leader-Post