1937 in Canadian football

The Toronto Argonauts won the Grey Cup for the second time in five years.[1]

1937 in Canadian football
Playoffs
East ChampionsToronto Argonauts
West ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
25th Grey Cup
ChampionsToronto Argonauts
← 1936 Canadian Football Seasons 1938 →

Canadian Football News in 1937Edit

The Quebec Rugby Football Union (QRFU) stopped challenging for the Grey Cup.[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

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Quebec Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Westmount 6 4 2 0 46 28 8
CNR 6 3 2 1 54 48 7
N.D.G. 6 2 3 1 33 46 5
McGill 6 2 4 0 25 36 4
BRFU - BC Big Four
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
North Shore Lions 7 5 1 1 78 27 11
Vancouver Meralomas 7 3 3 1 43 58 7
Knights of Columbus 7 2 5 0 34 56 4

*UBC games count in the standings

Grey Cup playoffsEdit

Note: All dates in 1937

Division Semi-FinalsEdit

Game Date Away Home
WIFU Semi-Finals
1 October 24 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7 Regina Roughriders 4
2 October 31 Regina Roughriders 20 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 5
  • Regina wins the series 24-12 and advances to the WIFU finals
Game Date Away Home
IRFU Finals
1 November 20 Ottawa Rough Riders 15 Toronto Argonauts 11
2 November 27 Toronto Argonauts 10 Ottawa Rough Riders 1
  • Toronto won the total-point series by 21–16. Toronto will play the Sarnia Imperials (ORFU Champions) in the Eastern Finals.
Date Away Home
ORFU-QRFU Final
November 20 Sarnia Imperials (ORFU) 63 Montreal Westmounts (QRFU) 0
  • Sarnia advances to the Eastern Final.

FinalsEdit

Game Date Away Home
Western Finals
1 November 6 Calgary Bronks 13 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10
2 November 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9 Calgary Bronks 1
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 19–14. Winnipeg advances to the Grey Cup game.
Date Away Home
Eastern Finals
December 4 Toronto Argonauts 10 Sarnia Imperials (ORFU) 6
  • Toronto advances to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff BracketEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 21
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 16
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 10
EAST
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 6
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 63
QRFU Montreal Westmounts 0
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 4
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3
WIFU Calgary Bronks
BYE
WIFU Calgary Bronks 14
WEST
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24
WIFU Regina Roughriders 12

Grey Cup ChampionshipEdit

December 11

25th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3 Toronto Argonauts 4
The Toronto Argonauts are the 1937 Grey Cup Champions
  • Note: Eastern Final Playoff date is not confirmed, however since the regular season in the East ended November 13, and all other playoff dates, as well as Grey Cup date are accurate, it is reasonable to assume the above date is accurate.

1937 Eastern (Combined IRFU & ORFU) All-Stars selected by Canadian PressEdit

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1st TeamEdit

2nd TeamEdit

1937 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.

1937 Canadian Football AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grey Cup Memories: 1937". CFL.ca. 2005-10-19. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  2. ^ "CANADIAN FOOTBALL TIMELINES (1860 – 2005)" (PDF). footballcanada.com. Retrieved 11 October 2019.