1942 in Canadian football

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With Canadians serving on battlefields across Europe and the Pacific, the first ever non-civilian Grey Cup took place in 1942. The Toronto RCAF Hurricanes defeated the Winnipeg RCAF Bombers on an icy field at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.[1]

1942 in Canadian football
Playoffs
East ChampionsToronto RCAF Hurricanes
West ChampionsWinnipeg RCAF Bombers
30th Grey Cup
ChampionsToronto RCAF Hurricanes
← 1941 Canadian Football Seasons 1943 →

Canadian Football News in 1942[edit]

The WIFU and the IRFU suspended operations for the duration of World War II. A couple of military teams based in Toronto, the RCAF Hurricanes and the Navy York Bulldogs joined the regular ORFU teams like Balmy Beach and the Toronto Indians.  The Ottawa Rough Riders continued operation, but as part of the an Ottawa based league. Out West, a three team Winnipeg city league was formed with the Winnipeg RCAF Bombers, the University of Manitoba Bisons and a military team called the RCAF Flyers.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

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

Western Interprovincial Football Union

  • NO LEAGUE PLAY

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union

  • NO LEAGUE PLAY
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 10 8 1 1 180 61 17
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 10 7 3 0 125 89 14
Hamilton Wildcats 10 6 4 0 119 66 12
Toronto HMCS York Bulldogs 10 5 4 1 94 44 11
Toronto Indians 10 3 7 0 66 113 6
Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers 10 0 10 0 21 222 0
Ottawa City Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 4 3 1 0 66 13 6
Ottawa RCAF Uplands 4 3 1 0 53 31 6
Ottawa Civil Service 4 0 4 0 8 83 0
Winnipeg City League[3]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Bombers 6 4 1 1 93 30 9
Winnipeg RCAF Flyers 5 3 1 1 60 42 7
University of Manitoba Bisons 5 0 5 0 25 106 0
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1942

Winnipeg City Playoffs[edit]

Bombers vs. RCAF Flyers
Game Date Team 1 Team 2
1 October 31 RCAF Flyers 18 Bombers 14
2 November 3 Bombers 20 RCAF Flyers 11
  • The Bombers won the total-point series by 34–29

Ottawa City Finals[edit]

Ottawa RCAF Uplands @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 21 Ottawa RCAF Uplands 9 Ottawa Rough Riders 0

ORFU Finals[edit]

Toronto Balmy Beach @ Toronto RCAF Hurricanes
Date Away Home
November 25 Toronto Balmy Beach 0 Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 24

Western Finals[edit]

Regina Navy @ Winnipeg RCAF Bombers
Date Away Home
November 7 Regina Navy 6 Winnipeg RCAF Bombers 13

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Eastern Finals[edit]

Toronto RCAF Hurricanes @ Ottawa RCAF Uplands
Date Away Home
November 28 Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 18 Ottawa RCAF Uplands 13

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Union Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
ORFU Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 24
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 0
ORFU Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 18
EAST
Ottawa City Ottawa RCAF Uplands 13
Ottawa City Ottawa RCAF Uplands 9
Ottawa City Ottawa Rough Riders 0
ORFU Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 8
Winnipeg City Winnipeg RCAF Bombers 5
Winnipeg City Winnipeg RCAF Bombers 14-20
Winnipeg City Winnipeg RCAF Flyers 18-11
Winnipeg City Winnipeg RCAF Bombers 13
WEST
SRFU Regina Navy 6
SRFU No Game
 

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

December 5

30th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity Stadium - Toronto, Ontario

Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 8 Winnipeg RCAF Bombers 5
Toronto RCAF Hurricanes are the 1942 Grey Cup Champions

1942 Ottawa City Senior Rugby Football Union All-Stars selected by Canadian Press[edit]

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

1942 Canadian Football Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grey Cup Memories: 1942". CFL.ca. 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  2. ^ "1942". www.cflapedia.com. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  3. ^ http://cflapedia.com/Years/1942Winnipeg.pdf
  4. ^ http://manitobia.ca/content/en/newspapers/WPT/1942/11/09/pages/00009916.xml/iarchives Winnipeg Tribune - November 9, 1942