Canadian Football Council 1956 Season

44th Grey Cup Championship

Full 1956 Schedule and Results

1956 CFC Regular Season Standings

IRFU
GP W L T PTS PF PA
MTL 14 10 4 0 20 478 361
HAM 14 7 7 0 14 383 385
OTT 14 7 7 0 14 326 359
TOR 14 4 10 0 8 331 413
 
WIFU
GP W L T PTS PF PA
EDM 16 11 5 0 22 358 235
SSK 16 10 6 0 20 353 272
WPG 16 9 7 0 18 315 228
BC 16 6 10 0 12 251 361
CGY 16 4 12 0 8 229 410

Full 1956 Standings

League Scoring

19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 44.47 9.19 +
Average Winning Score 30.39 5.88 +
Average Losing Score 14.23 3.35 +
Average Home Score 25.71 5.67 +
Average Visitor Score 18.76 3.51 +
Average Margin of Victory 16.85 3.20 +

Team Leaders

Offence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 MTL (14) 478 (34.14)
2 HAM (14) 383 (27.36)
3 TOR (14) 331 (23.64)
4 OTT (14) 326 (23.29)
5 EDM (16) 358 (22.38)
6 SSK (16) 353 (22.06)
7 WPG (16) 315 (19.69)
8 BC (16) 251 (15.69)
9 CGY (16) 229 (14.31)
Defence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 MTL (14) 478 (34.14)
2 HAM (14) 383 (27.36)
3 TOR (14) 331 (23.64)
4 OTT (14) 326 (23.29)
5 EDM (16) 358 (22.38)
6 SSK (16) 353 (22.06)
7 WPG (16) 315 (19.69)
8 BC (16) 251 (15.69)
9 CGY (16) 229 (14.31)

1956 CFC Regular Season Attendance

More 1956 Attendance Numbers

1956 Player Awards

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Hal “Prince” Patterson (MTL)
  • Canadian Player — Normie Kwong (EDM)
  • Lineman — Kaye Vaughan (OTT)
1956 Other Awards
  • No other awards for 1956 in database.

1956 Conference All-Star Teams

IRFU

Offense
QB Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry* MTL
HB Pat Abbruzzi MTL
HB Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist HAM
HB Dick Shatto TOR
FW Joey Pal MTL
E Hal “Prince” Patterson* MTL
E Bob Simpson OTT
C Tom Hugo, Jr. MTL
G Larry Hayes OTT
G Francis Machinsky TOR
T Bill Albright TOR
T Kaye Vaughan OTT
Defense
DT Bill Albright TOR
DT Kaye Vaughan OTT
DE Jim Miller MTL
DE Pete Neumann HAM
DG Hardiman Cureton TOR
DG Vince Scott HAM
SEC Tom Hugo, Jr. MTL
SEC Ken Vargo OTT
DHB Ralph Goldston HAM
DHB Hal “Prince” Patterson MTL
DHB Ray Truant HAM
S Don Pinhey OTT

WIFU

Offense
QB Jackie Parker EDM
HB Ken Carpenter SSK
HB Normie Kwong EDM
HB Bob McNamara WPG
HB Ed Vereb BC
E Danny Edwards BC
E Harold “Bud” Grant WPG
C Mel Beckett (Tie) SSK
C George Druxman (Tie) WPG
G Vaughn “Buddy” Alliston, Jr. WPG
G Harry Langford CGY
T Martin Ruby SSK
T Robert “Buddy” Tinsley, Jr. WPG
Defense
DT Dick Huffman CGY
DT Martin Ruby SSK
DE Frankie Anderson EDM
DE Gordon Sturtridge SSK
MG Ron Atchison SSK
SEC Earl Lindley EDM
SEC Bobby Marlow SSK
SEC Ted Tully EDM
SEC John Wozniak SSK
DHB Larry Isbell SSK
DHB Rollie Miles EDM
S Paul Cameron BC

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1956 CFC Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 OTT Lou Bruce (E) Queen's
2 CGY Phil Muntz (FB) Toronto
3 HAM Don Cheeseman (FB) Toronto
4 BC Al Koeman (HB) Queen's
5 TOR Ted Smale (E) Toronto
6 SSK Doug Drew (C) Western Ontario
7 MTL Ted Collins (G) Western Ontario
8 WPG John Bodrug (C) Toronto
9 EDM Bobby Waugh (G) Toronto

Complete 1956 CFC Amateur Draft Selections