The Western Inter-provincial Football Union

WIFU Database Stats

Best and Worst Regular Season Records

Canadian Football League Best Seasons
Team Year(s) GP W L T Pct
1 Edmonton 1989 18 16 2 0 0.889
2 Calgary 2016 18 15 2 1 0.861
3 Calgary 2014, 1995, 1994, 1993 18 15 3 0 0.833
Montreal 2009 18 15 3 0 0.833
Toronto 1997, 1996 18 15 3 0 0.833
Baltimore 1995 18 15 3 0 0.833
7 Edmonton 1981 16 14 1 1 0.906
8 BC 2007 18 14 3 1 0.806
9 Saskatchewan 1970 16 14 2 0 0.875
Winnipeg 1960 16 14 2 0 0.875
Canadian Football League Worst Seasons
Team Year(s) GP W L T Pct
1 Hamilton 2003 18 1 17 0 0.056
2 Saskatchewan 1959 16 1 15 0 0.063
3 Winnipeg 1964 16 1 14 1 0.094
4 BC 1961 16 1 13 2 0.125
5 Ottawa 2014 18 2 16 0 0.111
Hamilton 1997 18 2 16 0 0.111
Ottawa 1988 18 2 16 0 0.111
8 Montreal 1982 16 2 14 0 0.125
Toronto 1981 16 2 14 0 0.125
Saskatchewan 1980, 1979 16 2 14 0 0.125
Winnipeg 1970 16 2 14 0 0.125
Edmonton 1963 16 2 14 0 0.125

WIFU Historical Attendance

WIFU Games Played Leaders

  • 126 – Sully Glasser
  • 110 – Mike Cassidy
  • 105 – Normie Kwong
  • 104 – Ron Vaccher
  • 101 – Wayne Pyne
  • 100 – Del Wardien
  • 99 – Norm Hill
  • 98 – Dean Bandiera
  • 96 – Bert Iannone
  • 94 – Art McEwan
  • 93 – Keith Spaith
  • 92 – Kas Vidruk
  • 91 – Ken Charlton
  • 91 – Ted Tully
  • 91 – Bill Briggs
  • 91 – Jim Quondamatteo
  • 88 – Harry Langford
  • 88 – Gordon Brown
  • 87 – Steve Mendryk
  • 87 – Keith Pearce

Record Streaks for the WIFU Regular Season

Winning Streak
Overall
  • 22 games – Calgary Stampeders
    (Aug. 26, 1948 — Oct. 15, 1949)
  • 14 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Oct. 16, 1954 — Sept. 26, 1955)
  • 11 games – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    (Oct. 10, 1938 — Oct. 6, 1939)
Home
  • 15 games – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    (Oct. 22, 1938 — Oct. 25, 1941)
  • 13 games – Calgary Stampeders
    (Sept. 14, 1947 — Oct. 15, 1949)
  • 12 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Oct. 4, 1954 — Oct. 29, 1955)
Visitor
  • 13 games – Calgary Stampeders
    (Sept. 4, 1948 — Oct. 31, 1949)
  • 9 games – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    (Sept. 15, 1951 — Oct. 4, 1952)
  • 7 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Oct. 18, 1954 — Sept. 26, 1955)
Unbeaten Streak
Overall
  • 22 games – Calgary Stampeders
    (Aug. 26, 1948 — Oct. 15, 1949)
  • 14 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Oct. 16, 1954 — Sept. 26, 1955)
  • 11 games – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    (Oct. 10, 1938 — Oct. 6, 1939)
Home
  • 15 games – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    (Oct. 22, 1938 — Oct. 25, 1941)
  • 13 games – Calgary Stampeders
    (Sept. 14, 1947 — Oct. 15, 1949)
  • 12 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Oct. 4, 1954 — Oct. 29, 1955)
Visitor
  • 13 games – Calgary Stampeders
    (Sept. 4, 1948 — Oct. 31, 1949)
  • 9 games – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    (Sept. 15, 1951 — Oct. 4, 1952)
  • 7 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Oct. 18, 1954 — Sept. 26, 1955)
Losing Streak
Overall
  • 10 games – Saskatchewan Roughriders
    (Sept. 8, 1952 — Oct. 13, 1952)
  • 9 games – BC Lions
    (Sept. 20, 1954 — Oct. 25, 1954)
  • 9 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Sept. 2, 1938 — Aug. 25, 1939)
Home
  • 9 games – Saskatchewan Roughriders
    (Aug. 25, 1952 — Aug. 31, 1953)
  • 6 games – BC Lions
    (Aug. 29, 1955 — Oct. 10, 1955)
  • 5 games – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    (Oct. 9, 1954 — Sept. 3, 1955)
Visitor
  • 11 games – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    (Sept. 14, 1948 — Sept. 4, 1950)
  • 11 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Sept. 2, 1938 — Sept. 17, 1949)
  • 9 games – BC Lions
    (Sept. 4, 1954 — Aug. 27, 1955)
Winless Streak
Overall
  • 10 games – Saskatchewan Roughriders
    (Sept. 8, 1952 — Oct. 13, 1952)
  • 9 games – BC Lions
    (Sept. 20, 1954 — Oct. 25, 1954)
  • 9 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Sept. 2, 1938 — Aug. 25, 1939)
Home
  • 9 games – Saskatchewan Roughriders
    (Aug. 25, 1952 — Aug. 31, 1953)
  • 6 games – BC Lions
    (Aug. 29, 1955 — Oct. 10, 1955)
  • 6 games – Calgary Stampeders
    (Sept. 14, 1953 — Oct. 24, 1953)
Visitor
  • 11 games – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    (Sept. 14, 1948 — Sept. 4, 1950)
  • 11 games – Edmonton Eskimos
    (Sept. 2, 1938 — Sept. 17, 1949)
  • 9 games – BC Lions
    (Sept. 4, 1954 — Aug. 27, 1955)

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WIFU Notes

  • League Formed: January 1, 1936
  • Disbanded: January 22, 1956
  • Seasons suspended: 1942,1943,1944
  • Seasons operated: 17

The Western Inter-provincial Football Union was formed in 1936 from charter members the Calgary Bronks, Regina Roughriders and Winnipeg Rugby Club (Winnipegs, to become the Blue Bombers in 1938). The Edmonton Eskimos joined in 1938 before withdrawing after the 1939 season. After a three year suspension from 1942-1944 during World War II, the WIFU reconstituted with Winnipeg, Regina and the Calgary Stampeders replacing the Bronks. The Edmonton Eskimos joined as the fourth team in 1949, followed by the BC Lions in 1954.

The WIFU joined the IRFU under the CFC in 1956, though it continued to operate autonomously. When the CFL was formed in 1958, the WIFU continued to operate as its own identity as a division of the league, handling things such as scheduling until a partial inter-locking schedule was introduced in 1961, at which time it was renamed the Western Football Conference. The entity of the Western Football Conference wasn’t eliminated until 1981 when it was dissolved, the conference renamed the West Division and the league taking control of all matters.