The BC Lions’ 1956 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the WIFU

BC Lions 1956 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1956 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 1 2 0 2 67 84 W1 1-2-0
Regular Season 16 6 10 0 12 251 361 L2 2-4-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 145 131 L2 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 106 230 L1 1-5-0

Full 1956 League Standings

BC Lions 1956 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.531 4-4-0 (8) 2-6-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.250
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.563

Coaches

Head Coach

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1956 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Total: 208,706
  • High: 30,374
  • Avg: 26,088 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1955 Avg: +26,088
  • Low: 18,239
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 80.58
  • Diff from League Avg: +21,743

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Team Scoring

19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.25 4.44 +
Average Winning Score 23.17 0.57 +
Average Losing Score 11.20 2.29 +
Average Home Score 18.13 4.63 +
Average Visitor Score 13.25 0.38 +
Average Margin of Victory 12.00 4.20 +
Average Margin of Loss 18.20 3.84 +

Stadium

  • 1956 home stadium: Empire Stadium
  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1954 – Opened 1954

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
BC 142438 464692 583694 27027 145 (18.1)106 (13.3)251 (15.7)
Opponent 374885 405898 325183 227395 230 (28.8)131 (16.4)361 (22.6)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 2 (1-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 3 (0-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 5 (1-4-0) 2 (2-0-0) 9 (3-6-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (0-10-0)

BC Lions 1956 Player Awards and Nominations

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ed Vereb (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Steve Palmer (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Lorne Reid (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1956 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) Al Koeman (HB) Queen's
2–4 (13) Don Johnson (G) Toronto
3–4 (22) John Miliken (E) Queen's
4–4 Pass

BC Lions 1956 All-Star Selections

3 All-Division Selections
HB Ed Vereb
E Danny Edwards
S Paul Cameron

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
A 1
Sat. Aug. 4
EDM 35 @ BC 21 L 23,566
2
Wed. Aug. 8
HAM 34 @ BC 26 L 14,495
B 4
Mon. Aug. 13
TOR 15 @ BC 20 W 17,657
1 5
Sat. Aug. 18
BC 17 @ CGY 14 W 12,889
7
Mon. Aug. 20
SSK 9 @ BC 20 W 28,825
2 10
Mon. Aug. 27
EDM 18 @ BC 0 L 30,374
3 12
Fri. Aug. 31
BC 1 @ WPG 3 L 15,727
15
Mon. Sept. 3
BC 10 @ SSK 24 L 13,000
4 16
Sat. Sept. 8
CGY 15 @ BC 45 W 28,737
5 21
Sat. Sept. 15
BC 8 @ EDM 34 L 21,737
22
Mon. Sept. 17
WPG 16 @ BC 15 L 27,502
6 26
Mon. Sept. 24
EDM 1 @ BC 11 W 23,066
7 28
Sat. Sept. 29
4:30 PM
BC 28 @ SSK 46 L 11,327
30
Mon. Oct. 1
BC 7 @ WPG 34 L 16,467
8 31
Sat. Oct. 6
CGY 7 @ BC 24 W 25,663
9 35
Sat. Oct. 13
WPG 40 @ BC 8 L 26,300
37
Mon. Oct. 15
BC 22 @ CGY 21 W 10,000
10 39
Sat. Oct. 20
SSK 25 @ BC 22 L 18,239
42
Mon. Oct. 22
BC 13 @ EDM 54 L 15,000