Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Sat Aug 4 11:30 PM
EDM 35 @ BC 21 L 23,566  
Ex
Wed Aug 8 11:30 PM
HAM 34 @ BC 26 L 14,495  
Ex
Mon Aug 13 11:30 PM
TOR 15 @ BC 20 W 17,657  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Sat Aug 18 11:30 PM
BC 17 @ CGY 14 W 12,889  
1
Mon Aug 20 11:30 PM
SSK 9 @ BC 20 W 28,825  
2
Mon Aug 27 11:30 PM
EDM 18 @ BC L 30,374  
3
Fri Aug 31
BC 1 @ WPG 3 L 15,727  
3
Mon Sep 3 4:30 PM
BC 10 @ SSK 24 L 13,000  
4
Sat Sep 8 11:30 PM
CGY 15 @ BC 45 W 28,737  
5
Sat Sep 15
BC 8 @ EDM 34 L 21,737  
5
Mon Sep 17
WPG 16 @ BC 15 L 27,502  
6
Mon Sep 24
EDM 1 @ BC 11 W 23,066  
7
Sat Sep 29 4:30 PM
BC 28 @ SSK 46 L 11,327  
7
Mon Oct 1
BC 7 @ WPG 34 L 16,467  
8
Sat Oct 6 11:30 PM
CGY 7 @ BC 24 W 25,663  
9
Sat Oct 13 11:30 PM
WPG 40 @ BC 8 L 26,300  
9
Mon Oct 15 10:30 PM
BC 22 @ CGY 21 W 10,000  
10
Sat Oct 20 11:30 PM
SSK 25 @ BC 22 L 18,239  
10
Mon Oct 22
BC 13 @ EDM 54 L 15,000  
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
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

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)
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 Elks (4) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.563
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 +4.62
Average Visitor Score 13.25 +0.38
Average Margin of Victory 12.00 +4.20
Average Margin of Loss 18.20 +3.84
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)
Head Coach
1956 Player Awards and Nominations
1956 Most Outstanding
BC Lions 1956 All-Star Selections
3 All-Division Selections
HB Ed Vereb
E Dan Edwards
S Paul Cameron

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1956 BC Lions Canadian Amateur 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

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