Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Tue Jul 31
SSK 27 @ HAM 12 L 12,000  
Ex
Wed Aug 8 11:30 PM
HAM 34 @ BC 26 W 14,495  
Ex
Sat Aug 11
CGY 7 @ HAM L 8,000  
Ex
Tue Aug 14 8:30 PM
WPG 10 @ HAM 22 W 10,000  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Aug 22
OTT 29 @ HAM 21 L 19,500  
2
Wed Aug 29
HAM 18 @ TOR W 23,801  
2
Mon Sep 3
TOR 21 @ HAM 31 W 20,725  
3
Sat Sep 8 2:00 PM
HAM 21 @ OTT W 14,514  
4
Wed Sep 12 8:00 PM
TOR 22 @ HAM 21 L 19,153  
4
Fri Sep 14 8:00 PM
HAM 19 @ TOR 41 L 24,118  
5
Sat Sep 22 2:00 PM
HAM 14 @ MTL 56 L 22,367 CBCR
6
Sat Sep 29 2:00 PM
MTL 44 @ HAM 43 L 18,000  
7
Sat Oct 6
TOR 6 @ HAM 42 W 15,125  
7
Mon Oct 8
HAM 34 @ TOR 29 W 19,046  
8
Sat Oct 13
OTT 24 @ HAM 40 W 16,511  
9
Sat Oct 20 2:00 PM
HAM 14 @ MTL 82 L 22,365  
10
Sat Oct 27
MTL 14 @ HAM 50 W 20,000  
11
Sat Nov 3 2:00 PM
HAM 15 @ OTT 17 L 14,042  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Wed Nov 7 1:00 PM
OTT 21 @ HAM 46 W 12,121  
P2
Sat Nov 10
MTL 30 @ HAM 21 L 16,000  
P2
Sat Nov 17 2:00 PM
HAM 41 @ MTL 48 L 22,280  
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season There was no Pre-Season schedule in 1956.
Regular Season 14 7 7 0 14 383 385 L1 4-2-0
    Home 7 4 3 0 8 248 160 W3 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 3 4 0 6 135 225 L2 2-4-0

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 5 (3-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 10 (6-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (1-2-0)
After 2nd 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 9 (6-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (7-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.469 4-3-0 (7) 3-4-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.714
Ottawa RedBlacks (4) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (6) 0.286
19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 54.86 +16.19
Average Winning Score 33.71 +6.96
Average Losing Score 21.00 +6.75
Average Home Score 35.43 +9.93
Average Visitor Score 19.29 -0.38
Average Margin of Victory 20.29 +1.91
Average Margin of Loss 20.57 +3.32
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Hamilton 6662128 6931100 702191 432164 248 (35.4)135 (19.3)383 (27.4)
Opponent 263561 4769116 2584109 623799 225 (32.1)160 (22.9)385 (27.5)
Head Coach
1956 Player Awards and Nominations
1956 Most Outstanding
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1956 All-Star Selections
5 All-Division Selections
HB Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist
DE Pete Neumann
DG Vince “Boomer” Scott
DHB Ralph Goldston
DHB Ray Truant

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1956 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3)   Don Cheeseman (FB) Toronto
2–3 (12)   Clare Sellens (G) Queen's
3–3 (21)   Don Smith (E) Toronto
4–3 (30)   Emil Bosacki (QB) McGill

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