The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1956 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1956 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1956 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 68 70 W1 2-2-0
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

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1956 Opponent Appearances

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 Rough Riders (4) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (6) 0.286

Coaches

Head Coach

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1956 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 14,000
  • Total: 129,014
  • High: 20,725
  • Avg: 18,430 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1955 Avg: +18,430
  • Low: 15,125
  • Sellouts: 7
  • % of Capacity: 131.65
  • Diff from League Avg: +14,085

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Team Scoring

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 +

Stadium

  • 1956 home stadium: Civic Stadium
  • Capacity: 14,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1950 – Reduction

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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)
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)

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 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)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1956 Player Awards and Nominations

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Vince Scott (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ray Truant (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1956 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

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1956 All-Star Selections

5 All-Division Selections
HB Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist
DE Pete Neumann
DG Vince Scott
DHB Ralph Goldston
DHB Ray Truant

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
A 1
Tue. July 31
SSK 27 @ HAM 12 L 12,000
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
2
Wed. Aug. 8
HAM 34 @ BC 26 W 14,495
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
B 7
Sat. Aug. 11
CGY 7 @ HAM 0 L 8,000
C 8
Tue. Aug. 14
8:30 PM
WPG 10 @ HAM 22 W 10,000
1 10
Wed. Aug. 22
OTT 29 @ HAM 21 L 19,500
2 12
Wed. Aug. 29
HAM 18 @ TOR 0 W 23,801
14
Mon. Sept. 3
TOR 21 @ HAM 31 W 20,725
3 16
Sat. Sept. 8
2:00 PM
HAM 21 @ OTT 0 W 14,514
4 18
Wed. Sept. 12
8:00 PM
TOR 22 @ HAM 21 L 19,153
20
Fri. Sept. 14
8:00 PM
HAM 19 @ TOR 41 L 24,118
5 22
Sat. Sept. 22
2:00 PM
HAM 14 @ MTL 56 L 22,367 CBCR
6 24
Sat. Sept. 29
2:00 PM
MTL 44 @ HAM 43 L 18,000
7 26
Sat. Oct. 6
TOR 6 @ HAM 42 W 15,125
29
Mon. Oct. 8
HAM 34 @ TOR 29 W 19,046
8 30
Sat. Oct. 13
OTT 24 @ HAM 40 W 16,511
9 32
Sat. Oct. 20
3:00 PM
HAM 14 @ MTL 82 L 22,365
10 34
Sat. Oct. 27
MTL 14 @ HAM 50 W 20,000
11 37
Sat. Nov. 3
3:00 PM
HAM 15 @ OTT 17 L 14,042
P1 38
Wed. Nov. 7
1:00 PM
OTT 21 @ HAM 46 W 12,121
P2 39
Sat. Nov. 10
MTL 30 @ HAM 21 L 16,000
40
Sat. Nov. 17
2:00 PM
HAM 41 @ MTL 48 L 22,280