The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1981 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1981 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1981 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 77 90 L1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 11 4 1 23 414 335 W1 4-2-0
    Home 8 5 2 1 11 226 159 L2 3-2-1
    Visitor 8 6 2 0 12 188 176 W5 5-1-0
   Divisional opponent 6 6 0 0 12 197 71 W6 6-0-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 5 4 1 11 217 264 L2 3-2-1

Full 1981 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1981 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.208 3-0-0 (3) 3-0-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.631 2-2-1 (5) 3-2-0 (5)
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.188
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.313
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.125
BC Lions (2) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.906
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.563
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.688

Coaches

Head Coach

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1981 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,500
  • Total: 201,330
  • High: 30,121
  • Avg: 25,166 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1980 Avg: +2,616
  • Low: 20,113
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 72.95
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,201

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Team Scoring

19811980 +/-
Average Combined Score 46.81 2.50 +
Average Winning Score 31.82 6.57 +
Average Losing Score 7.50 8.64 -
Average Home Score 28.25 4.38 +
Average Visitor Score 23.50 5.88 +
Average Margin of Victory 16.18 7.93 +
Average Margin of Loss 24.75 8.89 +

Stadium

  • 1981 home stadium: Ivor Wynne Stadium
  • Capacity: 34,500
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1971 – Name change/Expansion

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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 322456 10360163 422971 4975124 226 (28.3)188 (23.5)414 (25.9)
Opponent 184563 474188 234568 7145116 176 (22.0)159 (19.9)335 (20.9)

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 4 (3-1-0) 2 (0-1-1) 2 (2-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 7 (6-1-0) 3 (1-1-1) 6 (4-2-0)
After 2nd 6 (5-0-1) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 11 (10-0-1) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 6 (5-0-1) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 10 (9-0-1) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 2 (0-2-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 11 (11-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 4 (0-4-0)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1981 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Tom Clements
  • 1 – Keith Baker
  • Defensive Star

    • 2 – Ben Zambiasi
    • 1 – Carm Carteri
    • 1 – David Shaw
    • 1 – Harold Woods

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Edward Fulton

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1981 Player Awards and Nominations

1981 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tom Clements (Division Finalist)
  • Defensive Player — Ben Zambiasi (Division Finalist)
  • Offensive Lineman — Henry Waszczuk (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Rocky DiPietro (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Howard Fields (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1981 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–8 (17) Terry Lehne (DB) Saskatchewan
3–8 (26) Jeff Arp (OG) Western Ontario
4–8 (35) Rob Sommerville (DB) Waterloo
5–8 (44) Rick Maloney (TE) Western Ontario
6–8 (53) Ian Troop (OG) Wilfrid Laurier
7–8 (62) Bill Paul (RB) Sheridan

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1981 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
OLB Ben Zambiasi
DHB Harold Woods
CB David Shaw
15 All-Division Selections
QB Tom Clements*
RB Rufus Crawford, Jr.
SB Rocky DiPietro
WR Keith Baker
C Henry Waszczuk
T Edward Fulton
DT Ecomet Burley, Jr.
DE Grover Covington
MLB John Priestner
OLB Carm Carteri
OLB Ben Zambiasi
DHB Harold Woods
CB Leroy Paul
CB David Shaw
K Bernie Ruoff

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Sun. June 7
1:30 PM
HAM 27 @ MTL 21 W 21,742
B 8
Sat. June 13
7:00 PM
TOR 15 @ HAM 3 L 13,003
C 11
Thu. June 18
8:00 PM
HAM 23 @ TOR 16 W 30,011
D 18
Sat. June 27
7:00 PM
MTL 38 @ HAM 24 L 16,604
1 22
Sun. July 5
4:00 PM
HAM 33 @ WPG 23 W 23,500 CTV
2 24
Sat. July 11
7:00 PM
OTT 10 @ HAM 47 W 22,345 CBCE, R/C
3 29
Fri. July 17
9:00 PM
HAM 6 @ CGY 26 L 30,812 CTV
4 32
Sat. July 25
7:00 PM
TOR 13 @ HAM 57 W 30,022
5 37
Sat. Aug. 1
9:00 PM
HAM 5 @ EDM 41 L 43,346 CBC, R/C
6 40
Sat. Aug. 8
7:00 PM
CGY 16 @ HAM 28 W 20,270 CBCE
7 46
Sun. Aug. 16
5:00 PM
HAM 37 @ BC 23 W 30,615 CTV
9 52
Sat. Aug. 29
7:00 PM
MTL 11 @ HAM 16 W 27,180 CBCE, R/C
10 58
Mon. Sept. 7
7:00 PM
EDM 34 @ HAM 34 T 30,121 CTV
11 59
Sat. Sept. 12
1:30 PM
HAM 26 @ MTL 10 W 27,720 CBC
12 66
Sun. Sept. 20
1:30 PM
WPG 13 @ HAM 25 W 24,130 R/C
13 67
Sat. Sept. 26
2:00 PM
HAM 30 @ OTT 16 W 20,541 CTVE
14 74
Sun. Oct. 4
4:00 PM
HAM 30 @ SSK 26 W 30,296 CBC
15 78
Mon. Oct. 12
4:00 PM
SSK 28 @ HAM 12 L 27,149 CTV, R/C
17 85
Sun. Oct. 25
1:30 PM
BC 34 @ HAM 7 L 20,113 CTV, R/C
18 87
Sat. Oct. 31
1:30 PM
HAM 21 @ TOR 11 W 30,615
P2 93
Sun. Nov. 15
1:00 PM
OTT 17 @ HAM 13 L 28,104 CTV