The Montreal Alouettes 1956 Season

Montreal Alouettes 1956 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 3 0 0 6 109 20 W3 3-0-0
Regular Season 14 10 4 0 20 478 361 L2 4-2-0
    Home 7 6 1 0 12 271 139 L1 5-1-0
    Visitor 7 4 3 0 8 207 222 L1 3-3-0

Full 1956 League Standings

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 1 (1-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 8 (5-3-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 9 (8-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
A
Thu. Aug. 2 5:45 PM
SSK 13 @ MTL 42 W 20,102  
B
Wed. Aug. 8 5:45 PM
EDM 0 @ MTL 33 W 22,806  
C
Thu. Aug. 16
WPG 7 @ MTL 34 W 20,116  
1
Sat. Aug. 25
TOR 20 @ MTL 24 W 22,732  
2
Fri. Aug. 31 8:30 PM
MTL 42 @ OTT 10 W 17,870 CBCR
2
Mon. Sept. 3 2:00 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 22 W 23,014  
3
Sat. Sept. 8 2:00 PM
MTL 28 @ TOR 51 L 20,942 CBCR
4
Wed. Sept. 12 4:00 PM
OTT 21 @ MTL 36 W 19,463  
4
Sat. Sept. 15 2:00 PM
MTL 9 @ OTT 20 L 15,000 CBCR
5
Sat. Sept. 22 2:00 PM
HAM 14 @ MTL 56 W 22,367 CBCR
6
Sat. Sept. 29 2:00 PM
MTL 44 @ HAM 43 W 18,000  
7
Sat. Oct. 6
MTL 42 @ OTT 35 W 17,643  
7
Mon. Oct. 8 3:00 PM
OTT 9 @ MTL 24 W 22,365  
8
Sat. Oct. 13
MTL 28 @ TOR 13 W 18,679  
9
Sat. Oct. 20 3:00 PM
HAM 14 @ MTL 82 W 22,365  
10
Sat. Oct. 27
MTL 14 @ HAM 50 L 20,000  
11
Sat. Nov. 3
TOR 41 @ MTL 27 L 20,913  
P2
Sat. Nov. 10
MTL 30 @ HAM 21 W 16,000  
P2
Sat. Nov. 17 2:00 PM
HAM 41 @ MTL 48 W 22,280  
Canadian Football Council
GC
Sat. Nov. 24 1:00 PM
EDM 50 vs MTL 27 L 27,425 R/C, CBCE

Montreal Alouettes 1956 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.439 6-1-0 (7) 4-3-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (6) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.286

Team Scoring

19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 59.93 +9.76
Average Winning Score 40.00 +1.00
Average Losing Score 19.50 +7.17
Average Home Score 38.71 -1.79
Average Visitor Score 29.57 +5.40
Average Margin of Victory 20.10 -2.79
Average Margin of Loss 21.00 +10.33

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Montreal 423678 8976165 8747134 5348101 271 (38.7)207 (29.6)478 (34.1)
Opponent 574299 276188 205070 3569104 222 (31.7)139 (19.9)361 (25.8)

Coaches

Head Coach

Montreal Alouettes 1956 Player Awards and Nominations

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Hal “Prince” Patterson (Winner)
  • Lineman — Jim Staton, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Tom Moran (Team Nominee)

Montreal Alouettes 1956 All-Star Selections

8 All-Division Selections
QB Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry*
HB Pat Abbruzzi
FW Joey Pal
E Hal “Prince” Patterson*
C Tom Hugo, Jr.
DE Jim Miller
SEC Tom Hugo, Jr.
DHB Hal “Prince” Patterson

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Montreal Alouettes 1956 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7)   Ted Collins (G) Western Ontario
2–7 (16)   Bill Hutchison (HB) Queen's
3–7 (25)   Gene Lansky (HB) Toronto
4–7   Pass

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