The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1956 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1956 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1956 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 17 56 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 16 9 7 0 18 315 228 W1 3-3-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 155 79 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 160 149 L1 3-3-0

Full 1956 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1956 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.484 6-2-0 (8) 3-5-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
BC Lions (4) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.250
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.625

Coaches

Head Coach

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1956 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 19,660
  • Total: 134,493
  • High: 19,035
  • Avg: 16,811 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1955 Avg: +16,811
  • Low: 14,409
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 85.51
  • Diff from League Avg: +12,466

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Team Scoring

19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 33.94 8.63 +
Average Winning Score 24.89 5.32 +
Average Losing Score 13.00 4.89 +
Average Home Score 19.38 3.38 +
Average Visitor Score 20.00 9.75 +
Average Margin of Victory 17.44 5.59 +
Average Margin of Loss 10.00 2.44 +

Stadium

  • 1956 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 19,660
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1955 – 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)
Winnipeg 424385 4964113 192544 452873 155 (19.4)160 (20.0)315 (19.7)
Opponent 101121 264167 365288 74552 149 (18.6)79 (9.9)228 (14.3)

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 (4-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 6 (3-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (7-3-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (1-2-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 8 (6-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (3-4-0)
After 3rd 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (3-7-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1956 Player Awards and Nominations

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bob McNamara (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Vaughn “Buddy” Alliston, Jr. (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Roger Savoie (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1956 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–8 (8) John Bodrug (C) Toronto
2–8 (17) Bill Tuchon (G) Western Ontario
3–8 (26) Harry Wilson (QB) Toronto
4–8 (33) Jim Rowney (G) Toronto

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1956 All-Star Selections

5 All-Division Selections
HB Bob McNamara
E Harold “Bud” Grant
C George Druxman (Tie)
G Vaughn “Buddy” Alliston, Jr.
T Robert “Buddy” Tinsley, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
C 8
Tue. Aug. 14
8:30 PM
WPG 10 @ HAM 22 L 10,000
9
Thu. Aug. 16
WPG 7 @ MTL 34 L 20,116
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
2 9
Sat. Aug. 25
WPG 16 @ SSK 28 L 13,000
11
Mon. Aug. 27
CGY 15 @ WPG 16 W 16,687
3 12
Fri. Aug. 31
BC 1 @ WPG 3 W 15,727
14
Mon. Sept. 3
WPG 20 @ EDM 21 L 15,000
4 19
Mon. Sept. 10
SSK 0 @ WPG 35 W 17,546
5 20
Sat. Sept. 15
WPG 6 @ CGY 16 L 12,789
22
Mon. Sept. 17
WPG 16 @ BC 15 W 27,502
6 25
Sat. Sept. 22
SSK 24 @ WPG 7 L 19,035
7 27
Sat. Sept. 29
WPG 37 @ CGY 14 W 12,000
30
Mon. Oct. 1
BC 7 @ WPG 34 W 16,467
8 32
Sat. Oct. 6
EDM 7 @ WPG 10 W 18,700
34
Mon. Oct. 8
WPG 14 @ SSK 26 L 15,517
9 35
Sat. Oct. 13
WPG 40 @ BC 8 W 26,300
38
Mon. Oct. 15
WPG 11 @ EDM 21 L 20,000
10 40
Sat. Oct. 20
CGY 25 @ WPG 17 L 15,922
11 44
Sat. Oct. 27
EDM 0 @ WPG 33 W 14,409
P1 45
Sat. Nov. 3
WPG 7 @ SSK 42 L 13,000
46
Mon. Nov. 5
SSK 8 @ WPG 19 W 13,348