Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Tue Aug 14 8:30 PM
WPG 10 @ HAM 22 L 10,000  
Ex
Thu Aug 16
WPG 7 @ MTL 34 L 20,116  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
2
Sat Aug 25 10:00 PM
WPG 16 @ SSK 28 L 13,000  
2
Mon Aug 27
CGY 15 @ WPG 16 W 16,687  
3
Fri Aug 31
BC 1 @ WPG 3 W 15,727  
3
Mon Sep 3 11:30 PM
WPG 20 @ EDM 21 L 15,000  
4
Mon Sep 10
SSK @ WPG 35 W 17,546  
5
Sat Sep 15 11:30 PM
WPG 6 @ CGY 16 L 12,789  
5
Mon Sep 17
WPG 16 @ BC 15 W 27,502  
6
Sat Sep 22
SSK 24 @ WPG 7 L 19,035  
7
Sat Sep 29 11:30 PM
WPG 37 @ CGY 14 W 12,000  
7
Mon Oct 1
BC 7 @ WPG 34 W 16,467  
8
Sat Oct 6
EDM 7 @ WPG 10 W 18,700  
8
Mon Oct 8 3:30 PM
WPG 14 @ SSK 26 L 15,517  
9
Sat Oct 13 11:30 PM
WPG 40 @ BC 8 W 26,300  
9
Mon Oct 15
WPG 11 @ EDM 21 L 20,000  
10
Sat Oct 20
CGY 25 @ WPG 17 L 15,922  
11
Sat Oct 27
EDM @ WPG 33 W 14,409  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Nov 3 3:00 PM
WPG 7 @ SSK 42 L 13,000  
P1
Mon Nov 5
SSK 8 @ WPG 19 W 13,348  
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season There was no Pre-Season schedule in 1956.
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

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)
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 Elks (4) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.625
19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 33.94 +8.62
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
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)
Head Coach
1956 Player Awards and Nominations
1956 Most Outstanding
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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1956 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian Amateur 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

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