The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1966 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1966 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1966 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 2 1 0 4 58 58 W1 2-1-0
Regular Season 16 8 7 1 17 264 230 W3 3-2-1
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 155 93 W2 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 3 4 1 7 109 137 W1 2-3-1
   Divisional opponent 12 7 4 1 15 191 169 W3 3-2-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 73 61 L2 1-3-0

Full 1966 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1966 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.430 4-2-0 (6) 3-2-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.571 1-1-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.313
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.406
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.406
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.594
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.643
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.786
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.357

Coaches

Head Coach

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1966 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Total: 146,100
  • High: 21,655
  • Avg: 18,262 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1965 Avg: -2,132
  • Low: 15,107
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 84.35
  • Diff from League Avg: -2,568

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Team Scoring

19661965 +/-
Average Combined Score 30.88 4.31 -
Average Winning Score 21.00 0.27 -
Average Losing Score 12.14 1.26 -
Average Home Score 19.38 0.75 -
Average Visitor Score 13.63 3.88 -
Average Margin of Victory 11.63 2.53 +
Average Margin of Loss 8.43 3.77 -

Stadium

  • 1966 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1962 – 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 281341 522981 275178 481664 155 (19.4)109 (13.6)264 (16.5)
Opponent 183553 124153 253762 382462 137 (17.1)93 (11.6)230 (14.4)

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

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1966 Player Awards and Nominations

1966 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dave Raimey (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Phil Minnick (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ken Nielsen (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1966 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–8 (8) Tom Feasby (HB) Manitoba
2–8 (17) Kris Schmidt (HB) Alberta
3–8 (26) Jack Green (E) McMaster
4–8 (35) Bob Akman (FL) Manitoba
5–8 (43) Vince Thompson (HB) Ottawa
6–8 (49) Pete Howlett (FB) McGill
7–8 Pass
8–8 Pass
9–8 Pass
10–8 Pass

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1966 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
HB Dave Raimey
T Frank Rigney (Tie)
CLB Phil Minnick
DHB Ed Ulmer, Jr.
5 All-Division Selections
HB Dave Raimey*
T Frank Rigney
CLB Phil Minnick
DHB Ernie “Zazu” Pitts
DHB Ed Ulmer, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 5
Fri. July 15
WPG 28 @ EDM 27 W 10,000
B 7
Mon. July 18
OTT 17 @ WPG 10 L 12,704
C 13
Mon. July 25
HAM 14 @ WPG 20 W 14,495
1 18
Tue. Aug. 2
EDM 7 @ WPG 26 W 15,112
2 22
Sun. Aug. 7
WPG 14 @ SSK 38 L 20,009
25
Fri. Aug. 12
WPG 10 @ EDM 9 W 17,557
3 31
Thu. Aug. 18
WPG 11 @ BC 7 W 33,697
4 34
Tue. Aug. 23
CGY 9 @ WPG 19 W 20,812
5 39
Wed. Aug. 31
MTL 4 @ WPG 2 L 20,510 CTV
7 48
Sun. Sept. 11
SSK 27 @ WPG 24 L 21,655
8 50
Sat. Sept. 17
WPG 8 @ CGY 11 L 18,080
9 54
Wed. Sept. 21
TOR 9 @ WPG 43 W 17,112 CTV
10 60
Tue. Sept. 27
CGY 16 @ WPG 9 L 15,107
64
Sun. Oct. 2
WPG 11 @ SSK 11 T 19,045
11 66
Sat. Oct. 8
WPG 21 @ OTT 40 L 19,685 CBC
69
Mon. Oct. 10
WPG 7 @ HAM 8 L 23,662
12 74
Sun. Oct. 16
EDM 14 @ WPG 16 W 19,020 CTV
13 79
Sun. Oct. 23
BC 7 @ WPG 16 W 16,772 CTV
14 83
Sun. Oct. 30
WPG 27 @ BC 13 W 24,103 CTV
P1 86
Sun. Nov. 6
EDM 8 @ WPG 16 W 15,463
P2 88
Sun. Nov. 13
WPG 7 @ SSK 14 L 14,013
89
Wed. Nov. 16
SSK 21 @ WPG 19 L 13,624