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1889 in Canadian football

Canadian Football News in 1889

In October of 1889, L.A. Hamilton of Winnipeg donated a trophy which would represent the best team in the northwest (Manitoba & Northwest Territories). Commencing with the 1890-91 season, the Northwest Championship became a tournament played over a weekend (Usually in October but occasionally played in May). The Hamilton Cup was awarded annually to the champion of the tournament. The final championship game was won by St.John's Rugby Football Club of Winnipeg in May of 1898.

1889 Season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Quebec Rugby Football Union [1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Football Club 3 3 0 0 102 5
Britannia Football Club 2 1 1 0 14 28
Bishop's College 1 0 1 0 2 39
McGill University 2 0 2 0 7 53
*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

League Champions

Football Union League Champion
ORFU Ottawa College
QRFU Montreal Football Club
Northwest Championship Winnipeg Football Club



QRFU Final

QRFU Final
Montreal Football Club 21 Brittania Football Club 3
Montreal Football Club wins the 1890 QRFU Championship

ORFU Final

ORFU Final
Ottawa College 17 Toronto Argonauts 2
Ottawa College wins the 1890 ORFU Championship

Dominion Championship

No dominion championship game was played.


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1888 in Canadian football
Canadian football seasons Succeeded by
1890 in Canadian football

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