1954 The First Year on the Field

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1954
Stukus sold football fever on the streets and put together a team that made history when they stepped on the field for their first ever game on August 11 against Montreal. They lost 22-0 to the Alouettes and 12-0 to Hamilton in pre-season action. They opened their first regular season on Saturday, August 28 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before an enthusiastic crowd. By Bailey scored the first-ever touchdown in an 8-6 loss to Winnipeg, and it wasn't until the seventh game of the year that the Lions recorded their first, and only win of their initial season. September 18 was the date of the Lions' 9-4 triumph over Calgary. By Bailey scored the winning touchdown that set off a night of celebration in the streets of Vancouver.
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EASTERN DIVISION

Team W L T F A Pts
Mtl. 11 3 0 341 148 22
Ham. 9 5 0 275 207 18
Tor. 6 8 0 212 265 12
Ott. 2 12 0 129 337 4

WESTERN DIVISION

Team W L T F A Pts
Edm. 11 5 0 255 163 22
Sask. 10 4 2 239 204 22
Wpg. 8 6 2 202 190 18
Cal. 8 8 0 271 165 16
B.C. 1 15 0 100 345 2

SEMI-FINALS
WIFU Semi-Finals - Saskatchewan Roughriders 14 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14
WIFU Semi-Finals - Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13 Saskatchewan Roughriders 11
Winnipeg won the total-point series by 27-25. The Blue Bombers will play the Edmonton Eskimos in the WIFU Finals.

FINALS
WIFU Finals - Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3 Edmonton Eskimos 9
WIFU Finals - Edmonton Eskimos 6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12
WIFU Finals - Winnipeg Blue Bombers 5 Edmonton Eskimos 10
Edmonton wins the best of three series 2-1. The Eskimos will play the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen (ORFU) in the Grey Cup Semi-Final.

IRFU Finals - Montreal Alouettes 14 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 9
IRFU Finals - Hamilton Tiger-Cats 19 Montreal Alouettes 24
Montreal wins the best of three series 2-0. The Alouettes will advance to the Grey Cup game.


Grey Cup Semi-Final
Edmonton Eskimos 28 Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen (ORFU) 6
The Edmonton Eskimos will advance to the Grey Cup game.

Grey Cup Championship

42nd Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity Stadium - Toronto, Ontario
WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Edmonton Eskimos 26 Montreal Alouettes 25
The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1954 Grey Cup Champions
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Articles on the first ever Lions game on August 28, 1954 and the Lions first win on September 18, 1954.
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From http://www.bclions.com/page/history_yby50

The BC Lions opening night roster on 1954/08/28:

#/Name/Pos'n
40/Gil Steer/C
50/John Cvitanovich/G
51/Bobo Sikorski/G
54/Bob Levenhagen/G
55/George Brown/G
58/Leo Sweeney/C
60/Chuck Quilter/T
61/Lorne Reid/T
62/Laurie Niemi/T
63/Arnie Weinmeister/T
70/Dick Christiansen/E
71/Don Knowles/HB
72/Don Lord/E-P
74/Bill Currie/FW
75/Gerry Palmer/E
76/Norm Fieldgate/E
80/George Klein/HB
81/Jack Hutchinson/HB
83/Doug Reid/HB
84/Ray Enright/HB
85/Don Hollingsworth/HB
86/Gerry Tuttle/QB
87/Pete Thodos/HB
88/Byron Bailey/FB
89/Keith Bennett/HB
90/Bill Hortie/FW
91/John Mazur/QB
92/Al Pollard/FB-K
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