Hamilton Tiger Cats

1967

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player Peter Liske (Cgy)
Hamilton 10 4 0 250 195 22,300 Most Outstanding Canadian Terry Evenshen (Cgy)
Ottawa 9 4 1 337 209 22,332 Most Outstanding Lineman Ed McQuarters (Sask)
Toronto 5 8 1 252 266 23,271 Coach of the Year Jerry Williams (Cgy)
Montreal 2 12 0 166 302 12,714    
            Playoffs Edm 5 @ Sask 21
West:               Tor 22 @ Ott 38
Calgary 12 4 0 382 219 21,086   Sask 11/17 @ Cgy 15/13
Saskatchewan 12 4 0 346 282 20,118   Cgy 9 @ Sask 11
Edmonton 9 6 1 266 246 18,864   Ham 11 @ Ott 3
Winnipeg 4 12 0 212 414 16,672   Ott 0 @ Ham 26
BC 3 12 1 239 319 23,264 Grey Cup Hamilton 25 Saskatchewan 1

- Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame -

The 1967 Hamilton Tiger-Cats were undoubtedly one of the greatest teams fielded in the history of the storied franchise.

 

Coached by Hall of Famer Ralph Sazio (pictured), the Ticats finished the regular season with a record of 10-4 and would go on to capture the city’s twelfth Grey Cup championship.

 

The Ticats were anchored by their defence, which was led by perennial all-stars John Barrow (pictured) and Garney Henley. The defence would surrender only 195 points during the regular season and only four points in three post-season games. In fact, their Grey Cup victory marked the sixth straight game in which the Ticats did not allow their opponent to score a touchdown.

 

The team featured eight future Hall of Fame players and placed seven players on the Eastern All-Star team in 1967; defensive tackle John Barrow, linebacker Bob Krouse, defensive back Garney Henley, centre Gene Ceppetelli, guard Bill Danychuk, running back Willie Bethea and offensive end Tommy Joe Coffey.


After finishing the regular season with four consecutive victories, the Ticats easily defeated the Ottawa Rough Riders 11-3 and 26-0 in two Eastern Final clashes to earn a spot in the Grey Cup final.

 

In 1967, the country's Centennial Year, the Ticats would meet the champions of the West, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, at Ottawa’s Landsdowne Park on December 2 to determine the winner of the 55th Grey Cup. In front of 31,358 fans, the Ticats jumped out to a 17-1 lead in the first half thanks to a pair of plays by quarterback Joe Zuger; a three-yard touchdown run and a 72-yard touchdown pass to Ted Watkins. The Black and Gold would continue their dominance in the second half, stifling Ron Lancaster and the Riders offence en route to a 24-1 final. Zuger was awarded the game’s Most Valuable Player trophy for his efforts.

 

Sat 08/12/67 H Edmonton Eskimos 14- 20 L   Hamilton, ON Ivor Wynne Stadium 22435  
Thu 08/17/67 A Montreal Alouettes 17- 16 W   Montreal, QC McGill Stadium    
Wed 08/23/67 H Ottawa Rough Riders 22- 17 W   Hamilton, ON Ivor Wynne Stadium 25482  
Mon 09/04/67 H Toronto Argonauts 12- 9 W   Hamilton, ON Ivor Wynne Stadium 25357  
Sun 09/10/67 A Toronto Argonauts 23- 15 W   Toronto, ON Exhibition Stadium 24343  
Sun 09/17/67 A Ottawa Rough Riders 16- 14 W   Ottawa, ON Landsdowne Park 27058  
Sat 09/23/67 H Montreal Alouettes 19- 1 W   Hamilton, ON Ivor Wynne Stadium 20435  
Sun 10/01/67 H Ottawa Rough Riders 8- 17 L   Hamilton, ON Ivor Wynne Stadium 27125  
Sat 10/07/67 A Calgary Stampeders 10- 34 L   Calgary, AB McMahon Stadium 22096  
Mon 10/09/67 A Saskatchewan Roughriders 21- 22 L   Regina, SK Taylor Field 21405  
Sun 10/15/67 H British Columbia Lions 22- 17 W   Hamilton, ON Ivor Wynne Stadium 19000  
Sun 10/22/67 A Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31- 4 W   Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Satdium 13088  
Sun 10/29/67 H Montreal Alouettes 26- 4 W   Hamilton, ON Ivor Wynne Stadium 16127  
Sun 11/05/67 A Toronto Argonauts 9- 5 W   Toronto, ON Exhibition Stadium 24146  
Sun 11/19/67 A Ottawa Rough Riders 11- 3 W   Ottawa, ON Landsdowne Park 22287 Eastern Final #1
Sat 11/25/67 H Ottawa Rough Riders 26- 0 W   Hamilton, ON Ivor Wynne Stadium 21254 Eastern Final #2
Sat 12/02/67 N Saskatchewan Roughriders 24- 1 W   Ottawa, ON Landsdowne Park 31358 Grey Cup