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Chester McCance bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Chester (Ches) McCance

Playing Career

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1937 - 1941, 1945

Winnipeg Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Bombers
1942, 1943

Montreal Alouettes
1946 - 1950

Awards and Honours

All-Western End
1940, 1941 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1937 - 1939, 1941 - 1943, 1945, 1949 (8)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1939, 1941, 1949 (3)

Career Highlights

  • Played in 100 football games.

  • Scored 17 points in his Grey Cup games.

Chester (Ches) McCance was a colourful individual who combined exceptional football talent with leadership qualities and a great dedication to the game.

McCance was a graduate of junior football in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1937, McCance moved up to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers where he was an accurate kicker who twice was second in the western scoring race.

McCance was one of a select few who played for both eastern and western Grey Cup winners.

McCance played during the days when the game was making the transition from amateurism to professionalism. McCance was a true amateur in spirit, whose love of the game transcended the desire for material benefit.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1976 as a player.

Class of 1976

John BarrowWayne HarrisChester McCanceRobert SimpsonHarry C.F. Spring

McCance, Chester
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