Calgary Stampeders History
During the years of 1915 through 1919, the Tigers gave way to a new team in Calgary - the Calgary Canucks. Due to World War I, an official league was never formed. Not until 1923 did another football team take to the field in Calgary. At this time, the "Fiftieth Battalion" was formed, named for the military battalion that provided organization support. In 1924, the 50th won the Alberta title but was defeated by Winnipeg in the Western Final.
Again, football in Calgary took a four-year hiatus until the Tigers resurfaced in 1928, and made history that year with the first ever forward pass in Canadian football.
From 1931 to 1934, the football club in Calgary took on the title
of the Altomahs, playing at a 2,000 seat capacity stadium grandstand
called Mewata Stadium. The Altomahs gave way to the Calgary Bronks
in 1935, and became part of the Western Inter-Provincial Football