Bruce Mattingly

Bruce Mattingly played ten years (1946-55) with the Sarnia Imperials of the ORFU (Ontario Rugby Football League). The OrFU challenged for the Grey Cup until 1955, normally playing either the IRFU / Big Four chamion or the West champion in a semi-final. Mattingly was best known as a center (called a snap in those days), but he started his career as a pass catching outside wing (end) in 1946. Mattingly won a second team All-East selection in 1950 at Guard and ORFU all-stars at center in 1951, 1953, 1954 and 1955. In 1951, Mattingly was also named the outstanding player in the ORFU. Bruce's older brother Ray played for Sarinia in the 1930s, and his younger brother Don also played with the Imperials.

[Note: Mattingly is often spelled (incorrectly?) Mattingley]

Bruce Mattingly With the Revived Sannia Imperials - August 13, 1946

Mattingly Named ORFU MVP - February 18, 1952

Mattingly Second Team All-East - November 23, 1952

Ottawa Rough Riders Covet Sarnia Players Including Bruce Mattingly - January 23, 1952


Year Team GP PTS
1946 SAR

1947 SAR

1948 SAR

1949 SAR

1950 SAR

1951 SAR

1952 SAR

1953 SAR

1954 SAR

1955 SAR

Bruce Mattingly