1945 Ontario Major Soccer League

The Ontario Major Soccer League was formed in Toronto in February 1945. The league was formed by five teams from the Toronto Senior Soccer League. The five teams were Ulster United, Toronto Scottish, King Edward, Research and John Inglis. A sixth team was to be added later. Major A. L. Steele, padre of No. 2 District Depot, was elected as president.

Leaside United replaced Research as league members.

The sixth team in the league was Hamilton Stelco.

Clubs and players

This was reported to be George Graham’s 20th season with Ulster United.

Review of the season

A league game between John Inglis and Ulster United drew 4,000 fans on Saturday July 21 at Broadview “Y” Field. It was the largest crowd to watch a league game in Toronto in ten years. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.

John Inglis won the league championship. When they were defeated by Brooklyn Wanderers in an Exhibition game on September 3, it was their first defeat in 18 starts.

Results and standings


October 13, 1945 Broadview Y Field, Toronto
Ulster United 5 (Rudland 3, Axe, Graham)
Toronto Scottish 3 (Knobby Gibbons, Patterson, Dawes)

October 20, 1945
Ulster United 0
Toronto Scottish 1 (Spicer)
Ulster United won series 5-4

October 13, 1945 Oakwood Stadium, Toronto
John Inglis 3 (Johnny Clark, Jack Reid, Jack Jeffrey)
Hamilton Stelco 2 (Waterfield 2)

October 20, 1945 Broadview Stadium, Toronto
John Inglis 3 (Eric Adamson, Harry Phillips, Gilliland)
Hamilton Stelco 2 (Tomes, ???)
John Inglis won series 6-4

October 27, 1945 Broadview Field, Toronto
John Inglis 2 (Peter McKean, Davy Gilliland)
Ulster United 1 (Tommy Axe)

November 3, 1945 Oakwood Stadium, Toronto
John Inglis 1 (Eric Adamson)
Ulster United 1 (Rudland)
John Inglis won series 3-2

Exhibition games

September 1, 1945 Toronto
Ulster United 1 (Don Ross)
Brooklyn Wanderers 0

September 3, 1945 Toronto
Attendance: 5,000
John Inglis 1
Brooklyn Wanderers 2