1967 National Soccer League

President: Bill Boytchuk

Expansion

In February 1967 it was confirmed that Hamilton Primos and Inter-Roma would join the NSL from the defunct ECPSL. The league planned on operating with ten teams but had received applications from other clubs in Toronto, as well as from Rochester, N.Y., and London, Ontario.  

Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting was held in Toronto on March 4 and two more franchises were added. These were the Serbian White Eagles and former member Olympia.

Clubs and players

First Portuguese


Founded: September 23, 1956
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Valdemar Serrano, Olivio Neto, Mike Matos

Hamilton Primos
Stadium: Civic Stadium, Hamilton
Owner:
Head Coach:
Key players: Jack Thoms, John Kerr, Phil Davis

Hellas
Formed:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Alex Marshall, Chris Hatzis, Jim Lefkos, Hugh Shiels

Kitchener Concordia Kickers


Founded: 1873
Stadium:
Head Coach:
Key players: Ewald Nowak, Dieter Nerkert

Olympia
Formed:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Hans Schwerdt

Serbian White Eagles
Formed:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Lascelles Dunkley, Milan Drajovich

Sudbury Italia Flyers Soccer Club
Founded: 1949
Stadium: Queen’s Athletic Field, Sudbury
Head Coach:
Key players: Fullback Charlie Mitchell; forwards Bob Smith and Frank Deni

Charlie Mitchell moved to Rochester Lancers of the American Soccer League in 1968.

Toronto Croatia


Founded: 1956
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: George Simcic, Rolf Herrman, Joe Rea

Toronto Hungaria
Formed:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Imre Kily, Tibor Magyar, Kurt Dvorak

Toronto Roma
Formed:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Carlos Metidieri, Jorge Piotti

Sport Association Ukraina


Founded: 1948
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Key players: Alex Popowich, Leo Dowhaluk, Walter Skocen

Windsor Teutonia


Founded: 1929
Stadium:
Manager-coach: Henry Wolf
Key players: Edward Mielke, Victor Jurisevic, Bob Cain

Review of the season

Hamilton Primos won the league championship.

Inter-Roma withdrew from the play-offs in October.

Windsor Teutonia won the playoff championship.

Results and standings:

  
FINAL STANDINGS      GP W  L  T  GF GA Pts
Hamilton Primos      22 18  3  1 74 15  37  
Toronto Roma         22 17  4  1 67 19  35
Toronto Hellas       22 14  7  1 50 37  29
Windsor Teutonia     22 13  7  2 52 39  28
Toronto Hungaria     22 11  7  4 61 50  26
Sudbury Italia       22 11  8  3 38 39  25
Toronto Portuguese   22  5  9  8 36 44  18
Toronto Ukraina      22  4 12  6 21 49  14
Toronto Olympia      22  5 13  4 27 55  14
Toronto Croatia      22  4 13  5 40 66  13
Toronto White Eagles 22  6 15  1 35 71  13
Kitchener Kickers    22  4 14  4 27 61  12
  
Leading goalscorer
Victor Jurisevic (Windsor Teutonia) 29 goals
  
  
Playoff semi-finals (two-game-total goals)*
October 9, 1967 at Wigle Park, Windsor (att: 200)
Windsor Teutonia 6 (Jurisevic 3, Cain, Pavljsevic)
Sudbury Italia 0
  
October 15, 1967 at Sudbury
Sudbury Italia 2
Windsor Teutonia 2
Windsor Teutonia won series 8-2
  
*Toronto Roma withdrew from the three-team, round-robin semi-finals. 
  
Playoff semi-finals (three-team, round-robin series)
  
October 7, 1967 Hamilton
Hamilton Primo 4
Toronto Hellas 0
  
October ??, 1967
  
  
October ??, 1967
  
Hamilton Primos
Toronto Hellas
Toronto Hungaria
  
1. Hamilton Primos
2. 
3. 
  

O’Keefe Trophy – Playoff finals (best-of-three games):
November 5, 1967 at Hamilton
Attendance: 150
Hamilton Primos 1 (Jack Thoms)
Windsor Teutonia 3 (Bob Cain, Jovan Urukala, Victor Jurisevic)

November 12, 1967 at Windsor
Windsor Teutonia 1 (Gaetano Feregotto)
Hamilton Primos 0 

Windsor Teutonia won the O’Keefe Trophy for the second season in row.