Clubs and players
Sudbury Italia spent about $30,000 on the season. Nine of the eleven players on Sudbury’s team in their last game of the regular season was at the time living in Toronto. One of these were former Toronto Italia star Anders Yrfelt.
Hungaria were led by center-forward Leo Dowhaluk, who in seven games netted 14 goals. Dowhaluk had formerly played for Wacker Vienna and Toronto Ukraina, after the season he joined Rochester Lancers of the American Soccer League.
Hellas led by player-coach Alex Marshall had a team composed of eight Greek-Canadians and five Scottish-Canadians.
Portuguese FC had a team consisting of Portuguese-Canadians from Hamilton and the Metro area.
Review of the season
On April 17 Windsor Teutonia met NASL-club Detroit Cougars in an exhibition match at Wigle Park in Windsor. 500 fans watched the professional Cougar team win 7-1.
23,700 fans attended the games during the 1968 season.
After the season Windsor Teutonia dropped out.
Results and standings:
Final league table GP W L T GF GA Pts 1. Sudbury Italia 29 2. Hellas 28 3. Ukraina 27 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. NSL Playoff quarter-finals Series A (best-of-five games) First game, September 15, 1968 Sudbury Italia 4 Toronto Hungaria 1 Series B (best-of-three games) First game, September ??, 1968 Ukraina drew Olympia Second game, September 15, 1968 Olympia 1 Ukraina 1 ???? game, September 18, 1968 at Stanley Park Ukraina 1 (Ted Purdon) Olympia 1 (Phillip Sax) Olympia won the the quarter-final with a two-goal edge in the total-goals series. Series C (best-of-three games) First game, September 12, 1968 at Stanley Park, Toronto Hellas 3 (Panos Polyvion 2, Bruce Smith) Croatia 1 (Marion Blaskovic) Second game, September 15, 1968 at Stanley Park, Toronto Hellas 6 (Chris Hatzis 2, John Opacak 2, Panos Polyviov, Bruce Smith) Croatia 0 Hellas win series 2-0 NSL Playoff semi-finals (best-of-five games) First game, Sudbury Italia dft Hungaria Second game, Sudbury Italia dft Hungaria Third game, September 28, 1968 at Sudbury Sudbury Italia 0 Hungaria 0 NSL Playoff semi-finals (best-of-three games) First game, Hellas vs Olympia NSL Playoff finals (two-game total goals)
April 17, 1968 Wigle Park, Windsor
Windsor Teutonia 1 (Werner Machmig)
Detroit Cougars 7 (Barry Brown 3, John Kerr 2, Lars Heinemann, Jorgen Kristensen)
October 1, 1968 Stanley Park, Toronto
NSL All-Stars 0
Canadian National Team 1 (Papadakis)
Line-up: Ted Hatzis (GK), Herculy Vaz, Ted Purdon, Bernardo Vargas, Iris deBrito
Bernardo Vargas and Iris deBrito from the Toronto Falcons guested for the All-Stars.