History is made on Saturday night when the Hamilton Hurricanes visit the Edmonton Wildcats in a CJFL Interconference Game.
These two franchises met in the Armadale Cup (Canadian Bowl) in 1977 when the Wildcats claimed the national championship 28-0. On Saturday night they will be on hand, 40 years after winning it all.
Both teams are excited for this opportunity. Ryan Watters talks with Wildcats head coach Darcy Park to set up the game.
They are the best plays from Week 8 of the CJFL season. Enjoy
The CJFL is proud to announce their Players of the Week following an exciting Week 8 across the league.
Offensive Players of the Week
RB Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette – Regina Thunder
In a wild finish in Regina on Saturday night Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette would score the winning touchdown with just 34 seconds left. He was a force all night with 23 carries for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He added two receptions for 26 yards.
RB D’Angelo Knox – Windsor AKO Fratmen
His speed and power was difficult for the defence to contain on Saturday as D’Angelo Knox rushed 15 times for 172 yards and scored a touchdown in an emotional game. Coming out of the backfield he caught two passes for 64 yards and another major.
RB Rhett Williams – VI Raiders
He was tremendous in the Raiders running attack on Saturday night. He carried the rock 16 times for 150 yards and scored a touchdown. His ability to make defensive players miss was on display proudly this past weekend.
Defensive Players of the Week
LB Jonathan Bennett – Winnipeg Rifles
The Rifles defence did an excellent job for the majority of their game in Regina on Saturday. Linebacker Jonathan Bennett was outstanding with eight tackles; two assisted stops and recovered a fumble.
LB Ty Kelly – Hamilton Hurricanes
It was a first place showdown with the Windsor AKO Fratmen and the Hurricanes defence played excellent. The Canes were led by linebacker Ty Kelly and his four tackles, three assisted stops, and 1.5 sacks.
DB Maleek Womack – Westshore Rebels
The Rebels secondary was busy on Saturday night, but they were up for the challenge. Defensive back Maleek Womack was simply outstanding intercepting two passes, forcing a fumble, collected an assisted stop and a HUGE win over their Island rivals
Special Teams Players of the Week
K/P Cole Sabourin – Edmonton Huskies
For the third time this season Cole Sabourin has been honoured with a Player of the Week award. Last weekend against their city rivals the kicker was 3 of 4 in field goals including hitting from 43 yards outs. He also collected nine kicks that travelled 442 gross yards helping keep his squad undefeated.
KR/PR Marcus Severe – Ottawa Sooners
He was a threat each time he touched the ball. Marcus Severe returned two kicks for touchdowns including an 88 yard sprint. In all he returned four kicks 210 yards.
KR/PR Brycen Mayoh – VI Raiders
For the third time this season Brycen Mayoh is honoured. On Saturday night against their island rivals he returned 10 kicks 188 yards giving the Raiders offence very good field position. He is a threat each time he returns a kick.