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Rushing For Canada

01/16/2018, 11:30pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

John-Paul Cimankinda of the Ottawa Sooners

Photo courtesy of Wanda Keenan

An exciting week is about to unfold for our Football Canada national teams as they prepare to compete at the 2018 International Bowl.

It all begins on Wednesday January 17th when both Under-16 squads will be participating in a pair of jamborees against the United States and Mexico at Mavericks Stadium. Then the Under-18 team will tackle the United States Under-18 squad that same day at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Finally, the conclusion of the 2018 International Bowl is the highly anticipated game between National Under-19 team and the United States National Team which will take place on Friday and highlight a CJFL running back.  Ottawa Sooners rusher John-Paul Cimankinda carried the ball 51 times last year for 345 yards and three touchdowns and will be in the backfield for Team Canada on Friday.

This battle is also a tune up for the IFAF World Junior Championships and potentially a possible preview of the gold medal game between the two squads.  The game begins at 8:00pm UTC/9:00pm EST.  It will be streamed on ESPN3 as well as through YouTube, via USA Football.  It will be accessible through Football Canada's website HERE.

CJFL Photo of the Year

01/16/2018, 11:15pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

With 37% of the vote Nicole Bruni gets the nod

Thank you to the fans who took time to vote for the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year.  1,968 votes were cast (1,246 more than last year) and a winner has been chosen, taking 37% of the votes.

Nicole Bruni captured a GTA Grizzlies running back slicing through the Hamilton Hurricanes defence on "Football Day in Hamilton." The photo displays power and alusiveness of athleticism winning the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year.

About Nicole

I was born in Toronto and have lived in Brampton my whole life.  I work in a law firm in downtown Toronto as a Legal Executive Assistant and in my spare time I do photography and sell Mary Kay Skin Care and Cosmetics.  Photography has always been a passion of mine and continues to be my artistic escape.  I enjoy photographing everything from sports, to family and pets and landscapes.  I am always up for a challenge and revel in trying new techniques and methods for capturing the best shots possible.

Below is the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year along with other examples of Nicole's work.  Congratulations Nicole Bruni, keep up the great work covering the CJFL and GTA Grizzlies!

CJFL Fans Choice Photo Of The Year

01/02/2018, 11:00pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

You can help select the best CJFL photo of 2017

You can VOTE for the Fans Choice Photo of the Year.  View the pictures below then click HERE to place your vote.

Polls will be open until January 12, 2018, 12:00pm PST