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CJFL National Signing Day

05/17/2021, 2:15pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

On June 1st players will be allowed to sign with a CJFL team

For some Tuesday June 1st is the biggest day of their young lives, as the CJFL presents its National Signing Day.

The day is earmarked every year on June 1st, the day in which players can finally sign with a CJFL club.  When a player signs he is essentially signing for his entire junior football career as the player then becomes the property of that team.  

So many considerations are made before signing with a CJFL club; location, team support, roster depth, coaching staff, scholarship program, etc all weighs in on a player’s decision.

National Signing Day is not only exciting for the players, but the coaches as well.   Their ideas, hopes and hard work will finally come to fruition as they start to fill their roster spots.

Following National Signing Day coaches can continue to recruit and sign a player immediately if he’s a good fit for their team.  That said the bulk of the players ready to play in the CJFL will sign on June 1st.

Once players sign on the dotted line, coaches can begin developing their schemes and systems around their potential starters.  They can also begin preparing for their Main Camp along with Week 1 of the regular season, still to be determined as restrictions from COVID-19 are ongoing.

All three Conferences and 18 CJFL teams will participate on June 1st, signing players to their 2021 roster including the newest franchise, the Quinte Skyhawks.

Fans can keep up to date with CJFL National Signing Day on social media with #CJFLSigningDay as teams will be posting once a player signs.

CFL East-West Rosters

05/14/2021, 10:30am PDT
By Supplied

Eight former CJFL players make the cut

Photo courtesy of Louis Christ Photography

Former Saskatoon Hilltop running back Adam Machart (pictured) highlights the 2021 East-West Bowl roster recognitions announced Wednesday by the Canadian Football League.

The roster recognitions celebrate the next generation of top Canadian football prospects, with eight former CJFL standouts identified for the 2022 CFL Draft, following completion of the 2021 Draft on May 4.

For the next year, players from both squads will vie for coveted spots on the CFL Scouting Bureau Top 20 Prospects List – published in the fall, winter and spring – before showcasing their skills through virtual or in-person regional and national combines in advance of the Draft this time next year.

Machart earned 2019 Canada West Player of the Year and First Team All-Canadian honours and was a finalist for the Hec Crighton Trophy as U SPORTS regular season MVP.

The former CJFL players on the East-West Bowl rosters are:

James Parker of the VI Raiders

Brycen Mayoh of the VI Raiders and Westshore Rebels

Dawson Davis of Valley Huskers

Jayden Dalke of the Edmonton Wildcats

David Solie of the Saskatoon Hilltops

Adam Machart of the Saskatoon Hilltops

Donovan Burgmaier of the Edmonton Huskies

Ted Kubongo of the Calgary Colts

Good luck to all eight CJFLers.

CFL Combine Results 2021

04/17/2021, 9:15am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The CJFL was well represented during the virtual Combine

A total of 11 CJFL players were invited to participate in the CFL’s virtual Combine this year with results due last weekend.  Players were responsible to test themselves and submit their videos to the CFL for verification.  Of those 11 players, eight fully completed the Combine events, while one could not participate due to an injury.

These results will help CFL scouts determine which players are a good fit for their respective teams.  These 11 players are all hoping to hear their name called during the CFL Draft on May 4th.

No doubt this has been a very challenging year for all aspects of football and completing the Combine events was no different.  That said, here are the impressive results:

NAME BENCH 40 YARD DASH BROAD 3-CONE SHUTTLE
Carter Comeau (Sun) 32 5.63 8' (UNV) 8.10 4.96
Nick Cross (Sun) DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Luther Hakunavanhu (Wildcats) 7 4.63 10'2 1/8" 7.23 4.4
Keagan Hughes (Sun) <pictured> 11 5.10 9'4 3/8" 6.93 6.93
Isaiah Joseph (Hurricanes) 11 4.93 8'10 7/8" N/A 4.50
Robbie Lowes (Thunder/Rebels) 20 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Mojtaba Mehry (Fratmen) 18 5.90 7'11 1/4" 8.36 5.01
Hayden Nellis (Sun/Rifles) 21 5.33 9'1" (UNV) 7.56 4.56
Michael Ritchott (Raiders/Rifles) 14 4.73 9'3 1/8" 7.06 4.06
Lliam Wishart (Sun) 5 5.00 9'6 1/8" 7.33 4.26
Shaiheem Charles-Brown (Rams) 16 INJ INJ INJ INJ