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  • Madden Cup 2020

  • 06/26/2020, 10:30am PDT , By Supplied
  • Coast-to-coast live-stream tournament to take place during summer
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  • Magnificent Seven

  • 04/30/2020, 11:00pm PDT , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • Seven former CJFL players were selected in the CFL draft
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Recent Okanagan Sun News

Madden Cup 2020

06/26/2020, 10:30am PDT
By Supplied

Coast-to-coast live-stream tournament to take place during summer

Football Canada is excited to announce a new national virtual tournament this summer.

From July 4-11th, the 2020 Madden Canada Cup will take centre stage. Overall, the tournament will feature four separate divisions:

  •     under-18 Playstation 4
  •     18-plus Playstation 4
  •     under-18 Xbox One
  •     18-plus Xbox One

Three separate Regional Qualifying Rounds will kick off the tournament on July 4-5, 2020. The Eastern Round will consist of participants from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Meanwhile, players from Ontario and Quebec will compete in the Central Round. Finally, the Western Round will see competitors from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. Specific times for the rounds will be released closer to the dates.

From each division, the final 64 participants move on to compete in the Madden Canada Cup National Championship Weekend on July 10-11, 2020. It will be live streamed via Football Canada’s YouTube Channel. Throughout the broadcast, special guests will join the organization virtually, including coaches and sports administrators.

“We are incredibly excited to be hosting our first nationwide Madden Canada Cup tournament,” commented Aaron Geisler, Football Canada’s Director of Sport. “The hope is we can bring all of our athletes, coaches, parents, fans, and avid gamers together to experience some football over the summer.”

The rivalry of the Football Canada Cup and its history runs deep, and we hope that we can provide some of that healthy inter-provincial rivalry in this format and crown a champion to represent that provincial pride.”

There will be prizes to be won during the tournament. Each National Championship division winner wins five percent of the total revenue (minimum $750.00, maximum $2000.00) while the division finalists will earn a cash prize of $500.00. Regional Round winners will also receive 20 percent off at the Football Canada Shop.

During National Championship Weekend, anyone who is watching the live stream can get in on the prize-winning action as well. Throughout the day, raffles will take place and you can earn additional entries by answering trivia questions. Announcements of the winners happen during the Finals. Prizes include Football Canada apparel, FC Shop gift cards, and more.

The registration fee is $25.00 and includes a voucher for 10% off footballcanadashop.ca. Don’t miss out on this chance to secure your spot in the tournament. CLICK HERE to register!

CJFL National Signing Day

05/24/2020, 10:00pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Players begin their CJFL career on June 1st

For some Monday 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 begin to lift.

All three Conferences and 17 CJFL teams will participate on June 1st, signing players to their 2020 roster.

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.

CJFL Name Game Final

05/02/2020, 9:30am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

It all comes down to this...Thunder vs. Wildcats

Here we go!!!  It's the finale in the CJFL Name Game!  VOTE NOW for your favourite football name and decide who gets the title of the best CJFL Football Name from 2019.

Thank you for voting in semi-finals which saw Rory Iron of the Regina Thunder move onto this final after receiving an incredible 71% of the votes while Chopper Hippe of the Edmonton Wildcats collected 64% of his semi-final vote to punch his ticket this finale.

The slate is wiped clean and now voting for the winner is on with polls open until 5:00pm PST on Tuesday May 12th.

VOTE HERE!

Rory Iron (Thunder) vs. Chopper Hippe (Wildcats)

  • Magnificent Seven

  • 04/30/2020, 11:00pm PDT , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • Seven former CJFL players were selected in the CFL draft
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  • VOTE Now

  • 03/23/2020, 9:00am PDT , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • Vote for the CJFL All-Decade Team
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