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Prairie Conference Schedule 2019

04/15/2019, 9:45am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The PFC will open play on August 17th

The CJFL and Prairie Conference (PFC) have released their 2019 schedule that will see the six member conference open the CJFL season on August 17th and 18th.  

The PFC runners up last year the Edmonton Huskies will host the Calgary Colts on that Saturday night at 7:00pm at Clarke Park.  The five-time defending Canadian Bowl champion Saskatoon Hilltops will travel to Winnipeg to take on the Rifles on that Sunday afternoon.  Meanwhile at that same time the Edmonton Wildcats will entertain the Regina Thunder at 1:00pm at Clarke Park.

The teams will play an eight week regular season schedule concluding on October 13th.   The following weekend will see the top four teams advancing to the playoffs.  Then the Prairie Conference final will be played on October 27th.  

The winner of the Prairie finale will then travel to Ontario to complete in the national semi-final game on Saturday November 3rd.   The winner of this game will head to BC to face the Cullen Cup champs in the 2019 Canadian Bowl.

MasterChef Miller

04/07/2019, 10:45pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Former Thunder running back makes TV debut

From the gridiron to a sizzling iron…skillet, former Regina Thunder Joshua Miller debuts on season six of MasterChef Canada on Monday.

Miller played for the Thunder from 2002-2006 and was a bruising fullback.  Since leaving the CJFL he has traded in his pads for pots and pans and has become quite the chef.

He was named a Top 18 MasterChef finalist recently by CTV and the show will finally debut on Monday night at 8:00pm EST/PST.  The show features home cooks from across the country competing for a chance to be one of six in the elite group of title holders and take home the $100,000 cash prize.

In each episode of MasterChef Canada, the home cooks have their culinary expertise tested through a series of Mystery Box Challenges, Team Challenges, and Pressure Tests, with the judges providing direction and feedback throughout the process. At the end of each episode, at least one home cook is eliminated from the competition until only two remain, culminating in a battle during the finale for a chance to take home $100,000 and the sought-after title of MasterChef Canada.

Throughout the season, fans are invited to visit for exclusive content, including background on the Season six finalists and the MasterChef Canada judges, as well as interviews, highlights, recipes, and more. also offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at this season’s challenges, delectable dishes, victories, and defeats.

Below are the other 17 chefs Joshua will compete against as they all are vying for a white apron and ultimately contending for the MasterChef Canada title.

Alyssa LeBlanc, Former Public Servant, from Tusket, N.S.

Andre Bhagwandat, Hospital Housekeeper, from Scarborough, Ont.

Chanelle Saks, Entrepreneur, from Calgary, Alta.

Cliff McArthur, Cybersecurity Analyst, from Scarborough, Ont.

Colin Buckingham, Car Salesman, from St. John’s, N.L.

Cryssi Larocque, Former Airline Agent, from Thunder Bay, Ont.

Jamie Mayer, Healthcare Portfolio Manager, from Toronto, Ont.

Jennifer Crawford, Senior Policy Analyst, from Kingston, N.S.

Jenny Miller, Stay-at-Home Mom, from Havre Boucher, N.S.

Kimberly Fitzpatrick, Writer, from Ottawa, Ont.

Laurie Dingwell, Retired, from Lac Saguay, Qué.

Lena Huynh, Lash Technician, from Burnaby, B.C.

Marie Le Bel, Entrepreneur, from Westmount, Qué.

Mark Hamilton, Firefighter, from Mission, B.C.

Rozin Abbas, Digital Marketer, from Toronto, Ont.

Steven Lapointe, International Figure Skater, from Acton Vale, Qué.

Tony La Ferrara, Soccer Coach and Retired Teacher, from Whitby, Ont.

Good luck to Joshua!!

CFL National Combine Results

03/27/2019, 10:30pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Six CJFL players turned heads this past weekend

Photo courtesy of the CFL

Six players with CJFL experience took over the CFL National Combine this past weekend and showed they have what it takes to get to the next level.

Each of these six players along with the other draft hopefuls will now play the waiting game to see if what they showed the scouts is enough to be selected on May 2nd at the CFL Draft.

Former Okanagan Sun receiver Shai Ross continued to raise his stock by racing the quickest through the shuttle event, winning the broad jump and was second in the three-cone event and in the vertical section.  

Former Edmonton Wildcat offensive lineman Jon Harke finished with the most bench reps at 32.

Three of the six CJFL players finished in the top seven in the 40 yard dash led by Ross and his 4.63.   Hakeem Johnson (Beefeaters) also ran a 4.63 and Jamel Lyles (Rebels, pictured) stopped the clock at 4.64.

The players will CJFL experience definitely turned some heads.  Here are the results:

Name  Bench   40 Yard Dash  Vertical   Broad Jump   3-Cone  Shuttle
Jon Harke (Wildcats) 32 5.49 26 8'8.3" 8.22 4.94
Hakeem Johnson (Beefeaters) DNP 4.63 33.5 9'10.0" 6.75 4.24
Tariq LaChance (Colts/Rifles) 13 5.01 32.5 9'9.0" 7.88 4.75
Jamel Lyles (Rebels) 17 4.64 33 9'8.8" 7.25 4.44
Shai Ross (Sun) DNP 4.63 38.5 11'5.5" 7.00 4.08
Zack Williams (Rifles) 18 5.27 28 8'10.0" 8.18 4.84