The CJFL and Ontario Conference have released their 2018 schedule that will see the six member conference open the CJFL season on August 18th.
Week 1 will feature a rematch of last season’s Conference championship game when the defending champion Windsor AKO Fratmen host the Hamilton Hurricanes. Also that same night the Ottawa Sooners welcome the Niagara Raiders. The following day the GTA Grizzlies will host the London Beefeaters in a Sunday matinee.
The teams will play an eight week regular season concluding on October 13th. The following weekend will see the top four teams advancing to the playoffs. Then the Ontario Conference final will be played on October 28th.
The Conference champs will then board a plane and fly to the BC Conference champion to battle in the National Semi-Final game. The winner of that game moves onto the 2018 Canadian Bowl hosted at the Prairie Conference champion on Saturday November 17th.
The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) offers thoughts, prayers and support to the Humboldt Broncos and their families affected by this terrible tragedy. We mourn the passing of those that perished and offer strength during this difficult time
The CJFL is supporting the Jersey Day movement to show our support and compassion for the tragic event. CLICK HERE for more information.
The Jersey Day is planned for this Thursday.
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The CFL has announced their rosters for the three regionals combines along with the national combine scheduled for this month and the CJFL is well represented.
On Friday the “Ontario Regional Combine” will kick-off and five players with CJFL experience will be on hand. They are:
Robbie Yochim – DB – Okanagan Sun
Shaun Robinson – LB – Okanagan Sun/Westshore Rebels
Johann Jenkins – REC – Hamilton Hurricanes
Johnny Grant – OL – Hamilton Hurricanes
Mitch Norman – OL - Hamilton Hurricanes
A few weeks later, on March 23rd, the “Western Regional Combine” will come to Winnipeg and 13 more players that played for CJFL teams will compete for an invite the main CFL Combine. They are:
Tyson Thompson – OL – Westshore Rebels
Anthony Daley – OL – Langley Rams
Thomas Huber – REC – Okanagan Sun
Michael Richott – RB – VI Raiders/Winnipeg Rifles
Jimmy Airey –RB – Edmonton Huskies
Jonathan Heidebrecht – K – Edmonton
Jayden Dalke – DB – Edmonton Wildcats
Jordy Kibamba – DB – Calgary Colts
Dylan Minshull – RB/LB – Calgary Colts
Odun Ogidan –RB – Winnipeg Rifles
Mitch Thompson –REC – VI Raiders/Okanagan Sun/Regina Thunder
Brooks Falloon - DB - Winnipeg Rifles
Trisitan Koronkiewicz - DL - VI Raiders
A pair of former CJFL players have already punched their ticket to the CFL’s Main Combine scheduled for March 24-25 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg. These players will undergo medical examinations, performance, strength and speed tests, on-field football drills and team interviews with general managers, coaches and scouts from all nine CFL teams.
Rashaun Simonise – REC – Okanagan Sun
Archeleus Jack – REC – Hamilton Hurricanes
Good luck to these 20 players representing the CJFL at the CFL regional combines this month.