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The list of Top 50 players in the CJFL for 2022 are based on their past experience in junior football and not what they have done in other leagues.
The season officially kicks off on Saturday with three games in the BC Conference opening their schedule.
Here is the official list for 2022.
|1||Rylan Sokul||Regina Thunder|
|2||Mike O'Shea||Okanagan Sun|
|3||Jared Hayes-Williams||St. Clair Saints|
|4||Reece McCormick||Regina Thunder|
|5||Daniel Kubongo||Langley Rams|
|6||Carter Shewchuk||Regina Thunder|
|7||Colten Dejong||Langley Rams|
|8||Alex Gayle||Edmonton Huskies|
|9||Billy Patterson||St. Clair Saints|
|10||Tyler Eckert||Langley Rams|
|11||Maurice Dubois||Edmonton Huskies|
|12||Nikos Lazarakis||Langley Rams|
|13||Jaxon Funk||Saskatoon Hilltops|
|14||Kelon Thomas||Okanagan Sun|
|15||Damon Dutton||Saskatoon Hilltops|
|16||Dante Lewis||St. Clair Saints|
|17||Carson Lethbridge||Edmonton Huskies|
|18||Taz Bell||London Beefeaters|
|19||Tyler Going||Okanagan Sun|
|20||Konnor Johnson||Saskatoon Hilltops|
|21||Connor Klassen||Regina Thunder|
|22||Garrett Cape||Okanagan Sun|
|23||Justin McKerracher||Regina Thunder|
|24||Adner St. Hilaire||Edmonton Huskies|
|25||Isaac Foord||Regina Thunder|
|26||Brandon Kamenz||Winnipeg Rifles|
|27||Riley Schick||Regina Thunder|
|28||Kieran Poissant||Westshore Rebels|
|29||Chris Costigan||Hamilton Hurricanes|
|30||Josh Allen||St. Clair Saints|
|31||Terrell Theberge||Hamilton Hurricanes|
|32||Mitchel Spence||London Beefeaters|
|33||Chavis Spencer||Valley Huskers|
|34||Corey Levesque||St. Clair Saints|
|35||Eric Maximuik||Regina Thunder|
|36||Kyle Chorney||Winnipeg Rifles|
|37||Sean Adams||VI Raiders|
|38||Andy Ofosuhene||Valley Huskers|
|39||Nathan Zacharias||Edmonton Wildcats|
|40||Austin Morgan||Westshore Rebels|
|41||Avery Dunster||Kamloops Broncos|
|42||Tyler Thompson||London Beefeaters|
|43||Boston Davidsen||Saskatoon Hilltops|
|44||Jeremy Hicks||Hamilton Hurricanes|
|45||Joel Klaassen||Langley Rams|
|46||Jordan Maucieri||Calgary Colts|
|47||Jason Henderson||VI Raiders|
|48||Burkley Banilevic||Quinte Skyhawks|
|49||Cam Grzegorczyk||Kamloops Broncos|
|50||Ike Okafor||Calgary Colts|
For some Wednesday 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.
All three Conferences and 19 CJFL teams will participate on June 1st, signing players to their 2022 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.
Photo courtesy of Gord Mellor
The Edmonton Huskies will no doubt be in the mix in the Prairie Conference once again in 2022 and will look to host their first Canadian Bowl since 2004.
After a terrific season in 2021 the Huskies lose three players to graduation, and they leave large cleats to fill particularly on the offensive side.
QB Declan O’Flaherty – he’s arguably the biggest graduate for the Huskies after leading most of the Conference categories last season. He led with 138 completions, 234 attempts, 2115 yards, and 19 touchdowns.
RB Brandt Burzuk – he has been a lethal weapon for the Huskies out of the backfield over his career, unfortunately missing out on last season due to an injury. In 2019 he was named an All-Canadian galloping 824 yards on 129 carries and scored six touchdowns.
LB Jack Jones – he will be missed on the Huskies defence this season after making 14 solo tackles and two assisted stops in 2021.
The Huskies will open the season on Sunday August 14th when they visit the Calgary Colts. They won’t host their home opener until Week 3 when they welcome the Regina Thunder on August 28th.