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Four former CJFL players took part in the CFL’s Ontario regional combine this past weekend and did impress the scouts.
Here are the results: Bench, 40, Vertical (in), Broad, 3-cone, Shuttle
|OL Johnny Grant (Hamilton Hurricanes||16||5.9||18||7'5||9.04||5.3|
|REC Johann Jenkins (Hamilton Hurricanes, pictued)||7||4.91||34||9'10||7.5||4.6|
|OL Mitch Norman (Hamilton Hurricanes||DNP||5.9||19.5||7'6||8.7||5.2|
|DB Robbie Yochim (Okanagan Sun)||4||4.6||28.5||9'4||7.1||4.4|
The Western Combine in Winnipeg is scheduled March 22nd.
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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.
Photo courtesy of Wanda Keenan
An exciting week is about to unfold for our Football Canada national teams as they prepare to compete at the 2018 International Bowl.
It all begins on Wednesday January 17th when both Under-16 squads will be participating in a pair of jamborees against the United States and Mexico at Mavericks Stadium. Then the Under-18 team will tackle the United States Under-18 squad that same day at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Finally, the conclusion of the 2018 International Bowl is the highly anticipated game between National Under-19 team and the United States National Team which will take place on Friday and highlight a CJFL running back. Ottawa Sooners rusher John-Paul Cimankinda carried the ball 51 times last year for 345 yards and three touchdowns and will be in the backfield for Team Canada on Friday.
This battle is also a tune up for the IFAF World Junior Championships and potentially a possible preview of the gold medal game between the two squads. The game begins at 8:00pm UTC/9:00pm EST. It will be streamed on ESPN3 as well as through YouTube, via USA Football. It will be accessible through Football Canada's website HERE.