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CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year Winner

02/04/2020, 9:45am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

And the winner is...

Thank you to the fans who took time to vote for the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year.  1,163 votes were cast and a winner has been chosen!

Wanda Harron captured more than just football on the sidelines this past season for the Regina Thunder.  She took some unbelievable action photos, but it was a moment shared between coach and player that stuck out above the others.  It's the photo that gives her the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year award.

About Wanda Harron Photography

My interest in photography began in about 2009 when I purchased a used DSLR & focused mainly on nature, landscapes and wildlife.

With my son in minor football at that time, I tried my hand at some action photography to get shots of him.  From there, Estevan high school teacher Stacy Dutka invited me to shoot a basketball tournament & then I started getting asked to capture some minor hockey games.  I was hooked.

I contacted the Thunder in 2015 about shooting some games just to gain experience and the club agreed.  Been roaming the sidelines for the team since 2016.  In 2016, I approached the Regina Red Sox of the Western Canadian Baseball League.  Been regularly shooting for them now for three seasons.

Photography has become such a passion for me.  It's more than just getting that good action shot, which I still strive to do.  It's about telling a small part of a story or emotion that each game has.  

I'm grateful to all those that have added to & support this passion.  I've been blessed to be asked to help capture memories for the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games, the 2018 SaskTel Tankard, the Regina Riot, countless minor hockey games, high school sports, synchronized swimming, other sports, graduations and families.

Big thanks go to my husband Dave and my son Kyle for understanding how photography feeds my soul.

Wanda is never afraid to try something new and always enjoys looking for different types of sports to stretch her photography skills.

Below is the CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year along with other examples of Wanda's work.  Congratulations Wanda Harron, keep up the great working covering the CJFL!

CJFL Fans Choice Photo of the Year

01/14/2020, 9:45am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

You can help select the best CJFL photo of 2019

VOTE NOW for the Fans Choice Photo of the Year.  View the pictures below then click HERE to place your vote.

Polls will be open until Friday January 24, 2020, 12:00pm PST

Inside The CJFL Offensive Numbers

12/30/2019, 10:15am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The top five statistical offensive leaders across the League

Our look back at the 2019 CJFL season continues as we go Inside the Numbers with the top five statistical leaders across the 18 teams on the offensive side:

Quarterbacks Completion Percentage:

#5 – Duncan Little – Langley Rams – 59.5%
#4 – Declan O’Flaherty – Edmonton Huskies – 59.7%
#3 – Colton Allen – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 60.6%
#2 – Ethan Belbeck – Hamilton Hurricanes – 63%
#1 – Tyler Hermann – Saskatoon Hilltops – 64.1%

Quarterback Touchdown Passes:

#5 - Jake Laberge – VI Raiders – 12 AND Declan O’Flaherty – Edmonton Huskies – 12
#4 - Ethan Belbeck – Hamilton Hurricanes – 16 AND Shawn Lal – Westshore Rebels – 16
#3 - Tyler Hermann – Saskatoon Hilltops – 17 AND Blake Scherle – Regina Thunder – 17
#2 - Colton Allen – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 20 AND Duncan Little – Langley Rams – 20
#1 - Daniel Mailloux – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 21

Quarterback Yards Thrown

#5 – Duncan Little – Langley Rams – 1866 yards
#4 – Tyler Hermann – Saskatoon Hilltops – 1908 yards
#3 – Riley Naujoks – Winnipeg Rifles – 2118 yards
#2 – Blake Scherle – Regina Thunder – 2196 yards
#1 – Shawn Lal – Westshore Rebels – 2206 yards

Running Backs Yards Gained:

#5 - Zach Lubin – Westshore Rebels – 785 yards
#4 - Kelton Kouri – Okanagan Sun – 804 yards
#3 - Brandt Burzuk – Edmonton Huskies – 824 yards
#2 - Andrew Pocrnic – Langley Rams – 1199 yards
#1 - Ben Abrook – Saskatoon Hilltops – 1215 yards

Running Backs Average Yards Per Carry (min 50 carries)

#5 - Brandt Burzuk – Edmonton Huskies – 6.4 yards per carry
#4 - Nash Preiur – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 6.5 yards per carry
#3 - Malcolm Miller – Okanagan Sun - 7.1 yards per carry
#2 - Andrew Pocrnic – Langley Rams – 7.4 yards per carry
#1 - Danny Byrne – London Beefeaters – 8.2 yards per carry

Running Backs Touchdowns

#5 - Brandt Burzuk – Edmonton Huskies – 6 AND Ethan Belbeck – Hamilton Hurricanes – 6 AND Tazie Vang-Bell – 6
#4 - Clarke McCallum – London Beefeaters – 7
#3 - Zach Lubin – Westshore Rebels – 8 AND Ben Abrook – Saskatoon Hilltops – 8
#2 - Jaiden Hyland – Hamilton Hurricanes – 14
#1 - Andrew Pocrnic – Langley Rams – 26 (new CJFL single season record)

Receptions

#5 – Sam Clayton – Edmonton Huskies – 37
#4 – Mike West – VI Raiders – 40
#3 – Cody Holmes – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 45
#2 – Jared Hayes-Williams – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 50
#1 – Brandon Poulin – Valley Huskers - 61

Receiving Yards

#5 - Isaac Foord – Regina Thunder – 605
#4 - Ethan Douglas – Regina Thunder – 631
#3 – Cody Holmes – Windsor AKO Fratmen 683
#2 - North Rainey – VI Raiders – 729
#1 - Jared Hayes-Williams – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 781

Average Yards Per Catch (min 30 receptions)

#5 – Ronnie Oling – Edmonton Huskies – 16 yards a catch (30 receptions)
#4 - Khalik Johnson – Langley Rams – 17.8 yards a catch (32 receptions)
#3 - Ethan Douglas – Regina Thunder – 18.6 yards a catch (34 receptions)
#2 - Isaac Foord – Regina Thunder – 19.5 yards a catch (31 receptions)
#1 – North Rainey – VI Raiders – 20.3 yards a catch (36 receptions)

Receiving Touchdowns

#5 – Multiple players – 5
#4 – Connor Graham – Saskatoon Hilltops AND Brandon Poulin – Valley Huskers – 6
#3 – Jarryd Taylor – Langley Rams, Ethan Douglas – Regina Thunder, Mike West – VI Raiders – 7
#2 – Keyshaun Jordan – Hamilton Hurricanes, Jared Hayes-Williams – Windsor AKO Fratmen AND Khalik Johnson – Langley Rams – 9
#1 – Cody Holmes – Windsor AKO Fratmen - 12