Football Canada is excited to announce a new national virtual tournament this summer.
From July 4-11th, the 2020 Madden Canada Cup will take centre stage. Overall, the tournament will feature four separate divisions:
Three separate Regional Qualifying Rounds will kick off the tournament on July 4-5, 2020. The Eastern Round will consist of participants from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Meanwhile, players from Ontario and Quebec will compete in the Central Round. Finally, the Western Round will see competitors from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. Specific times for the rounds will be released closer to the dates.
From each division, the final 64 participants move on to compete in the Madden Canada Cup National Championship Weekend on July 10-11, 2020. It will be live streamed via Football Canada’s YouTube Channel. Throughout the broadcast, special guests will join the organization virtually, including coaches and sports administrators.
“We are incredibly excited to be hosting our first nationwide Madden Canada Cup tournament,” commented Aaron Geisler, Football Canada’s Director of Sport. “The hope is we can bring all of our athletes, coaches, parents, fans, and avid gamers together to experience some football over the summer.”
The rivalry of the Football Canada Cup and its history runs deep, and we hope that we can provide some of that healthy inter-provincial rivalry in this format and crown a champion to represent that provincial pride.”
There will be prizes to be won during the tournament. Each National Championship division winner wins five percent of the total revenue (minimum $750.00, maximum $2000.00) while the division finalists will earn a cash prize of $500.00. Regional Round winners will also receive 20 percent off at the Football Canada Shop.
During National Championship Weekend, anyone who is watching the live stream can get in on the prize-winning action as well. Throughout the day, raffles will take place and you can earn additional entries by answering trivia questions. Announcements of the winners happen during the Finals. Prizes include Football Canada apparel, FC Shop gift cards, and more.
For some Monday 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, still to be determined as restrictions from COVID-19 begin to lift.
All three Conferences and 17 CJFL teams will participate on June 1st, signing players to their 2020 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.
The totals have been counted and checked after the fans voted for the CJFL All-Decade team.
According to the fans the 2010’s CJFL All-Decade Team is …
Logan Ferland – Regina Thunder – 3x All-Canadian – 38% of your votes
Mason Ochs – Saskatoon Hilltops – 3x All-Canadian – 36% of your votes
Kirk Simonsen – Saskatoon Hilltops – 2x All-Canadian – 36% of your votes
Anthony Daley – Langley Rams – 2x All-Canadian – 33% of your votes
Christian Krause – Westshore Rebels – 2x All-Canadian – 30% of your votes
Jared Andreychuk – Saskatoon Hilltops (3 seasons) – 5,209 yards, 51 touchdowns – 54% of your votes
Jordan Yantz – VI Raiders (3 seasons) – 8,881 yards, 101 touchdowns -2x All-Canadian and 2x Offensive Player of the Year – 42% of your votes
Brad Launhardt – Edmonton Huskies (3 seasons) – 5,343 yards, 39 touchdowns - 2x All-Canadian - 40% of your votes
Logan Fischer – Saskatoon Hilltops (4 seasons) – 349 carries, 2,439 yards, 28 touchdowns - All-Canadian – 48% of your votes
Andre Lalonde – Saskatoon Hilltops (4 seasons) – 324 carries, 2,438 yards, 14 touchdowns - All-Canadian and Offensive Player of the Year – 41% of your votes
Jordan Botel – VI Raiders (2 seasons) – 266 carries, 2,486 yards, 22 touchdowns - 2x All-Canadian – 33% of your votes
Derek Yachison – Kamloops Broncos (4 seasons) – 185 receptions, 2,654 yards, 27 touchdowns - 2x All-Canadian and Offensive Player of the Year – 35% of your votes
Khalik Johnson – Langley Rams (4 seasons) – 153 receptions, 2,365 yards, 20 touchdowns – 35% of your votes
Whitman Tomusiak – VI Raiders (4 seasons) – 137 receptions, 2,875 yards, 30 touchdowns - 2x All-Canadian – 29% of your votes
Kurt Goodrich – Winnipeg Rifles (3 seasons) – 124 receptions, 2,234 yards, 22 touchdowns - 2x All-Canadian – 29% of your votes
Cole Sabourin – Edmonton Huskies (4 seasons) – 54 made field goals - 2x All-Canadian – 43% of your votes
Nick Downey - Langley Rams (4 seasons) – 129 returns, 2,873 yards, 14 touchdowns - 3x All-Canadian – 44% of your votes
Matt Kozun – Saskatoon Hilltops (3 seasons) – 24 tackles, 5 sacks - 2x All-Canadian – 46% of your votes
Evan Foster - Langley Rams (3 seasons) – 53 tackles, 28 sacks, 1 interception, 1 touchdown - 2x All-Canadian – 39% of your votes
Steven Doege - Okanagan Sun (3 seasons) – 73 tackles, 34.5 sacks - 3x All-Canadian and Defensive Player of the Year – 36% of your votes
Tom Zarafonitis - Hamilton Hurricanes (2 seasons) – 19 tackles, 11.5 sacks - 2x All-Canadian – 24% of your votes
Justin Filteau - Saskatoon Hilltops (4 seasons) – 102 tackles, 2 interceptions - All-Canadian – 43% of your votes
Dylan Chapdelaine - VI Raiders (4 seasons) – 124 tackles, 8 sacks, 6 interceptions - 2x All-Canadian – 36% of your votes
Jakub Jakoubek - Calgary Colts (3 seasons) – 90 tackles, 1 sack, 2 interceptions - 2x All-Canadian and Defensive Player of the Year – 35% of your votes
Jayden Dalke - Edmonton Wildcats (4 seasons) – 171 tackles, 8 interceptions, 1 sack - 2x All-Canadian – 34% of your votes
Adam Laurensse - VI Raiders/Edmonton Wildcats (2 seasons) – 33 tackles, 14 interceptions - 2x All-Canadian – 31% of your votes
Justin Hodinsky - Edmonton Huskies (5 seasons) – 102 tackles, 12 interceptions, 2 touchdowns, 1 blocked kick - 2x All-Canadian – 28% of your votes
Kyle Clarot - Langley Rams (3 seasons) – 70 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 8 interceptions, 2 touchdowns - 2x All-Canadian – 28% of your votes
Brennan Van Nistelrooy - Okanagan Sun (4 seasons) – 79 tackles, 15 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 5 blocked kicks - 3x All-Canadian – 26% of your votes
Brad Mikoluff - Winnipeg Rifles (5 seasons) – 279 punts, 39.6 average, 10 singles - 2x All-Canadian - 40% of your votes
Thank you for voting for the CJFL All-Decade Team