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CJFL Special Announcement

08/06/2020, 6:45am PDT
By CJFL Commissioner

The 2020 CJFL season has been cancelled

The Canadian Junior Football League has determined that it is not feasible to operate a regular season or playoffs for the 2020 season. Our focus and attention will now be on our return to play plan for the 2021 season.

“It is very disappointing to make this announcement today, but our priority is the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff, and team administrators”, stated CJFL Commissioner Jim Pankovich.

Since the beginning of this pandemic, the CJFL has followed all public health guidelines and will continue to support them in the future. Unfortunately, at this stage, return to play guidelines do not allow for large enough gatherings to make training and competition safe for our athletes.  Despite our hope that the situation in Canada would improve and allow for the CJFL to proceed with the 2020 season, the health and safety challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing risk to our players, coaches and staffs make it unfeasible for the CJFL teams to compete in 2020.

"Our teams play an important role in their communities. All CJFL teams will continue to engage with their players and communities as regional public health regulations allow."  continued Pankovich.

We look forward to returning to competition in 2021.

CJFL Coaching Legends - LaChance

07/22/2020, 2:15pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Mike LaChance has spent 17 seasons on the sidelines

The CJFL continues its weekly look at some of the legendary coaches that have graced our sidelines either in the past or here in the present.

In Windsor, one name has spent the last 17 seasons as the head coach of the Fratmen.  Mike LaChance has compiled 95 regular season victories as the head coach along with 15 playoff wins and four Ontario Conference titles.   

He started his role as the head coach following the great John Bloomfield in 2003 and has been on the sideline ever since and shows no sign of slowing down.  If the 2020 season moves forward it’ll be his 18th consecutive which is the second longest CJFL streak, only Tom Sargeant of the Saskatoon Hilltops has more seasons as a CJFL head coach.

LaChance joined the Fratmen in 1996 as the wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator.  Under this title the Fratmen won 51 times in the regular season, had seven playoff victories and four Conference championship wins.  In 1999 the Fratmen captured the Canadian Bowl title with LaChance on the sidelines.   It’s also the last time a team from the Ontario Conference tasted a national title.

He not only is heavily involved on the football scene, but LaChance also coaches baseball in the Windsor area keeping him busy year round.

The 2020 season begins a new era of Windsor football and they have the right man at the forefront as the Fratmen have become the St. Clair Fratmen striking up a partnership with the college.  They will play at a brand new facility with new uniforms and a new colour scheme.

Since beginning his coaching career in the CJFL in 1996 LaChance has racked up 146 regular season wins, 22 playoff wins, eight Ontario Conference championships and one Canadian Bowl.  He is most deserving of the CJFL Legendary status.

Madden Cup 2020

06/26/2020, 10:30am PDT
By Supplied

Coast-to-coast live-stream tournament to take place during summer

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:

  •     under-18 Playstation 4
  •     18-plus Playstation 4
  •     under-18 Xbox One
  •     18-plus Xbox One

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.

The registration fee is $25.00 and includes a voucher for 10% off footballcanadashop.ca. Don’t miss out on this chance to secure your spot in the tournament. CLICK HERE to register!

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