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CJFL National Signing Day 2019

05/29/2019, 12:00pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Saturday will be an exciting day across the country

For some this coming Saturday 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.  

Some players have attended multiple Spring Camps to get an idea of their best fit.  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 Saturday 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 Saturday.

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 18 CJFL teams will participate on Saturday, signing players to their 2019 roster.

Fans can keep up to date with CJFL National Signing Day on social media with #CJFLSigning as teams will be posting once a player signs.

Sooners Announce New Head Coach

05/21/2019, 11:15pm PDT
By Supplied

The Ottawa Sooners have announced Wayne Jacobs

The Ottawa Sooners will have a new man at the helm this season as they have announced former star quarterback Wayne Jacobs as their new head coach.

Jacobs enjoyed a very successful playing career which included an outstanding stint quarterbacking the Sooners and was highly recruited across North America. He left Ottawa for Texas to quarterback for the University of Texas-El Paso Miners (NCAA Divison 1). After UTEP, he returned home to be the starting quarterback for the University of Ottawa GeeGees.

Following his collegiate career, Jacobs travelled to Europe to play professionally. He played for the Lyon Falcons (France 1st Division), Landquart/Calanda Broncos (Euro and Swiss Premier League), and the Oslo Vikings (Norwegian 1st Division and Euro Champions League).

Since retiring from his playing days Jacobs has been coaching quarterbacks for over 20 years. His coaching career started at the tender age of 17 at the city and high school level. When his playing career took him to Europe, Jacobs brought his extensive coaching knowledge and passion with him to the European leagues.  He served as the offensive coordinator and then head coach of the Oslo Under-19 Team. He also spent time working with the quarterbacks for the Swiss Junior National Team.

Once returning to Canada, Jacobs expanded his resume serving as the quarterback coach for the University of Ottawa GeeGees, the CEGEP d’Outaouais Griffons, the head coach of the Ottawa Invaders, and the passing game coordinator and quarterback coach for the Saint Mary’s University Huskies.

He is currently coaching in Europe, but will return to the Sooners in plenty of time before they open the season August 17th when they travel to Hamilton to take on the Hurricanes.

Prairie Conference Schedule 2019

04/15/2019, 9:45am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The PFC will open play on August 17th

The CJFL and Prairie Conference (PFC) have released their 2019 schedule that will see the six member conference open the CJFL season on August 17th and 18th.  

The PFC runners up last year the Edmonton Huskies will host the Calgary Colts on that Saturday night at 7:00pm at Clarke Park.  The five-time defending Canadian Bowl champion Saskatoon Hilltops will travel to Winnipeg to take on the Rifles on that Sunday afternoon.  Meanwhile at that same time the Edmonton Wildcats will entertain the Regina Thunder at 1:00pm at Clarke Park.

The teams will play an eight week regular season schedule concluding on October 13th.   The following weekend will see the top four teams advancing to the playoffs.  Then the Prairie Conference final will be played on October 27th.  

The winner of the Prairie finale will then travel to Ontario to complete in the national semi-final game on Saturday November 3rd.   The winner of this game will head to BC to face the Cullen Cup champs in the 2019 Canadian Bowl.