The CJFL in conjunction with the Ontario Conference (OFC) have released their 2022 schedule that will see the six-member Conference open the CJFL season the weekend of August 13, 2022 with a full slate of games.
The defending Conference champion London Beefeaters begin their title defence that afternoon at 5:00pm when they visit the Ottawa Sooners who return to Conference play after missing 2021. The St. Clair Fratmen who finished as the top seed last year open their season at home when they welcome the Quinte Skyhawks at 7:00pm in a semi-final rematch and then the following afternoon the GTA Grizzlies entertain the Hamilton Hurricanes at 1:00pm.
The teams are scheduled to play an eight-week regular season concluding on October 2nd. The Conference playoffs will open on October 15th, following a bye weekend with a pair of semi-finals before the Conference championship game scheduled for Saturday October 22nd.
The winner of the Ontario final will host the BC Conference champion in the CJFL National Semi-Final on Saturday October 29th. The winner of this game will travel the Prairies for the 2022 Canadian Bowl on November 12th.
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The CJFL is proud to announce several former players have been invited to one of the four CFL Combines that will take place this month. A total of 28 CJFL players will participate.
The Ontario Regional Combine will take place on March 10 at the University of Waterloo, before Baie-D’Urfé, Que., hosts the Eastern Regional Combine on March 11. The Western Regional Combine on March 18 in Edmonton will conclude the trio of events, marking the ninth occasion that the league has hosted the regional showcases. The National Combine will be the main event and takes place in Toronto from March 25-27.
The former CJFL invites who will take part in one of three Regional Combines are as follows:
DB Marcel Arruda-Welch – Valley Huskers
DL Donovan Burgmaier – Edmonton Huskies
DB Brandon Gandire – Westshore Rebels
DL Garth Knittig - Saskatoon Hilltops
WR Kyler Mosley – Okanagan Sun
WR Brendan Naujoks – Winning Rifles
K David Solie - Saskatoon Hilltops
RB Vitor St. Pierre-Laviolette - Regina Thunder
LB Jacob Battenfelder – Edmonton Huskies
DB Daniel Loggale – Edmonton Huskies
WR Isaac Fagnan – Edmonton Wildcats
LB Tanner Smith – Regina Thunder
OL Joel Braden – Regina Thunder
DL Sandar Mod – Hamilton Hurricanes
The former CJFL invites who will take part in the National Combine are as follows:
RB Jean Paul Cimankinda – Ottawa Sooners
DB Jayden Dalke - Edmonton Wildcats
RB Adam Marchart – Saskatoon Hilltops (pictured)
DL Riley Pickett – Saskatoon Hilltops
DL Anthony Federico – Hamilton Hurricanes
Players previously announced that will take part in the Combines are:
RB Taz Bell – London Beefeaters
LB Cornelius Brown Jr. – Quinte Skyhawks
DL Austin Daisy – Calgary Colts
RB Alex Gayle - Edmonton Huskies
WR Cody Holmes – St. Clair Fratmen
K Eric Maximuik – Regina Thunder
LB Codey McRoberts – London Beefeaters
WR/KR Brandon Poulin – Valley Huskers
OL James Sides – Hamilton Hurricanes
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The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) in conjunction with the CFL are pleased to announce the following players who played in the CJFL in 2021 have been invited to a Regional Combine being held next month with each player trying to earn an invitation to the CFL National Combine.
The Ontario Regional Combine will take place on March 10th at the University of Waterloo, then the Eastern Regional Combine is set for March 11th and the Western Regional Combine in Edmonton on March 18th.
A total of 10 CJFL players have been invited and include:
RB Taz Bell – London Beefeaters – in 2021 he led the Beefeaters to their second straight Ontario Conference title and the team’s first ever berth in the CJFL Canadian Bowl. He rushed 53 times for 421 yard and had three touchdowns. He was named a Conference All-Star for the second time and will be attending the Ontario Combine.
LB Cornelius Brown Jr. – Quinte Skyhawks – he was one of the best players for the newly expanded Skyhawks in 2021 and was named a Conference All-Star. He tallied 36 tackles, had two assisted tackles, a knockdown, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and had an interception. He will attend the Ontario Combine.
DL Austin Daisy – Calgary Colts – he was dominating for the Colts in 2021 and was named the CJFL Defensive Player of the Year and an All-Canadian. He led the CJFL with 55 solo tackles, added 14 assisted tackles, 2.5 sacks, had a knockdown, a forced fumble and even returned an interception 52-yards. He will attend the Western Combine in Edmonton.
RB Alex Gayle - Edmonton Huskies - he won the Prairie Conference rushing title with 149 carries for 927 yards and 12 touchdowns helping the Huskies to another successful season. He was also named a Conference All-Star and will attend the Western Combine in Edmonton.
WR Cody Holmes – St. Clair Fratmen – it was another outstanding season for Holmes who was named a Conference All-Star for the second straight year. He made 30 receptions for 683 yards and 10 touchdowns helping the Fratmen to an undefeated regular season and he will attend the Ontario Regional Combine.
K Eric Maximuik – Regina Thunder – he was named a CJFL All-Canadian leading the Prairie Conference with 20 made field goals including a 51-yard game winner at the final buzzer on the road. He added three singles on 33 kick-offs and was instrumental in the Thunder hosting the Conference title game. He will attend the Western Combine.
LB Codey McRoberts – London Beefeaters – in his final CJFL season McRoberts was a force and was named an All-Canadian. He made 18 solo tackles, and five assisted tackles, two quarterback sacks, had two interceptions including one for a touchdown, blocked three kicks, had two knockdowns, forced a fumble and recovered two of them including one for a touchdown. He will attend the Ontario Regional Combine.
WR/KR Brandon Poulin – Valley Huskers – a three-time All-Canadian he last played in the 2019 season leading the BC Conference with 61 receptions. He gained 585 yards that year and had six receiving touchdowns. On kick returns he ran back 29 kick-offs for an average of 20.7 yards while returning 45 punts for 392 yards. He will attend the Western Combine.
OL James Sides – Hamilton Hurricanes – a Conference All-Star that anchored a very potent Hurricanes offensive attack both on the ground and through the air. He will attend the Ontario Regional Combine.