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CJFL Top 50 Of 2022

07/22/2022, 4:00pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

A projected list of the best players across the CJFL

The list of Top 50 players in the CJFL for 2022 are based on their past experience in junior football and not what they have done in other leagues.

The season officially kicks off on Saturday with three games in the BC Conference opening their schedule.

Here is the official list for 2022.

Ranking Name Team
1 Rylan Sokul Regina Thunder
2 Mike O'Shea Okanagan Sun
3 Jared Hayes-Williams St. Clair Saints
4 Reece McCormick Regina Thunder
5 Daniel Kubongo Langley Rams
6 Carter Shewchuk Regina Thunder
7 Colten Dejong Langley Rams
8 Alex Gayle Edmonton Huskies
9 Billy Patterson St. Clair Saints
10 Tyler Eckert Langley Rams
11 Maurice Dubois Edmonton Huskies
12 Nikos Lazarakis Langley Rams
13 Jaxon Funk Saskatoon Hilltops
14 Kelon Thomas Okanagan Sun
15 Damon Dutton Saskatoon Hilltops
16 Dante Lewis St. Clair Saints
17 Carson Lethbridge Edmonton Huskies
18 Taz Bell London Beefeaters
19 Tyler Going Okanagan Sun
20 Konnor Johnson Saskatoon Hilltops
21 Connor Klassen Regina Thunder
22 Garrett Cape Okanagan Sun
23 Justin McKerracher Regina Thunder
24 Adner St. Hilaire Edmonton Huskies
25 Isaac Foord Regina Thunder
26 Brandon Kamenz Winnipeg Rifles
27 Riley Schick Regina Thunder
28 Kieran Poissant Westshore Rebels
29 Chris Costigan Hamilton Hurricanes
30 Josh Allen St. Clair Saints
31 Terrell Theberge Hamilton Hurricanes
32 Mitchel Spence London Beefeaters
33 Chavis Spencer Valley Huskers
34 Corey Levesque St. Clair Saints
35 Eric Maximuik Regina Thunder
36 Kyle Chorney Winnipeg Rifles
37 Sean Adams VI Raiders
38 Andy Ofosuhene Valley Huskers
39 Nathan Zacharias Edmonton Wildcats
40 Austin Morgan Westshore Rebels
41 Avery Dunster Kamloops Broncos
42 Tyler Thompson London Beefeaters
43 Boston Davidsen Saskatoon Hilltops
44 Jeremy Hicks Hamilton Hurricanes
45 Joel Klaassen Langley Rams
46 Jordan Maucieri Calgary Colts
47 Jason Henderson VI Raiders
48 Burkley Banilevic Quinte Skyhawks
49 Cam Grzegorczyk Kamloops Broncos
50 Ike Okafor Calgary Colts

 

National Signing Day

05/29/2022, 8:45am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Players begin their CJFL career on June 1st

For some Wednesday 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.

All three Conferences and 19 CJFL teams will participate on June 1st, signing players to their 2022 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.

Grad Class 2021 - Calgary Colts

05/05/2022, 12:45pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Six players join the CJFL Grad Class of 2021

Photo courtesy of Eclectic Shots Photography

The Calgary Colts are preparing for the 2022 season but do have some big holes to fill specifically at the linebacker position.  In total, five linebackers have graduated including the team’s best player as they all join the CJFL Grad Class of 2021 along with an important offensive weapon.  

LB Austin Daisy – he’s the biggest graduate for the Colts after a season in which he was named the CJFL Larry Wruck Defensive Player of the Year.  He led the CJFL with 55 solo tackles, collected 14 assisted tackles, 2.5 sacks, had a knockdown, forced a fumble and even intercepted a pass returning in 52 yards last season alone.

TE Brandon MacIsaac – the former Rookie of the Year has been an important offensive piece for the Colts for the last several years.  In 2021 he averaged over 10 yards with each reception, hauling in 22 passes, three of them for touchdowns.

LB TJ Bucel – he’s another linebacker that graduates from the Colts after a solid performance in 2021 making 23 tackles, four assisted stops, recovered a fumble and knocked down a pass.

LB Jake Erickson – he was an important linebacker for the Colts last season and was able to make an impact with the offences focused on Daisy.  In 2021 Erickson made nine tackles, and 1.5 sacks and had a knockdown.

LB Cam Monds – he had a quiet season in 2021 but his energy will be missed on the Colts roster this season.  Last year he blocked a kick, forced a fumble and had a pair of tackles on special teams.

LB Jonathan Odera – after two seasons with the Colts he has graduated from the program and will be missed in 2022.

  • A Legend Lost

  • 02/28/2022, 2:15pm PST , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • Keith Evans was a true Colt and CJFL supporter
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