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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 - Saskatoon Hilltops

04/20/2022, 4:00pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Four graduate from the Hilltops

Photo courtesy Louis Christ Photography

The defending Prairie Conference champion Saskatoon Hilltops will look very similar this upcoming season after losing just four players to graduation.  Two other players have left to pursue their education at the University of Regina and will play for the Rams in 2022.

The four players that have graduated from the Hilltops have joined the CJFL Graduating Class of 2021.

LB Emmarae Dale – she played just one season with the Hilltops but what a season it was.  She made history as the first female player to ever play in a CJFL regular season game.   She finished the historic campaign with a tackle, three assisted stops, three special teams tackles and an assisted special teams tackle. 

DB Jared Giddings (pictured) – he was a leader in the Hilltops secondary in 2021 compiling 16 tackles, two knockdowns and had three assisted tackles.

OL Mason Ochs (pictured) – he graduates as one of the most highly decorated offensive linemen in CJFL history.  He is a four-time All-Canadian, a four-time Conference All-Star and four-time Canadian Bowl champion.  He leaves big cleats to fill.

OL Jonathan Chisholm – another major piece of the Hilltops offensive line that was able to blow open holes for the run game while protecting his quarterback on passing plays.

The Hilltops will open the 2022 season at home on August 14th when they host the Winnipeg Rifles.