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.
|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|
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.
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.