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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.

Prairie Conference Schedule

04/12/2022, 9:00am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The 2022 PFC schedule kicks off on August 14

The CJFL and Prairie Conference (PFC) have released their 2022 schedule that will see the six-member Conference open the CJFL season on August 14, 2022 with a full slate of games.

The Conference champion Saskatoon Hilltops begin their title defence that afternoon at 1:00pm when they host the Winnipeg Rifles.  The Regina Thunder who finished as the top seed in 2021 open their season at home when they welcome the Edmonton Wildcats at 1:00pm and the Calgary Colts entertain the Edmonton Huskies at 1:00pm as well. 

The teams are scheduled to play an eight-week regular season concluding on October 16th.  The Conference playoffs will open the following weekend with a pair of semi-finals before the Conference final scheduled for Sunday October 30th. 

The winner of the Prairie finale will receive a bye week before hosting the 2022 Canadian Bowl on Saturday November 12th. It’s the first national final hosted in the Prairie Conference since the Hilltops hosted the Langley Rams in 2018.

The BC and Ontario Conferences continue to work on their schedules and do anticipate releasing them in the coming weeks.