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CJFL Major Award Winners

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 11/11/2022, 6:45pm PST

The best of the best from 2022

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is proud to announce their Outstanding Player Award winners for the 2022 season.  The awards were handed out Friday night at the Celebration of Excellence in Regina, SK.

The award winners are:

Gordon Currie Coach of the Year
Scott MacAulay – Regina Thunder – for the second straight season Scott is named the Gordon Currie Coach of the Year after leading his club to a 10-0 record and has his team back in the Canadian Bowl for the first time since 2013.

Offensive Rookie of the Year
Receiver/Returner – Charles Sawi – Saskatoon Hilltops
As a rookie on a storied franchise he carried the ball 25 times for 224 yards and had two touchdowns.  He also returned five missed field gaols for 271 yards and one incredible 125 yard touchdown return

Defensive Rookie of the Year
Linebacker Zachary Chaddock – Hamilton Hurricanes
He blasted into the Ontario Conference with 36 tackles, 10 assisted stops, half a sack, had an interception, 2 knockdowns, 2 forced fumbles and had a fumble recovery

Special Teams Player of the Year
Kicker AJ Williamson – London Beefeaters
He booted a CJFL high 19 field goals including his longest of 49 yards and connected on 21 of 22 convert attempts.  He also punted the ball 49 times, collecting four singles and averaged 33.6 yards each kick

Larry Wruck Outstanding Defensive Player
Linebacker Konner Johnson – Saskatoon Hilltops
He led the stingiest Prairie Conference defence with 31 tackles, 2 sacks, 5 knockdowns and 4 interceptions

Peter Dalla Riva Outstanding Offensive Player
Quarterback Te Jessie – Westshore Rebels
He led the Rebels offensively completing 169 of 305 passes for 2864 yards and 28 touchdowns

CJFL Past Commissioners Award
OL Kevin Ricard – London Beefeaters

CJFL Stewart MacDonald Executive of the Year
Craig Briere – Prince George Kodiaks 

CJFL Life Member
Sue Fournier – Westshore Rebels

Rick Smoke Community Involvement Award
Regina Thunder

The 114th Canadian Bowl will kick-off Saturday November 12, at 1:00pm at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK

BROADCAST INFO
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First-Team All-Canadians

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 11/10/2022, 10:00am PST

The best players from the 2022 season

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is proud to announce the First-Team All-Canadians for the 2022 season.

Offensive Line
Jayson Kehler – Saskatoon Hilltops
Connor Klassen – Regina Thunder
Isaiah Letander – Valley Huskers
Corey Levesque – St. Clair Saints
Jeff Vander Werff – Okanagan Sun

Receivers
Isaac Foord – Regina Thunder – 40 receptions for 638 yards and 8 touchdowns

Jared Hayes-Williams – St. Clair Saints - 33 receptions for 617 yards and 6 touchdowns

Kieran Poissant – Westshore Rebels – 44 receptions for 811 yards and 10 touchdowns

Rylan Sokul – Regina Thunder – 44 receptions for 669 yards and 4 touchdowns

Running Backs
Taz Bell – London Beefeaters - 86 carries for 554 yards and three touchdowns

Alex Gayle – Edmonton Huskies – 150 carries for 923 yards and 10 touchdowns 

Quarterback
Te Jessie – Westshore Rebels – 169 of 305 for 2864 yards, 28 touchdowns and completed 55% of his passes

Punter
Eric Maximuik – Regina Thunder – 41 punts averaging 34.5 yards and 1 single

Place Kicker
AJ Williamson – London Beefeaters - 19 of 25 in field goals, 76% with his longest being 49 yards, 21 of 22 in coverts

Defensive Line
Dylan Clarke – London Beefeaters - 23 tackles, 9 assists, 6.5 sacks, 1 blocked kick, 5 knockdowns, 2 fumble recoveries with 1 for a touchdown

Riece Kack – Saskatoon Hilltops – 20 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Reece McCormick – Regina Thunder- 16 tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 3 sacks

Kelon Thomas – Okanagan Sun – 11.5 sacks, 19 tackles, 1 blocked kick, 1 knockdown, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery

Linebackers
Jaiden Claassen – Valley Huskers – 43 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 knockdown, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Konner Johnson – Saskatoon Hilltops – 31 tackles, 2 sacks, 5 knockdowns, 4 interceptions 

Isaiah Joseph – Hamilton Hurricanes - 43 tackles, 11 assists, 1 sack, 2 knockdowns, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Defensive Backs
Sean Adams – VI Raiders – 34 tackles, 2 blocked kicks, 3 knockdowns, 1 fumble recovery, 2 interceptions

Damien Bucknor – Calgary Colts – 36 tackles, 1 knockdown, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions 

Keagan Curtis – Kamloops Broncos – 9 interceptions, 28 tackles, 2 knockdowns

Justin McKerracher – Regina Thunder – 5 interceptions, 1 returned for a touchdown, 16 tackles, 6 knockdowns, 1 fumble recovery 

Nathanial Norton – St. Clair Saints - 12 tackles, 2 assists, 4 interceptions, 2 knockdowns

Return Specialist
Mike O’Shea – Okanagan Sun – 44 punt returns, 649 yards and 3 touchdowns, 14 kick-off returns for 362 yards

The CJFL Major Award winners will be announced on Friday at the Celebration of Excellence.

Sun Dominate

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 10/23/2022, 9:00pm PDT

The Okanagan Sun win the BC Conference

Photo courtesy of Shoot The Breeze Photography

The Okanagan Sun are the BC Conference Cullen Cup champs after a complete dismantling of the Westshore Rebels on Saturday.
The Sun claimed a 38-0 victory with 412 yards of total offence compared to just 96 for the Rebels. 

It’s difficult to say which side of the ball played the best for the Sun as both the offence and defence were incredible in the championship game.   Their defence swallowed the Rebels with six sacks: two from Romario Reid and two more from Aiden Hennessey.  They forced four turnovers as Kemarr Bishop intercepted a pass and Tyler Going and Michael MacDonald each jumped on a fumble. 

On the offensive side quarterback Dominic Britton completed 16 passes for 230 yards and threw touchdown passes to Mike O’Shea and Colby Miletto.  He also ran for a major as did Jevon Garwood and Tristen Peddle. 

The Sun will now head to Ontario to face the St. Clair Saints in the CJFL National Semi-Final game.  Kick-off is set for 7:00pm EST on Saturday October 29th in Windsor at Acumen Stadium. It’s the first time the Sun play in the National Semi-Final game since 2004 when they beat the St. Leonard Cougars 24-7. The last time they played in Windsor was in 1999 when they were defeated by the then named Fratman 32-29.  It’s also the last time a team from Ontario won a CJFL national game. 

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