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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.

Second-Team All-Canadians

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 11/09/2022, 12:00pm PST

They all had an incredible season

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

Offensive Line
Carson Lethbridge – Edmonton Huskies (second consecutive season)
Jaden Caston – St. Clair Saints
Will St. Hubert – Prince George Kodiaks
David Legg – London Beefeaters
Riley Schick – Regina Thunder 

Receivers
Anthony Grigg – Hamilton Hurricanes - 34 receptions for 578 yards and 6 touchdowns

Colton Meikle – Kamloops Broncos – 43 receptions for 853 yards and 7 touchdowns

Mike O’Shea – Okanagan Sun – 28 receptions for 483 yards and 8 touchdowns

Isaiah Woodley – Regina Thunder – 34 receptions for 593 yards and 5 touchdowns 

Running Backs
Jevan Garwood – Okanagan Sun – 115 carries for 920 yards and 9 touchdowns

Reece Wyke – Valley Huskers – 200 carries for 1095 yards and 8 touchdowns

Quarterback
Carter Shewchuk – Regina Thunder – 157 of 250 for 2351 yards, 18 touchdowns, completed 63% of his passes

Punter
AJ Williamson – London Beefeaters - 49 punts, 33.6 yards average, 4 singles 

Place Kicker
Simon Hales – Westshore Rebels – 12 of 15 field goals

Defensive Line
Mikhail Biggs – Edmonton Huskies – 22 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 1 knockdown

Tynan Braymiller – St. Clair Saints - 12 tackles, 6 assists, 3.5 sacks, 2 blocked kicks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, with 1 for a touchdown

Richard Graham – Ottawa Sooners- 24 tackles, 5 assists, 2.5 sacks, 1 blocked kick, 1 knockdown, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions both returned for touchdowns

Romareo Reid – Okanagan Sun – 12.5 sacks, 10 tackles, 1 fumble recovery

Linebackers
Shawn Charles – Ottawa Sooners-  21 tackles, 2 assists, 1.5 sacks, 2 blocked kicks, 2 forced fumble, 1 recovery for a touchdown, 1 interception

Peyton Ryder – Okanagan Sun – 36 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 knockdown, 1 fumble recovery, 9 assisted tackles

Stephen Smith – Regina Thunder – 29 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 knockdowns, 1 force fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Defensive Backs
Garrett Cape – Okanagan Sun – 19 tackles, 1 interception, 2 knockdowns, 1 fumble recovery for a touchdown

Adam King – Regina Thunder – 23 tackles, 2 knockdowns, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Keon Raymond Jr. – Prince George Kodiaks – 32 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 knockdowns, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception returned for a touchdown

Tanner Shaw – Edmonton Wildcats – 36 tackles, 1 blocked kick, 2 knockdowns, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions 

Jordan Wright – London Beefeaters - 3 tackles, 4 assists, 4 interceptions, 4 knockdowns

Return Specialist
Caleb Akerley – Edmonton Huskies – 23 punt returns for 333 yards, 21 kick-off returns for 502 yards

The CJFL First-Team All-Canadians will be announced on Thursday November 10, 2022.

Prairie Conference Major Awards

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 10/27/2022, 10:00am PDT

The very best in 2022

Photo courtesy of Wanda Harron Photography

The Prairie Conference announced their Most Outstanding Players and Coach of the Year for the 2022 season as a build up to the Prairie Conference final on Sunday.

Prairie Conference Outstanding Players:

Coach of the Year – Scott MacAulay – Regina Thunder (second consecutive year).  He led the Thunder to their second straight undefeated regular season and now home field advantage throughout the Prairie Conference playoffs.

Outstanding Offensive Lineman – Connor Klassen – Regina Thunder  

Outstanding Running Back – Alex Gayle – Edmonton Huskies (second consecutive season) – 150 carries for 923 yards, averaging 6.15 yards a carry and 10 touchdowns

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

Outstanding Quarterback – Carter Shewchuk – Regina Thunder (second consecutive season) – 157 of 250 (63%), 2351 yards, 18 touchdowns, 104.3 passer efficiency rating

Outstanding Defensive Lineman – Reece McCormick – Regina Thunder – 16 tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 3 sacks (added 4 in the Conference semi-final)

Outstanding Linebacker – Konner Johnson – Saskatoon Hilltops – 28 tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 2 sacks, 5 knockdowns, 4 interceptions

Outstanding Defensive Back – Damien Bucknor – Calgary Colts - 31 tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions

Outstanding Special Teams Player – Eric Maximuik – Regina Thunder (second consecutive season) – 8 of 15 (53%) field goals, 34 punts averaging 35.7 yards 

Rookie of the Year – Charles Sawi – Saskatoon Hilltops - 25 carries for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He also returned five missed field goals for 271 yards and one touchdown of 125 yards

Most Valuable Player – Alex Gayle – Edmonton Huskies - 150 carries for 923 yards, averaging 6.15 yards a carry and 10 touchdowns

Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year – Konner Johnson – Saskatoon Hilltops – 28 tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 2 sacks, 5 knockdowns, 4 interceptions

Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year – Alex Gayle – Edmonton Huskies - 150 carries for 923 yards, averaging 6.15 yards a carry and 10 touchdowns

Sunday the Regina Thunder will host the Saskatoon Hilltops in the Prairie Conference final with the winner hosting the Canadian Bowl on November 12th.    

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