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The Unofficial Kick-Off

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 02/02/2023, 7:15pm PST

Teams can now sign up to 10 players with the Letter of Intent

It’s the unofficial kick-off to the 2023 season!

As of February 1st, all CJFL teams are able to sign up to 10 players to their upcoming roster with a “Letter of Intent,” (LOI).   Once an LOI is signed the player agrees, should they play in the CJFL for the 2023 season, they are bound to that team which is stipulated in the LOI agreement. 

Before entering the LOI agreement the player signing cannot already be committed to another team or on a protected list within the CJFL.

If a player decides not to continue with that particular team after signing the LOI, they can be released from that commitment by the team.  However the team does not have to agree to release that player until the LOI expires on the 15th of September. 

These LOIs are used by teams for several different reasons, the main one is to obviously sign a big recruit and have a commitment to their roster for that season.  Signing an important recruit can also encourage other players to give that team serious consideration if they are on the fence of which CJFL team to join.

The LOIs began several years ago in the BC Conference, but now all 19 teams take advantage of getting a commitment before National Signing Day on June 1st. 

Follow along on social media to see which players have agreed to an LOI for the upcoming CJFL season. 

Kevin Wuthrich Hired

By Supplied 11/28/2022, 6:00am PST

He becomes the new head coach of the Edmonton Wildcats

The Edmonton Wildcats are pleased to announce the signing of Kevin (Cash) Wuthrich as the new Head Coach.

Cash played for the Wildcats from 2006-2009. He went straight to the CFL from the Cats playing as a receiver for the Edmonton Elks from 2009-2011. In 2011, he was released from the Elks and went and played CIS football at Saint Mary’s University (SMU).

At the end of his CIS eligibility, Cash stayed at SMU initially as the receivers coach and then the Offensive Coordinator. In 2021, Cash returned to his high school Bev Facey where he coached the receivers for a season before joining the Wildcats in 2022 as the Offensive Coordinator.

“We are excited to move forward with Cash. He brings a refreshing youthful excitement about both the organization and the players, which is something to look forward to” – Jason Milne, VP Football Operations

 “I am excited to lead. To have the opportunity to work with young adults and help them transition into their adult life… The main focus as I step into the head coach role is uniting the team and bringing them together. Show them that the history and the alumni of the Wildcats matter.” – Kevin Wuthrich, Head Coach