Canadian Junior Football League


Canadian Junior Football League

Infobox sports league
title = Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL)
current_season =
logo =
pixels =
sport = Canadian football
founded = 1890
ceo = Ron Osterkampf
fame =
motto =
teams = 21 ,split into 3 conference, one of 8 teams, one of 7 and one of 6.
country = Canada
champion = Saskatoon Hilltops
website = [http://www.cjfl.ca/index.php]
TV = No TV deals.

The Canadian Junior Football League is a national amateur Canadian football league consisting of 18 teams playing in six provinces across Canada. The teams compete annually for the Canadian Bowl. Many CJFL players have gone on to professional football careers in the CFL and elsewhere.

The CJFL's formal mission statement is: "The Canadian Junior Football League provides the opportunity for young men aged 17 to 22 to participated in highly competitive post-high school football that is unique in Canada. The goal of the league is to foster community involvement and yield a positive environment by teaching discipline, perseverance and cooperation. The benefits of the league are strong camaraderie, national competition and life-long friends."

A handful of standout players are typically signed directly to CFL rosters each season, while Canadian Interuniversity Sport permits up to two years of play in leagues such as the CJFL before a player begins to lose eligibility.

The 9-team Quebec Junior Football League was formerly part of the CJFL, but eventually withdrew and now operates independently.

List of teams

B.C. Football Conference

*Abbotsford Air Force (denied playing status indefinitely)
*Big Kahuna Rams
*Chilliwack Huskers
*Kamloops Broncos
*Okanagan Sun
*Vancouver Island Raiders
*Vancouver Trojans
*Victoria Rebels

Prairie Football Conference

*Calgary Colts
*Edmonton Huskies
*Edmonton Wildcats
*Lethbridge Lightning (to begin play in 2009)
*Regina Thunder
*Saskatoon Hilltops
*Winnipeg Rifles

Ontario Football Conference

*Burlington Braves
*Hamilton Hurricanes
*London Beefeaters
*Northern Clansmen (to begin play in 2009)
*St. Leonard Cougars
*Toronto Junior Argonauts (to begin play in 2009)
*Windsor AKO Fratmen

On July 9, 2007 it was announced by the OFC that with the opening of the Ontario Football Conference 2007 season only 3 weeks away, the Tri City Vipers of the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge region have decided to suspend football operations for this season.

Defunct Teams

*North Vancouver Argos (North Vancouver, B.C.)
*Richmond Raiders (1978-1992, Richmond, B.C.)
*Tri-City Bulldogs (1925-2004, Coquitlam, B.C.)
*Regina Rams (Regina, Saskatchewan, moved to CIS)
*Winnipeg Hawkeyes (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
*Winnipeg Rods (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
*St. Vital Mustangs (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
*Brantford Bisons (Brantford, Ontario)
*Thunder Bay Giants (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
*Sault Ste. Marie Storm (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)
*Oshawa Hawkeyes (Oshawa, Ontario)
*Ottawa Jr. Riders (Ottawa, Ontario, moved to the QJFL in 2006)
*Ottawa Sooners (Ottawa, Ontario)
*Chateauguay Ramblers, Chateauguay, Quebec
*Cornwall Emards (Quebec)
*Montreal Junior Alouettes (Montreal, Quebec)
*Montreal Junior Concordes (Montreal, Quebec)
*Notre-Dame-de-Grace Maple Leafs (Montreal, Quebec)
*St. Hubert Rebelles (Quebec)
*Verdun Invictus (Verdun, Quebec)
*Verdun Maple Leafs (Verdun, Quebec)
*Verdun Shamcats (Verdun, Quebec)
*Ville Emard Juveniles (Ville Emard, Quebec)

External links

* [http://www.cjfl.ca/ Canadian Junior Football League]
* [http://www.bcjuniorfootball.ca/ British Columbia Football Conference]
* [http://www.ofcfootball.com/ Ontario Football Conference]
* [http://www.sframs.com/ Big Kahuna Rams]
* [http://www.burlingtonbraves.ca/ Burlington Braves]
* [http://www.calgarycolts.com/ Calgary Colts]
* [http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/?u=CHILLIWACKHUSKERS&s=football&t=c Chilliwack Huskers]
* [http://www.edmontonhuskies.com Edmonton Huskies]
* [http://www.edmontonwildcats.com/ Edmonton Wildcats]
* [http://www.kamloopsbroncos.com/ Kamloops Broncos]
* [http://www.londonbeefeaters.org/ London Beefeaters]
* [http://www.okanagansun.org Okanagan Sun]
* [http://www.prairiethunder.ca/ Regina Thunder]
* [http://www.stleonardcougars.com/ Saint Léonard Cougars]
* [http://www.hilltops.ca/ Saskatoon Hilltops]
* [http://www.viraiders.com/ Vancouver Island Raiders]
* [http://www.vancouvertrojans.ca/ Vancouver Trojans]
* [http://www.victoriarebels.com/ Victoria Rebels]
* [http://www.akofraternity.com/ Windsor AKO Fratmen]
* [http://www.winnipegrifles.com/ Winnipeg Rifles]


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