CFL TO HONOUR FALLEN CANADIAN HEROES PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:34

CFL TO HONOUR FALLEN CANADIAN HEROES
Moment of silence, Canadian Armed Forces helmet decals are tributes

TORONTO – The Canadian Football League and its teams will pay special tribute this weekend to the Canadian heroes who lost their lives this week in separate attacks on home soil.

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was murdered in a mall parking lot in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and Corporal Nathan Frank Cirillo, who lost his life while standing guard at the National War Memorial, near Parliament Hill, will be remembered.

All games will feature a solemn moment of silence and all teams will wear a helmet decal that bears the logo of the Canadian Armed Forces.

“These are heartfelt gestures and yet they feel small when compared to the enormous sacrifice and bravery displayed constantly by the Canadian men and women in uniform who have always put their lives on the line, for our way of life and our freedoms,” said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon.

“That these men were in harm’s way here at home deeply offends us all. That they lost their lives so suddenly and so tragically shocks us all. And that their families and friends have been robbed of their company and comfort deeply saddens us all. Our teams want to express respect, appreciation and sympathies, on behalf of  us all.”

The Ottawa REDBLACKS also plan an extended ceremony, prior to hosting the Montreal Alouettes Friday night at 6:30 pm ET. That game will be followed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders playing the Stampeders in Calgary at 9:30 pm ET.

 

Another doubleheader on Saturday features the Toronto Argonauts hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 4 pm  ET followed by the BC Lions visit to Winnipeg to face the Blue Bombers at 7 pm ET.

 
102nd GREY CUP PLAYOFF SCENARIOS Updated Week 18 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Friday, 24 October 2014 16:34

102nd GREY CUP PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

Updated Week 18

 

West Division

BC Loss = Edmonton clinches second place

BC Win = BC clinches playoff berth

East Division

Montreal Win + Hamilton Win = Hamilton clinches playoff berth

 

 

 
CFL Players of the Week - Week 17 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:21

CFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 2014

Canadian Football League Week #17


TORONTO - Jon Cornish, Dexter McCoil and Kendial Lawrence were named the Canadian Football League Players of the Week for Week 17 of the 2014 Canadian Football League season.

The three players were chosen by a panel of judges including: former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.


CFL Offensive and Canadian Player of the Week

Jon Cornish
RB - Calgary Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders 33 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish was named the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 17. Cornish collected 172 yards from scrimmage on 22 touches and scored a touchdown in Calgary's 33-23 victory over the Blue Bombers. Cornish was also recognized as the Canadian Player of the Week for his standout performance.

The New Westminster, B.C. native rushed the ball 21 times for 160 yards (7.6 yards per carry) including a nine-yard touchdown run late in the fourth to seal the victory for the Stampeders. The win secured the West Division crown for the visitors.

The product of the University of Kansas added a single reception for 12 yards in the contest.

Despite playing only eight games this season, Cornish leads the CFL in rushing with 977 yards on 127 carries. He has averaged 7.4 yards on 18 receptions and has recorded six majors on the year.

This is the third time this season that Cornish has received both Offensive and Canadian Player of the Week honours; he also accomplished the feat in Weeks 10 and 12.


CFL Defensive Player of the Week

Dexter McCoil
LB - Edmonton Eskimos

Edmonton Eskimos 24 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 19

Edmonton Eskimos linebacker Dexter McCoil was named the Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17. McCoil had a career-high seven tackles, while adding a pass knockdown and an interception to help the Eskimos to a 24-19 win in Regina.

After defensive end Willie Jefferson hit Kerry Joseph mid-pass to send the ball off-course, McCoil - a former Tulsa Hurricane - won the ensuing jump ball for his league-leading sixth interception.

The first-year player from Metairie, Louisiana leads the Eskimos with 61 tackles this season and his six interceptions are one clear of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Maurice Leggett.

McCoil's back-to-back Defensive Player of the Week awards are the second and third of his career following his first in Week 9.


CFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Kendial Lawrence
KR/PR - Edmonton Eskimos

Edmonton Eskimos 24 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 19

Edmonton Eskimos returner Kendial Lawrence was named the Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 17. Lawrence recorded 150 combined return yards and scored a touchdown as the Eskimos used a furious second half rally to knockoff the Riders at Mosaic.

The rookie out of Missouri University returned three kickoffs for a total of 135 yards, including a 96-yard kickoff return on the opening play of the second half to spur the Eskimos' comeback.

The native of Rockwall, Texas also returned five punts for 15 yards.

The 5'9" 195-pound slotback has returned eleven kickoffs for 383 yards (34.8 yards per return) and has scored a pair of touchdowns. He has also averaged 9.3 yards on 35 punt returns this season.

This is Lawrence's first career Player of the Week award.

 
102nd GREY CUP PLAYOFF SCENARIOS – WEEK 18 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:23

102nd GREY CUP PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

Week 18


West Division

BC Loss = Edmonton clinches second place

BC Win = BC clinches playoff berth

 
CFL GOES DEEP IN FASHION ONCE AGAIN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:04

CFL GOES DEEP IN FASHION ONCE AGAIN

New Era and Canadian Football League Launch 2014 'Player Inspired Series'

TORONTO - The Canadian Football League and New Era Cap unveiled today the 2014 CFL Player Inspired Series - a collection of headwear designed for fans by players.

A player from each CFL club worked with New Era's design experts to create a cap for their respective teams using their individual creativity to create a unique product. Players had the option to design a 9FIFTY snapback, a knit cap or the brand's iconic 59FIFTY cap.

The New Era #CFLInspired Series, includes player designs by: 
Andrew Harris, BC Lions
Charleston Hughes, Calgary Stampeders
Tyron Brackenridge, Saskatchewan Roughriders
Ryan King, Edmonton Eskimos
Chris Greaves, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Shea Emry, Toronto Argonauts
John Bowman, Montreal Alouettes
Chevon Walker, Ottawa REDBLACKS
Greg Wojt, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

"We are a modern, innovative league that is always looking to the future," said Sara Moore, CFL Vice President of Marketing and Events. "And partnering with creative and youthful brands like New Era, Reebok and eLUXE is part of a broader plan to attract the next generation of fans at the same time we deliver fun and excitement for our most loyal fans."

Earlier this year, the CFL and Reebok launched the Signature Uniform series - a bold, new, modern alternative uniform that received many great reviews and a lot of discussion amongst fans and the general public. Earlier this month, the CFL announced a new partnership with eLUXE - an online retailer of designer women's clothing and accessories designed by fashion influencers across the country - to launch a Grey Cup inspired line called #MyGreyCup.

To download photos of the #CFLInspired New Era caps, click here.

Throughout the month of October, player designers will appear at various locations to meet-and-greet fans and talk about their creation.  Check out @NewEraCanada on twitter for more information on player appearances. The CFL Player Inspired Series is available at team retail and CFLShop.ca.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:19
 
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