CFL and eLUXE Partner to Present #MyGreyCup Collection PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Thursday, 02 October 2014 18:28

CFL and eLUXE Partner to Present #MyGreyCup Collection


TORONTO - Global etailer, eLUXE, announces today an exciting partnership with the iconic Canadian Football League (CFL).  This exciting Connected Collection, #MyGreyCup will call on Canadian style influencers to promote Grey Cup specific designs leading up to the 102nd  Grey Cup being played in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 30, 2014.

#MyGreyCup merges a female focused audience with one of Canada's largest sporting events boasting no less than a 40 per cent female viewership. eLUXE has chosen lifestyle influencers that are style mavens in their own markets. Confirmed #MyGreyCup program ambassadors include: Toronto based Kate McKenna, Segment Host of CFL for TSN and Producer on CTV's The Social, Ottawa based Grace Odumo, Editor in Chief of 613Style.com, British Columbia Interior based Stephanie Koch of inherited-jeans.blogspot.ca, Edmonton based Kira Paran of NorthernStyleExposure.com and Edmonton based Vickie Laliotis of adventuresinfashion.ca.

The collection, #MyGreyCup, will consist of 6-8 designs on chic and easy to wear products produced in North America such as feminine tees, sweatshirts, totes, ponchos and silver jewelry. Each piece will be under $100 and sold exclusively on eLUXE.com.

"CFL for eLUXE will celebrate the intersection of women and Football, and what better event to do this around but the 102nd Grey Cup in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver." Duke McKenzie, CEO eLUXE

"Today's CFL is all about being modern and finding new and innovative ways to connect with fans," said Sara Moore, Vice President of Marketing for the CFL. "We have millions of female fans, and partnering with eLUXE allows us to provide them with exciting new products while also reaching potential new customers."

 
IMAGINE DRAGONS TO ROCK CANADA'S BIGGEST STAGE AT THE 102ND GREY CUP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Thursday, 02 October 2014 18:27

IMAGINE DRAGONS TO ROCK CANADA'S BIGGEST STAGE AT THE 102ND GREY CUP

Grammy Award Winners were Rolling Stone's "biggest breakout of the year"


TORONTO - The Canadian Football League is excited to announce that Imagine Dragons will rock the half-time show of the 102nd Grey Cup this November 30th at B.C. Place in Vancouver.

"This is a dynamic young band that reflects today's CFL and the excitement that has always surrounded our biggest game and Canada's biggest party, the Grey Cup," said Sara Moore, the CFL's Vice-President of Marketing and Events. "The millions who saw Imagine Dragons steal the show at this year's Grammy Awards, where they won a Grammy for best rock performance, will know how exciting it is that they will command Canada's biggest stage."

Imagine Dragons' debut full length studio album Night Visions, released in 2012 on Universal Music Canada, has been certified 3X platinum in Canada. The album has been propelled by the amazing success of the 2X platinum selling single "It's Time", the 7X platinum follow-up "Radioactive" and the 5X platinum "Demons". Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons "the biggest breakout of the year" and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the "Year of the Dragons."

"We're thrilled to be coming to the Grey Cup to entertain CFL fans in Vancouver and right across Canada," said the Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds (vocals). "Canada has supported us from the beginning so it's always exciting to go back."

Based in Las Vegas, Imagine Dragons also includes Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass) and Daniel Platzman (drums).

The Grey Cup, the championship game of the Canadian Football League, is often the most watched television event of any kind in Canada.

To be broadcast live this year at 6 p.m. ET on TSN and RDS in Canada, and ESPN2 in the United States, it is far and away the largest single day sporting event in the country.

 
CFL Players of the Month - September PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:12

CFL Players of the Month 2014

Canadian Football League - September


TORONTO – Jon Cornish, Bear Woods and Weston Dressler were named the CFL Players of the Month for September, the Canadian Football League announced today.

The monthly awards include all games played from Week 11 to Week 14.

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


CFL Offensive and Canadian Player of the Month

Jon Cornish
RB – Calgary Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish was named both the Offensive Player of the Month and the Canadian Player of the Month for September. With Cornish in the lineup this past month, the Stamps went a perfect 3-0.

The former Kansas Jayhawk averaged 9.15 yards on 48 carries and accumulated 62 yards on nine receptions while scoring a total of three touchdowns. His 439 rushing yards were tops in the month – 135 yards clear of second place.

Cornish's standout performance of the past four weeks came in Week 12. He registered a season-high 174 yards on 11 carries, including a career-long 79-yard touchdown run to power the Stampeders’ offence. His second major of the contest – a 25-yard touchdown reception – capped an historic comeback as the Stamps erased a 29-10 halftime deficit to emerge with a 40-33 decision.

The dual nods for Player of the Month come with Cornish having taken three of the four Canadian Player of the Week awards in September. Cornish also took home both the Offensive and Canadian weekly honours in Week 12.

This is the first time this season Cornish has been named Canadian Player of the Month after receiving the honour three times during the 2013 campaign.


CFL Defensive Player of the Month

Bear Woods
LB – Montreal Alouettes

Montreal Alouettes linebacker Bear Woods was named the Defensive Player of the Month for September. Woods recorded 33 tackles, three sacks and forced a fumble in the Alouettes’ four September contests.

The native of Macclenny, Florida had a career-game in Week 11, notching personal bests in both tackles (10) and sacks (2) in a game as the Alouettes prevailed at home with a 38-31 victory over their East Division rivals, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Woods’ outstanding play in the month of September saw him recognized as Defensive Player of the Week in Weeks 11 and 14.

Currently, Woods is third on the Alouettes with 46 tackles and sits fourth on the team with four sacks.

The former Troy University Trojan is in his third season in the CFL and this is his first career Player of the Month award.


CFL Special Teams Player of the Month

Weston Dressler
KR/PR – Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders returner Weston Dressler was named the Special Teams Player of the Month for September. In the Riders’ four games, Dressler returned two punt returns for touchdowns and averaged 14.7 yards per return.

In Week 11, Dressler's 75-yard punt return for a touchdown proved to be the eventual game-winner as the Riders took the Labour Day Classic rematch 30-24. In Week 13 against the Ottawa REDBLACKS, he topped the feat by returning a punt 78 yards for a major to establish a new career-high. His two punt return touchdowns on the year lead the league.

After his Week 13 performance of five punt returns for 103 yards, the Bismarck, North Dakota native was named Special Teams Player of the Week.

The former University of North Dakota Bison's productive month saw him register 17 punt returns for 250 yards – 70 yards higher than September's second-highest punt returner.

This is Dressler’s first Player of the Month honour this season since returning to the CFL in Week 10.

 
102ND GREY CUP PLAYOFF SCENARIOS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Thursday, 02 October 2014 18:26

102ND GREY CUP PLAYOFF SCENARIOS


West Division:

Winnipeg Loss OR Calgary Win = Calgary clinches playoff berth

 
CFL Players of the Week - Week 14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:50

CFL Players of the Week 2014

Canadian Football League Week #14


TORONTO – John White, Bear Woods, Jock Sanders and Jon Cornish were named the Canadian Football League Players of the Week for Week 14 of the 2014 Canadian Football League season.

The four 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 Player of the Week

John White
RB – Edmonton Eskimos

Saskatchewan Roughriders 0 @ Edmonton Eskimos 24

Edmonton Eskimos running back John White was named Offensive Player of the Week for Week 14. On 19 touches, White collected 199 yards from scrimmage and scored a pair of touchdowns in the Eskimos’ 24-0 shutout of the Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium.

After the defence stopped the visitors on a third down gamble, the Eskimos found themselves in Riders’ territory on just their second possession of the game. White scored on a 36-yard touchdown run on the very next play to give the home side an early lead.

In his first game action since suffering a hand injury in Week 7, the Torrance, California native rushed the ball 17 times for a career-high 192 yards (11.3 yards per carry).

Mike Reilly connected with the former Utah Ute on a 10-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to cap the game's scoring.

This is White’s first Player of the Week honour in his two-year CFL career.


CFL Defensive Player of the Week

Bear Woods 
LB – Montreal Alouettes

Montreal Alouettes 15 @ Ottawa REDBLACKS 7

Montreal Alouettes linebacker Bear Woods was named Defensive Player of the Week for Week 14. Woods notched nine tackles, a sack and forced a fumble in the Alouettes 15-7 victory over the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

The former Troy University Trojan brought down REDBLACKS quarterback Henry Burris for a 14-yard loss to force a fumble. Aaron Lavarias recovered the ball and handed it off to Chip Cox who returned it for a touchdown in the first quarter.

The native of Macclenny, Florida has tallied 46 tackles and four sacks this season.

Woods' second career Defensive Player of the Week award comes three weeks after he captured his first in Week 11 action.


CFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Jock Sanders
KR/PR – Calgary Stampeders

BC Lions 7 @ Calgary Stampeders 14

Calgary Stampeders returner Jock Sanders was named the Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 14. Sanders finished with 156 return yards in the Stampeders’ narrow 14-7 home win over the Lions.

The native of St. Petersburg, Florida returned six punts for 101 yards (16.8 yards per return), including a game-high 23 yard return midway through the second quarter. Sanders also took care of kickoff return duties, sending back three kickoffs for a total of 55 yards.

The former West Virginia Mountaineer currently sits second in the league in punt return yards with 462 and is sixth in combined return yards with 893.

In Sanders' four years in the CFL, he has captured three Special Teams Player of the Week awards. His previous two came in Week 2 of 2013 and Week 3 earlier this season.


Canadian Player of the Week

Jon Cornish
RB – Calgary Stampeders

BC Lions 7 @ Calgary Stampeders 14

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish was named the Canadian Player of the Week for Week 14. Cornish ran for 156 yards and added three receptions for 20 yards in the Stampeders’ 14-7 home win over the B.C. Lions.

The former Kansas Jayhawk averaged 7.8 yards on 20 carries to notch his fourth straight game with over 100 yards rushing. In that same stretch, he has amassed 602 yards and three touchdowns.

The New Westminster, B.C. native is second in the league in rushing with 743 yards, while adding 115 yards receiving and five touchdowns in only six games this season.

This is Cornish’s fourth Canadian Player of the Week honour this season with his last coming in Week 12.

 
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