Before the 2016 season, the CFL changed its players-of-week format to eliminate specific offensive, defensive and Canadian players, choosing instead to name three players regardless of position or nationality.
We here at 3DownNation think that was a mistake.
To rectify it, we’ll be naming our Top 3 Canucks of the Week throughout the 2017 season, highlighting the play of the top Canadian players.
1. Andrew Harris, running back, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Canuck back was a catalyst for the Bombers in their #WhatAboutKaren aided win as he rushed for 81 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns, adding two catches for 13 yards. Harris produced his best game of the young season.
2. Lirim Hajrullahu, kicker and punter, Toronto Argonauts
He went a perfect six-for-six on three-point attempts from 34, 43, 18, 18, 47 and 35 yards in Winnipeg, tying his career-high for made field goals in a game – done last season against B.C. The Western University product added four punts for 205 yards (51.3 average). A strong outing by the triple-duty Canadian.
3. Anthony Coombs, running back and receiver, Toronto Argonauts
The 2014 third overall draft pick put up his best performance as a pro, recording career highs with eight receptions for 94 yards against Winnipeg. Coombs looks like he’s going to have a breakout campaign in Marc Trestman’s offence.