Canadian Junior Football League, Prairie Football Conference finalize 2022 schedule

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The Canadian Junior Football League and Prairie Conference have finalized their 2022 schedule that will see the six-member PFC open the CJFL season on August 14 with a full slate of games.

The conference champion Saskatoon Hilltops begin their title defence that afternoon at 1:00 p.m. when they host the Winnipeg Rifles. The Regina Thunder who finished as the top seed in 2021 open their season at home when they welcome the Edmonton Wildcats at 1:00 p.m. and the Calgary Colts entertain the Edmonton Huskies at 1:00 p.m.

The teams are scheduled to play an eight-week regular season concluding on October 16. The PFC playoffs will open the following weekend with a pair of semi-finals before the conference final scheduled for Sunday, October 30.

The winner of the Prairie finale will receive a bye week before hosting the 2022 Canadian Bowl on Saturday November 12. It’s the first national final hosted in the Prairie Conference since the Hilltops hosted the Langley Rams in 2018.

The British Columbia and Ontario Conferences continue to work on their schedules and anticipate releasing in the coming weeks.