The Regina Thunder Football Team closed off a record-breaking season by recognizing several outstanding players who have put in a tremendous effort both on and off the field.
Four scholarships were awarded to several young men who all displayed exemplary character throughout the season.
The Regina Sports Performance Centre Scholarship was awarded courtesy of the Steadman family to a player who showcased true GRIT this year, Eric Maximuik.
The President’s Scholarship, courtesy of Murad and Michelle Al-Katib was awarded to Rylan Sokul, Reed Rabbetz, and Carter Shewchuk.
The Sask Rural Roots Football Scholarship, which recognizes rural athletes who strive for excellence both on and off the gridiron for the betterment of the team and community was awarded to Stephen Smith, Ryland Leichert, and Ryan Mills.
The Football Saskatchewan retention award, which helps to offset the costs to play post-secondary football for those players that grew up in Saskatchewan was awarded to Reece McCormick
The various team awards were presented to players who had an incredible season and set high standards for the rest of their teammates to strive for.
The Campbell Tartans Alumni - Defensive Lineman of the Year award was presented to team captain, Jordan Tholl.
The Sheldon Neald - Offensive Lineman of the Year award was presented to team captain, Riley Schick who was also named as a PFC All-Star.
The 2021 Barker`s Trophy - Linebacker of the year was Stephen Smith, who additionally earned a spot on the PFC All-Rookie Team.
The Dick Livingstone - Offensive Back of the Year Award was presented to PFC All-Star Quarterback Carter Shewchuk who completed 104 passes, threw a total of 1630 yards, and was additionally named the PFC Most Outstanding Quarterback.
The 2021 Chris Sullivan - Defensive Back of the Year was team captain, Myles Bistritzan with 15 tackles.
The Forsberg Financial - Receiver of the Year Award was presented to team captain, Isaac Foord with an impressive 28 receptions and 536 receiving yards. Foord was also named a PFC All-star for his second consecutive season.
The 2021 Rookie of the Year was Reece McCormick who was also named the PFC Rookie of the Year with an outstanding 16 tackles in his very first CJFL season. McCormick additionally earned the accolades of CJFL All-Canadian, PFC All-Star, and a spot on the PFC All-Rookie Team.
The Outlaw Communications Off-Season Award was presented to defensive lineman, Reed Rabbetz.
The Randy Shaw Coaches Leadership Award was presented to team captain, Davin Williamson with 15 tackles.
The title of 2021 Most Improved Player was presented to Connor Klassen, who was also recognized as a PFC All-Star.
The Peter Woldu Home Expert Team - Defensive Player of the Year award was presented to Ryan Mills who had 32 tackles and was also recognized as a PFC All-Star.
The Regina Thunder Alumni - Special Teams Player of the Year Award was presented to Eric Maximuik, who had an exemplary season by kicking 20 field goals and punting a total of 1712 yards. Maximuik was also named the PFC Most Outstanding Special Teams Player, PFC All-Star, and CJFL All-Canadian.
The 2021 Outlaw Communications - Offensive Player of the Year title was awarded to team captain, Rylan Sokul who led the league with an exceptional 621 receiving yards and 38 receptions. Sokul was also presented with several CJFL accolades including All-Star Reciever, PFC Outstanding Receiver, PFC Outstanding Offensive Player, PFC Most Valuable Player, and was named a CJFL All-Canadian.
In addition to this list of titles, Sokul’s Thunder teammates voted to award him the 2021 Most Valuable Player Award.
Through their tireless hard work and dedication, the 2021 Coldwell Banker Local Realty Community Award was awarded to the entire team thanks to their passion for bettering their community through football, and the strong character this season required from each and every player.
Any graduating or graduated players interested in playing for the Regina Thunder Football Club – we will be holding OPEN INVITE camps at the Moose Jaw Indoor Soccer Facility this winter.
These camps have been created to provide you an opportunity to work with our veteran players and coaching staff, as we believe this is part of making an educated decision in regards to where you play post-secondary football. It is also a good time for our coaches to evaluate you as a player and make a decision in regards to who will be invited to our Invite Only Spring Camp. All players that are graduating from High School and are under the age of 22 are all eligible to attend as long as you are coachable and love the game of football.
THE CAMPS ON JAN 16TH & FEBRUARY 5TH HAVE BEEN DEDICATED TO ROOKIES..
Practices will take place on:
Jan 16th – 10:30am to 1pm (Registration – 10:00am – do not show up any earlier) – Rookies Only
Feb 5th – 2:30pm to 5pm (Registration – 2:00pm – do not show up any earlier) – Rookies Only
March 5th – 2:30pm to 5pm (Registration – 2:00pm – do not show up any earlier)
March 19th – 2:30pm to 5pm (Registration – 2:00pm – do not show up any earlier)
April 2nd – 2:30pm to 5pm (Registration – 2:00pm – do not show up any earlier)
Locations – Moose Jaw Indoor Soccer Facility – YARA Centre
You need to bring shoulder pads, a helmet, a jersey, a mouth guard and cleats (shorts or sweat pants are recommended). Those on offense will need to bring a light coloured jersey and those on defense are asked to bring a dark coloured jersey as these will not be provided to you. If you are unsure what side of the ball you will participate in the camps – please bring a light and dark jersey.
Our Indoor practices will focus on improving your skill work and basic system knowledge. So expect about 60 to 75 minutes of individual skill time, 15 minutes of one on ones and 30 minutes of Pass Skelly / Run Game.
There will be a $20 fee at each indoor camp you attend. Lastly make sure you have sent in your personal information through our recruit contact page HERE
If you have any further questions please contact:
Head Coach / Regina Thunder Football Club
Everything you need to know
Saskatoon Hilltops (#2) at Regina Thunder(#1)
Sunday November 14 at 1:00pm
What is on the line:
Winner advances to the CJFL Semi Final in BC on Nov 21, 2021.
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