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  • Captain Canada Competes in Saskatoon AFFL
    Former CFLer's game evolves with flag national team By: Santino Filoso For as long as he can remember, Joel Lipinski has played football. His 25 year pigskin career has taken him from the CJFL (Vancouver Island Raiders), to the CIS (Regina Rams & Saint Mary's Huskies), to the CFL (Saskatchewan and Edmonton) and now, to Team Canada. When his pro career came to its conclusion in 2011, Lipinski, a die-hard Saskatchewan Roughrider and Atlanta Falcon fan, was faced with the prospect of no longer playing the game he loved. But instead of simply moving on, he took up flag football and quickly emerged as a star. Though it wasn't always a smooth transition, Lipinski evolved his game, learning to walk the fine line between being aggressive while avoiding costly penalties. He's also become more of a vocal leader, both on and off the field. Lipinski credits much of his success to the fact that he's been able to tie his full-time career into his part time job as Team Canada's flag football captain. As co-owner of Ignite Athletic Conditioning in Saskatoon, Lipinski spends his days training athletes who compete in the Olympics, NFL, CFL, NCAA, WHL and USport. Additionally, he's also the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Football Canada and the University of Saskatchewan Football Team. 'My job always keeps me motivated and really ensures that I actually practice what I preach to my athletes.' After spending five years playing weekly games in Saskatoon's Adult Flag Football League (AFFL), Lipinski and his team traveled to Halifax to compete in the 2016 Flag Nationals. As a result of winning the tournament in Nova Scotia, they became Team Canada, which in turn allowed them to head to Florida to play in the World Championships. Despite coming up short, losing to Austria by a single score in the semi-finals, Lipinski is confident Team Canada will build off the loss and bounce back. 'Competing at the international level has given us invaluable experience,' he says. One of the things he mentions as an example is that fact that in IFAF rules, teams receive four downs for a first down (to half), whereas in most Canadian flag leagues teams receive three. 'It's a small thing but it definitely changes your play calling and strategies a bit.' Flag football may one day become an Olympic sport and Lipinski thinks Football Canada is positioning itself to be dominant on the international stage. In August, Team Canada will travel to Waterloo, to compete in the senior flag nationals. In addition to bragging rights, the event will provide Lipinski and his teammates with strong competition and give Football Canada an opportunity to identify players from other teams who could be candidates to fill in on Team Canada's roster should injuries or the need arise.
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  • Week 8 Power Rankings
    Week 8 Power Rankings! 1. Blue Crush (W) [6-0] 2. Jud's Studs (B) [7-0-1] 3. Black Ice (W) [6-1] 4. The Replacements (B) [7-1] 5. Peter Dante Slangin (A) [5-1-1] 6. Demons (A) [5-2] 7. Dusters (B) [6-1-1] 8. B. Deep (B) [6-2] 9. LongSnappers (A) [4-2-1] 10. HCU (Comp) [5-3] #YourLeagueYourFUN
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  • Accurate Rosters = Accurate Stats
    The Saskatoon AFFL is committed to creating a football playing experience like no other. As part of that mission, we offer league stats for both individuals and teams. To make it as enjoyable perk we want to ensure our statisticians are accurate as possible. Here are a list of things that we require to ensure that our statisticians can be accurate: -Upon registration, you register your correct jersey number and you do not switch it. If you have since changed your jersey number, have your team rep change it through our log in page. -You ensure that your jersey has LARGE numbers on both the front and back -If you are missing your jersey, kindly tape on LARGE numbers to a team coloured t-shirt (please note that all players do require their own team jersey and this is only acceptable barring agreement from other team and league officials) If you have all that covered, you are well on your way to finding yourself a top the Saskatoon AFFL Leaderboards! Your League, Your Fun!
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  • SMF Field Not Done Yet
    The Friends of the Bowl Foundation are pleased to announce that SMF Field will benefit from the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Grey Cup Legacy Project. The Grey Cup Legacy Project was introduced in 2012 in preparation for hosting the 2013 Grey Cup. 7,000 temporary seats as well as corporate boxes were added to the end zones at Mosaic Stadium. The plan was to donate these seats to amateur sports programs when the new stadium was ready. Over 4,000 seats and 6 boxes will be donated to the Friends of the Bowl Foundation to enhance the experience for fans at SMF Field and create a facility that is able to host a wide variety of sporting events for years to come. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have also announced that they have acquired office space in the Gordie Howe Sports Complex. “We are extremely proud to be a part of this outstanding sports facility.” Said Craig Reynolds, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. “We are thrilled to be welcomed here at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex and we look forward to playing an even greater role with the thousands of young athletes and children who are engaged in sports here every year.” To fund the next phase of development, the Foundation announced a Phase 4 campaign called “Gordie Howe Sports Complex Legacy Campaign”. Quinn Magnuson will join Greg Yuel as Campaign Co-Chair for Phase 4. Donations will fund the transportation and installation of the stands for SMF Field, along with the installation of a new clock, bleachers, training mats, and track upgrades at Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval and the installation of a new National standards backstop for Gordie Howe Softball Park. Phase 4 is a multi-purpose campaign with benefits to many sporting partners within the Gordie Howe Sports Complex. These new developments at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex will not only improve the spectator and athlete experience but will also position the facilities well for hosting future provincial, national and international events.
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Who: Men and Women, ages 18+

What: 5 on 5 Outdoor Flag Football.  There will be minimum four divisions (Competitive, Recreational, Women's, Co-ed), possibly more depending on the interest we get from each category.  The league has a capacity of 40 teams for 2017.

Fees: $1500.00 per team for each division.  $500 deposit due 7 days after registering a team.  A $300 performance is also required from each team at the annual meeting.

Where:  Saskatoon Minor Football Field at Gordie Howe Bowl

When: Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-11:30pm May 17th - Aug 30th, 2017

Why: To provide fun and competitive flag football on a safe playing field.

Passer Rating
225
GP: 7
203
GP: 7
200
GP: 9
199
GP: 9
199
GP: 7
Passing Yards
2367
GP: 9
2050
GP: 10
2040
GP: 9
2031
GP: 8
1950
GP: 9
Receptions
Tom Ross
Ducks, REC B
70
GP: 8
Mike Wong
Demons, REC A
66
GP: 9
57
GP: 9
50
GP: 9
Receiving Yards
Tom Ross
Ducks, REC B
1048
GP: 8
Mike Wong
Demons, REC A
1036
GP: 9
765
GP: 7
Receiving Touchdowns
22
GP: 9
22
GP: 8
Tom Ross
Ducks, REC B
21
GP: 8
Passing Touchdowns
40
GP: 9
39
GP: 7
38
GP: 8
37
GP: 10
34
GP: 7
Interceptions
10
GP: 8
10
GP: 9
9
GP: 8
8
GP: 9
Sacks
8
GP: 10
7
GP: 9
4
GP: 8

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