The Kodiaks Football Club has been granted an expansion junior football franchise by the British Columbia Football Conference (BCFC) to be based out of Prince George. The Kodiaks will take the field starting in 2022 and play within the BCFC.
Newly-hired director of football operations and former CFL great Keon Raymond will be the first head coach for the Kodiaks program.
Home games are to be played out of Masich Place Stadium in Prince George.
The British Columbia Football Conference (BCFC) is part of the CJFL and consists of the Kamloops Bronco, Okanagan Sun, Langley Rams, Valley (Chilliwack) Huskers, Westshore Rebels, Vancouver Island Raiders and the Prince George Kodiaks. The BCFC was formed in 1947 and is entering its 75 season.
The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is a national Major Junior Canadian football league consisting of 18 teams playing in five provinces (BC, Alb, Sask, Man, Ont) across Canada. The teams compete annually for the Canadian Bowl. Many CJFL players move on to professional football careers in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and elsewhere.
The CJFL has roots dating back to 1883 and has the oldest Canadian trophy in history, known as the Canadian Bowl. The mission statement of the CJFL is: “The League provides the opportunity for young men aged 17 to 22 to participate in highly competitive post-high school football that is unique in Canada. The goat of the league is to foster community involvement and yield a positive environment by teaching discipline, perseverance and cooperation. The benefits of the league are strong camaraderie, national competition and life-long friends.”