Canadian Football League

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Dec 10
Dominguez re-signs in SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Roughrider General Manager Roy Shivers announced today that wide receiver Matt Dominguez has re-signed with the football club. The deal is for two years plus an option. Dominguez is entering his third season with the Riders. The 26-year old spent the first part of the 2004 season under contract with the NFL's New York Jets. In only six regular season games with the Riders this past season, he picked up 28 receptions for 331 yards, and three touchdowns. He was also named the CFL's Offensive Player-of-the-Week in the final regular season game of the year. Dominguez also stepped up in the playoffs, recording 11 catches for 143 yards in two games. In his first season with the Green and White, Dominguez led the Rider receiving corps with 75 receptions for 1,071 yards and three touchdowns. He also led the team in the playoffs with 10 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns. "Securing one of the CFL's elite receivers is always great news," stated General Manager Roy Shivers. "With his combination of size and speed, Matt is able to dominate a game and is a threat every time he touches the ball." "My family and I are very excited that I can continue my playing career with the Roughriders," stated Dominguez. "I look forward to helping our team bring the Grey Cup back to Saskatchewan." MATT DOMINGUEZ: 88 WIDE RECEIVER Height: 6'2 Weight: 220 Import: Sam Houston State Born: June 27, 1978 Georgetown, TX Yrs Pro: 4 Yrs CFL: 2 Yrs Rider: 2 How Acquired: Signed as free agent in December, 2004 PRO: Signed free agent contract with Saskatchewan in December, 2004...signed as free agent with Saskatchewan in May, 2003...signed free agent contract with New York Jets in January, 2004...originally signed with Denver Broncos in April of 2001. 2004: Attended New York Jets training camp...released in final cutdowns...started six games at wide receiver...also started at wide receiver in West Semi-Final and West Final...made season debut in week 14 vs Ottawa...had seven receptions for 95 yards and one touchdown in week 14... had four receptions for 41 yards in week 15...had six catches for 59 yards in week 16...had seven receptions for 118 yards in week 18...was named Offensive Player-of-the-Week in week 18...led team in West Division Semi-Final with five catches for 70 yards....had six catches for 73 yards in West Final. 2003: Started all 18 regular season games at wide receiver...also started in Western Semi-Final, and Western Final...made CFL and Rider debut in week 1...led team with eight receptions for 95 yards in week 7...had team high seven receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown in week 8...had first CFL touchdown in week 8...had three receptions for 87 yards in week 13...led team with three receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown in week 14...led team with seven receptions for 108 yards in week 18...had one catch for 55 yards and a touchdown in Western Semi-Final...had nine receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown in Western Final...SEASON STATS: team high 75 receptions for 1,071 yards and three touchdowns. 2002: Spent season on Denver Broncos practice roster. CAREER: Dressed in final 12 games of the season for the Denver Broncos...spent first three weeks of season on practice roster...caught three passes for 26 yards...recorded first career NFL reception on October 14th against Seattle. COLLEGE: Played in 44 games at Sam Houston State...was the school's first NCAA Div. I-AA All-American...caught 211 passes for 3,272 yards and 27 touchdowns...caught a career high 67 passes for 1,155 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior...was the team MVP in 1998 and 1999...holds eight Sam Houston State records and five Southland Football League

Monday, December 06, 2004

Edmonton -- The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club today announced that Danny Maciocia has been named the team's' new head coach. Maciocia had spent the last three seasons as the Eskimos' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The 36 year-old native of Montreal has helped guide the development of some of the Eskimos top offensive players, including quarterback Jason Maas who passed for a career best 5,270 yards last season. Eskimo President and CEO Hugh Campbell noted "Danny Maciocia is one of the top young coaches in football. He's an excellent leader and strategist and this is an exciting day for the Eskimo organization and our fans." "I'm honoured to be named head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos, a team that has enjoyed so much success both on and off the field," said Maciocia. Prior to joining the Eskimos in 2002, Maciocia spent five seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. Maciocia is also in his second year as head coach of Team Canada and will lead the squad at the 2005 NFL Global Junior Championship in Jacksonville. Last season, Team Canada won a silver medal at the 2004 championship in Houston. Danny Maciocia Born: May 26, 1967 - Montreal, PQ. Danny and wife Sandra; daughters Bianca and Juliana reside in St. Albert, AB. Notable: Danny Maciocia is the first Canadian-born head coach of the Eskimos since Annis Stukus (1949-'51) and the Esks 15th head coach since 1949.

The Calgary Stampeder Football Club will once again be out in Calgary thanking their fans for their continued support of the team and wishing them Season's Greetings. In previous years the organization has picked one evening to thank their fans. However, this year players, cheerleaders, and staff will be thanking fans on seven nights during the month of December. The first week will kick-off on Monday, December 6th and goes until Thursday, December 9th. The following week the Stamps will continue thanking season ticket holders on December 13th, 15th and 16th. The Stampeders special events van will be driving Stampeder players and cheerleaders to Season Ticket holder houses, knocking on the door to thank each fan for their support. Each Season Ticket Holder will receive a special Christmas gift pack from the Stamps and Polaroid photo will be taken with the players, cheerleaders and Season Ticket Holder. Below is a listing of the players and cheerleaders participating in the first week of the event.
Monday, December 6th
Jeff Pilon, Khari Jones, Scott Coe
Tuesday, December 7th
Tyler Lynem, Scott Coe, Garrett Smith
Kayley, Veronica
Wednesday, December 8th
Brian Clark, Ronney Jenkins
Kayley, Veronica
Thursday, December 9th
Scott Coe, Mike Juhasz
tbaPlayers/Cheerleaders attending the second week will be announced at the start of next week. The house calls will be made between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

WINNIPEG, MB – The Canadian Football League announced today that the 2004 CFL Coach of the Year Luncheon will be held in Winnipeg on February 24, 2005.

Hosted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the event is perennially attended by all nine CFL head coaches who join in saluting the Coach of the Year as selected by the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC). The winner receives the Annis Stukus Trophy, last awarded to Tom Higgins for the 2003 season. Open to the public, tickets for the luncheon will be available through the Winnipeg Blue Bombers office with further details to be released.

The Coach of the Year celebration is the culmination of the CFL Congress which will also be held in the city from February 22nd to 24th. Attended by senior League and Team staff from all facets of the business, the Congress sets the stage for the 2005 season.

“This is the first time in many years that the Coach of the Year has been staged outside of Edmonton, and done so with the CFL Congress attached to it,” said Lyle Bauer, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. “We welcome the opportunity to host our partners from across the League as we preview our city in advance of the 2006 Grey Cup.”