The Canadian Bowl will be decided today on the site of the 2022 Grey Cup, as the Regina Thunder meet the Okanagan Sun at Mosaic Stadium with an opening kickoff at 1:00.
Both teams advanced to the national finals with a perfect, undefeated trips through both the regular season and postseason.
Regina advanced to the Canadian Bowl after they defeated the Saskatoon Hilltops in the PFC Final on October 30.
Running back Ryland Leichert has been a huge part of the Thunder’s offence during the postseason, over the two playoffs games, he has carried the ball 85 times for Regina, which included a record breaking performance against the Edmonton Huskies in the semi-finals.
Besides the ground game, the Thunder have also experienced success through the air, as Thunder QB Carter Shewchuk threw for 312 yards in the PFC Final, he was also able to connect with eight different receivers in the contest.
Earlier this week, the Thunder had six players named as All-Canadian players, OL Connor Klassen, WR Rylan Sokul, WR Isaac Foord, DL Reece McCormick, DB Justin McKerracher and K/P Erik Maximuik.
The Okanagan Sun advanced to the Canadian Bowl advancing from the BC Conference and defeating the St. Clair Saints in the National Semi-Finals. They were led by running back Jevon Greenwood who had 167 yards and three touchdowns in the 42-24 victory.
The only Canadian Bowl that has ever went to overtime featured the Regina Rams and the Okanagan Sun in 1997, when the Rams defeated the Sun 23-20. The two teams would meet the following year with the Rams once again picking up the victory.
The Thunder’s won their only national title back in 2013.
620 CKRM will have full coverage of the game, with Michael Ball , Pete Paczko and Daniella Ponticelli. The pregame show is 12:45, opening kickoff at 1:00.