Key dates to circle on your calendar in 2022
TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) has announced several key dates during the 2022 season, including the CFL Combine Season, the CFL Draft and the trade deadline.
The upcoming regular season kicks off on Thursday, June 9 with the Montreal Alouettes visiting the Calgary Stampeders.
2022 KEY DATES
March 10 – Ontario Regional Combine presented by New Era
- University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ont. Combine testing schedule TBA.
March 11 – Eastern Regional Combine presented by New Era
- Scitec Sports Dome in Baie-D’Urfé near Montreal. Combine testing schedule TBA.
March 18 – Western Regional Combine presented by New Era
- Commonwealth Stadium Field House in Edmonton. Combine testing schedule TBA.
March 25-27 – CFL Combine presented by New Era
- Westin Harbour Castle and the Varsity Centre at the University of Toronto. Combine testing schedule TBA.
May 3 – CFL Draft
First Round draft order
- Edmonton Elks
- Ottawa REDBLACKS
- BC Lions
- Montreal Alouettes
- Calgary Stampeders
- Toronto Argonauts
- Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
May 11 – Rookie camps open
May 14 – CFL rosters reduced to 85 players
May 15 – Training camps open
May 17 – CFL rosters reduced to 75 players
Preseason Week 1
- May 23 – 5 p.m. ET – WPG at SSK
Preseason Week 2
- May 27 | 7:30 p.m. ET | TOR at OTT
- May 27 | 8:30 p.m. ET | EDM at WPG
- May 28 | 1 p.m. ET | MTL at HAM
- May 28 | 4 p.m. ET | BC at CGY
Preseason Week 3
- June 3 | 7:30 p.m. ET | OTT at MTL
- June 3 | 7:30 p.m. ET | HAM at TOR
- June 3 | 9 p.m. ET | CGY at EDM
- June 3 | 10 p.m. ET | SSK at BC
June 4 – End of training camp
June 9 – 2022 Regular Season opener | 9 p.m. ET | MTL at CGY
September 1 – 30 day practice roster expansion may commence
September 16 – Canadian Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
- For tickets click here.
October 5 – Trade deadline 5:00 p.m. ET
November 6 – Division Semi-Finals
November 13 – Division Finals
November 20 – 109th Grey Cup