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CFL Invitational Combine Results

By Ryan Watters 03/08/2024, 3:00pm PST

The results of the 18 former CJFL players

Photo courtesy of Wanda Harron Photography

The CJFL was well represented at the 2024 CFL Invitational Combine on March 8 in Waterloo Ontario.

Participants were put through several skill testing events to determine if they could meet the standards laid out by coaches and scouts across the CFL.

Two former CJFL players met that standard and surpassed it.   Former Westshore Rebels Kaine Stevenson and former Langley Ram Dawson Marchant impressed the scouts and both earned an invitation to the CFL’s national combine held in Winnipeg ahead of the CFL player draft.  The Combine will take place over several days beginning on March 19th. 

The results of the CFL Invitational Combine are as follows:

Name Team POS HT WT Bench 40 Vertical Broad 3-Cone Shuttle
Ife Adebogun  Edmonton Huskies RB 6'1 229 12 4.86 28 9' 1 7/8" 7.5 4.63
Burkely Banilevic  Quinte Skyhawks DL 6'2 277 21 5.45 25.5 8'3 1/4" 7.75 4.87
Jaiden Claassen Valley Huskers LB 5'11 230 24 5.25 23.5 8'4 3/4" 7.46 4.47
Geoff Clubine London Beefeaters RB 5'8 203 19 4.81 29.5 9'2 1/8" 7.84 4.75
Ezzat Elnagmi  St. Clair Saints OL 6'3 325 16 5.57 22 7'9 1/2" 8.51 5.31
Richard Graham  Ottawa Sooners DL 6'1 227 19 4.94 27.5 8'9 1/8" 7.57 4.63
Anthony Grigg Hamilton Hurricanes WR 5'11 180 1 5 27 9'2 1/8" 7.27 4.33
Matthew Hajewich  Regina Thunder OL 6'3 304 17 5.52 26.5 8'1 7/8" 8.13 4.87
Dawson Marchant Langley Rams DB 6'0 202 15 4.66 32 10'3 5/8" 7.06 4.4
Brandyn Martin (pictured) Regina Thunder DB 5'11 194 11 4.8 29 9'0" 7.25 4.53
Nate Norton St. Clair Saints DB 5'10 197 7 5.12 26.5 8'4" 7.66 4.89
Payton O’Connor Regina Thunder DL 5'11 270 25 5.16 28 8'7" 7.76 4.75
Isaiah Okoli Langley Rams LB 5'11 227 12 4.86 27 8'8 5/8" 7.34 4.5
Keewone Parker St. Clair Saints LB 5'11 207 9 5.08 25 8'3 7/8" 7.52 4.59
Kaine Stevenson Westshore Rebels WR 5'11 207 15 4.82 34 9'7 1/8" 7.62 4.57
Liam Stewart Langley Rams WR 5'11 188 8 4.67 29 9'4" 7 4.57
James Stockwood Okanagan Sun DL 6'5 298 19 5.31 22 7'6 1/2" 7.77 4.9
Daniel Townsend Okanagan Sun OL 6'5 411 17 6.26 18 6'11 1/4" 8.84 5.4


18 Invited to CFL Combine

By Ryan Watters 02/13/2024, 11:30am PST

The CJFL will be well represented on March 8

A total of 18 players with CJFL experience have been invited to the CFL Invitation Combine on March 8th.  The event will take place on the campus of the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

These top prospects will be put through a series of drills to showcase their skills for the CFL’s general managers, coaches and player personnel.

The hope for these 18 players is to receive an extended invitation to the main CFL Combine slated for March 21-24 taking place in Winnipeg. 

The 18 CJFL invites are:

Ife Adebogun – Edmonton Huskies

Burkely Banilevic – Quinte Skyhawks

Jaiden Claassen – Valley Huskers

Geoff Clubine – London Beefeaters

Ezzat Elnagmi – St. Clair Saints

Richard Graham – Ottawa Sooners

Anthony Grigg – Hamilton Hurricanes

Matthew Hajewich – Regina Thunder 

Dawson Marchant – Langley Rams

Brandyn Martin – Regina Thunder

Nate Norton – St. Clair Saints

Payton O’Connor – Regina Thunder

Isaiah Okoli – Langley Rams

Keewone Parker – St. Clair Saints

Kaine Stevenson – Westshore Rebels

Liam Stewart – Langley Rams

James Stockwood – Okanagan Sun

Daniel Townsend – Okanagan Sun

Welcome Sault College Cougars

By Supplied 11/29/2023, 9:00am PST

The Cougars become the 20th franchise in the CJFL

The CJFL is excited to welcome our 20th franchise to begin play in 2025; the Sault College Cougars who will play in the Ontario Conference. 

Sault College Athletics is thrilled to announce its entry into the CJFL marking a historic moment for the institution and the community of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The newly formed team, the Sault College Cougars, is set to kick off its inaugural season in the summer of 2025, bringing the excitement of college football to the heart of Northern Ontario.

The Sault College Cougars will compete in the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) of the CJFL, where they will face formidable opponents, including the Quinte Skyhawks, GTA Grizzlies, St. Clair Saints, London Beefeaters, Hamilton Hurricanes, and the Ottawa Sooners. The competition is fierce, with the winner of the OFC advancing to the national championship stage for a shot at the Canadian Bowl, battling the top teams from the Prairie and BC Conferences.

Sault College is committed to building a competitive program, and the Cougars will feature a sixty-five-man roster. Student athletes will be eligible from ages 18 to 23. The selection process for the coaching staff and player recruitment is already underway, with Sault College’s Athletic Director Paul Orazietti, former Associate Head Coach at the University of British Columbia, set to lead the program in its initial seasons.

"Our goal at Sault College is to invest in sports programs deeply rooted in the local community, and football certainly fits this bill," stated Paul Orazietti. "Sault Ste. Marie boasts incredible local talent for a community of its size, and our hope at the College is to provide our local high school players with the opportunity to pursue both a post-secondary education and a post-secondary football experience while remaining in their hometown or in Northern Ontario.”

The College envisions football becoming a major cornerstone of campus life, contributing to the vibrancy of student engagement. The sport will also be a primary focus for the new turf field planned at Sault College, creating a dynamic space for both athletes and fans.

"We know football will add a tremendous buzz on campus," added Orazietti.  "Sault College Athletics invites the community to join them in celebrating this momentous occasion as they embark on their journey in the CJFL, shaping the future of college life in Sault Ste. Marie. Go Cougars!"

For more information, to volunteer or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Paul Orazietti - Athletic Director, Sault College Email: