CIS standouts test their abilities at East-West Bowl

East West Bowl

The 14th annual East-West Bowl, featuring for the most part CIS players heading into their Canadian Football League draft year

MONTREAL (CIS) – Over 80 CIS football standouts tested their abilities at the combine for East-West Bowl participating players which took place Wednesday morning at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, Que. 

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The 14th annual East-West Bowl, featuring for the most part CIS players heading into their Canadian Football League draft year, is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at McGill University’s Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, streamed live on

Acadia defensive back Harland Hastings was outstanding early on, finishing first overall in both the vertical jump (38’) and the broad jump (10’4”).

Queen’s running back Jonah Pataki (37’) and Guelph defensive back Orion Edwards (37’) rounded out the podium in the vertical, while Waterloo defensive back Jordan Hoover (10’4”) edged four different players by one inch for second place in the broad jump.

In the bench press, Jean-Simon Roy, an offensive lineman from Laval, and Sam Narkaj, a defensive lineman from Concordia, impressed with 36 repetitions of 225 pounds apiece. Montreal linebacker Alex Cromer-Émond was third with 31 reps. 

In the 40-yard dash, Calgary defensive back Robert Woodson clocked 4.52 seconds to finish ahead of Montreal kicker Félix Ménard-Brière (4.55) and Carleton defensive back Nathaniel Hamlin (4.56).

In the shuttle run, another kicker, Ottawa’s Lewis Ward, showed his speed with a scintillating winning time of 3.99 seconds. Montreal defensive back Samuel Drapeau was a close second in 4.01, two hundredths of a second quicker than a trio of competitors.

Finally, in the three-cone drill, Ménard-Brière capped a solid day of testing for kickers, clocking 6.84 seconds to edge a pair of wide receivers, Regina’s Mitchell Picton (6.87) and Laval’s Félix Lechasseur (6.93).

The complete results are available online at: COMBINE RESULTS



Tuesday, May 10                   

19:00-20:00     First meeting

20:00-22:00     Team meeting


Wednesday, May 11

10:00-13:00     Combine for participating players (Bell Sports Complex – Brossard)

16:00-18:00     Practice East & West (Molson Stadium)

18:00-22:00     CFL Free-Agent Camp (Molson Stadium)

20:00-22:00     Meetings         


Thursday, May 12     

10:00-12:00     Practice East (Molson Stadium)

13:30-15:30     Practice West (Molson Stadium)

16:30-17:30     Practice Special Teams (Molson Stadium)


Friday, May 13          

10:00-12:00     Practice East & West (Molson Stadium)

16:00-18:00     Practice East & West (Molson Stadium)

19:00-22:00     Banquet (Douglas Hall – McGill)


Saturday, May 14

13:00-16:00     East-West Bowl Game (Molson Stadium)



2015 (at McGill): East 29, West 21

2014 (at Western): East 19, West 12

2013 (at Western): West 18, East 17

2012 (at Western): East 24, West 16

2011 (at Western): East 34, West 27 (OT)

2010 (at Western): East 12, West 9

2009 (at Western): West 16, East 7

2008 (at McMaster): East 25, West 12

2007 (at Laval): West 22, East 19 (OT)

2006 (at Laval): West 34, East 26 (OT)

2005 (at Laurier): West 34, East 16

2004 (at Laurier): West 21, East 12

2003 (at Laurier): West 10, East 5