Varsity: The Cambridge Lions are thrilled to announce the appointment of Jackson Yanchus as the new Head Coach for the OVFL Varsity Team. Coach Yanchus comes to us from the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks where he played and now serves as an Assistant Coach. Jackson will bring an exciting energy to the Lions as he will be joined by a group of new assistants who come from various high school and local university programs. They will joined with current staff members to make and exciting diverse blend of coaches.
Please join me in welcoming Jackson Yanchus to the Cambridge Lions Family.
If you would like to contact Coach Yanchus to introduce yourself or if you have any questions for him please feel free to drop him an email at
. Later this year we will be hosting our annual Cambridge Lions Townhall meeting where you will get an opportunity to meet Coach Yanchus and the coaching staff.
Jr Varsity: I (Bill Martindale) will take on the OVFL head coaching assignment in 2016. I look forward to the opportunity to carry on the success over the last 5 years where I assisted Coach Gary Skalos and previous John Dunham as the JV Lions have amassed an 80% winning percentage over that time and 1 OVFL Championship in 2013. Please watch your email for exciting announcements about the 2016 Jr Varsity Program.
Bantam will once again be coached by Kevin Delaney who returns after an OVFL Championship in 2015. Coach Delaney will look to continue the success of our Bantams into 2016. He will again bring a high level of coaching and program mindset to the Lions as they begin their OVFL playing careers.
The 3 coaching staffs are committed to work in program concept where we will bring synergy to the Lions OVFL Program which will propel us into the future for sustained success in the upcoming years.
More details of coaching staffs and schedules of events will be released throughout the fall. We look forward to seeing you all at the Townhall Meetings. Please keep watching your emails.
Congratulations to the OVFL Bantam Lions on winning the 2015 OVFL Bantam Championship title! The Bantams had a big 28-10 win over the Cumberland Panthers this past weekend in front of the hometown crowd at the University of Waterloo.
After a hard fought 7-1 regular season, the team then went on to defeat the Niagara Spears, Essex Ravens, and finally, the Cumberland Panthers on their way to the top.
Congratulations on a great season and we can’t wait to see what you have in store for next season!
(pictured above, are the Offensive MVP – James Hinsperger, Defensive MVP – Nathan Warner, and Game MVP – Braeden Berry, as well as the Captains and team photo with the Championship trophy)
The CMFA would also like to thank all of the fans who came out to the University of Waterloo to support our Bantam team. Championships are always exciting, but even more exciting when you get to do so in your own territory. A huge thank you also goes out to the army of volunteers who gave up their Saturday to not only make sure our Bantam game went smoothly, but that the Junior Varsity and Varsity games did as well even though there were no Lions teams playing. Your assistance and donated time is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you all come out again next year.
That’s a wrap for the 2015 Summer Rep season! See you in 2016!