Windsor Fratmen To Play Frostburg Bobcats In Exhibition Football LIVE On WE-TV

Watch LIVE on WE-TV as the Windsor Fratmen take on NCAA Division III opponents the Frostburg State University Bobcats on Saturday, May 13. Game time yet to be decided.

Last season the Bobcats finished first with a 10-1 record (8-1 Conference) in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Frostburg is a city in Allegany County, Maryland.

Last season the Fratmen finished with a 7-1 regular season record.

Stay tuned to more information as it becomes available.

 

FRATMEN TO HOST EDMONTON HUSKIES AS PART OF INTERCONFERENCE SCHEDULE

April 19, 2017
Story by Ryan Watters

For the first time in its long history the CJFL will see teams from the Prairie Conference (PFC) battle teams from the Ontario Conference (OFC) in regular season action as six Interconference games have been scheduled.

Last season the CJFL hosted a pair of successful Interconference games between teams in the BC Conference and teams in the PFC.  Despite bad weather and lopsided scores, fans in Chilliwack and Kelowna came out in droves to support the history making games and enjoyed the experience.

This year’s Interconference games will feature a total of 10 teams involved in six games beginning Saturday August 12th.

The Edmonton Huskies travel to Windsor to face the Fratmen. This will be the first time these franchises will face one another and part of an exciting opening weekend for both the PFC and OFC Conferences.

2017 Schedule

Home Games In CAPS

AUGUST
Sat 12 EDMONTON HUSKIES 7:00pm
Sat 19 NIAGARA REGIONAL RAIDERS 2:00pm
Sat 26 GTA GRIZZLIES 2:00pm
SEPTEMBER
Sat 2 @ Ottawa Sooners 7:00pm
Sat 9 @ London Beefeaters 7:00pm
Sat 16 @ Hamilton Hurricanes TBA
OCTOBER
Sun 1 @ Niagara Regional Raiders 2:00pm
Sat 7 LONDON BEEFEATERS 2:00pm

 

 

2016 FINAL STANDINGS

TEAM

GP

W

L

T

FOR

AGST

PTS

HAMILTON HURRICANES

8

7

1

0

292

86

14

WINDSOR FRATMEN

8

7

1

0

249

125

14

OTTAWA SOONERS

8

5

3

0

279

140

10

GTA GRIZZLIES

8

3

5

0

95

221

6

LONDON BEEFEATERS

8

2

6

0

191

266

4

NIAGARA REGIONAL RAIDERS

8

0

8

0

46

409

0

 

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ARGOS DRAFT NOEL

With the fourth pick in the fourth round (31st overall), the Toronto Argonauts selected receiver Llevi Noel. Noel spent the 2015 season with the CJFL’s Windsor AKO Fratmen after playing two seasons at the University of Toronto.

The 6-2, 210-pound native of Toronto, Ontario caught 25 passes for 398 yards and six touchdown while returning three kickoffs for 164 yards one touchdown and five punts for 110 yards and one touchdowns with the Fratmen.

Source: Toronto Argonauts Website

 

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FRATMEN THREE-PEAT AS OFC CHAMPIONS

Bob Duff Reports
November 1, 2015

A split second after Windsor AKO Fratmen safety Tyler Story picked off Nick Gorgichuk’s desperation Hail Mary pass in the Windsor end zone as the game clock expired, pandemonium erupted among the young men dressed in black and gold.

For the third straight year, the Fratmen were Ontario Football Conference champions, and not long after, as they gathered to once again hold the Teddy Morris Memorial Trophy aloft, the chants of three-peat reached a crescendo. “The third one?” AKO quarterback Austin Lumley asked. “It’s . . . it’s . . . I can’t really explain it. I really can’t. “I’m at a loss for words.”

A 21-11 victory Sunday at Lajeunesse over the Ottawa Sooners that was probably more hard-fought that many had expected completed Windsor’s perfect 10-0 season, which is spectacular and worthy of celebration. “They’re a team full of great athletes,” Ottawa receiver Joey MacDonald said of the Fratmen. “We came in with a game plan, but their athletes, they got it done today.”

Taking an Ontario title is always a noteworthy achievement, no matter the sport. Taking three in a row is a rare accomplishment. “As an organization it’s huge, but for a personal accomplishment this is beyond words,” Lumley said. “I’m blessed to be here. I’m blessed to be part of this team.”

Winning every time they took to the field this season is also impressive, but it’s too early for the AKO to be saying goodbye. It wasn’t all that long ago – 2013 to be exact – when there were more games for them to try and win. Back then, the OFC was still part of the Canadian Junior Football League playoffs and the champions of Ontario would move on to tangle with the winners from the Prairie and B.C. Conferences.

When Windsor captured the 2013 OFC crown, the Fratmen played host to the Vancouver Island Raiders in the Jostens Cup CJFL semifinal. You might recall that things didn’t go well for the AKO in a 50-7 setback, but was that a good reason to take their ball and go home?

Granted, on top of that it hadn’t gone well for Ontario for a long time — the province had produced just one Canadian title winner since 1993 — but again, is that a good reason to give up, to throw in the towel? Especially when you take into account the one team to break that western stranglehold was the Fratmen in 1999.

It’s not fair to the players who deserve the chance to test their mettle against the country’s best junior football teams. “It would be nice to go on for a CJFL championship but I mean I’m happy with the championship here in Windsor,” AKO linebacker Dillon Grondin said.

The situation changed last season when the OFC increased its age limit from 22 to 24, which is apparently news to the OFC, which still lists its junior division age bracket as being 17-22 on the league’s web page, ofcfootball.com. The other two CJFL leagues weren’t down with this idea so the OFC is no longer allowed to compete for the national crown, which came back to bite Windsor last season, since Ontario was slated to host the national title game in 2014.

“After you win you feel like ‘if you haven’t lost yet, why stop?’” Lumley said. “But it’s what it is. “We’ll go out on a high note. We’ll remember this for the rest of our lives.”

Not getting to play for a national title in no way lessens what the Fratmen have accomplished over the past two campaigns. But the best team in Ontario should be given the chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the country.

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Photo: Dax Melmer – Windsor Star

 

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Photo: Edmonton Journal

2015 Award Winners
Most Valuable Player: Llevi Noel
Offensive Player Of The Year: Cody McCann
Defensive Player Of The Year: Dillon Grondin
Special Teams Player Of The Year: Clark Green
Lineman Of The Year: Josh Dasilva
Rookie Of The Year: Tyler Storie
Most Improved Player: Darren Quennell
John Bitonti Memorial Award
(Most Dedicated): Erik Lovis
Offensive Champion Of The Year: Austin Lumley
Defensive Champion Of The Year: Richard Veenstra & Dalton Wilkinson
Gold Standard Award: Anthony McDonald
Brian Taffinder Memorial Award: Joe Cleroux & Tom Couvillon

 

 

MORENCIE BUYS FRATMEN TEAM
By Mary Caton, Windsor Star
January 22, 2014

Now Mike Morencie can really say he’s done it all for the AKO Fratmen. He played for them. He’s coached them. Now he owns them. Morencie was introduced as the new owner of the Ontario Football Conference champions Wednesday at the WE-TV.ca studio in east Windsor.

The AKO Fraternity and Morencie reached a long-term agreement a few days earlier.

Photo - Nick Brancaccio, Windsor Star
Photo: Nick Brancaccio – Windsor Star

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed however Fraternity spokesman John Zucchet said it involved a five-figure transaction. In addition to his new duties as owner, Morencie said he’ll remain as the team’s defensive co-ordinator under head coach Mike LaChance.

“This is going to be a bit of a strange relationship but I’m 100 per cent positive we can handle it,” Morencie said.

Zucchet represented the service club at the announcement and said the club “unanimously resolved to sell the AKO football club.” Zucchet served as AKO’s director of football operations last season but said he’s now the spokesman for the fraternity’s board of governors. “We are still a sponsor of the AKO football club,” Zucchet said. “We have every intention of maintaining a strong relationship with the team.” Zucchet said the fraternity will refocus on its “core mission” of helping community youth through a variety of minor sports programs.

Morencie said buying the club is “an easier way to be successful. We’re going to run it like a business. The not-for-profit model ceased to work for us.” Morencie plans to assemble a management team and start searching for investors both individual and corporate. He hopes to add a director of football operations, a director of administration and a general manager in the near future.

Morencie said the team’s operating budget in 2013 was $55,000. By comparison, the budget for the Vancouver Island Raiders, who trounced AKO 50-3 in the Jostens Cup playoff at Windsor Stadium last fall, is approximately $500,000. “We’re tired of getting beaten down by that (Western) model,” Morencie said. “We are in the business of trying to and working towards winning national championships.”

LaChance admits the new order is a tad unusual. “Having the owner work under me, that’s a little different,” he said. “There’s a hierarchy. On the field, I’ll be in charge. Off the field, it’s him being in charge.”