Aug 23, 2013, 5:25 pm
The Outlaws season ended with a loss to the Sault Ste. Marie Steelers in the West Division semi-final. The team traveled with a light roster of 26 guys who gave it their all in a valiant effort. The Steelers advanced to the NFC championship game where they were defeated by the Montreal Transit on a last minute field goal.
According to Head Coach Chris Newsome, "We would have liked to have been in the finals, but It was a tough year for the Outlaws. We saw the departure of some young veterans, suffered a lot of injuries, and saw some new faces come to the program. It was not a year for maintaining a tradition of winning seasons, but in a rebuilding year we still managed to once again make it to the semi final round to play a Sault team that had only 1 loss and many lopsided wins. The Outlaws travelled light, but in true Outlaw tradition fought hard, put on a good football game and represented the Tri Cities with pride. The end of the 2013 season has taught me as a coach and the Outlaws as an organization, many lessons. I plan to put those lessons into practice for 2014 and return with a stronger program that will delight our fans and return the Outlaws to the top of the NFC. I am proud of the many individuals that put on the uniform, volunteer their time, and provide sponsorship. Your hard work and dedication has helped to strengthen our program for 2014".
The Outlaws would like to thank all sponsors, volunteers, fans, and other football partners (Cambridge Minor, Twin-Cities Minor, UofW, Laurier, City of Cambridge, City of Kitchener), who helped keep the program running. While the season did not end on a winning note, the team continued the Outlaws tradition of playing competitive football and and putting on great football events for their fans.
With much regret we have to advise that after many years of loyal service Coach Bill McMahon has decided to move on to other football opportunities. Throughout his years with the Outlaws Bill was a leader and a mentor to all Outlaws players and made a significant contribution to all of the Outlaws successes including the team's 2011 Canadian Championship. The Outlaws will miss Coach Bill; we wish him the very best .
Plans are already underway for 2014. We have many goals for 2014; in particular the team needs more coaches and more players; please help by spreading the word. We are hoping to reduce our expenses and using those savings to reduce player fees. Interested players and coaches should monitor the web site regularly for announcements regarding information sessions, off-season workouts, and social events.