Vincent Massey Vikings 2013 Hall of Fame Class
Geordie Lancaster - Player 2001-2004
Geordie Lancaster was a dominate force for the Vikings during the 2001-2004 seasons. Geordie was a gritty and tough linebacker that had a tremendous football IQ, he never quit and he always gave his very best. Geordie was a natural leader who led by his example; he cared deeply for his fellow teammates and coaches. Geordie made his fellow Vikings better because his teammates knew that Geordie believed in them. Geordie’s calm and relaxed demeanor on the field was appreciated tremendously by his coaches; it was like having a coach on the field. As team captain Geordie was instrumental in helping the team capture the 2001 and 2004 RMFL titles. His contribution in the 2004 championship game will never be forgotten as he led the defense against a very powerful Dauphin Clipper offence. Geordie was all over the field that day making tackle after tackle and his acrobatic interception in the dying minutes helped the Vikings secure the win. During his time with the Vikings Geordie received many individual honors including the Viking True Grit award in 2002, Most Outstanding Defensive player 2003 and the team’s most Valuable Player in 2004. Geordie was also recognized by the RMFL for his play by being awarded the 2004 most outstanding defensive player. Geordie epitomizes The Viking Way he is a man of integrity and Character who has left an indelible mark on the Viking football program. Geordie works for the Brandon School Division as a Psychologist; he is married to his High School sweetheart Amanda.
Jason Newton - Player 2000-2003
Jason Newton played for the Vikings from 2000-2003. Jason started on the defensive side of the ball for his first couple of years and then moved to running back in grade 11 and 12. Former coach Kevin Doerksen described Jason as the most violent running back he has ever coached. Jason didn’t look for ways to go around you he looked for ways to go through you. Jason had a tremendous work ethic which made him one of the fittest players in Viking history. Jason never ever took a play off and he worked as hard in practice as he did during the games. His efforts rewarded him as he became a dominate force in the RMFL. It was evident to anybody who watched Viking games during that time period that the opposing defense were worn down by the 4th quarter simple because of Jason’s grit, determination and sheer will. Jason is a perfect example of what hard work and determination could do for a player. Players saw Jason working hard and getting results and the team followed his example. Jason’s teammates never quit on a play because they knew Jason never would. Jason was named the Vikings Most Valuable Player in 2002 and 2003. Effort is one of the core values of the Viking Football Program and Jason has set the “effort” bar to which all past and future players can be measured. Jason currently lives in Vancouver with his wife Natasha and works as a Mechanical Engineer.
Marston Grindey - Builder 1997 -Present
If you have played Viking football then you have had your picture taken by Marston Grindey. For the past 17 seasons Marston can be seen at every home and away game capturing the action from the lens of his camera. His photographs are very important to the history of the Viking program; each one tells a wonderful story and captures so many important memories. Marston’s keen knowledge of the game has allowed him to capture stunning photographs that he has made available to all players past and present. Marston has been able to capture the essence of Viking Football in both times of victory and defeat. Although Marston has taken many great photographs one of his famous is the one taken in 2000 as the team battled Swan River in the driving snow. This picture captures the grittiness and toughness Viking players have displayed over the years. Marston is more than just the team photographer he is an instrumental part of the Viking football program who is always quick to offer an encouraging word or an insightful piece of advice. For those who have had a chance to meet Marston they know he is a strong supporter of our program who cares a great deal about the young men who play football at Massey. He believes strongly in the character development of young men and has enriched our program immensely. Marston, although retired, is still actively giving his time to a number of organizations including; The John Howard Society, Onashowein Restorative Justice Program, and the Law Society of Manitoba. Marston lives in Brandon with his wife Marnie.