Do you know that The Halton Region, located in Southern Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe, is made up of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville?
Residents in this area enjoy close proximity to a number of professional teams in Toronto which is notable among Canada’s cities for having both pro and semi-pro teams associated with leagues in the U.S., like Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays.
If you are a sport lovers and planning to buy a property on some Halton real estate? You’ll have easy access to the games of many sports teams right in Halton, too! Who would miss such an opportunity?
Halton United, Milton
A member of the Canadian Academy of Soccer League, Halton United was formed in 2013, originally as Burlington SC, playing home matches in that city before moving to its current home venue in Milton, Milton Community Sports Park. The team was renamed Halton United in 2018, reaching its second consecutive CSL Championship that year, but was ultimately defeated by FC Vorkuta B.
Burlington Cougars, Burlington
Second team is The Burlington Cougars. It is an ice hockey team that was founded in the early 1950s as the Burlington Mohawks. As the Mohawks, the team won the 1963 and 1964 Niagara District Junior B Hockey League championships before dropping to Junior C by the end of the decade.
They moved back up to Junior B in 1970 and in 1976 they were renamed the Cougars, playing in the Central League between 1971 and 1993. The team won its first championship in 1981 and claimed its only Sutherland Cup to date.
In 1993, the Central League became the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League which the Cougars have been a part of ever since. To date the team hasn’t managed to win the OPJHL title, but perhaps with more fans to cheer them on at Appleby Ice Centre, they’ll take it in the near future.
Oakville Blue Devils, Oakville
Next team is a relatively new team founded in 2015, the Blue Devils Football Club, formerly called the Oakville Blue Devils FC) is a semi-pro soccer club playing at Sheridan-Trafalgar Stadium, with the senior men’s and women’s teams competing in League1 Ontario.
The original Blue Devils were developed and coached by Phil Iafrati, winning national championships in 1998.
In the team’s inaugural L10 season, they became the league champions, qualifying for the Inter-Provincial Cup against the Quebec champions. The Blue Devils defeated the CS Mont-Royal Outremont, winning the title. In 2017 the team defeated the Woodbridge Strikers to take their second title to date.
Halton Hillls Buldogs, Georgetown, Halton Hills
Another great Halton team would be this Junior B box lacrosse team. It was founded in 1992 and has been based in the large unincorporated community of Georgetown in the town of Halton Hills ever since. While the team didn’t start out well, going 0 for 21 in the 1999 season, they managed to take what they learned from the disappointment and turn things around the following year, going from no wins to an 8 and 12 record.
While they failed to make the playoffs, they qualified and won the Tier II championship. Ever since, the Bulldogs haven’t had a losing season although they’ve had difficulty making it beyond the playoffs. In 2010, the team did manage to win the Founders Cup.
Of course, these are just a few of your options when it comes to Halton sports teams. There are also the Burlington Chiefs, Milton Menace, Georgetown Raiders, Oakville Blades, and many others. So put on your favorite jersey and start practicing your favorite chants; game day in Halton is always a good time!
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