Halton Hills Bulldogs
|Halton Hills Bulldogs|
|League||OLA Junior B Lacrosse League|
|Based in||Georgetown, Ontario|
|Arena||Mold-Masters Sportsplex (Alcott Arena)|
|Colours||Black, Red, and White|
|Head coach||Blaine McCauley|
|General Manager||Mike Hancock|
The Bulldogs joined the OLA-B in 1995. Despite the 1999-2000 name change, the team has always played out of Georgetown.
The Bulldogs first four seasons were mediocre at best and their fifth season was horrible. The 1999 season (0-21-0), although terrible served as a catalyst for turning Halton into a winning lacrosse team.
The 2000 season turned out to be an excellent turnaround for the team. Changing their name during the wintertime, the Bulldogs went from no wins in 1999 to an 8-12-0 record. They failed to make the playoffs that year, but did qualify for the "Tier II" Championship—and won. Since winning the Tier II title, Halton has not had a losing season. The only unfortunate point is that the Bulldogs, despite having some regular season success, have yet to do very well in the playoffs. In six straight playoff berths, the Bulldogs have yet to get past the quarter-finals. Another highpoint in their recent history is that for the past six seasons, the team's goals for have surpassed the number of goals against. Once again though, making the playoffs is one thing, having success in them is another.
In 2002, the Bulldogs were awarded the right to host the prestigious Founders Cup Tournament. This gave the Bulldogs an automatic berth in the national tourney. In pool play the Bulldogs came second to the Ontario Champs from Spartan. This put them in the semi-finals against the Clarington Green Gaels. The Bulldogs, despite a huge effort from everyone involved could not pull out the victory as the Gaels came from behind to win 7-5 in overtime. While the Gaels went on to win the tournament, the Bulldogs were forced to play in the bronze medal game against Edmonton. In the end it was not meant to be as the Miners defeated the Bulldogs 9-7 in overtime.
In 2010, the Bulldogs won the Founders Cup, defeating the host Mimico Mountianeers 4-3 in double overtime.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|1993||22||11||11||0||229||233||22||8th OLA-B||Lost Quarter-final|
|1994||22||9||13||0||193||217||18||7th OLA-B||Lost Quarter-final|
|1995||22||7||15||0||158||230||14||4th OLA-B Central||DNQ|
|1996||22||12||10||0||221||193||24||5th OLA-B West||Won Tier II Title|
|1997||22||5||17||0||174||285||10||7th OLA-B West||DNQ|
|1998||24||7||17||0||201||263||14||7th OLA-B West||DNQ|
|1999||21||0||21||0||141||285||0||10th OLA-B West||DNQ|
|2000||21||8||12||0||181||206||16||6th OLA-B West||Won Tier II Title|
|2001||20||12||6||2||239||182||26||5th OLA-B West||Lost Quarter-final|
|2002||22||16||5||1||265||145||33||3rd OLA-B West||Lost Quarter-final|
|2003||20||10||9||1||193||164||21||8th OLA-B East||Lost 1st Round|
|2004||20||14||6||0||199||131||28||4th OLA-B East||Lost Quarter-final|
|2005||20||11||7||2||175||147||24||5th OLA-B East||Lost Quarter-final|
|2006||20||10||10||0||182||141||20||6th OLA-B East||Lost 1st Round|
|2007||20||14||6||0||216||129||28||4th OLA-B East||Lost Conference Final|
|2008||20||15||5||0||224||137||30||4th OLA-B East||Ontario Jr B Finalist|
|2009||20||17||2||1||208||99||35||2nd OLA-B East||Conference Finalists|
|2010||20||17||3||0||202||92||34||2nd OLA-B East||Won League & Won Founders Cup|
|2011||20||17||3||0||216||117||34||2nd OLA-B East||Ontario Jr B Finalist|
|2012||20||17||2||1||243||130||35||3rd OLA-B East||Lost Conference Semi-Finals|
|2013||20||17||2||1||262||146||35||2nd OLA-B East||Lost Conference Semi-Finals|
|2014||20||16||4||0||225||137||32||4th OLA-B East|