Halton Hills Bulldogs

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Halton Hills Bulldogs
Halton Hills Bulldogs.jpg
City Georgetown, Ontario
League OLA Junior B Lacrosse League
Founded 1995
Home Arena Mold-Master Sportsplex (Alcott Arena)
Colours Black, Red, and White
Coach Blaine McCauley
GM Mike Hancock

The Halton Hills Bulldogs are Junior "B" box lacrosse team from Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. The Bulldogs play in the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League.

Caledon Bandits 19xx - 1995
Georgetown Bulldogs 1995 - 1999
Halton Hills Bulldogs 2000 to Present

History[edit]

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 a 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.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T GF GA PTS Placing Playoffs
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

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