Little League World Series in Canada

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Little League Baseball has been played in Canada since 1951. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Vancouver, British Columbia were the first leagues outside the United States. Approximately 500 leagues now operate in Canada, making it the second-largest country in Little League participation.[1] In 1952, Montreal, Quebec was the first foreign entry in the Little League World Series.[2] In 1953, Little Mountain Little League of Vancouver advanced to the World Series as representative of the Western Region. In 1958, Canada was given an automatic berth in the LLWS and have since participated in every tournament, with the exception of 1975. Until 1965, the Canadian region consisted of only teams from Ontario and Quebec.[3] Prior to this, the western provinces participated in tournament play with American teams in the Western Region, while the Maritime provinces were excluded. In 1965, Canada began play as a full region.

Canada has never won the series, but in 1965 Stoney Creek Optimist Little League of Ontario reached the final. Valleyfield Little League (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield) is the league with the most championships (8), while Glace Bay LL, Whalley LL (Surrey), and Trail are second with five.

Canadian Championships[edit]

Finals[edit]

Year Venue Winner Result Runner-Up
1958 N/A Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield) 17-9 Ontario Glebe LL (Ottawa)
1959 N/A Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield) 8-2 Ontario Legion LL (Brockville)
1960 N/A Ontario Parkdale Lions LL (Toronto) 10-0 Quebec Kiwanis LL (Montreal)
1961 N/A Quebec Kiwanis East LL (Montreal) N/A Ontario Optimist LL (Stoney Creek)
1962 N/A Ontario Optimist LL (Stoney Creek) 18-6 Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield)
1963 N/A Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield) 6-1 Ontario National LL (Fort William)
1964 N/A Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield) 4-3 Ontario Optimist LL (Stoney Creek)
1965 Ontario Dundas Ontario Optimist LL (Stoney Creek) 4-0 British Columbia East Trail LL (Trail)
1966 British Columbia Victoria Ontario Windsor Central LL (Windsor) 2-0 British Columbia Kelowna LL (Kelowna)
1967 Quebec Valleyfield British Columbia East Trail LL (Trail) 5-0 Ontario Windsor East LL (Windsor)
1968 Quebec St. Laurent Quebec Sher-Lenn LL (Sherbrooke) 1-0 British Columbia Whalley LL (Surrey)
1969 British Columbia Victoria Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield) 4-0 British Columbia Collingwood LL (Vancouver)
1970 Ontario Thunder Bay Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield) 2-0 (F/7) Alberta Norcrest LL (Lethbridge)
1971 Quebec St. Laurent Ontario Legion LL (Brockville) 2-0 British Columbia Forest Hills LL (North Vancouver (district municipality))
1972 Alberta Edmonton Ontario South Canadian LL (Windsor) 6-5 British Columbia Jaycee LL (North Vancouver
1973 British Columbia Saanich British Columbia Whalley LL (Surrey) 1-0 Ontario Legion LL (Brockville)
1974 Ontario Mississauga British Columbia Vic-West LL (Esquimalt) 8-2 Alberta Norcrest LL (Lethbridge)
1975 Alberta Calgary Ontario Port Arthur Continental LL (Thunder Bay) 6-2 Alberta Centennial LL (Calgary)
1976 Quebec Sherbrooke British Columbia Trail LL (Trail) 3-0 Ontario Parkdale Lions LL (Toronto)
1977 British Columbia Surrey Alberta Norcrest LL (Lethbridge) 3-1 British Columbia Whalley LL (Surrey)
1978 Ontario Windsor British Columbia Whalley LL (Surrey) 18-3 Ontario Windsor North IOOG LL (Windsor)
1979 Alberta Lethbridge Quebec Sher-Lenn LL (Sherbrooke) 8-1 Alberta Lakeside LL (Lethbridge)
1980 Ontario Copper Cliff British Columbia Trail LL (Trail) 1-0 Alberta Centennial LL (Calgary)
1981 British Columbia Vancouver British Columbia Trail LL (Trail) 8-0 New Brunswick Lancaster (Saint John)
1982 Quebec Boucherville Quebec Rotary LL (Rouyn) 5-3 Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay)
1983 New Brunswick Saint John Quebec Sher-Mont LL (Sherbrooke) 2-1 British Columbia Whalley LL (Surrey)
1984 Saskatchewan Moose Jaw British Columbia Coquitlam LL (Coquitlam) 8-4 Ontario Sandwich West Turtle Club LL (Windsor)
1985 Ontario Brockville Ontario Glanbrook LL (Binbrook) 3-1 British Columbia Trail LL (Trail)
1986 Quebec Noranda Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield) 5-1 Ontario Pinecrest LL (Ottawa)
1987 British Columbia Trail Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay) 5-1 British Columbia Stuart Channel LL (Chemainus)
1988 Nova Scotia Glace Bay Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay) 1-0 Ontario Pinecrest LL (Ottawa)
1989 Alberta Edmonton Ontario High Park LL (Toronto) 10-2 Alberta Confederation Park (Edmonton)
1990 Ontario Stoney Creek British Columbia Trail LL (Trail) 9-6 Alberta Confederation Park (Edmonton)
1991 British Columbia Victoria Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay) 6-0 Ontario Optimist LL (Stoney Creek)
1992 Quebec Valleyfield Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield) 5-0 Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay)
1993 New Brunswick Saint John British Columbia Lynn Valley LL (North Vancouver (district municipality)) 2-1 Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield)
1994 Alberta Calgary Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay) 4-0 Ontario High Park LL (Toronto)
1995 Ontario Perth Ontario High Park LL (Toronto) 5-1 Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay)
1996 British Columbia Prince George British Columbia Kennedy-Surrey LL (Surrey) 5-0 Ontario High Park LL (Toronto)
1997 Alberta Medicine Hat British Columbia Whalley LL (Surrey) 8-2 Ontario High Park LL (Toronto)
1998 Nova Scotia Glace Bay British Columbia Langley LL (Langley) 4-1 Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay)
1999 Quebec Valleyfield British Columbia Gordon Head LL (Victoria) 5-2 Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield)
2000 Ontario LaSalle Ontario High Park LL (Toronto) 4-1 Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield)
2001 British Columbia Vancouver Alberta Calgary West LL (Calgary) 5-3 Ontario High Park LL (Toronto)
2002 Alberta Lethbridge Saskatchewan North Regina LL (Regina) 5-0 Ontario Gloucester LL (Ottawa)
2003 Nova Scotia Sydney Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay) 2-0 (*) Saskatchewan Moose Jaw LL (Moose Jaw)
2004 Quebec Brossard Ontario East Nepean LL (Nepean) 4-1 Quebec N.D.G. Minor Baseball League LL (Montreal)
2005 Ontario Timmins British Columbia Whalley LL (Surrey) 6-1 Ontario High Park LL (Toronto)
2006 British Columbia Surrey British Columbia Whalley LL (Surrey) 10-0 Ontario East Nepean LL (Nepean)
2007 Saskatchewan Regina British Columbia White Rock South Surrey LL (White Rock) 14-4 (F/4) Alberta Calgary West LL (Calgary)
2008 Nova Scotia Sydney Mines British Columbia White Rock South Surrey LL (White Rock) 11-4 Nova Scotia Glace Bay LL (Glace Bay)
2009 Quebec Val d'Or British Columbia Hastings Community LL (Vancouver) 9-2 Ontario Turtle Club LL (LaSalle)
2010 Ontario Ancaster British Columbia Little Mountain LL (Vancouver) 13-1 (F/4) Ontario Ancaster LL (Ancaster)
2011 British Columbia North Vancouver British Columbia Langley LL (Langley) 11-0 (F/4) Quebec Valleyfield LL (Valleyfield)
2012 Alberta Edmonton British Columbia Hastings Community LL (Vancouver) 11-1 (F/4) Alberta Southwest LL (Lethbridge)
2013 Nova Scotia Glace Bay Ontario East Nepean LL (Ottawa) 5-1 British Columbia White Rock South Surrey LL (White Rock)
2014 Quebec Valleyfield British Columbia South Vancouver LL (Vancouver) 4-1 Ontario High Park LL (Toronto)

Leagues with most titles[edit]

League City Titles Years
Quebec Valleyfield Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec 8 1958, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1986, 1992
British Columbia Trail Trail, British Columbia 5 1967, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1990
British Columbia Whalley Surrey, British Columbia 5 1973, 1978, 1997, 2005, 2006
Nova Scotia Glace Bay Glace Bay, Nova Scotia 5 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2003
Ontario High Park Toronto, Ontario 4 1960, 1989, 1995, 2000

By province[edit]

Province First LLCR Appearances Championships Runner Up
 Alberta 1966 41 2 10
 British Columbia 1965 50 23 11
 New Brunswick 1978 11 0 1
 Nova Scotia 1968 32 5 5
 Ontario 1958 55 13 21
 Quebec 1958 56 13 8
 Saskatchewan 1967 14 1 1

Regions[edit]

Canada in the LLWS[edit]

Participations[edit]

Year League City Region LLWS Record
1952 Montreal Quebec Montreal United States Region 1 Quarterfinal 0–1
1953 Jaycee National British Columbia Vancouver United States Region 8 Quarterfinal 0–1
1958 Valleyfield Quebec Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Canada Canada Quarterfinal 0–1
1959 Valleyfield Quebec Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Canada Canada Quarterfinal 0–1
1960 Toronto Ontario Toronto Canada Canada 8th Place 0–3
1961 Kiwanis-East Quebec Montreal Canada Canada 7th Place 1–2
1962 Stoney Creek Ontario Stoney Creek Canada Canada 8th Place 0–3
1963 Valleyfield Quebec Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Canada Canada 7th Place 0–2
1964 Valleyfield Quebec Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Canada Canada 6th Place 1–2
1965 Stoney Creek Ontario Stoney Creek Canada Canada Runner up 2–1
1966 Windsor Ontario Windsor Canada Canada 8th Place 0–3
1967 East Trail British Columbia Trail Canada Canada 7th Place (Shared) 0–2
1968 Sherbrooke-Lennoxville Quebec Sherbrooke Canada Canada 4th Place 1–2
1969 Valleyfield Quebec Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Canada Canada 7th Place 1–2
1970 Valleyfield Quebec Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Canada Canada 8th Place 0–3
1971 Brockville Ontario Brockville Canada Canada 7th Place 1–2
1972 Windsor Ontario Windsor Canada Canada 6th Place 1–2
1973 Whalley British Columbia Surrey Canada Canada 5th Place 2–1
1974 Esquimalt-West British Columbia Victoria Canada Canada 7th Place 1–2
1976 Trail British Columbia Trail Canada Canada 7th Place 1–2
1977 Norcrest Alberta Lethbridge Canada Canada 8th Place 0–3
1978 Whalley British Columbia Surrey Canada Canada 5th Place 2–1
1979 Sherbrooke-Lennoxville Quebec Sherbrooke Canada Canada 6th Place 1–2
1980 Trail British Columbia Trail Canada Canada 4th Place 1–2
1981 Trail British Columbia Trail Canada Canada 4th Place 1–2
1982 Rouyn Quebec Rouyn Canada Canada 4th Place 1–2
1983 Sherbrooke-Fleurimont Quebec Sherbrooke Canada Canada 8th Place 0–3
1984 Coquitlam British Columbia Coquitlam Canada Canada 4th Place 1–2
1985 Binbrook Ontario Binbrook Canada Canada 4th Place 1–2
1986 Valleyfield Quebec Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Canada Canada 6th Place 1–2
1987 Glace Bay Nova Scotia Glace Bay Canada Canada 5th Place (Shared) 1–1
1988 Glace Bay Nova Scotia Glace Bay Canada Canada 4th Place 1–2
1989 High Park Ontario Toronto Canada Canada 8th Place 0–3
1990 Trail British Columbia Trail Canada Canada 3rd Place 2–1
1991 Glace Bay Nova Scotia Glace Bay Canada Canada 4th Place 1–2
1992 Valleyfield Quebec Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
1993 Lynn Valley British Columbia Lynn Valley Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
1994 Glace Bay Nova Scotia Glace Bay Canada Canada Group Stage 0–3
1995 High Park Ontario Toronto Canada Canada Group Stage 0–3
1996 Kennedy British Columbia Surrey Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
1997 Whalley British Columbia Surrey Canada Canada Group Stage 0–3
1998 Langley British Columbia Langley Canada Canada 3rd Place (Shared) 3–1
1999 Gordon Head British Columbia Victoria Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
2000 High Park Ontario Toronto Canada Canada Group Stage 0–3
2001 Calgary West Alberta Calgary Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
2002 North Regina Saskatchewan Regina Canada Canada Group Stage 0–3
2003 Glace Bay Nova Scotia Glace Bay Canada Canada Group Stage 0–3
2004 East Nepean Ontario Ottawa Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
2005 Whalley British Columbia Surrey Canada Canada Int'l Semifinal 2–2
2006 Whalley British Columbia Surrey Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
2007 White Rock-South Surrey British Columbia White Rock Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
2008 White Rock-South Surrey British Columbia White Rock Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
2009 Hastings Community British Columbia Vancouver Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
2010 Little Mountain British Columbia Vancouver Canada Canada Group Stage 1–2
2011 Langley British Columbia Langley Canada Canada Round 3 2–2
2012 Hastings Community British Columbia Vancouver Canada Canada Round 2 1–2
2013 East Nepean Ontario Ottawa Canada Canada Round 2 1–2
2014 South Vancouver British Columbia Vancover Canada Canada Round 1 0–3

LLWS by province[edit]

As of the 2014 Little League World Series.

Province First LLWS LLWS
Participations
Record
in LLWS
PCT
Alberta Alberta 1977 2 1–5 .167
 British Columbia 1953 24 26–42 .382
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia 1987 5 3–11 .214
Ontario Ontario 1960 12 7–29 .194
 Quebec 1952 14 8–27 .229
 Saskatchewan 2002 1 0–3 .000
Total 58 45–117 .278

Of the provinces where Little League-affiliated leagues operate, New Brunswick is the only one yet to be represented in the LLWS. The provinces of Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island have no leagues affiliated with Little League Baseball; the same holds true for Canada's three territories.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regions Realigned for 2013: Australia to Play in Little League Baseball World Series" (Press release). Little League Baseball. August 29, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Little League History". Little League of Canada. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Region Tournament Historical Results". UnPage Publications. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010.