|Home arena||Corel Centre (2001-02)
Ottawa Civic Centre (2002-03)
|Based in||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Colors||black, grey, red|
The Ottawa Rebel was a team in the National Lacrosse League based in Ottawa, Ontario from 2001 until 2003. They initially played at the Corel Centre (now called the Canadian Tire Centre) in nearby Kanata, but part-way through the 2002 season moved to the smaller, but centrally located, Ottawa Civic Centre. From 1997 until 2000 the team was located in Syracuse, New York and was called the Syracuse Smash.
In their first season in Ottawa the Rebel had one win and thirteen losses and finished last of nine teams. Their second season was slightly better, with four wins and twelve losses, but due to tie breakers they finished fourth in the Northern Division and thirteenth overall behind the Calgary Roughnecks, who also finished with a 4-12 record. In their third and final year in Ottawa they again had four wins and twelve losses, placing them fourth in the Northern Division again but tenth out of twelve in the overall league standings.
As the Syracuse Smash they were last overall all three years prompting the move to the Canadian capital.
All time Record
|2001||1-13||9th||0-7||1-6||144||220||Mark Vitarelli||Missed playoffs|
|2003||Northern||4-12||4th||3-5||1-7||174||215||Terry Sanderson||Missed playoffs|
- "Rebel going downtown after Saturday". Outsider's Guide to the NLL. 2002-02-15. Retrieved 2006-11-09.