The Rebel was owned by the Brad Watters group which also brought lacrosse to Toronto and Montreal.
In their first season in Ottawa the Rebel went 1-13 and finished ninth out of nine teams. Their second season was slightly better, going 4-12 but due to tie breakers they finished fourth in the Northern Division and 13th overall behind a Calgary Roughneck squad that also finished with a 4-12 record. Their third and final year in Ottawa they again finished 4-12 which placed them 4th in the Northern Division again but 10th out of 12 in the overall league standings.
As the Syracuse Smash they were last overall all three years prompting the move to the Canadian capital.