The Saskatoon Accelerators were a charter member of the CMISL. They were officially announced as a team on January 23, 2007 by CMISL President and original franchise owner Mel Kowalchuk. Their colours were black and silver, with silver jerseys and black shorts and socks. The name was decided by Mel Kowalchuk to represent the scientific community in Saskatoon and its main tool the synchrotron at the University of Saskatchewan.
They debuted on the field on March 23, 2007 playing a "Showcase Match" against the Winnipeg Alliance FC. The "Showcase Match" consisted of two games. Each game consisted of two, ten-minute halves with an intermission between them. The Accelerators won both games by scores of 5 to 2 and 3 to 2, in front of 2,102 fans at Credit Union Centre. Due to the unbalanced scheduling of the "Showcase Season", the Accelerators had the best winning percentage of all CMISL clubs despite playing the least amount of games.
In the fall of 2007, Mel Kowalchuk sold 80% of the Accelerators club to Edmonton businessman Darren Hood. This was done so that Mel Kowalchuk could focus solely on running the CMISL, while the franchise would have a dedicated owner to run the day-to-day operations. The Saskatoon Accelerators opened the 2008 season on January 13, 2008 against the Calgary United FC at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon. They played six home games and four road games this season, with all member clubs visiting Saskatoon. Previously to that, they played four pre-season games, with two of the games being played in St. Albert at the Servus Centre against the Edmonton Drillers and the other two being against the same Drillers at Credit Union Centre.