Golden Horseshoe Bowl

Note: Due to a significant format change for the 2013 season, the Golden Horseshoe Bowl will not be conducted.

Champions By Year
(Click on year below for more details)

2012
Lakeshore Catholic
SOSSA
Port Colborne
2011
Nelson
GHAC
Burlington
2010
Notre Dame
GHAC
Burlington
2009
Notre Dame
GHAC
Burlington
2008
Lakeshore Catholic
SOSSA
Port Colborne
2007
St. Thomas More
GHAC
Hamilton
2006
St. Thomas More
GHAC
Hamilton
2005
Nelson
GHAC
Burlington
2004
Assumption
GHAC
Burlington
2003 East
St. Andrews
CISAA
Aurora
2003 West
Lakeshore Catholic
SOSSA
Port Colborne
2002
De La Salle
CISAA
Toronto
2001
St. Andrews
CISAA
Aurora
   

Results

2012 SOSSA Lakeshore Catholic Niagara Port Colborne 29 GHAC MM Robinson Halton Burlington 28
2011 GHAC Nelson Halton Burlington 37 SOSSA St. Paul Niagara Niagara Falls 0
2010 GHAC Notre Dame Halton Burlington 16 SOSSA Lakeshore Catholic Niagara Port Colborne 14
2009 GHAC Notre Dame Halton Burlington 33 SOSSA Lakeshore Catholic Niagara Port Colborne 10
2008 SOSSA Lakeshore Catholic Niagara Port Colborne 8 GHAC Notre Dame Halton Burlington 7
2007 GHAC St. Thomas More Hamilton Catholic Hamilton 14 GHAC Bishop Ryan Hamilton Catholic Hamilton 7
2006 GHAC St. Thomas More Hamilton Catholic Hamilton 39 SOSSA Lakeshore Catholic Niagara Port Colborne 33
2005 GHAC Nelson Halton Burlington 14 SOSSA Notre Dame Niagara Welland 9
2004 GHAC Assumption Halton Burlington 35 GHAC St. Jean de Brebeuf Hamilton Catholic Hamilton 32
2003 CISAA St. Andrews Independent Aurora 7 YRAA Markham  York Region Markham 6
2003 SOSSA Lakeshore Catholic Niagara Port Colborne 24 SOSSA Westdale Hamilton Public Hamilton 22
2002 CISAA De La Salle Independent Toronto 21 GHAC Nelson Halton Burlington 14
2001 CISAA St. Andrews Independent Aurora 35 LOSSA St. Mary Durham Pickering 21

Summaries By Athletic Association

Association Appearances Championships
GHAC 12 7
SOSSA 9 3
CISSA 3 3
LOSSA 1 0
YRAA 1 0

Summaries By League

League Appearances Championships
HSSAA 8 5
NRHSAA 8 3
Hamilton Catholic 4 2
Independent 3 3
Durham 1 0
York 1 0
Hamilton Public 1 0

Summaries By School

School Appearances Championships
Lakeshore Catholic 6 3
Notre Dame (Burlington) 3 2
Nelson 3 2
St. Andrews 2 2
St. Thomas More 2 2
De La Salle 1 1
Assumption 1 1
St. Mary 1 0
Westdale 1 0
Markham 1 0
St. Jean de Brebeuf 1 0
Notre Dame (Welland) 1 0
Bishop Ryan 1 0
Saint Paul 1 0
MM Robinson 1 0

Who Gets The Dual Entry To The Semi-finals?

With three Athletic Associations competing for two spots in the Golden Horseshoe Bowl, the thee Associations are each given one wild card entry every three years in the semi-finals.

ROPSSAA wild card (2011, 2008, 2005)
GHAC wild card (2010, 2007, 2004)
SOSSA wild card (2012, 2009, 2006)

With only one league operating within ROPSSAA, both league finalists advance when they have the wild card
SOSSA sends both the Hamilton-Wentworth and Niagara champions
GHAC sends both the Halton and Hamilton Catholic champions (effective 2010)
At one time GHAC had two qualifying games as follows:
Halton Champion playing the Hamilton Catholic runner up
Hamilton Catholic runner up playing the Halton runner up
 

 

2009

Final: Notre Dame 33, Lakeshore Catholic 10

2009 Final

Wednesday, November 25th at the Rogers Centre, Toronto 11:45 a.m.
 

GHAC (Notre Dame) 33, SOSSA (Lakeshore Catholic) 10
 

SOSSA Overall Bowl Record: 2 wins, 4 losses
GHAC Overall Bowl Record: 9 wins, 5 losses

NRHSAA Overall Bowl Record: 2 wins, 3 losses
HSSAA Overall Bowl Record: 5 wins, 3 losses

Lakeshore Catholic Overall Bowl Record: 2 wins, 2 losses
Notre Dame Overall Bowl Record: 1 win, 2 losses

2009 Playdowns

Bowl Playdown Qualifiers
Thursday November 12th: GHAC Final at Ivor Wynn
Halton Champion (Notre Dame) 27, Hamilton Catholic Champion (Cardinal Newman) 20

Thursday, November 12th: SOSSA Hamilton Public League Championship
Sir Alan MacNab 35, Westdale 0

Friday, November 13th: ROPSSAA League Championship
St. Marcellinus 25, St. Joan of Arc 15

Friday, November 13th: SOSSA Niagara League Championship
Lakeshore Catholic 28, St. Michael 8

Semi-finals

Thursday, November 19th

Lakeshore Catholic 24, St. Marcellinus 17
Notre Dame 36, Sir Alan MacNab 14

Previous Results
(Click on year for more details including press reports) 

2009 - GHAC (Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Halton, Burlington) 33, SOSSA (Lakeshore Catholic Gators, Niagara, Port Colborne) 10

2008 - SOSSA (Lakeshore Catholic Gators, Niagara, Port Colborne) 8, GHAC (Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Halton, Burlington) 7

2007 - GHAC (St. Thomas More Knights. Hamilton Catholic, Hamilton) 14, GHAC (Bishop Ryan Celtics, Hamilton Catholic, Hamilton) 7

2006 - GHAC (St. Thomas More Knights, Hamilton Catholic, Hamilton) 39, SOSSA (Lakeshore Catholic Gators, Niagara, Port Colborne) 33 (3OT) 

2005 - GHAC (Nelson Lords, Halton, Burlington) 14, SOSSA (Notre Dame Irish, Niagara, Welland) 9

2004 - GHAC (Assumption Crusaders, Halton, Burlington) 35, GHAC (St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves, Hamilton Catholic, Hamilton) 32

2003 - (East) CISAA (St. Andrews College Saints, Aurora) 7, YRAA (Markham Marauders, Markham) 6

2003 - (West) SOSSA (Lakeshore Catholic Gators, Niagara, Port Colborne) 24, SOSSA (Waterdown Bears, Hamilton Public, Waterdown) 22

2002 - CISAA (De La Salle Oaklands, Toronto) 21, GHAC (Nelson Lords, Halton, Burlington) 14

2001 - CISAA (St. Andrews College Saints, Aurora) 35, LOSSA (St. Mary Monarchs, Pickering) 21

Participating Athletic Associations
Golden Horseshoe Bowl (GHAC, SOSSA, ROPSSAA)
 

Five leagues representing three Athletic Associations challenge for the Golden Horseshoe Bowl

On a rotating basis, one of the three Athletic Associations advance two teams to the semi-finals.  The other two Associations are each represented by their Championship team.

In 2007, G.H.A.C. sent two teams.
In 2008, R.O.P.S.S.A.A. sent two teams.
In 2009,  S.O.S.S.A. will send two teams.

Competing Leagues
(Changes, Additions, Errors, please email)

G.H.A.C.

HSSAA (Halton)

HWCAA (Hamilton Catholic)

S.O.S.S.A.

HWIAC (Hamilton Public)

NRHSAA (Niagara)

 

R.O.P.S.S.A.A.

Peel (23)

Post Season Golden Horseshoe Playdowns

 Golden Horseshoe Bowl Regionals

2008

G.H.A.C.
Halton Champion: Notre Dame
Hamilton Catholic Champion: St. Thomas More

Final: Notre Dame 10, St. Thomas More 9 (Nov. 21st)

S.O.S.S.A
Hamilton Public Champion: Sir Allan McNab
Niagara League Champion: Lakeshore Catholic

Final: Lakeshore Catholic 35 Sir Allan McNab 7 (Nov. 20th)

R.O.P.S.A.A.
Peel Champion: St. Marcellinus
Peel Finalist: Mount Carmel
Note: Both St. Marcellinus and Mount Carmel advance to the Golden Horseshoe Semi-final

 

2007

Preliminary
GHAC Golden Horseshoe Bowl Quarter-final:
Friday, November 23rd
Hamilton Catholic Wild Card (Bishop Ryan, Hamilton) 22, Halton Champion (Assumption, Burlington) 0
Bishop Ryan: Mike DiCroce 2TD, S; Mitchell Callaghan TD; Julian Hooker 3C
Hamilton Catholic Champion (St. Thomas More, Hamilton) 43, Halton Wild Card (Notre Dame, Brampton) 14

SOSSA Final
Niagara (Lakeshore Catholic, Port Colborne) 18 vs. Hamilton Public (Westdale, Hamilton) 7

Semi-finals
Nov. 30th:  Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton,
Golden Horseshoe #1 Hamilton Catholic Champion (St. Thomas More, Hamilton) 34, ROPSSAA Champion Notre Dame 7
Golden Horseshoe #2 Hamilton Catholic Wild Card (Bishop Ryan, Hamilton) 22, SOSSA (Lakeshore Catholic, Port Colborne) 1

Final
December 4th: Toronto Varsity Centre
11:00 a.m.
Golden Horseshoe #1 Hamilton Catholic Champion (St. Thomas More, Hamilton) 14, Golden Horseshoe #2 Hamilton Catholic Wild Card (Bishop Ryan, Hamilton) 7

2006

Competing Leagues Representatives:
Hamilton: Westdale Warriors
Hamilton Catholic: St. Thomas More Knights
Halton: Nelson (Burlington)
Niagara: Lakeshore Catholic Gators (Port Colbourne)
Peel: Notre Dame (Brampton)

Playdowns.
GHAC St. Thomas More Knights 17, vs. Nelson Lords 2

Semi-finals
Ivor Wynne Stadium Hamilton Thursday November 30th
SOSSA Niagara Champion (Lakeshore Catholic) 17,  ROPSSAA Champion (Notre Dame, Brampton) 13
GHAC (St. Thomas More Knights)  45 vs. SOSSA Hamilton (Westdale Warriors) 14

Championship
Thursday, December 7th at the Rogers Centre (11:45 a.m.)
St. Thomas More Knights (Hamilton) 39, Lakeshore Catholic Gators (Port Colbourne) 33 (3OT) 

Scoring Summary

St. Thomas More 39 Lakeshore Catholic 33
Matt D’Amico, 2TD
Mark Woghiren, TD
John Hornby, TD
Matt Tolliver, TD
Josh Bennett, 2FG, 3C
Cory Davidson, 2TD
Jon Candeloro, TD
Jack Creighton, TD
Dan Santha, 2FG, 3C