HISTORY

Founded in 1970 as the Kanata March Hares, the Club fielded a team at the Peewee level. Since that time, the football club has undergone numerous changes and achieved enormous success. In 1993 the Kanata Knights name was adopted and the modern football age in Kanata took to the gridiron. In 1991 the Cheerleading program was founded at both Junior and Senior levels. In 1994 the Kanata Knights Tyke Team was established, followed by Girls Flag in the 2000’s.

 

In 2019 The Kanata Knights celebrated 50 Years in the Ottawa valley, as one of the oldest football organizations in the area, we hope to continue a long-standing traditions and excellence.

Championships

1971     PeeWees win Division 2 Championship

1973     PeeWees win Division 2 Championship

1978     PeeWees win Division 2 Championship // Mosquitos win Division 2 Championship

1982     Mosquitos win Division 2 Championship

1985     PeeWees win Kanata’s first ever Western Division and Division 1 Championship

1987     Russell Ancheta Memorial Trophy awarded at the Mosquito level

1989     Mosquitos win the Western Division Championship // PeeWees win the Division 3 Championship

1990     PeeWees share Division 3 Championship with Nepean Rams after a 0-0 triple overtime playoff game

1994     PeeWees win Division 2 Championship

1995     Tykes win their first Division 1 Championship // Mosquitos win the Western Division Championship

1997     Tykes cap a perfect 12-0 season by winning their first Western Division Championship and their second City Championship in three years. Mosquitos, PeeWees, and Bantams also demonstrate success by bringing home Rowe Cup (Division C) Championships to Kanata.

1998     Kanata Tykes, Mosquito, and PeeWee ALL win Matte Cups (Division B) // Bantams captured the Rowe Cup (Division C)

1999     Kanata’s Tyke and Mosquito teams both win Little Caesar’s Cup games against Nepean Redskins. The PeeWee team captures the Thanksgiving Classic trophy against the West Ottawa Vikings, while the Bantams win the Shane Norris Memorial Trophy. Mosquitos win the Western Division Championship. Measured by the total number of games won across all divisions, the Kanata Knights are the top football club across NCAFA during regular season play.

2000     For a second straight season, the Tyke and Mosquito teams sweep the Nepean Redskins with Little Caesar’s Cup victories. The PeeWee team captures the Thanksgiving Classic trophy against the West Ottawa Vikings, while the Bantams win the Shane Norris Memorial Trophy. The Tykes win the Western Division Championship.

2001     The Mosquito team wins the Little Caesar’s Cup against the Nepean Redskins, and the PeeWee team captures the Matte B Division trophy.

2002     PeeWee team wins the Sullivan A Division Championship for the first time since 1985. They also win the Thanksgiving Classic Trophy. The Tyke team wins the Matte B Division Championship and the Mosquitos win the Little Caesar’s Cup and capture the Western Division Trophy.

2003     Tykes win the Sullivan A Division City Championship, the Wilson Cup Provincial Championship, the Western Division Trophy and the Little Caesar’s Cup. The Mosquitos win the Little Caesar’s Cup for the 3rd consecutive season. The PeeWees win the Sullivan A Division City Championship and the Western Division Trophy.

2004     PeeWee team wins Sullivan A Division City Championship and Western Division Trophy. Mosquitos win the Broadway Cup (formerly the Little Caesar’s Cup) for the 4th consecutive season. The Girls Touch football teams win city titles at both the PeeWee and Bantam levels.

2005     In its 35th season, the Kanata Knights accomplish a major milestone by winning Western Division Trophies and City Championship titles at both the Mosquito and Bantam levels. Both teams recorded perfect seasons (10-0). The Mosquitos win the Broadway Cup (formerly known as Little Caesar’s Cup) and bring home the Club’s very first city title at the Mosquito level. The PeeWees win a thrilling Sullivan C Conference title by scoring on the last play of the game to go ahead 21-20.

2007     Knights PeeWees record an undefeated season and win the City A Championship. Knights Girls Touch Football Teams dominate playoffs winning the A Championship and the PeeWee Girls capturing the B Championship.

2008     PeeWee’s win the Chorney “B” cup. Boys Bantam Tackle win A Cup Championship. Girls Bantam Touch team goes undefeated through 10 games and win the City Championship.

2018     The Kanata Knights Midget team became to the West Ottawa Knights and begun a quest to the 50th Anniversary of the Club with two undefeated seasons.