Canada - Canadian Professional/Premier Soccer League II


The CPSL started in 1998 as an attempt to re-establish professional soccer in Canada in a Canadian-based league. It started mainly in the Toronto area for its first season and expanded to other regions in 2000. In 1999, the league changed its name from the Canadian Professional Soccer League to the Canadian Premier Soccer League. The CPSL was superceded by the Canadian Soccer League in 2006.


National Soccer League 1996 (Canada)
National Soccer League 1997 (Canada)
              Final Team Standings and Playoff Results

Scoring:   3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss.

                             1998

League Standings

                           GP   W   T   L   GF   GA   Pts
Toronto Olympians          14  13   1   0   73    6   40
St. Catharines Roma Wolves 14   8   3   2   31   26   27
Glen Shields               14   6   3   5   26   27   31
North York Astros          14   6   1   7   34   30   19
York Region Shooters       14   5   2   7   30   44   17
London City                14   4   3   7   27   42   15
Mississauga                14   3   1  10   29   44   10
Toronto Croatia            14   2   4   8   20   51   10

Semifinals:          Toronto Olympians defeated North York, 5-1, 2-0 (Forfeit)
                     St. Catharines defeated Glen Shields, 1-2, 4-0
FINAL                St. Catharines defeated Toronto Olympians 2-2 (SO 4-2)

League Cup Standings

                           GP   W   T   L   GF   GA   Pts
     Group A
Glen Shields                6   5   1   0   19    3   16
North York Astros           6   3   1   2    7    6   10
Toronto Croatia             6   3   0   3   16   14    9
London City                 6   0   0   6    5   24    0

     Group B
Toronto Olympians           6   5   1   0   21    7   16
St. Catharines Roma Wolves  6   3   2   1   20   10   11
York Region Shooters        6   1   1   4    9   20    4
Mississauga                 6   1   0   5   10   23    3

Cup Semi-Finals:    St. Catharines defeated Glen Shields 5-1, 1-0
                    Toronto Olympians defeated North York 4-0, 5-1
FINAL:              Toronto Olympians defeated St. Catharines 0-0, 3-0

After the season, Missassagua withdrew.


                             1999

Before the season, Oshawa was added.

                         League Standings

                           GP   W   L   T   GF  GA   Pts  +/-
Toronto Olympians          14  13   0   1   56   7   40   +49
Toronto Croatia            14   8   4   2   31  19   26   +12
Glen Shields Sun Devils    14   7   4   3   34  18   24   +16
London City                14   5   4   5   30  36   20   -6
Oshawa Flames              14   3   6   5   19  26   14   -7
St. Catharines Roma Wolves 14   3   7   4   19  30   13   -11
York Region Shooters       14   3   8   3   20  34   12   -14
North York Astros          14   2  11   1   16  55    7   -39

Semifinals:      Toronto Croatia defeated Glen Shields, 5-2.
                 Toronto Olympians defeated London City, 4-1.
FINAL:           Toronto Olympians defeated Toronto Croatia, 2-0.

                        League Cup Standings

      Group A
Toronto Olympians           6   6   0   0   30   7   18   +23
Oshawa Flames               6   3   2   1   11  12   10   -1
York Region Shooters        6   1   3   2   14  17    5   -3
North York Astros           6   0   5   1    9  28    1   -19

      Group B
Toronto Croatia             6   4   1   1    8   3   13   +5
St. Catharines Roma Wolves  6   4   2   0   11   9   12   +2
London City                 6   1   2   3    7   8    6   -1
Glen Shields Sun Devils     6   0   4   2    8  14    2   -6

Semfinals:       Toronto Olympians defeated St. Catharines Roma 2-0, 4-2.
                 Toronto Croatia defeated Oshawa Flames, 0-0, 2-0.
CUP FINAL:       Toronto Olympians defeated Toronto Croatia, 3-0.


                             2000

                             League Standings

                           GP   W   L   T   GF  GA   Pts +/-
Toronto Olympians          14  12   1   1   45   9   37  +36
St. Catharines Roma Wolves 14  12   1   1   29   9   37  +20
Toronto Croatia            14   9   4   1   36  17   28  +19
Glen Shields Sun Devils    14   5   6   3   26  30   18   -4
York Region Shooters       14   4   8   2   17  30   14  -13
North York Astros          14   3   9   2   17  29   11  -12
Oshawa Flames              14   2   9   3   22  35    9  -13
London City                14   2  11   1   12  45    7  -33

Wild-Card:      Glen Shields defeated London City 2-1.
Semifinals:     Toronto Croatia defeated St. Catharines 3-1.
                Toronto Olympians defeated Glen Shields 1-0.
PRIMUS CUP:     Toronto Croatia defeated Toronto Olympians 2-1.

                          League Cup Standings

      Group A
Glen Shields Sun Devils     6   3   1   2   15  11   11   +4
Toronto Olympians           6   3   2   1   15  11   10   +4
London City                 6   3   1   2    8   3   11   +1
Oshawa Flames               6   1   5   0   10  19    3   -9

      Group B
Toronto Croatia             6   3   1   2    8   3   11   +5
St. Catharines Roma Wolves  6   3   1   2    6   3   11   +3
York Region Shooters        6   3   3   0   10   9    9   +1
North York Astros           6   0   4   2    2  11    2   -9

Semifinals:    Toronto Olympians defeatated Toronto Croatia 2-1.
               St. Catharines defeated Glen Shields 3-1.
LEAGUE CUP:    Toronto Olympians defeated St. Catharines 1-0.


                             2001

Before the season, Brampton, Montreal, Toronto Supra, Ottawa and Durham
were added.

                             League Standings

                           GP   W   D   L   GF  GA   Pts
Ottawa Wizards             22  16   3   3   51  16   51
Toronto Olympians          22  15   1   6   50  21   46
Toronto Supra              22  12   5   5   44  22   41
Montreal Dynamites         22  12   3   7   46  32   39
St. Catharines Roma Wolves 22  11   5   6   43  28   38
Toronto Croatia            22  10   5   7   32  29   35
Glen Shields Sun Devils    22   8  11   3   30  43   27
Brampton Hitmen            22   7   5  10   28  41   26
North York Astros          22   7   3  12   30  32   24
Durham Flames              22   7   3  12   39  53   24
York Region Shooters       22   4   3  15   29  58   15
London City                22   2   3  17   19  66    9

Wild Card:      St. Catharines defeated Montreal, 2-1
Semifinals:     Toronto Supra defeated Toronto Olympians 3-2
                St. Catharines defeated Ottawa, 1-0
Third Place:    Toronto Olympians defeated Ottawa 5-2
ROGERS CUP:     St. Catharines 1, Toronto 0

                          League Cup Standings

      Group A
Ottawa Wizards              4   3   0   1   12   4   10
Montreal Dynamites          4   1   2   1    8  10    4
Durham Flames               4   0   2   2    7  11    2

      Group B
St. Catharines Roma Wolves  4   4   0   0   10   3   12
Glen Shields Sun Devils     4   1   2   1    9  12    4
Brampton Hitmen             4   0   3   1    7  11    1

      Group C
Toronto Supra               4   3   0   1    6   1   10
Toronto Croatia             4   2   2   0    7   4    6
London City                 4   0   3   1    3  11    1

      Group D
Toronto Olympians           4   4   0   0   14   0   12
North York Astros           4   1   2   1    5   2    4
York Region Shooters        4   0   3   1    0  17    1

Semifinals:     Toronto Supra defeated Toronto Olympians 2-1
                Ottawa defeated St. Catharines 1-0 (default)
OZ OPTICS CUP:  Ottawa 1, Toronto 0


                             2002

Before the season, Metro Lions and Hamilton were added.  Glen Shields
Became Vaughan and Toronto Olympia moved to Missssauga.


                           GP   W   L   D   GF  GA   Pts
     Eastern Conference
Ottawa Wizards             19  15   2   3   55  13   47
Montreal Dynamites         19  11   5   3   44  34   36
Metro Lions                19  11   6   2   36  23   35
York Region Shooters       19   8   7   4   29  33   28
Durham Flames              19   7  10   2   28  44   23
Vaughan Sun Devils         19   6  11   2   27  35   20
Toronto Supra              19   4  11   4   23  48   16

     Western Conference
Toronto Croatia            19  10   5   4   36  23   34
Missassauga Olympians      19   9   5   5   50  30   32
Hamilton Thunder           19   8   7   4   31  24   28
St. Catharines Wolves      19   6   7   6   35  41   24
North York Astros          19   4   9   6   22  43   18
Brampton Hitmen            19   4  10   5   19  27   17
London City                19   2  10   7   22  39   13

Wild-Card Game:              North York defeated Mississauga 3-0
Division Finals:             Ottawa defeated Metro 1-0
                             North York defeated Toronto Croatia 1-0
ROGERS CUP:                  Ottawa defeated North York 2-0

After the season, York Region was absorbed by Vaughan.


                             2003

                           GP   W   L   D   GF  GA   Pts
     Eastern Conference
Ottawa Wizards             18  13   0   5   53  10   44
Toronto Supra              18  10   2   6   50  29   36
Vaughan Sun Devils         18   7   4   7   41  30   28
Laval Dynamites            18   8   7   3   33  41   27
Metro Lions                18   5  10   3   26  29   18
Durham Flames              18   1  16   1   28  73    4

     Western Conference
Hamilton Thunder           18  11   3   4   38  19   37
Brampton Hitmen            18  10   5   3   38  25   33
Toronto Croatia            18   9   8   1   27  30   28
St. Catharines Wolves      18   8   8   2   26  34   26
North York Astros          18   4   9   5   20  33   17
Missassauga Olympians      18   4  10   4   19  30   16
London City                18   3  11   4   26  42   13
  (note:  Ottawa withdrew from the playoffs)
Conference playoffs        Brampton defeated Toronto Croatia (default 2-0)
                           Vaughn defeated Toronto Supra 4-3
Wild Card Game             Brampton defeated London City (Host) 2-1
Semifinal:                 Vaughan defeated Hamilton 2-0
ROGERS CUP:                Brampton defeated Vaughan 1-0

After the season, Ottawa, Laval and Missassauga folded.


                             2004

Before the season, Windsor was added.  Durham became the Storm.

                           GP   W   L   D   GF  GA   Pts
     Eastern Conference
Toronto Supra              20  14   2   4   49  21   46
Metro Lions                20  12   3   5   50  32   41
Vaughan Shooters           20  11   4   5   41  23   38
North York Astros          20   3  13   4   22  46   13
Durham Storm               20   2  17   1   17  77    7

     Western Conference
Hamilton Thunder           20  10   4   6   51  22   36
Toronto Croatia            20   9   7   4   42  30   31
Windsor Border Stars       20   9   7   4   38  32   31
Brampton Hitmen            20   7   8   5   32  35   26
London City                20   7  10   3   35  42   24
St. Catharines Wolves      20   3  12   5   27  44   14

Wildcard:          Toronto Croatia defeated Brampton 3-1
Quarterfinals:     Toronto Croatia defeated Windsor 5-0
                   Vaughn defeated Metro Lions 5-3
Semi-finals:       Toronto Supra defeated Vaughan 4-0
                   Toronto Croatia defeated Hamilton 2-0
FINAL:             Toronto Croatia defeated Vaughan 4-0

OPEN CANADA CUP:  Windsor Border Stars defeated Ottawa St. Anthony Italia 1-1 (PK)

After the season, Metro folded.

                             2005

Before the season, Laval and Oakville were added.  Brampton 
Became the Stallions.

                           GP   W   L   D   GF  GA   Pts
     Eastern Conference
Vaughan Shooters           22  16   3   3   55  16   51
Toronto Croatia            22  13   3   6   44  19   45
Laval Dynamites            22  11   8   3   36  25   36
Toronto Supra              22   7   7   8   39  30   29
North York Astros          22   8  10   4   31  42   28

     Western Conference
Oakville Blue Devils       22  10   4   8   46  26   38
Hamilton Thunder           22   9   5   8   27  23   35
(Windsor) Border Stars     22   8  10   4   40  35   28
St. Catharines Wolves      22   7  10   5   21  26   26
Brampton Stallions         22   6  12   4   26  39   22
London City                22   6  12   4   26  39   22

Wild Card:       Toronto Croatia defeated North York 1-0
Quarterfinals:   Oakville defeated Border Stars 3-1
                 Toronto Croatia defeated Laval 1-0
Semifinals:      Oakville defeated Hamilton 2-0
                 Vaughn defeated Toronto Croatia 4-0
CHAMPIONSHIP:    Oakville defeated Vaughn 2-1.

After the season, Hamiltonís franchise was revoked.  Vaughan and Durham withdrew. 
The CPSL was reorganized as the new CSL II.



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