See tryout schedule for details.
Bulldogs Take Ontario Cup Title
The U-16 Boys Tier 2 Ontario Cup final between Windsor Croatia and Caledon Bulldogs was a scrappy affair that included some highlight reel moments.
Jordan Armorer got the Caledon Bulldogs on the board first when he climbed above a pack of defenders and headed the ball down past the outstretched arm of the Windsor keeper to make it 1-0.
Carter Moffat would energize the Bulldogs with a second goal towards the end of the first half and replicate the effort just after the restart, making it 3-0 for Caledon.
Ryan Machedo would add another late in extra time to make it 4-0.
That would be all Caledon needed as they wrapped up the game in fine defensive fashion and captured the U-16 Boys Tier 2 Ontario Cup.
See more on the match and interviews on the OSA website at http://www.ontariosoccer.net/about/osa-news/792-caledon-cruises
Bulldogs Win Peel Halton District League Cup
On Saturday, September 12th the Caledon Bulldogs traveled to Mohawk Park in Hamilton where they successfully captured the 2015 Peel Halton District League Cup, for the Boys under 16 division. The League Cup is a series of season-long, single-game knockout matches which begin in June of each season. Caledon earned the right to face Oakville Soccer Club in the final with victories over Brampton East, Burlington, and Clarkson earlier in the season. Caledon would open the scoring early against their league rivals, when in the 10th minute Matteo Marini slotted a pass through to Gursimran Dhaliwal who broke through the Oakville defence, to cleanly finish for the 1-0 Caledon lead. Oakville would keep it close, and thanks to some stellar goal tending by Caledon goalkeeper Grady Brennan, failed on several attempts to the tie the game in the first half. Caledon and Oakville traded close misses in the second half as well, with the Bulldogs almost set to regret their lost opportunities, when Oakville’s direct ball in the 90th minute was headed on to their attackers, leaving their striker to chip the ball over a challenging Brennan’s head at the edge of the 18 yrd box, tying the game in the final minute of regulation time. As per League Cup rules, the game proceeded directly to penalty kicks following regulation time. Oakville opened the scoring on their first opportunity before Caledon’s Matteo Marini would step up and tie penalty kicks at one apiece. Grady Brennan would then proceed to steal the show, stopping Oakville’s next two penalty kicks. With Caledon’s Ryan Machado, and Jasmack Bhamra scoring both the 2nd and 3rd penalty kicks, the stage was set for Brennan to stop Oakville’s third consecutive penalty kick, and clinch a 3-1 PK victory for the Bulldogs!
The Bulldogs are now set to face Erin Mills at home on Thursday, September 17th at 9 PM, where a win will clinch first place overall in the PHDL U16 Boys Premier Division, and potentially award them their 2nd possible championship this season. Before wrapping up their regular season next Tuesday against Brampton East, the Bulldogs will also compete in the Tier 2 Ontario Cup Final and face Windsor Croatia on Sunday, September 20th, at the new Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium in Vaughan, where the team seeks to earn their “Treble” by sweeping all 3 championships this season.
Kick off for the Ontario Cup Final is 5:30 PM. We encourage you to come out and show your support! Children under 10, and seniors can enter for free. Admittance for youth ages 10-18 is only $1, and entrance is $5 for all other adults. The final will also be streamed live on the internet by visiting the Ontario Soccer Association’s Livestream link here:
Hope to see you there!
Caledon Bulldogs Prepare for Rare "Treble" Opportunity - September 2015
The Caledon Bulldogs, Caledon Soccer Club’s Boys under 16 rep team, sponsored by Red Onion Restaurant Caledon, are preparing to wrap up their most successful season on record, concluding their 2015 season with rare opportunity to “treble”, or win 3 separate championships in one season.
On August 29th Caledon traveled to Scarborough’s Birchmount Stadium to face the Thunder Bay Chill Junior Reserves in the semifinal of the Tier 2 Boys Under 16 Ontario Cup. Caledon reached the semifinal following their 5-1 qualifying round win over Unionville in June, and their 4-2 win over Clarkson in July. On Saturday, Caledon would jump out quickly over Thunder Bay thanks to a Jasjack Bhamra header from a corner kick in the first half. Thunder Bay responded less than 5 minutes later to tie the game, but Caledon’s Gursimran Dhaliwal would close out the first half and give Caledon a 2-1 lead at half. Caledon would add to their lead early in the 2nd half when Jordan Armorer tapped in Caledon’s 3rd goal, again from a corner kick. Thunder Bay made it close with an 85th minute goal, but Caledon’s defence, anchored by goalkeeper Grady Brennan, held off the late advance to defeat Thunder Bay 3-2. Caledon will now play Windsor Croatia in the final at the newly renovated OSA (Ontario Soccer Association) Stadium in Vaughan on September 20th , at 5:30 PM. Tickets to the final can be purchased at the gate for $5, youth aged 10-19 entering for $1, and with children under 10, and seniors over 65 admitted free. The game will also be streamed on line via the Livestream. Visit the OSA website or the Caledon Bulldogs twitter page @caledonbulldogs for streaming details and links.
On September 5th, Caledon travelled to Clarkson to face Clarkson B in the Peel Halton Youth Soccer League (PHYSL) Boys U16 Premier League Cup semifinal. The summer-long cup “knock-out” format competition saw Caledon defeat Brampton East and Burlington B in the qualifying and quarterfinal rounds to reach the semifinals. Against Clarkson, Caledon would jump out to a quick 2-0 lead thanks to a set of early 1st half goals by Caledon twins Jasmack and Jasjack Bhamra. Caledon would pick up their 3rd goal of the game when defender Jaskarn Grewal joined the attack to finish his opportunity in close. Caledon’s Matteo Marini would round out the game’s scoring by converting a late penalty kick, and again thanks to steady goaltending and clean sheet effort again by Grady Brennan, Caledon was able to seal their 4-0 win. Caledon now advances to the PHYSL Cup Final to face Oakville this Saturday, September 12th at Mohawk Park -10:00 am kickoff.
The Bulldogs have also been locked in a battle with Oakville to finish first overall in the PHYSL Premier Division. Caledon faced Oakville this past Tuesday at home, going into the game sitting 2 points behind division leaders Oakville, but holding a game in hand. Caledon would score early again thanks to a goal by Gursimran Dhaliwal, before Oakville took advantage of a quick counter-attack to before the end of the 1st half to tie the game at 1-1. Caledon’s depth would prove to much to handle, as the Bulldogs would score early in the 2nd half thanks to precision finishing by Ryan Machado, followed shortly after by a glancing header by Matteo Marini. Oakville pressed, but were unable to bounce back and solve Caledon goalkeeper Tristan Daniels again, and dropped the crucial game 3-1. Caledon now sits alone atop the Premier division with a 14W-2L record, a 1 point lead, and a game in hand, with 2 to go. A Caledon win at home on September 17th against Erin Mills will clinch 1st place and the PHYSL Premier League Championship.
The next 10 days will determine whether Caledon wins the PHYSL League Cup, League Championship, and Tier 2 Ontario Cup, and earn the elusive “treble”.
Caledon Bulldogs Wrap Up Remarkable Season with Ohio Win - April 2015
The Caledon Bulldogs concluded their Fall/Winter season last weekend (April 25/26) with a remarkable win at the Club Ohio Nike Challenge Cup in Dublin, Ohio. Since falling just short of winning the SRSL Premier League title last summer, the Bulldogs have since played some of their best soccer, capturing both the New Years and March Break Cups at Players Paradise in Stoney Creek, clinching the Hershey Indoor U15/U16 6v6 League Championship in Mississauga, and now adding their first international tournament victory to their resumes with their victory in Ohio.
Caledon Bulldogs Win Back to Back in Stoney Creek
On the heels of their last tournament victory in late December, the Caledon Bulldogs Under 16 Boys Rep Soccer team returned to Players Paradise in Stoney Creek for the March Break Madness Tournament on March 17th, 2015
Caledon would start their round robin against North London Soccer Club’s U16 Platinum squad. After conceding an early goal, Caledon’s Carter Moffatt would score his first of five goals of the tournament, and tied the game up with 10 minutes to play, forcing a 1-1 draw. Moffatt would continue to his scoring ways scoring both goals in Caledon’s 2-0 win over Brampton Youth U16 White, and would score the only goal in Caledon’s 1-0 win over Cherry Beach U15 in the final game of round robin play.
Caledon advanced to the semi-finals where they faced Cambridge Youth Soccer Club’s U15 team, and earned a decisive 4-0 win on goals by Jack Bhamra, Ryan Machado, Carter Moffatt, and Matteo Marini.
In the tournament final, Caledon would once again face North London, the only other undefeated team. North London had dismissed Brampton Youth in a narrow 1-0 victory in the earlier semi-final.
In the final, both teams exhibited exceptional disciplined defending, giving up minimal quality opportunities. As a result, neither team would concede a goal in regulation time, thereby forcing the game to penalty kicks.
Remarkable goalkeeping by Caledon’s Grady Brennan would keep North London’s first three penalty kickers from scoring, before Caledon’s Carter Moffatt would score Caledon’s first goal on their own 3rd attempt. North London responded with their first goal on their fourth shot, but Jack Bhamra would once again set up the potential win by slotting his opportunity away. With North London needing a goal to survive, their final penalty kick was instead sent sailing over the bar, sealing Caledon’s 2nd straight tournament victory in Stoney Creek.
Coach Maurizio Marini commented, “Our boys played 5 defensive gems today, conceding only 1 goal along the way. I’m proud of how they played, and I’m pleased with our form going into the upcoming outdoor season.”
The Caledon Bulldogs would like to thank Johnny’s Pizza (Orangeville), and Lafarge for their continued support and sponsorship of the team.
Caledon Bulldogs Victorious in Stoney Creek - December 2014
Caledon Soccer Club’s Boys Under 16 (1999) Rep team travelled to Stoney Creek during the holidays to participate in the New Years Kick Off Classic Tournament hosted by Players Paradise. After outscoring their opponents 7-1, and playing undefeated soccer in round robin play against Brantford, Waterloo, and Mount Hamilton, the Bulldogs drew Brantford once again in the tournament’s semi-final. Read more.
2011 Caledon Bulldogs Boys Under 12 (1999) soccer team travelled to the Burlington Convention Centre to attend the South Region Soccer League's awards night, where they received their championship medals for finishing first in the Under 12 Boys Second Division. The Bulldogs enjoyed much success in their 2011 outdoor season, finis hing the year with 11 wins and 3 losses, finishing first in scoring (36 goals for), and also finishing with least goals against (13). "This team continues improve year after year," according to team head coach Maurizio Marini, "and their efforts are being rewarded." The Bulldogs look forward to, and have already begun to prepare for their second consecutive promotion, which will place them in SRSL's First Division for the 2012 outdoor season.
Any players interested in joining the Bulldogs can contact the team Head Coach, Maurizio Marini, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-419-6274.
The team would also like to sincerely thank their sponsors BASF and Compliance Carriers Inc., for their ongoing generous support of the team.
Caledon 99 Boys Finalists at Polson Pier
The Caledon 99 Boys Indoor Soccer Team travelled to Toronto's Polson Pier on March 15th, 2010 to participate in the Soccerworld 2010 March Break Tournament.
Caledon's first game of the tournament against Unionville Milliken Soccer Club would prove to be a tight affair. The Caledon boys would face tight competition before edging out their opponents 2-1, on a Connor Balzan header late in the match. Caledon went on to face Peel Halton rivals North Mississauga Panthers in the their second round robin game, and in what was a more offensive-oriented game. Caledon jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead before North Mississauga responded with their first goal of the match. Caledon would respond with one more goal on their way to a 4-1 victory, and thereby guaranteeing themselves a spot in the tournament final. However, before the final would take place, Caledon would have to face Scarborough's Olympic Flame in the final game of the round robin. Caledon kept the game close, aware that they would likely have to meet Olympic Flame again in the final. Olympic Flame jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead early in the game, and would add one more late in the game for a 2-0 victory and a berth in the final against Caledon.
In an exciting final, Caledon and Olympic Flame would meet again. This time Caledon would jump out to an early lead thanks to another strong header by Connor Balzan. Olympic Flame however would continue to press offensively, and thanks to a late game goal, would send the game into a "sudden victory" overtime. However tight defense would result in neither team scoring in extra time, and now the final game was now set to be decided by penalty kicks. The first round of penalty kicks would end in a 4-4 tie after Vito Sica, Matteo Marini, Bikramjit Dhaliwal, and Connor Balzan all converted on their opportunities. In extra penalty kicks, and after 8 shooters aside had stepped up to take their penalty kicks, Olympic Flame squeezed the final tie-breaking goal to win the game, and claim the tournament championship.
The Caledon 99 Boys team would like to thank their sponsor, BASF for the generous support this season.
The Caledon 99 Boys are: Tyler Jackson, Ryan Machado, Vito Sica, Connor Balzan, Ryan Casey, Bikramjit Dhaliwal, Matteo Marini, Marco Costanza, Daniel Logozzo, Joseph Licata, Joshua Lambe, Noah DoPaco Absent: RJ Suke, Meharlal Dhanjal, Meharjot Dhanjal, Kyle Ramirez. Coaches: Maurizio Marini, John Casey.
U10 Boys Select Finish Strong in Orangeville
Caledon Soccer Club's BASF U10 Boys team finished strong in this year's Orangeville 2009 Stormfront soccer tournament, with an impressive 5-3 victory over Aurora on Sunday.
While the victory wasn't enough to advance the boys out of the round robin portion of the tournament, it certainly capped off a stong effort for the first-year team.
The team battled tough competition and the elements on the first day of the pre-season tournament. "After difficult losses against Erin Mills Eagles United and the Bradford Eagles on Saturday, it was great to see the kids pull together, and earn their first win as a team on Sunday" remarked head coach, Maurizio Marini. "I'm proud of their effort, and look forward to a successful season starting next week."
Caledon's Ryan Machado contributed 3 goals in Sunday's victory, with Matteo Marini and Bikramjit Dhaliwal contributing with single helpers. Strong defensive efforts by Ryan Casey, Vito Sica and William Robinson helped preserve the late lead for Caledon.
The Caledon BASF U10 Boys would like to thank their sponsors for their support - BASF, Monalica Cleaning & Maintenance, Rooms of Distinction Interior Decorating Services,
Denise Parkes - RBC Wealth Management, Cesar's Screen Printing, FCE Inc., and Wendy Siry-Ramirez - Royal Lepage.
The Caledon BASF U10 Boys are (back row) Maurizio Marini (Coach), Ryan Casey, Matteo Marini, Meharjot Dhanjal, Bikramjit Dhaliwal, Meharlal Dhanjal, William Robinson, Connor Balzan, John Casey (Asst. Coach) (front row) Kyle Ramirez, Francesco Franzone, Owen Charles, Joseph Licata, Julian Marra, Vito Sica, Ryan Machado.