National Capital Pioneers/Ottawa Intrepid

(1987-90)

Charter member initially known as the National Capital Pioneers played in Lansdowne Park in Aylmer, QC. The following season, in 1988, they were restructured, changing their name to Ottawa Intrepid and moved to Terry Fox Park in downtown Ottawa. 

The league was not kind to Ottawa as they never seem to make it further than the quarter finals in their first season (1987). They did however field the likes of Lyndon Hooper, Iain Baird, John Limniatis, Paul James and Ted Eck. 

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1987

The National Capital Pioneer's first season was fairly successful, placing 2nd in the table with 23 points. They would make the play offs, losing 2-1 to Toronto in the quarter finals. They would play out of nearby Aylmer. 

That season their jersey was made by English company Spall. Their home jersey was red, with white shoulders and away was white with red shoulders. 

1987 National Capital Pioneers Home Gameworn by Peter Mackie (c/o Peter Mackie)
1987 National Capital Pioneers Home Gameworn by Peter Mackie (c/o Peter Mackie)

1987 National Capital Pioneers Home Gameworn by Peter Mackie (c/o Peter Mackie)

1987 National Capital Pioneers Squad (c/o Sean D Holmes)
1987 National Capital Pioneers Squad (c/o Sean D Holmes)

"This was taken weeks before Earl Himes stopped paying the players." "We're in alternating jerseys because we only had 16 of one color I believe. I think Wimbledon FC was also Spall at the time". - Sean D Holmes.

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1987 Canadian Soccer League

1987 Canadian Soccer League

1987 National Capitol Pioneers headshots/line up
1987 National Capitol Pioneers headshots/line up

1987 National Capitol Pioneers headshots/line up

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Roster (c/o Sean Holmes)
1987 National Capitol Pioneers Roster (c/o Sean Holmes)

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Roster (c/o Sean Holmes)

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Marty Lauter

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Marty Lauter

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Pierre Groulx

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Pierre Groulx

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Mark Purdy

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Mark Purdy

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Peter Mackie

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Peter Mackie

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Ed McNally

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Ed McNally

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers John Roumelis

1987 National Capitol Pioneers John Roumelis

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Mike Lanos

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Mike Lanos

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Iain Baird

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Iain Baird

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Allan Spink7 National Capitol Pioneers Allan Spink.jpg

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Allan Spink

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Mark Stokes

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Mark Stokes

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers John Vidovich

1987 National Capitol Pioneers John Vidovich

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Tom Panhuyzen

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Tom Panhuyzen

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Don Ferguson

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Don Ferguson

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1987 National Capitol Pioneers Don Ferguson Sean Holmes

1987 National Capitol Pioneers Don Ferguson Sean Holmes

1987 National Capital Pioneers (c/o Peter Mackie)
1987 National Capital Pioneers (c/o Peter Mackie)

1987 National Capital Pioneers (c/o Peter Mackie)

1987 national capital Pioneers (c/o Peter Mackie)
1987 national capital Pioneers (c/o Peter Mackie)

1987 national capital Pioneers (c/o Peter Mackie)

1987 National Capital Pioneers Clipping (c/o Sean Holmes)
1987 National Capital Pioneers Clipping (c/o Sean Holmes)

1987 National Capital Pioneers Clipping (c/o Sean Holmes)

 

1988

In its second season the team was restructured, moving to a new home, Terry Fox Stadium in South Ottawa, and changing their name to Ottawa Intrepid.
Unfortunately the season went poorly with Ottawa placing 3/4 in the eastern division and not making the play offs.

 

1989

An unfortunate season for Ottawa, who placed 5/6 in the eastern Division. This was despite signing US international Ted Eck, who scored an incredible 21 goals in 26 games. They would not go on to play in the play offs

That season their jerseys were Umbro. Home was white with blue collar and Perez as the chest sponsor. Away was blue. 

1989 Ottawa Intrepid Home
1989 Ottawa Intrepid Home

1989 Ottawa Intrepid Home

1989 Ottawa Intrepid Home
1989 Ottawa Intrepid Home

1989 Ottawa Intrepid Home

1989 Ottawa Intrepid Away
1989 Ottawa Intrepid Away

1989 Ottawa Intrepid Away

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1989 Ottawa Intrepid Away John Vidovich

1989 Ottawa Intrepid Away John Vidovich

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1989 Ottawa Intrepid Away John Vidovich

1989 Ottawa Intrepid Away John Vidovich

1989 Steelers Ottawa Rosters
1989 Hamilton Steelers vs Ottawa Intrepid Rosters

1989 Hamilton Steelers vs Ottawa Intrepid Rosters

June 28 1988 North York Rockets vs Ottawa Intrepid (c/o Robin Glover)
June 28 1988 North York Rockets vs Ottawa Intrepid (c/o Robin Glover)

June 28 1988 North York Rockets vs Ottawa Intrepid (c/o Robin Glover)

 

1990

An unfortunate season for Ottawa, who placed 6/7 in the eastern Division. They would not go on to play in the play offs. During that off season Ottawa would cease operations.

That season their jerseys were Umbro. Home was white with blue collar and Kinalea as the chest sponsor. Away was blue with white cross checking. 

1990 Ottawa Home Gameworn #5 Drew Ferguson
1990 Ottawa Home Gameworn #5 Drew Ferguson

1990 Ottawa Home Gameworn #5 Drew Ferguson

1990 Ottawa Home Gameworn #5 Drew Ferguson
1990 Ottawa Home Gameworn #5 Drew Ferguson

1990 Ottawa Home Gameworn #5 Drew Ferguson

1990 Ottawa Intrepid Season Schedule (c/o Alberto7)
1990 Ottawa Intrepid Season Schedule (c/o Alberto7)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid Season Schedule (c/o Alberto7)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid Season Schedule (c/o Alberto7)
1990 Ottawa Intrepid Season Schedule (c/o Alberto7)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid Season Schedule (c/o Alberto7)

June 13 North York Rockets v Ottawa Intrepid Rosters (c/o Robin Glover)
June 13 North York Rockets v Ottawa Intrepid Rosters (c/o Robin Glover)

June 13 North York Rockets v Ottawa Intrepid Rosters (c/o Robin Glover)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid
1990 Ottawa Intrepid (c/o Alberto7)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid

1990 Ottawa Intrepid vs Vancouver 86ers  (c/o Alberto7)
1990 Ottawa Intrepid vs Vancouver 86ers (c/o Alberto7)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid vs Vancouver 86ers (c/o Alberto7)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid vs Toronto Blizzard (c/o Alberto7)
1990 Ottawa Intrepid vs Toronto Blizzard (c/o Alberto7)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid vs Toronto Blizzard (c/o Alberto7)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid vs Kitchener Spirit (c/o Alberto7)
1990 Ottawa Intrepid vs Kitchener Spirit (c/o Alberto7)

1990 Ottawa Intrepid vs Kitchener Spirit (c/o Alberto7)