They say that hockey is Canada’s pastime, so it’s a good thing that Ottawa has the Ottawa Senators! They had a fifty year long history in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but the team disbanded and didn’t return until 1992. The team has had success, qualifying for the Stanley Cup playoffs in twelve of the past fourteen seasons, four division titles, the Presidents’ Trophy in 2003 and appeared in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals. The success has been reflected in attendance—the club has averaged one of the highest attendance in the league. Ottawa also has a team in the Ontario Hockey League, the Ottawa 67’s.
CFL football returned to Ottawa in 2014, with the newly formed RedBlacks Team. After several failed teams (Rough Riders; Renegades) coming and going, the RedBlacks are a huge hit at TD Place at Lansdowne Park.