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Sports teams in the Halifax Regional Municipality

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Sports teams in the Halifax Regional Municipality

This page has the sports teams and venues in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality:

Contents

  • Current Teams 1
    • Major 1.1
    • Minor 1.2
    • University 1.3
  • Former teams 2
  • Major Venues 3
    • Indoor 3.1
    • Outdoor 3.2

Current Teams

Major

Professional, semi-professional, top-level, or National league teams

Club League Venue Founded Championships
Halifax Mooseheads Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Scotiabank Centre 1994 1
Halifax Hurricanes National Basketball League of Canada Scotiabank Centre 2015 0

Minor

Amateur or minor-league teams

Club League Venue Founded Championships
Halifax Rugby Football Club Rugby Nova Scotia Wanderers Grounds 1958 7
Sackville Blazers Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League Sackville Arena 1982 5
Halifax Pelham Canadians Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League Mainland North Commons 1985 3
Dartmouth Moosehead Dry Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League Beazley Field 1990 17
East Hants Penguins Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League East Hants Sportsplex 2000 2
Halifax Tars RFC Rugby Nova Scotia Graves Oakley 2006 0
Halifax Xplosions Maritime Women's Football League Burnside All-Weather Turf 2006 0
Spryfield Silver & Black Attack Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League Spryfield Lions Rink 2011 1
Metro Jaguars Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League Centennial Arena 2015 0

University

University Nickname League Division
Dalhousie University Tigers Canadian Interuniversity Sport Atlantic University Sport
Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association
Saint Mary's University Huskies Canadian Interuniversity Sport Atlantic University Sport
University of King's College Blue Devils Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association

Former teams

Club League Venue From Until Championships Note
Nova Scotia Voyageurs American Hockey League (71-78) Halifax Forum,
(78-84) Scotiabank Centre
1971 1984 3 Relocated
(St. John's IceCaps)
Nova Scotia Oilers American Hockey League Scotiabank Centre 1984 1988 0 Relocated
(Bakersfield Condors)
Halifax Citadels American Hockey League Scotiabank Centre 1988 1993 0 Relocated
(Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Nova Scotia Clippers Canadian Soccer League Beazley Field 1991 1992 0 League folded
Halifax Windjammers World Basketball League (91-92)
National Basketball League (93-94)
Scotiabank Centre 1991 1994 0 Both leagues folded
Nova Scotia Keltics Rugby Canada Super League Wanderers Grounds 1998 2011 0 League folded
Dartmouth Destroyers Canadian Elite Hockey League Dartmouth Sportsplex 2005 2006 0 League folded
Halifax Rainmen National Basketball League of Canada Scotiabank Centre 2006 2015 0 Bankruptcy

Major Venues

Indoor

Venue Capacity Built Uses
Scotiabank Centre 10,595 (hockey)
11,093 (basketball)
1978 Multi-use
Halifax Forum 5,600 1927 Multi-use
Dartmouth Sportsplex 3,000 1982 Hockey

Outdoor

Venue Capacity Built Uses
Scotia Speedworld 6,000 1987 Auto racing
Huskies Stadium 5,000 1970 Multi-use
Dalhousie Wickwire Field 2,000 1950s Multi-use


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