In 1935 a young man named Ken Cox, with the help of fifteen other local teenagers, started the Faustina Club. Their main objective was to raise money through dances for charitable purposes. World War II interrupted these activities as they were called to serve their country.
Under Ken’s direction the club was re-organized in 1947, expanding their membership and dedicating themselves to the promotion of minor hockey in the Lakeshore area.
In 1951 the Lakeshore Memorial Arena was built. On February 14th the Faustina Sports Club started and became the first occupant for providing affordable minor hockey for young people in the Etobicoke Lakeshore area. Many original members assisted in laying the concrete blocks of the arenas.
The Faustina Sports Club has 50 active members and 20 associate members who provide coaching, training, equipment, ice time and officials every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the hockey season for house league players.
Faustina has had a strong presence in community affairs donating to several charitable organizations throughout the community.
Another of Ken’s prized accomplishments was to organize the Sportsman Night where outstanding athletes with roots in the South Etobicoke area are presented with the “Faustina Sportsman Of The Year award. Past recipients have included Elfi Shlegel, Brian Shanahan, Ken Hodge, Mike Pelyk, Brendan Shanahan and more recently Matt Stajan and Dave Bolland
Faustina is proud to host the annual Carl Gordoneer Christmas Hockey Tournament. Next year will be the tournament’s 13th year. This is an enjoyable tournament for all participants, with medals and awards handed out to teams and players.
The 2009/2010 season marked 75 years of Faustina providing minor hockey in the Etobicoke area. The year brought many changes to our organization including a new home at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence.
Throughout the past 75 years every volunteer member of Faustina has dedicated their time and effort to provide an enjoyable and fun environment for children who play minor hockey. This long standing tradition will continue for many years to come.
Effective October 5, 2015, the Faustina Hockey League is now an affiliate organization with the Toros Hockey Association (formerly known as York Toros Hockey Association).
The Toros Hockey Association, in the GTHL ‘AA’ West Division, does not have a House League or Select program to call associated players from or to recruit from lower hockey tiers. This affiliation will enable Faustina players wishing to play more competitive
As an ongoing agreement between the two hockey organizations, Faustina Select players seeking more competitive hockey beyond Select will be encouraged to move into the Toros‘AA’ hockey organization. This affiliation between Faustina and the Toros will provide children in the Etobicoke & Weston areas of Toronto with a great hockey experience enabling them to develop their hockey skills and progress to play more competitive hockey.