Faustina Sports Club Celebrates their 80th Anniversary
The Faustina Sports Club is celebrating their 80th Anniversary this year. A commemorative face-off took place Saturday October 3, 2015 at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence.
Participating in the puck drop were Tyke players, (Front L. to R.) Noah Russell and Maxim Cowling, (Back L. to R.) Jack Lawrence, President, Faustina Sports Club, Graham Cocking, Executive Director, Lakeshore Arena Corp., Councillor Mark Grimes, Mark Toutloff, President, Hockey Operations, Faustina Hockey League.
The Faustina Sports Club provides minor hockey in the south Etobicoke area and are proud tenants of the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence. Faustina offers players opportunities to play both House League and Select hockey.
The House League plays all games on Saturdays at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, 400 Kipling Ave, Toronto – just north of Lakeshore Boulevard. Select teams from Tyke through Midget Sr. are formed from House League players who are interested in playing a more competitive level hockey.
A Brief History
Ken Cox founded Faustina in 1935 with the help of seven other local young men. The Faustina Sports Club’s main objective was to raise money for charitable purposes. The club was re-organized in 1947 after being interrupted by World War ll. Membership was expanded and the club dedicated themselves to the promotion of minor hockey in the Lakeshore area.
In 1951, the Lakeshore Memorial Arena was built and the Faustina Hockey League became the first occupant providing affordable hockey for young people in the Etobicoke Lakeshore area. From 1951 to this day over 25,000 hockey players have passed through Faustina Minor Hockey. After completion of the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, Faustina Hockey moved hockey operations to this facility.