HEADLINES & UPCOMING EVENTS
- April 15th, 2018 - Silver for U14 Boys at Provincials!
Congratulations to the Titans U14 Boys who took home silver at this past weekend's Provincial tournament. Seeded 3rd headed into the tournament, the boys used their experience and training, throughout the weekend, to secure 2nd place.
After two easier wins to start the weekend over Mavericks 3 & 2 (22-2 and 17-1) the boys faced the powerful Scarborough Shadow team in a game that would decide the semi-final match-ups. Down 4-0 early, the boys showed their experience and fought back for a huge 11-9 win. This pitted the boys against Southwest later that evening in a game that got off to a slow start but had the Titans eventually pulling away for the 16-6 victory. Sunday brought the Gold Medal game against the Mavericks number one team, but despite having an early lead, the boys took silver after a hard fought 6-4 loss. Next up for the boys are Eastern Nationals in May with sights again set on Gold!
The Titans also sent a younger boys squad, who despite their youth showed great courage and will have gained invaluable experience after playing teams older and bigger than them. The Girls team was in for a tough battle with several strong experienced squads present, but they fought valiantly with their best effort coming in the bronze medal game which was close up until the 4th quarter when KW scored a few quick goals. The girls are also headed off to Montreal in May to cap off their year.
Congrats to all our athletes and good luck in Montreal!
- March 25, 2018 - Major League Silver at Nationals!
In their third NCL season the Titans' Senior Men’s team succeeded in reaching the podium winning Silver at the elite Canadian Water-polo Championship, that was held in Montreal on March 23-25.
In the quarter finals Ottawa United Titans Black went up against the Mavericks and took an early 4-0 lead then held on strong for a 6-3 win.Their semi-final opponent were the Calgary Torpedoes, a powerhouse filled with current and former Senior National Team players. The Titans started the game as they had all weekend, netting 4 consecutive goals in the first half. The Torpedoes answered back at the beginning of the third quarter, but Ottawa’s goalkeeper, Boris Frlic kept a cool head under fire and made some great saves to help his team qualify for the Gold medal game.
This set the stage for the Montreal Thriller, a sight that had not been seen for a while. The Titans squared off against Dollar Black, a team that once again featured a roster with familiar names from Canadian National Team including former Olympian Justin Boyd (the tournament MVP). In an evenly played game, Titan Jonathan Ruse scored the equalizing goal with 0.7 second left on the clock to tie the game at 9. This was followed by loud cheers from the Titans contingent in the stands who had traveled from Ottawa to support their team in their final game. The first round of penalty shots was not enough to determine the winner, with both teams scoring on 4 of 5 shots. It took a golden goal shot to clinch victory for Dollard in the end.
Titans’ coach Andras Szeri was named the Most Valuable Coach of the tournament! Well done everyone and thanks for making us all proud!
- March 28th, 2018 - GeeGees take home gold in finale of 10th NCWPL season
It was a thrilling end to the NCWPL season with the Ottawa GeeGees narrowly defeating the Titans Semi-Competitive team 7-5 to take home the Memorial Gord Van Tol "Dinger" Trophy. In its' 10th season the National Capital Water Polo League provides a great opportunity for local high level water polo for players and fans alike. The two younger Titans teams faced off for the bronze medal with Titans 2 pulling off the 9-3 win over Titans 1. Congrats to everyone!
2018 NCWPL award winners:
MVP: Jalen Ramsaran
MVG: Jeremy Semotiuk
MVC: Owen Kennedy
All Stars : Derek Meng, Ethan Young, Simon Fabisiak, Robert Djukic, Alexis Cordina
New Stars: Daniel Gonzalez, Tomas Andrijasevic, Liam Sterne, Jackson Taylor, Owen Carriere, Andrej Gavric
- March 28th, 2018 - NCWPL - Clash of the Titans
The NCWPL semi-finals took place on March 7th with the GeeGees and Titanc SC pulling out narrow wins over Titans 1 (7 to 5) and Titans 2 (8 to 6). This sets up the Finals on March 28th as follows:
8:15pm Bronze Medal game Titans 1 vs Titans 2
9:10pm Gold Medal GeeGees vs. Titans SC
For more information on the NCWPL see here
- February 25th, 2018 - Titans Cup delivers HUGE experience for Titans athletes
20 Years! What an accomplishment for the Titans Cup and what a celebration we had! Bringing together 4 age divisions once again, (U10/12/14 COED and U18 Girls) this was a fantastic opportunity for over 120 Titans athletes to take part in one of the largest water polo tournaments in Canada. With 25 teams from 8 different clubs hailing from Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, the Titans Cup provides a chance for athletes of all calibers to compete in a friendly and sportsmanlike environment. Many experienced their first competitive games, while others continued in the Titans tradition of handing down their own knowledge to these newer players.
A big thanks to Tetyana Gabalis for all of her hard work and dedication, without which this Titans Cup would not have been as successful. We also don't want to forget all of our other volunteers, coaches and of course parents for all their support through this weekend...we're sure your athletes did you proud and made it all worth it!
Until next year.Titans Cup...Go Titans!
For more information including links to pictures, go here
- February 12th, 2018 - Academy Boys Win Gold at the Thompson Cup in Hamilton!
On a wild weather weekend the Academy Boys sent an experienced U14 team to Hamilton to compete in the Thompson Cup. The provincial qualifying tournament assembled 8 teams from across Ontario all vying for important Provincials seedings points. The boys started off their tournament by playing 2 of the 3 Mavericks squads. They took the first easily winning 13-1, while the second proved much more difficult, with the Titans ultimately winning 6-4. Sunday morning saw them square off against Hammer with another win, this time 14-5 and they were off to the Final to play Shadow. The boys took a 3-1 lead into the second half and held off a strong Shadow team pulling off the 6-4 Gold medal win. Congratulations to the boys and thanks to Coach Blake once again for his dedicated coaching!
- Swim and Play Meet - February 3rd, 2018
The Titans will host their 2nd Annual Swim and Play meet on Saturday February 3rd at 6pm at the Pinecrest Recreational Complex. Special thanks to our Swim and Play instructor Antonio Mendonca for organizing this!
Let's make this year's event even bigger and better than last year's huge success!
- December 3, 2017 - Titans Academy Girls bring home the hardware from KW Winter Classic
Congratulations to our Academy Girls for taking third place in Kitchener and bringing home bronze this past weekend! Following hard fought losses to The Mavericks and KW Inferno, the girls won their last two games including a 13-0 shutout in the bronze medal game. This was the first out of town tournament for many of the girls, so it will be a memorable one!
The Academy Boys also squared off in KW bouncing back form a tough opening loss to finish with a 2-3 record. The two subsequent losses were by a combined three goals, illustrating just how much the boys learnt as they played through the weekend. Congrats boys!
- November 20th, 2017 - Titans U14 boys earn silver at Paul Taylor Memorial Tournament
What a start to the Ontario League season for the Academy Boys! Traveling down the 401 to compete at the Mavericks hosted tournament in Etobicoke, the experienced Titans squad had a great tournament showing everyone present they are ready to challenge this year. After convincing first round wins over Mavericks Red and Hamilton the boys were seeded with defending Provincial Champs Mavericks Black and Saskatchewan for round two.
Needing at least one win in round two to play for gold, they followed up a hard fought loss to Mavericks Black with a tight win over the very skilled Saskatchewan team. The 7-6 squeaker allowed them to move on to the final where they once again faced off against Mavericks Black. While the boys came up short eventually falling 13-6, they came home winners with silver around their necks. Thanks to the Mavericks for such a well hosted event and Congrats to the boys and Coach Blake!
- Nov 13th, 2017 - Ottawa Titans recognized by the Ottawa Sport Council!
The Ottawa Sport Council has named the Ottawa Titans as a recipient of the 2017 Charitable Endowment Fund. This recognition comes as the Titans get ready to once again host water polo sessions for youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Francois Dupuis Pool (Jan 14th, 21st and 28 from 6-7pm).
2017 Recipients of the Charitable Endowment Fund
- Oct 20, 2017 - U16 Titans Girls Join forces with KW Inferno to play in NCL
Seven U16 Titans girls (Abi, Ana, Ivana, Julia, Rokaya, Taylor and Teodora) met their new teammates in KW on September 23rd and 24th. They had 4 hours of coaching with Paul ( U of T women's WP coach) plus a crew of three other talented coaches. The girls had a team dinner and team building activity at a KW escape room. Coach Owen couldn't make the first trip, but collaborated with Paul on team decision making. The girls had a number of full scrimmages and profited from the high caliber of play and coaching. A great start for a new collaboration!
The girls will have one more practice in KW on October 21st and 22nd and be billeted again with the KW parents. Coaches and players are looking forward to the first round of matches in Montreal in November.
- Sept 18th, 2017 - Another Victory for the Titans Green Team @ Army Run 2017
This was our 3rd Green Team Army Run event, and the experience proved once again to be a great opportunity to promote the sport of water polo and our club to the general public. Aside from the recycling success, we have been able to demonstrate our commitment and dedication to this initiative.
Our booth presence (Friday-Sunday) was supported by ~10 volunteers. Sunday morning's engagement was a great team building effort with about 50 members present, and was an opportunity for parents to demonstrate leadership to the younger members of the Green Team. There were many brand new Titans members working together with some well known faces who keep coming back and enjoying the experience.
A big thanks to all athletes and parents, who participated and contributed to this success, and congratulations on a job well done to our Green Team coordinator, Boris Dzerdz.
- Sept 20th, 2017 - Academy (U14) Growing by Leaps and Bounds!
What a sight to see the explosive growth in our U14 Academy program this September. Tremendous recruitment and fabulous coaching in our recreational programs has driven Academy to record numbers. With over 60 athletes registered including 20 girls, the Academy program is nearly double the size it was a year ago. The first training session on Monday Sept. 11th, saw over 50 players in the pool and 6 coaches diligently working with our young athletes. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this happen!
The Ottawa Titans Water Polo Association is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the Ottawa community since 1984, offering recreational and competitive water polo opportunities to players from 5 to 55+ years old. We are one of the largest and most successful water polo clubs in Canada. In the past five years, the Titans have ranked among the top 5 water polo clubs in the country and have produced a number of athletes who proudly represent Canada at the international level. This tremendous success at the competitive level can only be sustained thanks to one of the most comprehensive set of recreational water polo programs in the country. The Titans are THE place to be for any water polo enthusiast.