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The Sudbury Wolves is a junior ice hockey team based out of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and has been actively involved in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League since 1962 and the OHL (Ontario Hockey League) since 1972.
Sudbury club has been in existence shortly after the World War I. The team has played as the wolves or club wolves in different matches and seasons. The club has a strong track records of wins within their domain in the northern region of Ontario. The team won the George Richardson Memorial Trophy in 1932 and 1935, and were proclaimed the Eastern Canadian champions for those years. They won the Memorial Cup in 1932 and were runners-up in 1935. This same team represented Team Canada at the 1938 and 1949 World Championships, winning gold in 1938.The club in 1962 got itself inducted into the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League and won the McNamara Trophy as NOJHL Champions in 1969 and 1971.
Soon after these astonishing wins, the franchise owners of the club purchased the Niagara Falls Flyers and amalgamated the great talents to create a more stronger and fierce team within the region. The teams finally merged and became a team to recon with. The Sudbury Wolves is one of the top 5 favorite clubs in the OHL and boasts of being the strongest fan based club in the region. Their fans are dedicated and show up as a jam packed audience irrespective of the winter seasons lurking and hindering the roads and the social activity. One of the reasons behind the large number of fans turning up and the top ranking of the team is the general manager of the team. Sam McMaster is the team's general manager and was named OHL Executive of the Year in 1989-90 due to his contribution in ensuring the club's first winning season in 10 years. Sudbury celebrated their 35th anniversary in 2006-07, also reaching the OHL championship series the same year.
History of Hockey in Sudbury
The current OHL Sudbury Wolves have never won the OHL championship, and have never participated in the Memorial Cup. Theirs is currently the third-longest championship drought in the Canadian Hockey League, and is now the longest in the OHL since the London Knights broke their 40-year drought in 2005.But this was certainly not the case a few years back. In 1976, the Wolves finished first overall in the OHA with 102 points, winning the Hamilton Spectator Trophy, and the Leyden Trophy for the Leyden Division. That very same year Sudbury reached the OHA finals, losing to the eventual Memorial Cup champion Hamilton Fincups in 5 games. The Wolves returned to the OHL finals 31 seasons later in 2006-07. The Wolves also won the Emms trophy in 2001.
Uniforms & Logos
Green, white and gold were the three differentiating colors of the club from 1972 to 1987. the logo of the club was stitched on the right of the jerseys. The home jerseys featured white background with green and gold trim. The away jerseys had a green background with white and gold trim.The colors completely changed during the 1987-88 seasons. Blue, white and silver became the colors of the club and the logo changing placement to the top of the jersey. The home and away jerseys saw a similar pattern of change for that particular year as well. The home jerseys have a white background with blue and silver trim. The away jerseys have a blue background with white and silver trim.
The 25th and 30th anniversaries for the club were marked by a special log designed for the celebrations and work on the jerseys ? both home and away jerseys. Sudbury wore a black third jersey briefly in the mid 1990's. The current third jersey was first worn October 13, 2006. The jersey has a silver background, with blue and white trim, and the name Sudbury on the front diagonally from upper left to lower right.
The team plays at a local stadium in their own city called the Sudbury Arena. The arena was constructed in 1951 and holds 5,743 spectators - 4,743 seats and 1,000 standing room, and have an ice size of 200' x 85'. Every time the Wolves score a goal, a wolf rolls out on a pulley system to howl at the opposing team's bench. The City of Greater Sudbury and the hockey club have recently agreed upon upgrading the facility so that it can cater to a larger audience and include 12 new suites and a new and improved lounge as well as washrooms. The up gradation will cost the city 1.5 million dollars and will be ready for the 2007-2008 hockey season.