In 1959, the Sudbury Wolves became a professional franchise under the Eastern Professional Hockey League and gained affiliation with NHL teams from Toronto and Detroit. Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, Sudbury became a "breeding ground" for professional hockey players and in 1972, an Ontario Major Junior Hockey League franchise was introduced to Sudbury.
Today, hockey continues to be one of Sudbury's most encompassing winter sports. Whether as a spectator or player, hockey captures the attention and enjoyment of both young and old. The staying power of the sport has led our Sudbury boys from hockey tykes to successful NHL players.
For more information on the Sudbury Wolves, visit their website.
Material compiled from Homegrown Heroes: A Sports History of Sudbury.