About the Sudbury Wolves Hockey Club
The Sudbury Wolves are a Jr. Hockey team that plays in the Ontario Hockey League, a member of the Canadian Hockey league. The Sudbury Wolves have played their entire 46 season membership in the OHL in the Sudbury Community Arena, but the Wolves have been leading the hockey scene in the Sudbury region since the early 20th century. The Wolves boast one of the most productive teams in terms of producing NHL players, captains and leaders at professional levels of hockey. The club recently changed ownership after 30 years. In September of 2016, Dario Zulich purchased the team and has since been on a mission to inspire the community. Most recently welcoming the Sudbury Five basketball team to the family.
About SW Sports & Entertainment (SWSE)
SWSE is the organizational structure of the company including the Sudbury Wolves Hockey Club, the Food & Beverage organization that serves events at the arena and the promotion company that seeks to attract live shows and events. In the spring of 2017, SWSE welcomed the Sudbury Spartans Football Club to the family and most recently, in May of 2018, the Sudbury Five Basketball team.
About the Sudbury Spartans Football Club
In 1952 the Spartans Football team was born in the form of the Sudbury Hardrocks. in 1967, then Head Coach Sid Forster renamed the team “Spartans.” League expansion into southern Ontario stirred much excitement and some trepidation among local gridiron fans. The team claims 18 Northern Football Conference (NFC) league championships, a mark unrivalled by any other NFC team. After a brief 4 season suspension of operations, the team rejoined the NFC in 2011. In 2014 team ownership changed to two dedicated volunteers, Bill Costello and Gord Goddard. In April 2017, Dario Zulich, owner of the Sudbury Wolves extended an offer to include Spartan Football, in the Wolves family and announced the ownership change. With the support of a thriving football scene, the recently expanded Gladiators organization and successful Joe MacDonald Development league, the club has been operating in the NFC with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and determination to return to glory.
For more information on the Spartans, click HERE.
About the Sudbury JV Spartans Football Club
New to the Sudbury football scene in 2019, the JV Spartans close a gap that had been left where football in Sudbury had been absent. Football players will now have the chance to be a Spartan for life as they start with the Junior Spartans and make their way up to the Senior Men’s Spartans team. The Spartans and Junior Spartans are led by Bill Costello (Spartans General Manager) and Gord Goddard (Junior Spartans General Manager). The JV Spartans join the Ontario Provincial Football League (OPFL), which will provide the players with the competition they need to grow as players and be physically and mentally ready for the Spartans when that time comes. The JV Spartans play May to July at the James Jerome Field.
For more information, visit sudburyspartans.com
The Sudbury Five Basketball Team
In May 2017, Dario Zulich, owner and governor of the Sudbury Wolves announced with Andrew Dale and the Commissioner of the National Basketball League of Canada David Magley that the NBL Canada would expand it’s footprint to Northeastern Ontario and locate in Greater Sudbury. The NBL Canada is an exciting brand of basketball with 10 teams located throughout Ontario and the Eastern Provinces. With the inaugural season expected to launch in November of 2018, the brand and team logo were revealed in May of 2018 as the Sudbury Five. The new team will become a B tenant in the Sudbury Arena until a new venue is constructed.
Season memberships are on-sale now at greatersudbury.ca/tickets. For more information on the Five, visit: thefive.ca.