Wolves Add Chaplain in Addition to Security/Safety Advisor

(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce that they have added two personnel to the support staff for the Sudbury Wolves Hockey Operations department and players this season. In an effort to give each and every player the tools to succeed on and off the ice, the Wolves are pleased to add Rick Waugh as Security/Safety Advisor and Amanda Robichaud as Team Chaplain.

“In addition to our goal of winning a Memorial Cup, we also take great pride as an organization in helping the young men on our team evolve and grow into Professional Gentleman of Character,” said Rob Papineau, Wolves VP and General Manager. “We were very saddened this summer when we lost our team Chaplain and life coach Jeremy Mahood. He was a tremendous presence to our team and we need to continue to provide our players with the support he brought.  We are very happy to be adding Amanda who had a close personal and working relationship with Jeremy and she is very attentive of his values.  Being able to support our players in all areas of their own personal growth as individuals matters and we are excited to have Amanda join our team,” he added.

“Rick has a great foundation and outstanding experience in our community as a leader and his knowledge and support to help guide our players through all matters of safety, both in person and online, as well as being outstanding role models in our community,” stated Papineau. “Rick is a first class person and professional and we are very happy to have Rick join our team.”

The Sudbury Wolves will be looking to make it six in a row as they hit home ice this Friday when the Oshawa Generals come to town at 7:05pm. Tickets are on-sale now at




Amanda Robichaud – Team Chaplain

Amanda joined the Sudbury Wolves in September 2019.  With over 23 years’ experience, Amanda has been serving at All Nations Church for 12 years. She has a passion for seeing people young and old live out the purposes for which they were intended. Amanda lives in Sudbury, Ontario with her husband Shawn and two dogs.





Rick Waugh – Security/Safety Advisor

Rick joined the Sudbury Wolves in September 2019.  Rick spent over 30 years of community service in his policing career with the Greater Sudbury Police Service where he retired in August 2019 from his position as Staff Sergeant. Rick’s vast policing experience has been guided by a focused approach on the individual and he has been a strong advocate for a safer community. He has a long history of giving back in Greater Sudbury and has a strong history of involvement as a community volunteer at Camp Quality, Big Brothers and as a youth hockey coach.  Rick helped found the Sudbury Playground Hockey League (SPHL) Police Cup Hockey Tournament partnering police with Greater Sudbury youth and the Sudbury Food Bank.  Rick has strong integrity and his beliefs and ethics are very much aligned with the SWSE Mission of helping guide our players into Professional Gentlemen of Character. Rick resides in Sudbury, ON with his wife Mandy and has two children, Miranda and Riley.

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