Wolves Affiliate Rapids and Canadians from the NOJHL for 2017-18

(Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury Wolves have chosen to affiliate with both the French River Rapids and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) for the 2017-2018 season.

“The NOJHL has been an excellent development league for the OHL and the Sudbury Wolves”, said Wolves General Manager and Vice-President of Hockey operations Rob Papineau.  “Both teams have strong ownership and are very much committed to player development and supporting the Sudbury Wolves.  We are fortunate to have two great options close to Sudbury.  These teams and the NOJHL have proven to be a great place for players to continue to develop their game.” Papineau added

Already the value of regional affiliation has proved valuable for all parties as injuries and players have had opportunities to step in quickly and make impactful contributions.

This Friday, the Barrie Colts will be in town with to face the Wolves. The game is sponsored by the Northern Life who will be awarding one lucky row with prize packages. Fans are also encouraged to arrive early as Friday also marks the annual Service Appreciation game with a special pre-game ceremony.

Tickets are on-sale now at the Sudbury Arena Box Office and online at Fans are encouraged to skip the box office line and save time with WOLVES WEB WEDNESDAY.   All day this Wednesday and every Wednesday, fans can purchase their tickets online and save the service fees!

Following Friday’s game, the Wolves will head on the road to wrap up the weekend with stops in Owen Sound and Guelph for the only times this season. The Wolves will face the Attack on Saturday at 7:30pm and the Storm on Sunday at 2:00pm.

Fans will notice some minor changes to the Ice in this Friday’s contest as the Ice will be prepared for the CIBC Canada Russia CHL Prospects game.  With one week until the Feature game, the Greater Sudbury Community welcomes the nation and national coverage on Rogers’ Sportsnet.

Fans can follow the Wolves on the road in a number of different ways this season.  Fans can tune in to the live play by play on the radio at 96.7FM CKLU at home or in their cars and of course on the Sudbury Wolves App at

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