Big Nickel Hockey Tournament

The Sudbury Wolves Hockey Club is very proud to be a sponsor of the 2012 Big Nickel Hockey Tournament as it has been an integral part of Sudbury Minor Hockey for over 30 years. The tournament offers players a great opportunity to play against some of the top “AAA” teams across North America in their age division.

Tournaments in past years have seen many OHL players participate including current Sudbury Wolves’ players Connor Burgess and Danny Desrochers. Burgess was named to the tournament All-Star team in 2008 where he helped lead his AAA Major Peewee team to the semi-finals. Desrochers participated in the 2009 tournament in the Bantam AAA division where he posted 3 goals in 4 games. Both Burgess and Desrochers are playing in their first full season with the Wolves. Burgess, 16, was selected by the Wolves in the 3rd round of the 2012 Priority Selection. Prior to being drafted the Sudbury native played for the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves of the Great North Midget League where he put up 45 points in 34 games. Connor’s strong play helped lead the Wolves to an OHF Championship as well as a Telus Cup appearance in 2011-12. Desrochers, 17, was selected by the Wolves in the 3rd round of the 2011 OHL Priority Selection. Last season saw Desrochers split time between the big club and the North Bay Trappers of the NOJHL. Prior to being drafted Desrochers was a key member of the North Bay Trappers of the Great North Midget League where he put up 48 points in 34 contests.

The Sudbury Wolves would like to take this opportunity to extend a special offer to all participating teams in the tournament to attend our home games Friday, November 2nd vs. the Barrie Colts and Saturday, November 3rd vs. the Ottawa 67’s. All teams will be eligible to receive tickets to the game at a discounted price of $14 person. For more information or to purchase please contact the Sudbury Wolves office by phone at 705-675-3941 or by email at

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