Whitecourt Wolverines

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The Whitecourt Wolverines Junior Hockey Club was founded in August of 2007 as a Junior B club in the North West Junior Hockey League.

In it's inaugural season, the team thrilled fans with an appearance in the league final taking the then first place Peace River Navigators to a 7th game before finally losing the league championship.

In the club's next 3 seasons, the Wolverines went on to set a new standard in the N.W.J.H.L becoming the first league franchise to win 3 consecutive Championships and provided the league with the best ever showing at the Hockey Alberta Provincial Tournament where in the 08/09 & 09/10 seasons the team won Silver Medals.

 

The Wolverines ended their Junior B career with the Hockey Alberta Provincial Crown in the 11/12 Season and followed up with a Bronze Medal at the Canadian Nationals.

The team is the operating arm of the Stark Sports Society. The Stark Sports Society is a registered not for profit organization dedicated to youth. The Wolverines made the society home at the beginning of the 11/12 season and work year round for the advancement of youth opportunities in both sport and education.

Whitecourt Wolverines home games are played in the newly renovated Scott Safety Centre in Whitecourt, Alberta.

In May of 2012 the AJHL announced to move of the former St Albert Steel to Whitecourt and with the move came the merger of the 2 organizations. With a change in the team colours from the traditional white, gold and black came a new look of Red, White and Black.

The change marked the entry of Whitecourt into the prestigious AJHL ranks of which only 16 communities can boast having such a franchise.

In Memory of Elias Lachance # 22

# 22 was retired in honour of Elias Lachance who played for the Wolverines in 08/09 & 09/10 and was a member of the Championship Squads at that time also winning 2 Silver medals.

As part of the "Wrecking Crew" third line he was partnered with TJ Short and Jordan Stead who many refer to as the best 3rd line the Wolverines ever had.
Elias Lachance passed away in 2011.

Once a Wolverine, Always a Wolverine!

The number 22 was retired at the start of the 2011 / 12 Season at an exhibition game where the Wolverines played against the Spruce Grove Regals.

For more see http://www.whitecourtwolverines.ca/