Did Gretzky play for Sault Ste Marie?

Did Gretzky play for Sault Ste Marie?

Wayne Gretzky 1977–78 In 1977, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds picked a 16-year-old Wayne Gretzky, standing at 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) and weighing 155 pounds (70 kg), with the third pick in the Ontario Midget Draft. He was still small in stature, but would have a big impact on the game.

Where did the Soo Greyhounds get their name?

Officials considered having a name selected by the general public, but the team’s coach, George MacNamara, had an idea of his own. He apparently asked that the team be called the Greyhounds because “a Greyhound is much faster than a wolf,” a reference made to the already established rival club, the Sudbury Wolves.

Who owns the Sault Greyhounds?

After almost leaving the Sault for Detroit, the Greyhounds soon became an OHL powerhouse under majority investor Mr. Wright and his partners. The Greyhounds went to the Memorial Cup three straight years under coach Ted Nolan and general manager Sherry Bassin, finally winning the national championship in 1993.

How many hockey clubs are there in Ireland?

168 clubs
Hockey Ireland has a number of affiliated Branches that govern the sport at regional level. The sport’s approximate 168 clubs and 280 schools are affiliated to Hockey Ireland through its Branch network.

Where do the Soo Greyhounds play?

Sault Ste. Marie, CanadaSault Ste. Marie Greyhounds / Location

Who drafted Wayne Gretzky?

Wayne Gretzky

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National team Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted

Why is Sault Ste Marie called Soo?

The land changed hands many times from French to British and was finally claimed as a U.S. Territory in 1823. The Native Americans were here through it all, and long before, calling the area Bahweting or the gathering place. The Soo Locks adopted the “Soo” spelling of the name making the use of “The Soo” a common name.

Did the Soo Greyhounds win last night?

Zacharie Giroux led the way with a hat trick as the Firebirds advance to the Western Conference Championship Series with a 7-1 win over the Greyhounds in game 5….

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Are the Niagara IceDogs sold?

The OHL’s Niagara IceDogs are being sold to a Brantford hockey leader after 15 years of ownership by the Burke family. Bill and Denise Burke announced the transaction in a statement. The sale to Darren DeDobbelaer is pending approval by the OHL’s Board of Governors.