The Wolves and their rivals in the 20-team league will open training camps on Nov. 15, according to the plan, with exhibition games to follow on the weekends of Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 27-29. Your Home For Sudbury Wolves Tickets. “Our focus is being ready for January, when camp opens, and getting ready for a Feb. 4 start date,” Papineau said. I did have one representative on the other side say that for some guys, it’s going to be good, and for others, it might be difficult, because they have a surplus of bodies on those teams.”. Find Other Sudbury Wolves Dates And See Why SeatGeek Is The Trusted Choice For Tickets. Among the Wolves’ signed players, defenceman Adam Samuelsson and forward Evan Konyen remain in the United States, while goaltender Frederik Dichow is still in Denmark. on Wednesday August 29, 2018. “This will help them continue their development rather than sitting around not playing.”. The OHL has yet to release a schedule, though it’s expected that travel will be limited, with no out-of-conference play unless necessitated by geography. Sudbury’s first-round choice in the 2019 CHL Import Draft, Dichow played in Sweden last year, but signed with the Wolves back in the spring and, according to general manager Rob Papineau, the Montreal Canadiens prospect still intends to play in the Nickel City. Also representing the Wolves in the Danish ranks is goalie Frederik Dichow, who has been loaned to Rungsted Seier Capital. Owen Robinson, right, of the Sudbury Wolves, and Hunter Skinner, of the London Knights, battle for the puck during OHL action at the Sudbury Community Arena in Sudbury, Ont. Of course, we have to work through that process as a league, working through the government and making sure there’s a process with borders and travel, because it’s not like it was before the pandemic started, so it’s really trying to  be a little patient and get that sorted out, so bringing players into the country will go smoothly.”. He’ll be joined in Sweden by London prospect Logan Mailloux, Hamilton prospect Noah Van Vliet and Barrie Colts D-man Connor Punnett, all of whom are represented by Quartexx Management. There isn’t much going on at Sudbury Community Arena at the moment, but day by day, week by week, the activity level is increasing behind the scenes for Sudbury Wolves players and staff. Then, I think you may see a similar process happening over here, as well.”. Amid rising COVID-19 case counts, ongoing restrictions on sports and public gatherings and uncertainty over whether its targeted Dec. 1 start date was workable, the OHL announced last Thursday that it would push back its regular-season opener until Feb. 4, with camps to open in mid-January, and play a reduced 40-game schedule. While Lisa MacLeod, minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture, said last week that the league would not be able to return without bodychecking, Ontario premier Doug Ford has since released a statement that he would like to see the league return as close to normal, with checking. Ben Leeson/The Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network. GP G A … In its release on Thursday, the league said it “continues to work with government and health agencies to plan the safe return of OHL action, while also finalizing outstanding issues such as safe attendance at venues and cross-border travel for teams.”. A member of Sun Media Community Newspapers part of Postmedia Network. If all goes according to plan, the Sudbury Wolves will open training camp in a little less than two months, two weeks before they drop the puck on the 2020-21 regular season. OHL teams have not played any games, or even gathered their players for training sessions, since suspending the 2019-20 season in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sudbury Wolves are an OHL ice hockey team based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Papineau is not surprised that his own league has seen little action on the trade front, compared to the QMJHL, where 25 deals have been made since the start of August. The OHL Priority Selection is to be held on May 8, about a month later than usual, with the under-18 draft to follow on May 12. Sudbury Wolves - OHL - hockey team page with roster, stats, transactions at Eliteprospects.com Everybody is going through the exact same process in getting back to playing and nobody in North America is that much further ahead than anybody else right now. They all want to get back to doing what they love to do, so that’s really encouraging. Thank you for your interest in our network of websites, newsletters, and other services. Gathering sizes are currently restricted by the province, and the government even rolled back limits on “unmonitored” gatherings for Toronto, Peel and Ottawa on Thursday, following spikes in the number of new COVID-19 cases in those regions. The frustration that comes, like it does for anyone right now, is from some of the unknowns, but what we can do is plan to move forward with our targeted start date, so we’re doing everything we can behind the scenes to make that happen.”. on Friday December 20, 2019. Join the Sudbury Wolves' Insider to receive all information surrounding the Sudbury Wolves right your inbox. With Each Transaction 100% Verified And The Largest Inventory Of Tickets On The Web, SeatGeek Is The Safe Choice For Tickets On The Web. Tim Cornett/OHL Images. 1 week ago . Thank you for your interest in our network of websites, newsletters, and other services. “The whole world, especially the sports world, is in the same boat,” said Sudbury’s GM, who has inked three top prospects from this year’s OHL Priority Selection, as well as an import pick 2019, in the last few months. “One thing I can say is through this whole pandemic, the leadership has done a great job and the players’ interests are always first. “These are parts of the world we feel are doing a good job of keeping players safe and I really like the way they train them in Sweden,” Ferris told Ryan Pyette. “What’s unknown yet is how many opportunities guys will actually have when they get over there. © 2020 Sudbury Star. “They’re really excited to get here. If OHL teams follow the lead of their counterparts in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, whose pre-season is already underway, they may open camps with reduced rosters and without fans in attendance, at least to begin with, but no such changes have been announced so far. Choose among a variety of subscription packages and stay up to date with convenient home delivery and our on the go digital e-edition. The OHL is still working with provincial officials on a return-to-play plan. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) cares about your privacy. 16.1k Followers, 316 Following, 2,832 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Sudbury Wolves (@sudburywolvesohl) on Wednesday August 29, 2018. Anything we can do to get closer to playing is a great thing for us, it’s a great thing for our players and a great thing for our fans.”. Biondi played in 27 games for Rayside last season, scoring 12 times and adding nine assists. Other Wolves prospects have sought out opportunities on this side of the pond, with 2020 first-rounder David Goyette going to his hometown Hawkesbury Hawks in the Central Canada Hockey League, which has been hosting non-contact scrimmages for a few weeks now, and fourth-rounder Evan Konyen expected to join the North Jersey Avalanche, a top entry in the Atlantic Youth Hockey League’s 16U AAA loop.