Wolverines wait to replace Bobcats


The Fort St. John Huskies might have one less powerhouse opponent to worry about next season.

Recently, the Whitecourt Wolverines submitted an application to the Alberta Junior Hockey League in an attempt to make the jump from the junior B, to junior A level.

In an attempt to gauge whether or not the city of Whitecourt supports the jump, the organization released a statement Tuesday offering the public an opportunity to reserve season tickets if the Wolverines progress to Junior A.

According to the Wolverine’s Director of Communications Marc Chayer, the organization has received more than 700 people trying to reserve season tickets.

If the team enters the Junior A ranking, their status in the NWJHL will be uncertain. Chayer is unsure whether the city would support teams in both leagues but says it’s possible another location could take on the Junior B team.

The team would take the place of the AJHL Lloydminster Bobcats, which are currently being sold for $500,000. Whitecourt has already submitted a matching bid and Chayer says progress could be made regarding the jump as early as March 25.

The Whitecourt Wolverines are currently a dominant force in the NWJHL. They have 29 straight playoff wins, have a three and a half year home winning streak and this season, have posted a record of 33 wins and two losses.

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