March 12, 2014 · 0 Comments
By Brian Lockhart
They may not be the best players in the world, but the Orangeville Wolves have a team spirit that can’t be matched.
“They are there every week,” Said coach Wayne Dunster. “If you could come into the dressing room and see how excited they are before each game, you would see how much this means to them.”
The Wolves are a team composed of developmentally challenged players who love the sport and practice hard.
There are 22 players on the team this season ranging in age from just seven years old right up to 35.
They are more than just a hockey team, Dunster said, “They’re a community within a community. Hockey is a vehicle for them to help their communications skills.”
The Wolves have developed quit a history over the past 15 years since they were formed in 1999.
One of the good things about being a hockey player is taking part in tournaments.
The Wolves have been to London, England, Washington, D.C., Albany, New York, and British Columbia to take part in tournaments over the years.
This year they are going to Michigan in April to take on other international teams.
Running a hockey club takes backing from the community, so in order to raise funds, the Wolves will be hosting a hockey night at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville on Saturday, March 15.
The public will meet the players as each one is introduced to the crowd at centre ice.
In addition there will be a 50/50 draw for the evening.
The Wolves will be hosting the Grand Ravine – a hockey club from Toronto – for the night’s game.
The game will get underway at 7:00 p.m.
Looking forward to the Spring the Club will be hosting their annual golf tournament on June 7, at the Fergus Golf and Country Club.