SAULT STE MARIE GREYHOUNDS
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Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds Tickets
League: Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Head Coach: John Dean
Notable Alumni: Wayne Gretzky, Ron Francis, John Vanbiesbrouck, Adam Foote
Memorial Cup Wins: 1992-93
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds TicketsThe Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, known as the Soo Greyhounds, is a Major Junior team playing in the Ontario Hockey League. The team played its first season in the OHL in 1972–73. However, the team takes its name from another team that played in the Soo back in the early 20th century. According to legend, the Greyhounds name was intended as a response to the mascot of a rival team, the Sudbury Wolves. George MacNamara, the nameless Soo team's coach, suggested the name since greyhounds are faster than wolves. Over the years, the Greyhounds have racked up a number of OHL championships. They've also helped to develop some era-defining players. Some Sault Ste. Marie players, like Ron Francis, have gone onto front office careers as NHL general managers, too. The Greyhounds are still helping young players evolve and grow. In the 2019-20 season, their roster included high-scoring players like Zackary Trott and Rory Kerins. Get your tickets to see the Greyhounds at StubHub.
Where do the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds play?The Soo Greyhounds play their home games at the GFL Memorial Gardens. This arena opened in 2006. This venue is notable because it includes a Memorial Tower as a tribute to Sault Ste. Marie veterans. On game nights, a red beacon shines from the tower. With its flexible seating capacity, the GFL Memorial Gardens, a multifunctional arena, can accommodate up to 6,100 patrons. It's fully accessible and includes a restaurant.
Who is the head coach of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds?The head coach of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is John Dean, who accepted the position in 2018. He is the 20th head coach in the history of the Soo Greyhounds. Prior to arriving in Sault Ste. Marie, Dean was the head coach of the Toronto Patriots, who play in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). Dean was named OJHL Coach of the Year for the 2017-18 season. Dean's associate coach is Jordan Smith and his assistant coach is Jamie Tardif.
Who are some notable Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds?The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds have developed some of the most successful NHL players ever. That's no exaggeration: Wayne Gretzky, Adam Foote, Ron Francis and John Vanbiesbrouck all played their junior hockey as Soo Greyhounds. Gretzky's style of play and scoring touch defined an era in NHL hockey during the 1980s and 1990s. He's still the league's leading goal-scorer ever. Adam Foote played a key role in the Colorado Avalanche's two Stanley Cup wins, and also won Olympic gold with Canada at the 2002 Olympics. Ron Francis played in the NHL for 24 years, winning two Stanley Cups and several individual awards. John Vanbiesbrouck was a starting goaltender with teams including the Florida Panthers in the NHL. Later, he was an owner and head coach of the Greyhounds.
Have the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds ever won an OHL championship?Yes, the Soo Greyhounds won the OHL championship three times, in 1984–85, 1990–91 and 1991–92. The Greyhounds were the runners-up in 1980–81, 1982–83, 1992–93 and 2017–18.
Have the Soo Greyhounds ever won a Memorial Cup?Yes. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds won a Memorial Cup during the 1992–93 season. The Memorial Cup is awarded to the winner of a round robin tournament between teams from the OHL, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), Western Hockey League (WHL) and a host team. The winner of the Memorial Cup is considered the top team in the top tier of junior hockey in Canada.
Where can I get tickets to see the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds?StubHub is your source for tickets to see the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. As the largest ticketing marketplace in the world, StubHub's got the hookup for all the best junior hockey.
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