Wallaceburg Lakers Looking To Move To Tilbury
Wallaceburg Lakers management and ownership confirmed Sunday at a PJHL Stobbs Division league meeting that they are hoping to move the team to Tilbury, Ontario, with sources stating the Lakers claim to have applied to the Ontario Hockey Association for this move. The Lakers later refuted this claim to other media outlets.
The Wallaceburg Lakers have refused comment to CKSN regarding any possible relocation.
Multiple sources present at the meeting confirmed Lakers management’s desire to leave Wallaceburg, and move the team to Tilbury.
While approval of such a move is not guaranteed, and typically involves a league vote, the wheels are now in motion for Wallaceburg to relocate.
CKSN reached out to the OHA, but has yet to receive a response.
The last attempted move came when the Alvinston Flyers moved to Petrolia two years ago, and before that when the Kingsville Comets were looking for a home, which eventually resulted in Amherstburg gaining a team.
Tilbury was last home to Junior C hockey in 1994. The Tilbury Hawks were Great Lakes Junior C champions in 1993, but we’re forced to leave town a year later following a hazing scandal resulting in hundreds of criminal charges being laid.
Wallaceburg finished last in the PJHL Stobbs Division this year with a 1-37-0-2 record.
The Wallaceburg Lakers were founded in 1972, playing their entire existence in the community. They won their lone league title in 1999, and were regular season champions in 2010-2011.