Wallaceburg Junior C Team Renamed Wallaceburg Thunderhawks
At a town meeting Thursday night, Wallaceburg’s management group announced the team would be rebranding to be called the Wallaceburg Thunderhawks for the upcoming PJHL season.
“It went well, new name, new logo, new colours were well received,” said part owner and president Darryl Lucio of the meeting and release of the new logo and team name.
“There were questions about the past, but we said we’re moving forward positively.”
The Thunderhawks are hoping a new name, and new look will signal a new start for Junior hockey in Wallaceburg.
“It’s a fresh start,” said Lucio. “It’s been a long, roughly ten years of hardship in Wallaceburg for Junior hockey, with the fire the ownership group thought it was a good time for a fresh start, including a new look and new name.”
The team’s old jerseys were burned in a fire at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena earlier this offseason.
Wallaceburg’s management also reiterated that the team needs local support, namely in the form of volunteers.
“We need help, and need volunteers, more people to help us out, which was relayed at the meeting.”
Wallaceburg had applied for a move to Tilbury this year, but the move was denied.
The now former Wallaceburg Lakers finished last in the PJHL Stobbs Division in 2018-2019 with a 1-37-0-2 record.