This definitive history chronicles over fifty years of Sudbury Wolves history, incorporating both historical documents and interviews with players, staff and others closely involved with the franchise over the years. It covers the big wins, heartbreaking losses, rise of future National Hockey League stars, colourful personalities, and devoted fans who have played their part in shaping the history of the Sudbury Wolves. Illustrated with historical photos and modern images, Leading the Pack: 50 Years of Sudbury Wolves History celebrates one of North America's most iconic junior hockey franchises.
About the author
Scott Miller is a writer and lifelong Sudbury resident. He completed his BA and MA in History at Laurentian University and has published articles on the history of Sudbury in the Canadian Historical Review, Ontario History, and the Canadian Military Journal. In 2019, Scott, along with co-author Mark Kuhlberg, received the Riddell Award from the Ontario Historical Society in 2018 on the subject of Ontario history. Along with being a fan of the Sudbury Wolves, Scott also supports the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Bills. Leading the Pack is his first book.
There can be only one wolf with it's 'tale' in the air. This is the wolf, and this is it's amazing tale.
My years behind the microphone with CKSO Radio were some of the best in the history of the franchise and it was great reliving many of these great teams, great games and great players. A wonderful trip through memory lane.
--Joe Bowen, Canadian sports commentator
Through all the wins and losses, the hundreds of players and the characters, Scott Miller weaves a 50-year-old tale of the Sudbury Wolves, one of the most tradition-steeped major junior hockey franchises in Canada. With impeccable attention to detail, Miller takes readers through the history of the franchise and provides insight into its transformation from its days as a senior and semi-pro team to a hockey factory that has produced more than its share of NHL players and memorable moments. In-depth interviews with former owners, coaches and players make Leading the Pack a must-read for any Sudbury Wolves' fan.
--Ken Campbell, hockey journalist and Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame member
There are few cities that define what it means to rage against winter by playing Canada's sporting gift to the world, but this expansive document of Sudbury and its Wolves is a treasure for anyone interested in the pure soul of hockey.
--Dave Bidini, author of Tropic of Hockey and Keon and Me