The City Mourns the Passing of Legendary Jim McAuley

Jim McAuley

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – A sad day for Sault Ste Marie as 84-Year Old James McAuley died Saturday at Sault Area Hospital.

McAuley was one of the figures who brought the Soo Greyhounds hockey team to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 1972 and acted as the team’s president for 20 years.

A well-known community figure, volunteer and philanthropist, McAuley also helped run his family’s oil business and was also involved in property development within the community.

In 2002, McAuley was presented with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his commitment to Sault Ste. Marie through his entrepreneurial endeavours and community involvement and local initiatives.

He also received the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce President’s Award in 2007.

Jim will be greatly missed throughout the City as well as at the GFL where McAuley would faithfully sit and cheer on the Soo Greyhound’s centre ice, four rows up.

McAuley was a widowed father of three children and grandfather of five.

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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.