In a recent hockey writers article, the Soo Greyhounds were given the top position in a unique category.
The author, Dave Jewell, based out of Windsor Ontario is an avid Spitfires fan. He ranked the Soo Greyhounds logo the best in the OHL.
He explained a little history of the logo when he gave it it’s ranking.
“This is another team with a rich hockey history in northern Ontario. The name started in the early 20th century by former coach and manager George McNamara who argued ‘a Greyhound is much faster than a Wolf’”, referring to Sudbury. “They’ve kept it ever since,” said Jewell in the article.
His article continues, “save for a rather odd, cartoon-like snarling greyhound that was used from 1995-99 (removed due to fan backlash), their logo has remained virtually the same.”
Saultonline spoke with Jewell via Facebook earlier this week. He explained he was inspired to do this by something else he had read earlier this year.
“Back in late February, I saw an article on Facebook that had just ranked OHL jerseys. The author wasn’t from the Great Lakes area and some of the results made me scratch my head a bit,” said Jewell. “I’ve been an OHL fan for 30-years so I decided it was a good opportunity to see what I could come up with. Instead of the full jersey, though, I went with just the logos.”
The rest of the top 5 included:
2. Sudbury Wolves
3. Ottawa 67’s
4. Peterborough Petes
5. Oshawa Generals
When he was asked for his opinion on the possibility of an OHL season of some sort, he said that he hopes it may come to fruition.
“There’s too much smoke to not have some fire, so to speak. Given the efforts between the OHL and the Province of Ontario, I’m expecting something to materialize. What exactly will it consist of? I don’t know, but my gut says we’ll see some form of OHL hockey sooner rather than later.”
Greyhound fans probably agree with him on both the logo and the season. If you want to read the full article and who was ranked, it can be found here.