The Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves were ready to run ’em up and fill ’em in on Friday night as they paid tribute to the TV show “Shoresy,” which films in the city of Sudbury.
The Wolves sported jerseys modeled after those of the Sudbury Blueberry Bulldogs — the senior triple-A men’s hockey team that the TV show is centered on — on Friday, November 24, as they hosted the London Knights. After the game, the jerseys were auctioned off to benefit NEO Kids Foundation, which supports the health of children and youth in Northeast Ontario.
The white jerseys featured a bulldog biting through a hockey stick on the front. The collars were royal blue, and the shoulders were royal blue with a lighter blue outline. The sleeve cuffs and waist featured light blue, brown and royal blue striping.
The numbers on the back and sleeves were royal blue with light blue outlines. The names on the backs of the jerseys were royal blue inside a light blue rectangle. A Wolves logo appeared on the right shoulder, while the NEO Kids Foundation logo sat on the left shoulder.
The Wolves their usual white home helmets and blue gloves with the jerseys, along with their usual blue pants with white and grey stripes on the sides. The socks were white with light blue, brown and royal blue stripes.
This is the second season in a row that the Wolves have teamed with New Metric Media, the studio that produces “Shoresy,” to host Shoresy Night.
The Wolves’ jerseys did differ slightly from what the Blueberry Bulldogs wear in the TV show, most notably with the addition of royal blue from the Wolves’ color palette.
“We’re proud to join forces again with the Sudbury Wolves hockey team,” said Mark Montefiore, founder and CEO of New Metric Media, on the Wolves’ website. “As anticipation builds for Friday’s game, this collaborative initiative stands as a testament to our shared commitment to community support, uniting in solidarity to champion the NEO Kids Foundation.”
The Wolves’ Blueberry Bulldogs jerseys are currently being auctioned off on Dash. The auctions ends at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, November 27.
The NEO Kids Foundation raises funds to advance health care for children and youth in Northeast Ontario through the purchase of medical equipment, capital investments and other programs.
“Shoresy” follows the ups and downs of a senior triple-A men’s hockey in the Northern Ontario Senior Hockey Organization (or NOSHO, for short) and in particular of their titular captain. It’s a spinoff of “Letterkenny,” which debuts its 12th and final season in December. Both seasons of “Shoresy” were filmed in Sudbury.
Both “Shoresy” and “Letterkenny” stream on Crave in Canada and on Hulu in the United States.