Updated July 29 11:52 a.m.: Dario Zulich, the new owner of the Sudbury Wolves, has issued a statement regarding the purchase of the 45-year-old team.
“I am very pleased to have entered into an agreement with the Burgess and Edwards families on the purchase of the Sudbury Wolves, an organization that is such an important part of our community," Zulich said in a news release.
"Out of respect for the approval process of an ownership transfer within the Ontario Hockey League, which includes a confidentiality clause, I will not comment further on this matter until the league’s Board of Governors takes action on this in mid-August.”
On Friday, the Ontario Hockey League in association with the Sudbury Wolves Hockey Club announced the Burgess and Edwards families have “entered into an agreement to transfer 100 per cent ownership of the hockey club to Sudbury businessman Dario Zulich.
“Official Transfer of Ownership is pending league approval and will be addressed at the next scheduled meeting of the Ontario Hockey League Board of Governors, taking place Aug. 17-18,” a release from the league said. “The league and the Sudbury Wolves will not be making any further comment on this matter until completion of the board of governors meeting in August.”
The Burgess and Edwards families have owned and operated the Wolves franchise for the past 30 years, making them the longest-serving owners in the OHL.
The storied Sudbury Wolves franchise will be entering into its 45th anniversary season in 2016-17.