Don't worry hockey fans, the Wolves aren't going anywhere anytime soon, except maybe to the golf course after a short playoff run.
A widely spread April Fool's joke was broadcast over radio stations Q92 and EZ Rock, which are both run locally by Telemedia.
It was reported that the Sudbury Wolves were being moved to the small Michigan town of St. Ignace. Along with the move it was also announced that a petition to save the Wolves would be getting under way at the Sudbury Arena.
Adding to the believability of the prank, a faux interview with a phony member of the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce discussing the details surrounding the construction of a new arena for the team was also fabricated.
"It had a bigger impact than I thought it would, though I knew it would go over well," Brian Band, Telemedia news director, said.
The phone calls started to pour into the radio stations shortly after the joke began to air at 6 am.
Also adding to the believability of the prank is the fact that the North Bay Centennials have recently been sold and relocated to Saginaw, Mich., it gave the joke a real believability factor.
So don't worry Sudburians, after a brief scare from the April Fool's tricksters the Wolves will live to skate another day.