According to a source in the Alberta Junior Hockey League League, a number of communities have reached out to inquire about possible relocation of the Junior A Whitecourt Wolverines.
In a text message exchange, Stark said a number of the promises made to ownership six years ago still haven’t been fulfilled by the Town of Whitecourt. Stark has grown frustrated by his continued financial support of the team only to have his contributions overlooked by Whitecourt officials. Stark and his society purchased the scoreboard and sound system currently being used at the Scott Safety Centre for the Wolverines. Stark allows for other recreational groups to use the items but calls the refusal on the town to step up financially and match what he’s provided embarrassing.
Asked if the Wolverines will still be in Whitecourt (or sold) when the 2018 season opens if nothing changes, Stark wouldn’t lean one way or the other. He continued to state his unhappiness with the local Junior A team being the only one in the league without their own dressing room.
Stark is expected to provide more details when he returns to Canada at the end of the month.