Based out of Tool’s Garage Set in Hollywood , CA (aka Orillia, ON in real life)
GM Chad is the real-life brother of GM Wayne. His GM style is aggressive and persistent like GM Wayne. He has made a lot of moves in his short time in the BBY, and is always seeking that “home run” deal to get himself some superstars. He has made a lot of deals with GM Wayne so far, but veteran pool observers note that “Many GM’s will trade more often with people they encounter in real life –though this maxim is not true for all”.
This team has been run by GM Chad since 2013. The franchise was a BBY expansion team back in 2004 with GM Steve naming it the Snow Wolves. In 2008 GM Ryan took over, renaming the team the Iceholes. GM Chad thought that sounded “Too ice fishing” and chose a tougher moniker.
GM Steve’s last name was Snow. He was from Sudbury where the OHL team is the wolves. His logo was a stylized version of a cartoon wolf which was/is a logo used by the Sudbury Wolves.
GM Ryan wanted a name/logo to capture his personality. His logo of an angry cotton ball with a hockey stick suggested pure rage & seems to source from St. Albert Municipal Rec hockey league play (wherever that is). Considering that he was possibly one of the quietest BBY GM’s ever in all respects… we didn’t get it then, and still don’t now.
GM Chad needed a name and look to represent the new reality of this franchise under his rule “All risk, no prisoners”. Inspired by the movie franchise of the same name, it made perfect sense to utilize the “tons of guns for wings around a skull” bold logo. We’ve seen worse in the BBY, though maybe a future version will be customized in some way to reflect GM Chad. Irregardless, this is the best logo this franchise has ever had.
|2013 (lockout)||Andrew Ladd||46|
|2005 (lockout)||Kim Johnsson|
|2013 (lockout)||Dustin Byfuglien||28|
|Vince from Shamwow/Slapchop||VP Marketing||2009-2012|
|Gabrielle Union||Media Girl||2013-present|
The Arch Enemy
GM Chad has made significant effort to stoke a rivalry with all the Hawkins-related teams. He views GM Josh of the Marauders as the primary target.
|Draft Year||1st selection and position taken (if known)|
|2004||Wojtek Wolski (18th)|
|2005||Benoit Pouliot (1st)|
|2006||Jordan Staal (1st)|
|2007||T.J. Hensick (10th)|
|2008||Sergei Kostitsyn (3rd)|
|2009||Kris Versteeg (5th)|
|2010||Zach Boychuk (6th)|
|2011||Tyler Kennedy (29th)|
|2012||Mika Zibanejad (11th)|
|2013||Vincent Trocheck (10th)|
|2014||Sam Reinhart (1st)|