History (Greater Kingston Girls Hockey Association)

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The History of the Ice Wolves

The Ice Wolves were formed from existing girls hockey programs in the City of Kingston during an amalgamation process that took place during the period November 2001, to April 2002.

An amalgamation committee - with representation from both Comet and Kodiak Girls' Hockey Associations - facilitated the amalgamation process, and succeeded in securing the support of the membership of both organizations in creating the Greater Kingston Girls' Hockey Association.

An interim Executive Committee and Board of Directors formed on 17 April 2002, and its first meeting took place on 24 April. This group immediately went to work to create a Constitution, Terms of Reference, Operating Policies, a fundraising campaign, a budget, a registration plan, a league structure, an equipment procurement plan, to complete incorporation, and so forth.

Key organizational efforts were focused on selecting the club name, logo, and colors. On 1 June 2002 , the Greater Kingston Girls' Hockey Association celebrated its inauguration, having by then selected its club name - the Ice Wolves, along with a logo, and club colors - black, white, and gold. A committee comprising a wide range of Ice Wolves selected the name, logo, and colors. The winning logo was designed and submitted to the committee by Melissa and Michelle Scott of Kingston. The Ice Wolves were privileged to present the very first Ice Wolves jersey to our hometown Olympic Hockey star - Jayna Hefford, on 26 July 2002, at the Amherstview Arena.

The very first House League Game played in the Greater Kingston Girls' Hockey Association was played on 12 October 2002 . The legendary "Cookie" Cartwright dropped the puck to start the game. The Ice wolves hosted their first competitive teams tournament - the Kingston Cup, during the weekend of 1-3 November 2002.

The first Ice Wolves Association House League tournament - the Ice Wolves Cup, was held during the weekend of 17-19 January 2003.