Former Lakers Owners Buy GMHL Franchise

Windsor Aces

Logo for the GMHL’s Windsor Aces

The former owners of the Wallaceburg Lakers will move to the Greater Metro Junior Hockey League next season.

Joe Bryne, who coached the Lakers last season, will be at the helm of the Windsor Aces.

The Bryne-Laus Hockey Corporation owned the PJHL’s Wallaceburg Lakers for only one season, selling the Junior C team to a group of local investors in early April.

The GMHL is an independent Junior A hockey league. The most local franchises, who will be divisional rivals of the new franchise include the Kingsville Kings, London Lakers, Tillsonburg Hurricanes, St. George Ravens, and Niagara Whalers.

The Aces’ logo draws obvious comparisons to the Wallaceburg Lakers logo, borrowing several identical elements.

Although the GMHL has not officially announced the new Windsor Aces franchise or its ownership group, CKSN has received confirmation from multiple sources regarding wittnin the league and the Aces organization regarding their intention to field a GMHL team for 2017-2018.

Information for the new Windsor Aces organization can be found at

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    Lee Marshall 7 years

    Hopefully there’s an ethics store between here and there…oh…and a valid coaching clinic too. If they stop and shop they’ll be FAR better off. [and so will the team]

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    Grace Harvey 7 years

    Hope they run that team better than they did the Lakers.

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    Eugene Wilder 7 years

    The GMHL is a joke and this team will be, too.