Chatham Wheels

The Chatham Wheels were a minor professional ice hockey team that played in Colonial Hockey League (CoHL) from 1992 to 1994. Based in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, the team played it homes games in the Chatham Memorial Arena.

Chatham Wheels
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CityChatham, Ontario
LeagueColonial Hockey League
Home arenaChatham Memorial Arena
ColoursRed, driftwood, yellow, black, white
Franchise history
1992–1994Chatham Wheels
1994–1996Saginaw Wheels
1996–1998Saginaw Lumber Kings
1998–1999Saginaw Gears
1999–2000Ohio Gears
Division Championships1 (1993–94)

In its first season, 1992–93, the expansion team[1] was coached by Ron Caron, and in its second and last season in Chatham, 1993–94, it was coach by Tom Barrett. The team made it to the Colonial Cup championship in 1994 where it lost to the Thunder Bay Senators in five games.

Prior to the start the 1994–95 season, the franchise was relocated to Saginaw, Michigan, as the Saginaw Wheels.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-07-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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