Wenatchee Wild

Wenatchee Wild

Arena Name: Town Toyota Center
Capacity: 4300
Built: 2008
Address: 1300 Walla Walla Ave. Wenatchee, WA 98802
Telephone: (509) 888-7825
Ice Surface Size: Regulation
Franchise Date: 2023-24
WHL Championships: None
Memorial Cup Championships: None
Colours: Blue, White & Black
Official Web Site: WenatcheeWildHockey.com
Venue Web Site: TownToyotaCenter.com


 What's the Arena Like?

Yet to Visit

When the Winnipeg Ice were unceremoniously forced out of Winnipeg in 2023, the only city in the entire WHL catchment area that was ready to take them on no questions asked was Wenatchee, Washington. The Wild were founded as an NAHL team in 2008, and moved up to the BCHL in 2013, and as the team already had an identity, ownership group and staff, a move at short notice made sense. The Wild will have a built-in rival in nearby Tri-City, and there's no reason they won't be as successful as the previous iterations of the franchise have been. I've never been to Wenatchee, but I'm looking forward to knocking off the four American WHL teams I haven't seen play at home sometime in the 2024-25 season.

 Future Developments
There are no plans to renovate or replace Town Toyota Center.

 Franchise History
The Wild started life as the Edmonton Ice in 1996, playing out of the Northlands Agricom, but moved to Cranbrook, BC two seasons later, becoming the Kootenay Ice. The team played two seasons at Cranbrook Memorial Arena, then moved to the Cranbrook RecPlex when it opened in 2000. Plagued by years of low attendance in one of the CHL's smallest markets in Kootenay, the team was sold and moved to Winnipeg in 2019, taking up residence at Wayne Fleming Arena as a stopgap measure. When it became obvious that no new arena was forthcoming in Winnipeg, the team was sold to Wenatchee and moved in the summer of 2023.

 Retired Numbers

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