The Guelph Storm can trace their roots back to famed Toronto Marlboros who started up in 1904. The Marlies won 7 Memorial Cups over their long run. However, they declined in the 1980’s (largely blamed on Harold Ballard) and team was sold off and relocated to become the Hamilton Dukes in 1989. The name ‘Dukes’ was a link to the Marlies name (ie. the Duke of Marlborough). Playing in the new Copps Coliseum, the team was selected to host the 1989 Memorial Cup but the team was so bad they were replaced as the host team by the Kitchener Rangers. The team struggled for support and moved to become the Guelph Storm in 1991. The Storm has been a success in Guelph and has participated in 3 Memorial Cup tournaments. Pictured is a 1970’s era Toronto Marlies puck along with a current Storm anniversary puck.