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Wolves Academy 2020-21

By Andrew Trimble - New England Wolves GM/EHLP Head Coach, 03/16/20, 6:00PM EDT


"Den of Development" Program Model

For the 2020-21 season, the New England Wolves will be expanding and upgrading their "Den of Development" model to include a full service Wolves Academy model.

"For the last 5 years, we have offered Academic Advisement coupled with state- approved online schooling. It has allowed us the opportunity to take in players from all over the world, and provide for them the academic guidance and assistance that they need." said Wolves GM Andrew Trimble. “For 2020-21, we will be increasing the amount of dedicated classroom time for our athletes, renovating our on-site classroom, and bringing in new tutors, as we move our youth teams to the Tier 1 level.”

Wolves Academy includes:

- "Den of Development" Program model that provides 10+ hours a week of practice time to our athletes including multiple ice sessions a day (skill time each morning), workouts everyday at Wolves Training Center, and video sessions.

- Skills are run by Wolves Director of Player Development Tim Kunes (NHL Draft Pick, NCAA Champion at BC, 8 year Pro)

- Dedicated Classroom within the rink (Renovated Summer 2020)

- "Tutor Time"- Tutors working with our athletes in our classroom in a low tutor to student ratio

- State and NCAA complaint Online Schooling platforms

- SAT Prep course

The Wolves Academic Advisor is Dave Pollak, a veteran classroom teacher and current professor at New England College in Henniker, NH. He provides year round assistance to the Wolves and the Wolves athletes in curriculum support, college application assistance, counseling and much more.

The Wolves are members of the EHL, EHLP, United Tier 1 Hockey League and New England Premier Hockey League. Located in the scenic Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Laconia is a popular vacation destination for many New Englanders, and includes annual events such as; Laconia Bike Week, Pumpkin Fest, the New England Pond Hockey Classic, Barstool Sports Pond Hockey Tournament, Winnipesaukee Ice Fishing Derby, World Championships Sled Dog Derby and much more. 

For more information on the Wolves or to tryout for their teams, contact General Manager Andrew Trimble-