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Coaching Profiles- Tim Kunes

05/28/2019, 8:45am EDT
By Staff Reports

EHL Head Coach- Director of Player Development

Tim Kunes is a native of Huntington, NY who played 8 years of professional hockey.  In 2005 he was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes (5th Rd, 145th overall) and went on to attend Boston College on a 4- year athletic scholarship.  During his time at BC, he won multiple Hockey East Championships, the Beanpot, and an NCAA National Championship in 2008.

Prior to coaching with the Wolves, Tim played with the Trenton Devils in the ECHL, where he was named Trenton Devils Defenseman of the Year.  Following his stint in the ECHL, Tim made the jump to Europe.  Tim has played in the German, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish professional leagues.  During his time in Europe Tim has 3 times been named a First- Team All- Star and won (3) Norwegian Championships with the Stavanger Oilers.  Additionally he has won the German Cup and played in the Champions Hockey League.

During Tim’s playing career he has had the opportunity to be coached by some very well renowned junior, college and pro coaches including Jerry York and Greg Brown of Boston College, Gary Dineen and Lincoln Flagg of the New England Junior Falcons and Petter Thoresen , Head Coach of the Norwegian National Team which over time inspired him to begin his coaching career. 

He spent many summers coaching at the Aleksey Nikiforov Hockey Camp on Long Island.   He has coached in Europe with the Stavanger Oilers U20 team as a volunteer coach and at the Stavanger Oilers Junior Academy as a coach, with a focus on individual skill development.  

Tim is a dedicated and disciplined coach who has an emphasis on skill development.  He is training focused with high expectations and will work with each player individually on and off the ice to help them reach their highest potential.  

In his role as EHL Head Coach, Tim is tasked with moving top level junior players on to NCAA hockey and beyond, while continuing to promote development and a competitive team environment. 

As Director of Player Development, Tim oversees and plans skill sessions for entire Wolves organization, while integrating the signature "Den of Development" model into the Wolves daily routine.  He is in charge of the development of all players, youth through junior, and ensures each reaches their maximum potential by attending and contributing to various practices at all levels.  


Phone- (516) 650-0793

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