2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for youth sports in the US, and in particular the sport of Ice Hockey. With rink closures, large gatherings limited and social distancing measures put in place, Ice Hockey has had to take on a different look in 2020.
Here at the Wolves, we have remained committed to our Mission Statement as an organization.... taking our players from where they are and improving them to the point to where they desire to be. With quarantines and shutdowns this has been difficult, but here is a look at the raw numbers for the 1st Half of the 2020-21 season starting in late August until now...
120 Hours of On Ice Practice time for the Wolves Jr teams. This includes:
* Team Practices and Team Skill Sessions with Director of Player Development Tim Kunes
* Open Ice and Free Time On Ice Sessions
* Practice Time rented at other facilities because of state shutdowns (rentals not at Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia)
* U16 Academy kids (who have skills daily, practice with JR team and U16 Team Practices) have had 130 hours of available ice sessions
* 80 Hours of Team Workouts for Jr teams (includes Strength, Conditioning, Yoga, Stretching and more)- does not include available Free Time at Wolves Training Center
On Ice Successes
* EHL team- 11-9 in first Half of 2020-21 Season
* EHLP team- Winners of 2 of 3 in December
* U16AAA Tier 1 Team is - 11-5-1. Nationally ranked
* U14 Full Season- Ranked #1 in Tier II NH. Ranked #4 in New England District
* 8-1 Season record for the Wolves Split Midget team (NH Tier III Regular Season Champs- PLAYOFFS CANCELLED DUE TO STATE RESTRICTIONS)
* Wolves have players ranked statistically in the top 10 in both the EHL and/or EHLP in the following categories- Goals, Points, PPG, GWG, Goalie Wins, and Saves.
* Wolves Players have won 8 Players of the Week or Month in EHL / EHLP
Off Ice Development
* Community Service Projects include- Gunstock Wetlands Walk Clean up, BCCD Laconia complex volunteering, NH Gleans- Belknap County, Max Gagnon Toy Drive and other local projects benefitting youth hockey in the Lakes Region of NH.
* 28 Hours of "Tutor Time" available in small groups to our Academy Students
The Wolves remain committed to providing the best possible 2020-21 season, and developing each of our athletes (both on and off the ice) to their maximum potential. With a dedicated and structured curriculum that provides our athletes with resources both on and off the ice, the Wolves look forward to reaching new heights in 2021!
For more info on the program, to become involved in one of the community service projects, or to learn more, reach out to GM Andrew Trimble- firstname.lastname@example.org