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Laconia, NH- The Wolves Home to International Talent

By Staff Reports, 05/13/22, 2:30PM EDT


Dating back to the 2014-15 season (the Wolves first in the EHL), the New England Wolves have set the pace in bringing in international talent and moving them onto higher levels of Hockey.  In the 9 seasons between 2013-2022, even with a limited number of International spots available due to USA Hockey restrictions, the Wolves have consistently, each and every season, identified talent from outside the US, brought them to US Junior Hockey, and seen them flourish.  Some of these players include:

Jack Musil (England)- Wolves 2013-14 placed into UMaine (NCAA DI) 2014-15

Eric Bogart (Canadian)- Wolves 2014-15 placed into SUNY- Fredonia (NCAA DII) 2015-16 where he became their all-time leader in Save Percentage

Mikhail Koval (Russian) - Wolves 2015-16 played back in Russia in their top junior league (MHL) for MHK Spartak Moskova

Haakon Hundsnes (Norway) - Wolves 2016-17 went right from the EHL to Pro in Norway for Tonsberg Vikings

Adam Barnes (England) - Wolves 2017-18 went right from the EHL to Pro in UK from Manchester Storm EIHL in 2018-19

Sam Russell (England) - Wolves 2018-19 went right from the EHL to representing the United Kingdom at the 2019-20 WJC (serving as Assistant Captain), then onto Pro Hockey in the UK.

Dom Marcinkevics (Latvia)- Wolves 2018-19, EHL Rookie of the Year to Minnesota Wilderness & Maine Nordiques in NAHL

Julius Kvandal (Norway )- Wolves 2019-20 & 2021-22, EHL Defenseman of the Year committed to Curry College

Connor Klees (Norway) - Wolves 2019-20, went right from the EHL to Pro in Norway with Narvik Hockey.

Sergei Anisimov (Russia) -Wolves 2020-21, currently playing for Suffolk University in Boston, MA

Patriks Marcinkevics (Latvia) - Wolves 2020-21, NAHL 1st round draft pick committed NCAA D1 at Long Island University 

The Wolves are extremely proud of the international players who have utilized the development model that the organization provides.  Moreover, the modern style of play, put in place by Wolves Director of Player Development Tim Kunes ( an 8 year Professional Player in Europe) meshes well with International players.

These players (and many more) have flourished in the Wolves program, and we wish them all success.  GO WOLVES!

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