Press Release 9/27/2020
Wolves Sweep Sunday
Laconia, NH. The New England Wolves hockey teams continued their strong play in the last weekend of September with strong performances at all levels.
Starting with the u14 team, the Wolves advanced to the finals in the White Mountain Shootout in Waterville Valley, NH, before losing in the finals to nationally ranked East Coast Wizards. Paolo Vazquez was strong in nets.
The EHLP team recorded their first victory of the season on Sunday, winning 10-4 over the Valley Jr Warriors on home ice in Laconia. Tennessee native, Zach Giblin notched 4 goals in the effort. Josh Tree recorded the win in nets.
The Wolves U18 split season team, coached by Kingswood HS coach Mike Potenza won both of their GSL games (5-1 & 8-2), and the U16 Full Season team won their only game of the weekend, 6-0 against the East Coast Spartans. Gage LaMontagne recorded the shutout in nets.
The Wolves EHL team, coached by Tim Kunes, remains undefeated. Recording victories against the Valley Jr Warriors (5-2 Saturday) and Connecticut Chiefs (3-0 Sunday), the Wolves Eastern Hockey League team pushed their record to 3 and 0 on the 2020-21 season. Kyle Penton and LJ Newell have been solid in nets and Donnie Feldman and Gabriel Jodoin have pushed the offense.
The Wolves have observed moments of silence for all the victims of COVID19 at each of their home games. They have dedicated their season to teammate Colin Larson, who is currently undergoing surgery later this month.
Thank you to all who have supported the Wolves in 2020. Fans, friends, teammates, supporters, sponsors, staff and much more!! For more info- www.ne-wolveshockey.com
Alumni Update- Andre Gulbrandsen
Following up with the 1999 birth year Norwegian forward Andre Gulbrandsen. Andre was a standout player on the 2017-18 EHL Wolves playoff team where he recorded 24 points on the season playing much of the year with 2 year captain DJ Schwenke and SUNY- Canton Forward Matt Needleman.
Andre came to the Wolves via Ontario Hockey Academy which has been a great pipeline for the Wolves and provided them standouts such as Aleck Forcier, Adam Barnes, Jack Musil, Sam Russell, Julius Kvandal and others. Prior to arriving in Laconia, in 2016-17 Gulbrandsen was selected and represented his native Norway at the U18 World Junior Championships.
Now removed from Junior Hockey, Andre is adjusting to life back in Norway and pursuing a professional hockey career, "Playing 1st division in Norway for a new team out west. Starting as second center ... So I’m liking it a lot so far!" said Gulbrandsen.
Playing for the Haugesund Seagulls, Gulbrandsen has recorded a point so far on the season in his two games played to date.
"Andre was an integral part of the 2017-18 Wolves and really fit the mold of what we were looking to do that season, as we wanted to become younger and more skilled." said GM Andrew Trimble
Gulbrandsen commented, "In my time with the Wolves it felt like I got a second family, being a part of that team is something I'll always cherish." Gulbrandsen lived with the Mull Family during his time with the Wolves and roomed with another SUNY Canton commit, Roger Powers. "The structure of the practices and league made me a more mature player that really prepared me... The love I got from my billet family is still something I carry with me everyday." Gulbransen said.
The Wolves wish Andre continued success, and thank him for his tremendous contributions to the Wolves program. Once a Wolf always a Wolf!!!
The New England Wolves are pleased to announce their 2020-21 season captains. Congratulations to:
Donnie Feldman- EHL Captain
Declan House- EHL Alternate Captain
Kevin Bite- EHL Alternate Captain
Alarico Valentini- EHLP Captain
Holt Schwarm- EHLP Alternate Captain
Jeffery Brann- EHLP Alternate Captain
Congrats!! Looking forward to a great season.