LACONIA, NH -- As we move along in the month of April, all of our EHL organizations begin shifting gears towards the 2017-18 season. For the New England Wolves, this Summer is extra important, as they look to build off what both of their teams accomplished during the 2016-17 season.
A key force in the Wolves' success was Andrew Trimble, who will be taking over as the Premier Head Coach after three seasons behind the bench for the Elite team.
Trimble is a native of Manasquan, NJ and former NCAA hockey player at SUNY-Buffalo State. Trimble is also the Owner/Head Instructor for Scoring Concepts LLC (www.scoringconcepts.com), a New Hampshire-based hockey training business that offers camps, clinics, private training, and tournament teams throughout the eastern seaboard. In his three-year run as Elite Head Coach, Coach Trimble’s teams rebuilt Laconia as a junior hockey destination. With an emphasis on community involvement, activism, outreach and personal accountability; Trimble's teams set (2015) and then re-set (2017), the highest win totals by a USA Hockey Junior Program in Laconia in 12 years. During that time he was a League “Coach of the Year” finalist twice and coached in the EHL Elite All-Star Game (2016). Trimble's teams never missed out on the postseason.
“I am excited about the challenge of re-branding our organization and showcasing what works in Laconia, by finding talented, but also gritty, tough-minded players who are committed to the far-reaching goals of the organization. I can’t thank Steve Jacobs enough for this opportunity,” said Trimble.
Also new for next season, the Wolves have added the following coaches and personnel to their staff:
The busy summer for the Wolves also includes facility improvements that will make the Wolves “Campus Environment” home rink even more accommodating.
“Andrew is a strong teacher and administrator who is an effective communicator, and is focused on building a culture focused on player well-being and success on and off the ice. I have observed him gain the respect of his players through his competence and personal example. He makes sure his teams enjoy working hard and feel prepared and equipped to get the job done” said Wolves owner and general manager Steve Jacobs.
Read more about the Wolves in the Great Lakes Hockey Report, and learn about Kunes, the new Elite Head Coach/Assistant Coach, a former National Champion at Boston College.
The New England Wolves organization has a lot to offer including a variety of housing options for every player.
For information on the Wolves and for tryout dates and time, please visit www.americanhockeyinstitute.com.