LACONIA, NH -- In what has become a 3-year tradition, the New England Wolves Junior Teams (EHL and EHLP) experienced first-hand what it means to be a U.S. Marine. This past Saturday, the Wolves were taken through a seminar covering the 14 points of Marine Leadership, and then they experienced a relay-style fitness challenge.
Four members of the U.S. Marine Corp outfit from Dover, NH drove 75 minutes North to Laconia to provide the Wolves with a direct understanding of the Marine code and work ethic.
“Coach Mike Potenza has organized this event for the last two years, and utilized it with his athletes over at Kingswood H.S. in Wolfeboro,” said Wolves EHL head coach and general manager Andrew Trimble. “It provides our athletes with a great understanding of what it takes a be a Marine, of leadership, and our players have to rely on each other to complete their tasks."
The four-point challenge consisted of an obstacle course, pullups, Big Rig Tire flips, and an artillery canister sprint.
"The boys showed a great work ethic and a true respect for these men,” added Trimble. “We were honored to have the Marines work with our young men, and can’t thank them enough.”
The Wolves continue their training camp this week in anticipation of their first game on September 16th against the New Hampshire Avalanche.
For more information on the program, visit the team's official website.