Cheshire, CT - The Elite Hockey Academy & CT Wolf Pack will be offering an open player identification skate on Friday, April 3rd at Champions Skating Center for all players interested in playing for the Elite Hockey Academy & CT Wolf Pack at the 18U and 16U level next season. These are full season teams that will compete in the Tier 1 Elite league, ECEL & AYHL. We will also look at players interested in our split season teams.
CONNECTICUT WOLF HOCKEY 18U TEAM CROWNED 2015 USA HOCKEY TIER 1 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Amherst, NY – The Connecticut Wolf Pack brought home the Toyota-USA Hockey Youth Tier I 18U National Championship! This marked the first National Championship for the CT Wolf Pack and the second time that a Wolf Pack team has made an appearance in a USA National Championship game since 2013. Under the direction and leadership of Program Director, Peter Alden, Wolf Pack teams have reached the finals of the USA Hockey Midget National Championships twice in the past three years.
The Wolf Pack team, coached by Winnipeg Jets (NHL) scout and former Quinnipiac University men’s hockey assistant coach, Scott Robson and Doug Messier, former professional player and father of New York Rangers legend Mark Messier, had to overcome a number of challenging opponents in the tournament. The team ousted the #1, #3 and #5 ranked teams in the nation to make it to the championship game.
Coach Messier remarked, "Winning is always a TEAM effort by the players, a belief in each other, the families and the organization. We had all of that in spades. Split season teams have very little time to bond but this year’s Wolf Pack players were special and committed to the objective, which was developing the players, helping them get to the next level and trust in each other."
In the Championship game, the Wolf Pack defeated the #9 ranked New Jersey Avalanche in a thrilling 5 to 4 overtime victory. The Wolf Pack’s winning goal, scored with just 20.4 seconds left in overtime, was scored by Vimal Sukumaran, a Providence College (Hockey East) commit.
"You could tell this team had something special back in the summer when we first got together, said Coach Robson. “They were selfless and so focused on doing all the little things to win hockey games. The NJ Avalanche played a heck of a game. They made us earn everything; playing against that type of competition makes this an even greater accomplishment for our kids."
The Wolf Pack brushed off a 2-1 loss in its first game to #24 ranked Dallas Stars and went on to beat the #25 ranked Little Caesars (6-2), #5 ranked Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets (4-2), #3 ranked Springfield Riffles (7-0), and #1 ranked Shattuck St. Mary’s (4-1).
Program Director, Peter Alden said, "This is a great accomplishment by the coaches and the players! The CT Wolf Pack is proud to be called a USA Hockey Tier 1 National Champion!"
The CT Wolf Pack 18U team has 8 players committed to Division I college’s; University of Vermont (2), Colgate (2), Dartmouth, Yale, Providence College and Brown.
Recap of the 2015 National Championship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruWc539ZG90&feature=youtu.be
Be a part of a winning tradition and join the CT Wolf Pack! For more information on tryouts dates April 11 & 12, times and program details please see website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing A New Era in New England Prep School Hockey
Elite Hockey Academy at Cheshire Academy (Cheshire, Connecticut) is the newest and most unique hockey option in New England. Elite Hockey at Cheshire, will form teams at the 16U, 18U levels for the 2015-2016 academic year. This new, professional program is passionate about continuing the growth of young hockey players in Connecticut and beyond.
Qualified student-athletes at the Academy will have the opportunity to compete in a high performance program which includes professional coaching, player development, and exposure. The main objective of the Elite Hockey Academy is to prepare students both athletically and academically, with the ultimate goal of competing for championships and placing players at the next level.The goal of Cheshire Academy and the EHP is to focus on developing athletic excellence on the ice as well as creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.
At Elite Hockey Academy, players receive professional instruction from a dedicated staff with a wealth of hockey knowledge from both playing and coaching. Elite Hockey athletes play a full season, tier 1 model of hockey beginning in September and continue to March.
Elite Hockey Academy athletes participate in the top leagues and highly scouted tournaments and showcases which provide the best exposure and development for amateur players.
The Elite Hockey Academy at Cheshire offers:
First Class Private School Education (Grades 8-12 and PG)
Average Class Size of 12 | 7:1 Student Teacher Ratio
International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme (IB Program) and AP Courses
Full Time College Counselors
Cutting Edge on and off ice Training | First Class Facilities
Full Season Tier 1 AAA Hockey Schedule (55-65 games)
Participation in Prestigious & National Tournaments
League Affiliation: Tier 1 | East Coast Elite League | Tier 1 Elite League
U18 Elite Hockey Academy Powered by The CT Wolf Pack
Head Coach: Jamie Bird | JBird@EliteHockey.Academy
16U Elite Hockey Academy @ Cheshire Powered by CT Wolf Pack
Head Coach: John Toffey | JToffey@EliteHockey.Academy
CT Wolf Pack | Elite Hockey Academy | Tier 1 Elite League
CT WOLF PACK & ELITE HOCKEY ACADEMY ACCEPTED INTO TIER 1 ELITE LEAGUE
Cromwell, CT – The CT Wolf Pack & Elite Hockey Academy is pleased to announce its acceptance into the Tier 1 Elite League for 2015-16 season for its 16U Midget Minor and 18U Midget Major Teams. Participation in the prestigious Tier 1 Elite League will allow Wolf Pack/Elite Hockey Academy teams to attend T1EHL showcase events and compete against highly skilled teams from around the country. As the players develop, Tier 1 Elite Hockey League successfully places their players at the NAHL, USHL, NCAA, and NHL levels.
The Tier 1 Elite League is the most advanced youth hockey league in the United States. The Tier 1 Elite Hockey League excels in moving talented athletes to the next level. The T1EHL consists of top organizations across the country and is well known for its high-level players, coaches and managers.
CT Wolf Pack youth teams will also have the opportunity to participate in Tier 1 Elite League Youth Showcases from the Squirt to Bantam levels and compete with some of the best youth hockey players in the United States.
“We have proven to be a Top Tier 1 hockey organization nationally and are proud to be accepted into the Tier 1 Elite League,” said Peter Alden, Wolf Pack/Elite Hockey Program Director. "The Tier 1 Elite League will be a great addition to our schedule. The Tier 1 Elite League fields some of the strongest teams in the nation and is seen by many junior hockey and collegiate scouts as one of the top hockey leagues in the country. We look forward to providing Wolf Pack/Elite Hockey players with this additional opportunity.”
For more information about the CT Wolf Pack, Elite Hockey Academy and our tryout dates, please visit www.ctwolfpackhockey.com.
Wolf Pack 14U Crowned East Coast Elite League Champions !!
Cromwell, CT - Congratulations to the coaches and players of the CT Wolf Pack 14U team on winning the East Coast Elite League! The team entered the ECEL playoffs in second place and posted a strong weekend, winning games against the Colorado RoughRiders, NJ Rockets and the Boston Bandits to capture the title. Coach Peter Alden said, "This was a big accomplishment not only for our team but for our program. Winning the league was a goal of ours it was great to see our guys accomplish our goal and come out on top!"
Cromwell, CT - Max Daigle, Defenseman, 1995 (5'10, 185bs) — The St. Lambert, Quebec native is an explosive skater with a powerful first three steps that allows him to skate with anyone! Daigle is a shut down defenseman with great offensive instincts. Daigle has great stick skills, sees the ice well and finds the open man in transition.
Cromwell, CT - Nick Quillan, 1996 Defenseman, (6-0/190lbs) a Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native, is a strong player with a versatile skill set. Quillan has the strength and skating ability to be a shut down defenseman at the next level.
Quillan has 11 points (5 goals and 6 assists) in 24 games this season for the U18 Wolf Pack. Quillan looks ahead to his trip with the U18 Wolf Pack, that will be heading to the Tier 1 USA National Championships in March 2015 !!
Congratulations to the U18 Wolf Pack team that will be heading to Amherst, NY March 26-29, 2015! Special thanks to all the players, parents, management and the coaches Doug Messier and Scott Robson!
"When a group of talented players commit themselves to the team concept great things can be achieved. The WP U 18 Major Midget team were totally committed on Championship Sunday. They put on an awesome display. There were no passengers. It was a great team effort which rewards them with a chance at the Nationals. Coach Robson and I are delighted with the results and how they were achieved."
- Doug Messier
Coach Robson added after the 6-1 victory over Selects Hockey Academy, “This is a very fun group to coach! They got better and better as the year progressed and their ability to face adversity and push through it was impressive. There is certainly a good amount of talent but what has made them successful is the ability to pull together and feed off each other’s energy. It is a special thing to watch 20 kids from several different schools come together and play as selfless as they did.”
Cromwell, CT - Phillip Kemp - DOB 1999, Height 6'2, Right Shot, Position Defense -- Commits to Brown University! Kemp known for his great skating ability, excellent anticipation and a savvy decision maker, has really matured over fall skating with the U16 Wolf Pack. Wolf Pack Coach, Toot Cahoon said: If Phillip continues to get stronger, he has tools to be good player at the next level, for sure".
Cromwell, CT - Matt Gosiewski, 6’3”, 200 lb. 1998, power forward commits to Harvard University! Gosiewski is a strong skater with soft hands and an excellent shot. Gosiewski's size, vision, patience and deceptive plays in the o-zone, highlight his offensive talents.
Congrats to Matt and his family on his commitment to Harvard!!
Eric Esposito Commits to University of New Hampshire
Cromwell, CT: 1998 Eric Esposito has committed to the University of New Hampshire. Esposito, a West Haven, CT native has played for the Bobcats/Wolf Pack program since a Pee Wee and has really grown into an elite player. Esposito said: "The Connecticut Wolf Pack really helped me the past few years developing and getting a lot of exposure to Prep Schools and Colleges. I got a lot better playing for coaches Alden and Novodor in every part of my game. The Wolf Pack organization is definitely the main reason I am where I am today and really appreciate all they've done for me."
"I really felt at home on my visit at UNH. I was really impressed with their coaching staff and tradition at the school. I think it's the right move for me and couldn't be more excited to get there in a few years!"
Cromwell, CT: The CT Wolf Pack is proud to announce that U16 forward Mike O’Leary has committed to Cornell University. O’Leary is a 1998, 6’ power forward from Halifax, NS. He will be joining the Big Red in the Fall of 2016 or 2017. O’Leary stated, “I am very excited about Cornell, I can’t wait to play in Lynah Rink and I am very lucky for this opportunity. I met some great teammates playing with the Pack and the Wolf Pack organization really helped me through this process.”