Chilliwack Chiefs Sign 8 CT Wolf Pack 18 National Players!!
Chilliwack Chiefs Head Coach and General Manager Jason Tatarnic today announced the addition of eight players for the 2015-16 season.
All eight were members of the split season Connecticut Wolf Pack team that captured the 2015 USA Hockey Tier 1 U18 National Championship in Amherst New York in April.
“We had a successful season last year and we want to continue those winning ways,” said Tatarnic. “By adding these eight players we feel we have an opportunity to be right back in the mix in our division. All eight have won together in the past and it is our hope they will continue their winning ways this season.”
Among the players are one goaltender, one defenseman and six forwards -
Congratulations to Vimal Sukumaran, Jake Smith, Ben Sharf, Kale Kane, Zach Giuttari, Eric Benshadle, Jeremy Germain and Matteo Esposito!!
Click herefor the complete press release containing details about the Wolf Pack players that will be heading to Chilliwack this fall.
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.
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
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 - 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.”
2014-2015 Season Evan Smith - Yale University Mitchell Smith - Yale University Brett Supinski - Union College Matt Muzyka - Quinnipiac College Matt O'Donnell - University of Vermont Alex Esposito - University of Vermont Mike Lee - University of Vermont Zach Guittari - Brown University Griffin Luce - University of Michigan Dylan Holze - Wesleyan University Owen Powers - Holy Cross John Coughlin - Holy Cross
Kevin Darrar - Holy Cross Ryan Dmowski - UMASS - Lowell Shane Sellar - Dartmouth Philip Klitirinos - Colby College Cory Swift - Connecticut College Mike O'Leary - Cornell University Liam Murphy - University of Connecticut
Eric Esposito - University of New Hamshire
Ben Sharf - Colgate
Matt Gosewski - Harvard
Philip Kemp - Brown
Brendan Less - Dartmouth
Sean Ross - Wesleyan
Charlie Zuccarini - University of Arizona
Christian Short - RIT
Daniel Fritz - Quinnipiac University
Nicholas Quillan - Cornell Universiy
Joseph Cipollone - University of Vermont
Max Daigle - University of Vermont
Vincent Ditmore - Connecticut College
Mike Santaguida - University of Vermont
Pat Feeley - University of Vermont
Robby Darrar - University of Vermont
Kevin Rooney - Providence College
Jake Kulevich - Colgate University
Jake Wood - RPI
Noel Acciari - Providence College
Drew Brown - Providence College
Dan Tirone - University of New Hampshire
Chris Izmirlian - Yale University
Taylor Carmola - Williams College
Petr Placek - Harvard University
Mark Dufour - Union College
David Hallissey - Princeton University
Zac Hamilton - Colgate University
Trevor Hills - St. Lawrence
Mitch Gilliam - Cornell University
Josh Roberts - Army
Vincent Russo - Bentley College
Evan Nuegold - Middlebury College
Vincent Gisonti - Middlebury College
Matt Dupont - Middlebury College
Sean Orlando - Trinity College
Anthony Bird - Skidmore College
Marc Cibelli - Skidmore College
Jeff Celniker - Conn. College
Mark Liautude - Conn. College
Austin Essery - Conn. College
Dylan Podielski - Stonehill College
Prep School Commits
Liam Murphy - Avon Old Farms
Eric Esposito - Loomis Chaffee
Nick Sorgio - Salisbury School
Alex Mella - Shattuck St Mary's