2005 Squirt Major, Head Coach: Mike Pomichter
Mike Pomichter began his youth hockey career with the Greater New Haven Warriors and the Middlesex Youth Hockey Programs before moving to North Haven High School for one season where he still holds the all-time goal scoring title for one season. The next three seasons were spent with the Springfield Pics of the Eastern Junior Hockey League where he scored 137 points in 62 games in his final season.
Following his junior career, Mike then went on to play three seasons as a scholarship athlete at Boston University where he notched 55 goals and 67 assists for a total of 122 points and was selected an All-American in his junior year. Mike was also a finalist for The Hobey Baker Award that year given to college hockey's best player. A 2nd round draft choice (39th overall) of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1991 entry draft, Mike left BU after his junior year to sign with The Chicago Blackhawks after a generous contract offer. He went on to enjoy a 13-year professional career.
Since his return to the New Haven area, Mike has been a fixture in the hockey community, as a private lesson instructor, at his various hockey camps and as a youth hockey coach. He began coaching his son Jake with the Warriors in 2011 with their Mite Developmental Program, Mite B (2012), Mite A (2013) and was the Squirt A1 Head Coach this past season.
Coach Pomichter said: “Wolf Pack is the next step because I'm looking forward to coaching at a higher level in an advanced league while passing on my vast knowledge of the game. My goal is to challenge the players to be the best they can be. I'm looking forward to working with players and families who are dedicated and committed to making this team a success.”
Program Director, Peter Alden Said, "We are excited about having Pomichter on our staff with the Connecticut Wolf Pack. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and a professional approach to better serve our players. Pomichter has worked with players from many different levels and I know he'll attract athletes of high character, who have a passion for hockey and want to develop and compete for championships."
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2004 Pee Wee Minor, Head Coach: Brian Lugo
Brian Lugo is a native of Florida that moved to Connecticut with his family in the 2013. Lugo moved to CT for a better opportunity and exposure for his son, Evan, who is currently a Junior at the Gunnery School in Washington, CT. Lugo is a leader and proven people developer focused on building teams and advancing players. Lugo has a passion for building strong teams, developing players and achieving goals with results. Lugo has successfully coached teams from the ground floor and developing his players and teams into championship material as he won a USA 16U National Championship in 2013 with the Florida Scorpions!
Lugo is Skilled in all aspects of the game including but not limited to player development, team concepts, goal setting and most important building a winning culture through developing accountable team members.
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2003 Pee Wee Major, Head Coach: Peter Alden
Peter is a former Division I hockey player at UMass Amherst (Hockey East) and Quinnipiac University (ECAC). Peter grew up in Connecticut and furthered his playing career by playing Junior Hockey in the NAHL & EJHL. During the hockey season Peter serves as the General Manager and Director of the CT Wolf Pack. Peter is also an assistant varsity boy’s hockey coach at Choate Rosemary Hall Prep School in Wallingford, CT. During Peter’s coaching career, he has coached three NHL draft picks, 12 D-1 hockey players and has helped over 30 kids move on to contribute at the prep school & juniors levels.
2002 Bantam Minor, Head Coach, T.J. Schatz -
TJ has been a fixture in CT Hockey and has coached all levels of players.
- 1983-1987, East Haven Varsity Hockey (All -State 1987)
- 1987-1988, The Berkshire School (PG) ( WNEPSA All-Star)
- 1988-1990, Quinnipiac College
- 1990, New Haven Nighthawks Training Camp (AHL), Roanoke Rebels Training Camp (EHL)
- 1983, Connecticut Coasters (Roller Hockey International)
- Level 4 USA Hockey Coach
- 1991-1995, Mid-Fairfield Youth Hockey (Squirts-PeeWee)
- 1992-1998, Notre Dame High School - Assistant Coach
- 1998-2010, North Branford High School - Head Coach
- 1999-2002, CHC Coaching Director
- 2001-2006, CHC Select 16 & 17 Director
- 1998-2002, Greater New Haven YH 1/2 Season Major Midgets - Head Coach
- 2002-2008, Southern CT Stars YH 1/2 Season Major Midgets - Head Coach
- 2010- Present, University of New Haven Club Hockey - Head Coach
2001 Bantam Major, Head Coach: Erik Sundquist
Erik Sundquist has a proven track record coaching at all levels. He led the Central CT Squirt Tier 2 program to three consecutive New England Regional Championships from 2007 - 2009. He also was head coach of the 2009 Squirt CT State Championship Team, and was co-coach of the 2010 Central PW Tier 2 State Championship Team which earned them a bir\eth in the USA Hockey Tier 2 National Championship. As a player, Erik played junior hockey for Gary Dinneen and the Springfield Jr. Pics. During his years with the Pics, Erik also was an invitee to the Select 16, 17 and World Junior National Camps in Colorado Springs and Lake Placid. He then accepted a full scholarship to attend Providence College. He was part of the Hockey East Championship team in 1996 at PC.
Erik has coached three seasons with the CT Wolf Pack, having served as an assistant on the 1999 team and AYHL Champion 1997 team. Erik likes to challenge his players by running high tempo practices while focusing on individual and team skill development but likes the kids and parents to have some fun during the great experience of youth hockey.