After a successful inaugural season of the U18 SS Wolverines, the Hartford Jr Wolfpack is proud to announce another season is coming in Fall 2014 with Head Coach, Ciro Longobardi. Tryouts will be April 2nd & April 3rd at Champions Skating Center. To register for tryouts, please click here:
The Jr Wolfpack is proud to announce that verteran defenseman Christian Thamert has committed to Castleton State for the 2014-15 season. Castleton is located in Castleton, VT coached by Head Coach Steve Moffat. The Spartans are part of the ECAC East college hockey conference and are 13-10-3 overall for the season. Thamert is in his second season with the Wolfpack and has 6pts in 40 games, the smooth skating defenseman is excited for his opportunity next season. "I would like to thank my family for always supporting me. I would also like to thank Coach Cerrella who has pushed me nonstop and helped turn me into the player that I am. Without my coach and my family, this dream would not be possible. I am very excited to further my hockey and academic career at Castleton State. They are in a great league and I can not wait to start my future there at the next level", said Thamert. The Mountain Top, PA native will be looked to bring tight defense to the Wolfpack zone in the upcoming playoffs in preparation for his college career. "We will be relying on Christian to play well for us down the stretch. He has really worked hard at improving his game and has worked very hard on his off ice training. He is ready to take the next step and face the next challenges in his career. We wish him the best of luck he is going to do a great job at the next level," said Chris Cerrella. Thamert makes number 13 for the Jr Wolfpack with more to come in the near future. The Jr Wolfpack will be hosting their Main Camp Tryouts April 11-13th as they will look to re-stock their team with the next crop of inspiring student athletes.
The Hartford Jr Wolfpack would like to congratulate alumni Daniel Miressi for reaching 100 points in his college hockey career. Miressi played one season for the Jr Wolfpack before heading off to Framingham State (Mascac Div 3). The Monroe, CT native exploded on the scene for the Rams tallying 30 points in his freshman season and continued to be one of the teams top forwards for the next three seasons. The 100 point milestone at the college hockey level is very hard to achieve at any level. "Miressi is one of the hardest working players who have ever played for us. You add to that dedication and skill and you get a 100 point college career. We are very happy for Dan and his family on this great accomplishment." said Chris Cerrella. The Jr Wolfpack have become one of the biggest college placement engines on the East Coast and one of the biggest reasons is because their players are well prepared for the next level and make an impact at the college hockey level.
The Hartford Jr Wolfpack is proud to announce that Mike Janda will be coming on board as the Junior A teams West Coast Scout effective immediately. The organization is happy to have Mike joining the staff "Mike is a good young hockey guy and he will give us a direct link to the west coast as he has a great network out there. We have a lot of players from the mid west and west coast on this seasons roster and adding Mike to our staff will only open the door for more players to come to the Jr Wolfpack to play their Junior hockey." Said Chris Cerrella
The Hartford Jr Wolfpack is proud to announce that forward Ryan Kangas has committed to SUNY Brockport for the 2014-15 season. The Golden Eagles are a part of the SUNYAC Div III hockey conference and is located in Brockport, NY. The SUNYAC is one of the toughest Div III athletic conferences in the country and Kangas is excited for the opportunity. "I would like to thank my family for giving me every opportunity to make it to the college level. Without them I would not be where I am today. I also want to thank Coach Cerrella for pushing me and showing me what it will take to make it in college. I am very excited to go to Brockport for both the academics and the hockey program. They are in a tough league that will challenge me to better myself every day, which is something that I am looking forward to, " said the veteran lefty. Ryan will continue to develop with the Jr Wolfpack as the team approaches their playoffs with just 7 games left in the regular season and they will depend on Kangas to help them make a successful run. "Ryan has really come on as of late and he is showing that he can easily be a top offensive player at any level. Now with the commitment, the monkey is off his back and we think he is going to be a key to our success for the remainder of the season. I am very proud of Ryan and think he is going to be a great fit for SUNY Brockport and believe he is going to step in and compete as a freshman. Good luck to Ryan and his family, he will be missed here in Hartford," said Chris Cerrella.
With only a few weeks remaining in the season the Jr Wolfpack continue to place players at the next level and there is more to come. Please continue to check out our website for more college hockey placement news.
The Hartford Jr Wolfpack is proud to announce that their 2014-15 Main Camp Tryouts will be held April 11-13th, 2014 at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT. The Jr Wolfpack are proud members of the Eastern Hockey League Junior A Tier III, the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League Jr B and the Midget U16 Tier 1 Atlantic Youth Hockey League. The Hartford Jr. Wolfpack program has become one of the best paths to college hockey on the East Coast and is located in the College Hockey hot bed with top Div I and III Universities such as: Quinnipiac University, Yale University, Trinity College, Wesleyan University and many many more within miles of their home rink. Do not take a back seat on another teams roster, come and make some noise with the BIG BOYS and play your junior hockey career with the best around.
The Junior Wolfpack is proud to announce they will be part of the NEWJHL next season which is a USA Hockey U19 Girls Hockey League. The Girls Junior Wolfpack will be a stepping stone for inspiring student atheletes looking to play college hockey in the future. For more team information please email GM Chris Cerrella
, for more league information please go to www.newjhl.com