LACONIA — The American Hockey Institute's New England Wolves Junior Hockey team will be playing at the Laconia Ice Arena for the 2014-15 Metropolitan Junior Hockey League season.
After three independent seasons, the Wolves have decided to take advantage of new opportunities and will field two elite Junior level teams competing in the both the Eastern Hockey League and the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League.
The top team in the EHL, composed of all post- graduate players, will remain at the Wolves' Waterville Valley facility. The new MJHL team or "Met team", featuring players in birth years 1995-1998, will play out of Laconia Ice Arena, sharing the facility with the Lakes Region's other new Junior Hockey franchise, the American Hockey Institute's Fighting Spirit.
With a new year, new leagues and a new team, the American Hockey Institute will also be making some coaching changes. Andrew Trimble, Gilford resident and owner of hockey training business Scoring Concepts LLC, has been hired as the Assistant General Manager for the program and the Head Coach for the MJHL team.
''We look forward to growing the great relationships with sponsors, players, parents, press, and all of our local hockey fans—and giving back to the Lakes Region community,'' says Trimble.
He took this position after a successful two year run at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, where in his first year with the program, his team's posted the first winning season in 9 years and followed that with the only back to back playoff appearances in over a decade. His success in the 2012-2013 season led to him being voted as the NHIAA DII Coach of the Year and Foster's Daily Democrat "Dream Team" Coach.
He comes from a three generation Hockey family: his grandfather, Dick Trimble, was employed by the NHL for over 25 years and won the 1990-91 John J. McMullen Award for service to New Jersey Ice Hockey and his father, Rick, has published 3 successful volumes of "The Ultimate Hockey Drill Book".
Coach Trimble grew up playing in the Brick Hockey Club and ended his career at Manasquan High School as the program's all-time leading scorer, MVP of his conference, an All-Shore selection, All-Tournament for the 97′ Garden State Games, Manasquan HS Hall of Fame Award, and a selection to the 98′ NJ State Senior All-Star Game.
Trimble went on to play and serve as Assistant Captain for the Laconia Leafs Junior Hockey Team in Laconia, and NCAA Hockey for SUNY Buffalo State. Aside from his duties
with Scoring Concepts, Trimble is a Financial Advisor with Points North Financial, an independent Investment Consulting firm in Wolfeboro. He briefly played professionally for the NJ Spartans (CAHA).
For more information, visit www.americanhockeyinstitute.com or www.scoringconcepts.com