LACONIA — The New England Wolves, playoff participants and 2nd place finishers in the Francis Division of the MJHL a year ago, have announced several partnerships with local Lakes Region businesses for the 2015-16 season.
Starting September 1, and lasting through March of 2016, the New England Wolves EHL Elite team will have the opportunity to train daily at the Heavy Metal Gym, located in the Paugus Bay Plaza in Laconia. Heavy Metal Gym Owner Josh Sanborn and Wolves Management reached an agreement late last week.
"We have our facility located within the Laconia Ice Arena, and we will use this for all our structured team workouts on Tuesday, Wednesday and most Fridays, but adding the expertise of Josh and utilizing his larger facility will allow our boys to push themselves that much further. It opens up the opportunity for them to independently train with a professional, and focus on their own personal strength and fitness goals," said Wolves GM/head coach Andrew Trimble. The Heavy Metal Gym has been in operation since May of 2012 and is a pincode access gym, meaning players will be able to create their own hours that fit into their Wolves practice, game, college class, and volunteering schedule.
Also taking on an expanded role for the Wolves will be life coach Emily Clement of Laconia. Clement was integral to last season's success, so she has taken to the job titles of host family coordinator and, using her experience as a high school guidance counselor, will be serving as the team's academic advisor. Trimble noted that with kids committed already from Russia, from Michigan, from New Jersey, from Montana and all over New England, Clement has been hard at work finding families within the Lakes Region for each and every player.
Lastly, the Wolves have moved their junior locker room for this upcoming season, replacing the N.H. Fighting Spirit. The Wolves' locker room last season, built in 1998 was the first team- specific locker room in the Laconia Ice Arena facility, will be occupied by the Wolves u16 split season team. With some red and black paint donated by Boulia-Gorell the Wolves have been able to give a facelift to both the outside and the inside of their corner of the rink.
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