2018-19 Tryouts & Exhibition Games

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All ice times for the Tryouts will be at RIM Park in Waterloo.

Tuesday, September 4 – 9:00pm to 10:30pm (Optimist’s)

Thursday, September 6 – 8:30pm to 10:00pm (Optimist’s)

Friday, September 7 – 8:30pm to 10:00pm (Optimist’s)

Saturday, September 8 – 5:30pm – Waterloo at Burlington (Mainway Arena)

Sunday, September 9 – 4:00pm – Grey-Bruce Highlanders at Waterloo (Pillers)

Tuesday, September 11 – 8:00pm – Halton Hurricanes at Waterloo (Pillers)

Sunday, September 16 – 2:30pm – Wolves at Hamilton Bulldogs (Chedoke Arena)

 

Backup Trainer Needed

Ti6j42aXThe Waterloo Wolves Major Midget AAA Hockey Team is looking for a volunteer Backup Trainer to work with the team in the absence of the Head Trainer.

The team plays all home games at RIM Park on Piller’s Ice Haus. Parking is free. There is a dedicated dressing room, trainer’s table, storage areas for medical supplies and for the team apparel. There is a budget for medical supplies.

The Backup Trainer must have at least Hockey Trainer Certification Level II (First Aid, CPR with AED). Knowledge of athletic taping is an asset.

The Backup Trainer may be called upon throughout the season. We will endeavour to give the Backup as much advanced notice as possible. In September this will include:

September 20 to 23 : Toronto Titans Pre Season Tournament
September 25 : practice at RIM Park (5pm to 7pm)
September 27 : practice at RIM Park (6pm to 7:30pm)
September 28 to 30 : Alliance Showcase Weekend in Brantford (schedule posted online)

The Backup Trainer will also be required to travel with the team to Moncton, New Brunswick. We anticipate departing November 13 and returning November 19. Costs for the Backup Trainer’s transportation, accommodation and meals during this trip will be covered by the team.

Submit resume by September 4, 2018 to:

Greg Henning – Head Trainer gnhenning67@gmail.com  
Gary Spark – Team President gspark@bellnet.com  
Tom Nickolau – Head Coach tom.nickolau@gmail.com 

For more details on the Waterloo Wolves Major Midget AAA history, program and schedule, visit waterloowolvesmidgetaaa.com

Head Coach for Wolves Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Waterloo, Ontario – The Waterloo Wolves Major Midget AAA Operating Committee and the Waterloo Minor Hockey Association (WMHA) are pleased to announce the selection of Tom Nickolau as Head Coach for the 2018/2019 season.

Tom is a dynamic coach who brings to the Wolves a wealth of experience as well as a proven history of developing, training and educating young athletes. His resume includes:

  • AAA Head Coach in the GTHL for over 20 years
  • Certified Coach (Level I, II, III) and HP1 Trained
  • Detroit Red Wings NHL Draft Pick (1984; Signed Contract)
  • Guelph Platers OHL Draft Pick (1983-1986);
  • Memorial Cup Champions 1986
  • Played in the OHL, WHL, OJHL and ECHL (1986 to 1991)

Tom is focused and committed to promoting individual athletes and team success.

We are busy preparing for another exciting season of Wolves hockey. Please watch https://waterloowolvesmidgetaaa.com/ for announcements, news and more.

If you have any questions regarding the Major Midget AAA team and program, please contact Gary Spark, Chair & Team Operations, at 226-820-5866 or gspark@bell.net

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Our Success Stories

465216798The Waterloo Wolves extend their congratulations to all alumni as they progress from our major midget program to higher levels of hockey.

Over the years it has been very exciting to see our players move on the compete in all levels of Junior hockey, college/university play, European league and NHL.

By end of 2016/17:

  • 3 of our players made it to the NHL
  • 31 players graduated to Junior A
  • 90 players graduated to Junior B
  • Almost 40 players graduated to Junior C

We have many alumni playing hockey at universities and colleges in Canada and the US, as well as players in Europe.  We even have an alum officiating in the NHL and another in the AHL!

We are very proud of all of these young men’s accomplishments. Once a Wolf, always a Wolf.

Central Region Championships

bronze medal winnersThe Wolves’ playoff run continued with their advancement to the 2018 Central Region Midget AAA Championships hosted by Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) at the CIH Academy in Rockland (near Ottawa) from April 2 to 8, 2018.

We are proud to announce that the Wolves won the bronze medal at the Championships. Each and every player gave 110% on the ice and showed a great sense of sportsmanship and maturity off the ice too, earning respect and compliments wherever they went.

Special congratulations to #13 Evan Kula (recipient of the ESSO Scholarship and for a hat trick in the bronze medal game) and #33 Riley McCabe (voted #1 Goalie of the Championships and having a shutout in the bronze medal game). 

From the Midget Operating Committee: Gentlemen, we couldn’t be more proud of you. What a stellar season! Be proud of all you have accomplished.

Wolves’ Championship Schedule/Result

Monday, April 2
7:00pm – Rockland (HEO)  2  at Waterloo (Alliance)  0

Tuesday, April 3
3:00pm – Sudbury (NOHA) 2  Waterloo (Alliance)  3

Wednesday, April 4
12:00noon – Waterloo (Alliance) 7   Hawkesbury (HEO)  0

Thursday, April 5
12:00noon – Waterloo (Alliance) 2  Ajax Pickering (OMHA)  1

Friday, April 6
9:00am – Waterloo (Alliance) 4  Toronto (GTHL)  3

Saturday, April 7 – Semi-Finals
12:00noon – Ajax Pickering (OMHA) 4  Waterloo (Alliance)  3 (OT)

Sunday, April 8
12:00noon – Bronze Medal Game – Waterloo (Alliance) 4   Rockland (HEO)  0

Follow the Championship on the HEO’s official website.

Game Photos

Wolves’ game photos have been posted on Facebook and Flickr Enjoy!

Alliance Champions!

IMG_20180323_2257050With a win in Game 6, the Waterloo Wolves clinched the 2017-18 Alliance Championships series, beating the reigning Alliance Champs, the Windsor Jr. Spitfires.  

Game 1: Saturday, March 10 – Windsor 4  Waterloo  4 (OT)

Game 2: Sunday, March 11 – Windsor 4  Waterloo  2

Game 3: Friday, March 16 – Waterloo  7  Windsor  1

Game 4: Saturday, March 17 – Waterloo 2  Windsor  2 (OT)

Game 5: Sunday, March 18 – Windsor 2   Waterloo  6

Game 6: Friday, March 23 – Waterloo  6  Windsor  3

Thank you to our sponsors, family, friends, fans and volunteers. The road to the Telus Cup continues. Next stop: Telus Cup Central Region Championships in Rockland, Ontario near Ottawa from April 1 to 8, 2018. Schedule TBA.

Go Wolves GO

 

 

3 Wolves Players Drafted

SONY DSC   SONY DSC  SONY DSCOn April 11, 2018, the OHL completed its 2nd annual Under-18 Priority Selection. Fifty-three players from 34 different teams were chosen, including 3 from the Waterloo Wolves Major Midgets.  Congratulations to:
  • Riley McCabe, goalie, picked in the 1st round by the London Jr. Knights
  • Jake Code, forward, picked in the 2nd round by the Niagara Ice Dogs
  • David Mabey, defence, picked in the 3rd round by the Guelph Storm
Best of luck in the OHL as well to our 2016/17 draftees:
  • Cy Martin (goalie) – Saginaw Spirit
  • Mark Cooper (defence) – Erie Otters 
  • Tyson Hillier (forward) – Peterborough Petes

Learn more about the draft on the OHL website.