Congratulations to the following players, our 2021-2022 Waterloo Wolves U18 AAA Hockey Team!
Luke Della Croce
Beginning in 2022-2023, Hockey Canada will be unveiling a new philosophy of player development called ‘The Gold Medal Pathway’.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the Wolves U18 AAA program will be piloting Hockey Canada’s philosophy during the 2021-2022 season as a means for assessment and evaluation to better understand the player development process. As a result, the Wolves coaching staff and players will have access to a wide variety of technical, mental, and physical performance resources.
As the only U18 AAA program in Ontario and one of three in the country to pilot this experience, Wolves players will receive a first in class development experience to help them achieve their individual and team-related goals.
— Travis Crickard, Head Coach
Congratulations to our Head Coach, Travis Crickard, on winning the 2021 U18 World Championship with Team Canada. This is the first time in eight years that Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team has won gold at the IIHF U18 World Championship. Canada defeated Russia 5-3 on May 6th in the gold medal game. Learn more: hockeycanada.ca
The 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.
- 3 of our players made it to the NHL
- 50+ players graduated to Junior A
- 100+ players graduated to Junior B
- 45+ 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.