NSU18MHL Names Interim Staff, Provides Update for 2023-2024 Cole Harbour Wolfpack

NSU18MHL Names Interim Staff, Provides Update for 2023-2024 Cole Harbour Wolfpack

The Nova Scotia U18 Major Hockey League is pleased to announce that we have confirmed a transitional, interim staff for the Cole Harbour Wolfpack for the 2023-2024 season.

The League will maintain governorship of the team, represented by League President Paul Graham.

Andre Lefebvre has been named interim General Manager. Andre is currently the Hockey Development Professional with the Bedford Minor Hockey Association and has an extensive background of coaching over the last 20+ years. He has most recently coached as the Head Coach of the Halifax Wolverines Major U15s, Dalhousie Men’s Varsity in the AUS (skills coach), in the NSU18MHL with the Cole Harbour Wolfpack, Valley Wildcats, the NSU15MHL (Gulls & Halifax), St. Mary’s Huskies (AUS), the MHL (East Hants, Dartmouth, Valley) and at various minor hockey levels, and was named the 2018-19 NS Major U18 Coach of the Year. He has also been a part of Hockey Canada’s 2017 National U17 Program Selection Camp and Hockey NS High Performance program in various roles for the last 10 seasons. He was part of the 2014 Male U14 ACC Gold Medal winning team as Head Coach, the 2015 Male U16 QMJHL Gatorade Challenge Silver Medal winning team as an Asst. Coach and was the Head Coach of the 2017 & 2018 U16 QMJHL Gatorade Challenge Teams. He has also worked as a Head Scout for the Yarmouth Mariners, as Atlantic Scout for Val D’or and Shawinigan in the QMJHL, Nova Scotia Scout for the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL and is currently a Scout for the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL. He lives in Bedford NS with his wife Christine, and two sons John-Pierre and Roderick.

Kyle Dunn has been named Head Coach. Kyle was born and raised in Charlottetown PEI, and has moved to Nova Scotia this year, with his partner Lindsay and their new baby girl Emma. Most recently, Kyle spent the past 2 seasons as an assistant coach with the UPEI panthers in the AUS. Prior to coaching at UPEI, Kyle was head coach of the Kensington Wild in the NBPEIMU18 for 8 seasons. Kyle was also was head coach of team PEI at the 2019 Canada games in Red Deer. 

Assistant coaches will be named in the upcoming weeks. 

This set-up will remain in place for the 2023-2024 season. The team will continue to use the Wolfpack branding, and Cole Harbour Place will remain the home arena for the team.

Information regarding the bidding process for future operation of the organization will be released in the future.