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Head Coach, Rick Wolf
The Chicago South Hockey Organization would like to extend a warm welcome to new Head Coach, Rick Wolf. Coach Wolf comes to use with over 30 years of hockey experience as a player, coach and scout. After a playing career with the Chicago Saints, Brother Rice, the US Junior Olympic Invitation Team and an ECHL professional draft selection, Wolf turned his attention to coaching. He spent several years coaching at all levels from mites through Jr. ‘A’ with USA Hockey. In 2008, he began his scouting career in the NAHL before being hired by former NHL Toronto Maple Leaf player Todd Gill to head up the US Scouting Division for the Brockville Braves Jr ‘A’ organization of the Tier 1 Central Canadian Hockey League in Brockville, Ontario. Following several successful years in the Central Canadian Hockey League, Wolf went on to become the US Midwest Regional scout for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for eight seasons.
Joining Head Coach Wolf is Assistant Coach George Bessett. Coach George is a USA Hockey Level 5 coach who has coached at a variety of levels during his 20-year coaching career. George has coached at St. Jude, Joliet Jaguars, Brother Rice High School, and Wisconsin Rampage of the MNJHL. George has worked as a USA Scout for the Brockville Braves of the CCHL, Fresno Monsters of the NAHL, and Sudbury Wolves in the OHL.
Matt joins the Meteor coaching staff as the organization’s dedicated goalie coach. Matt has over 15 years of hockey experience as a player and coach with clubs that included the Chicago Hawks, St. Jude Knights and Brother Rice High School. As the top goaltender for the Saint Laurence Vikings in 2004, Matt led his team as a captain winning the Illinois State Championship Cup.
A graduate of the elite Russian goalie camp, led by former Olympic gold medal standout Vladislav Tretiak, Matt brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and passion to his coaching approach. His dedication to making goalies reach their full potential is second to none and he is a tremendous asset to the Meteor Coaching Staff.
The Meteor Hockey Association is happy to formally announce that the Amateur Hockey Association-Illinois (AHAI) has changed the boundaries for Chicago combined hockey and have granted a new program on the South Side. The Meteor Ice Hockey Association will be a combined program of student-athletes from De La Salle Institute, Jones College Prep, and Wolcott School.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and having a great hockey season.