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Black Wolves Assistant Coaches Return

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (August 23, 2016) – The New England Black Wolves have announced that defensive coordinator Jim Veltman and offensive coordinator Tracey Kelusky will return as assistant coaches under head coach Glenn Clark for the 2017 season. The duo helped guide the Black Wolves to a 10-8 record and a run to the East Division Finals during the 2016 season.

“Keeping the group together from last year allows us to really build on the good foundation we set last year,” Black Wolves co-owner Michael French said. “We really feel like this group’s moxie, poise and ability to work together will take us far this season.”

Inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame in 2009, Veltman won eight NLL championships during his 16 year career with the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock. The first recipient of the NLL Sportsmanship Award in 2002, Veltman was named league MVP in 2004. He captained the Rock for 10 seasons and led the league in loose balls in 14 of 16 seasons played. After retiring in April of 2008, Veltman served as an assistant coach for Clark with the Toronto Rock for another year and a half.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 NLL Entry Draft, Kelusky earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2001 and went on to become a five-time NLL All-Star. The MVP of the All-Star game in 2005, Kelusky won NLL championships with Calgary in 2005 and 2009. He will be in his third season as an assistant coach with the Black Wolves, joining the franchise after retiring in September of 2014. On August 11th, the NLL announced that Kelusky will be inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2016 in September.

Season tickets for 2017 are now on sale. For more information, or to purchase season tickets, call 1-844-LAX-WOLF (529.9653) or visit www.blackwolves.com