Greg Wolfe

Greg Wolfe, a native of Canton, Michigan, is a Player Development Coach & Mentor at the TPH Center of Excellence in Detroit. Wolfe played Tier I youth hockey for HoneyBaked and two years of USHL hockey for the Chicago Steel and Omaha Lancers. From 2010 to 2014, he played NCAA hockey for the Michigan State Spartans where he was captain for the final two seasons. In the 2013-14 season, he was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor and the Big Ten Sportsmanship Awards. Following his college career, he made his professional debut in 2014 with the Reading Royals of the ECHL. Wolfe was an ECHL All-Star in the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons.

 

Karlis Zirnis

A native of Riga, Latvia, Zirnis is no stranger to TPH, having previously served as a coach in the Thunder ‘AAA’ program following his retirement from the professional game in 2010. Since his first stint with TPH, Zirnis has enjoyed coaching stops at both the junior, collegiate, and international levels. He has captured a Robertson Cup Championship as Head Coach of the NAHL’s Shreveport Mudbugs, has spent the past three seasons as an Assistant Coach at the NCAA Division I level, first with the University of Alaska and then at his alma mater, the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and has coached with the Latvian Hockey Federation since 2014. Zirnis recently accepted a position as Director of Player Personnel for the NAHL’s Amarillo Wranglers, a role he will occupy while leading hockey for TPH in Nashville.