Coach Krefski is entering his fourth season with the Lake Orion Dragons and his seventh season as a MHSAA high school coach. Adam previously coached the Romeo Bulldogs, where in the first year they won the team’s first regional championship in 2014-15, and teams first ever MHSAA Division 2 state championship in 2015-16. In 4 years at Romeo coach Krefski has helped 2 players earn NCAA scholarships, Nick Blankenburg, University of Michigan (2018-19) and Logan Jenuwine who won Mr. Hockey in 2015-16, Lake Superior State (2020-21). Adams coach’s philosophy and strategy has been influenced by the coaches and players of the teams that he was a part of during his playing days, especially Coach John LaFontaine. Coach Lafontaine coached for the Bozeman Icedogs and Wichita Falls Wildcats before coaching at Shattuck St. Mary’s Preparatory in Minnesota, and 2 years in the United States Hockey League for the Muskegon Lumberjack.
Coach Krefski’s playing career saw him start out playing Junior “A” for the Bozeman Ice Dogs (NAHL) falling just short of winning a national championship, finishing runner up in 2005-2006. He played 3 seasons in the North American League before attending Lindenwood University (St. Louis, Missouri) and playing 4 years for the Lindenwood Lions. In his freshman year he played in 22 games tailing 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points, helping his team win the ACHA National Championship. He was also awarded the nation’s most valuable player that year. His sophomore year, they once again, won the ACHA division 1 National Championship, finishing with 46 games played, 35 goals, 34 assists for 69 points.
Prior to coaching, Albers played 3 seasons of junior hockey in the USHL split between the Green Bay Gamblers, Muskegon Lumberjacks, and Omaha Lancers. In 2009-2010 Albers was selected to the U19 USA Development Team and also won the Clark Cup (USHL Championship) in the same year. After juniors Kevin was awarded a full scholarship to Niagara University where he spent 2 of his 4 years as team captain. After his college career, Kevin played 2 years of professional hockey in the ECHL and overseas in Europe. This will be Kevin’s third season as Assistant Coach for the Lake Orion High School Hockey team.