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14U Bantam "A" Pilot Program Announced for 2017-18
03/30/2017
New Jersey Colonials Announce 14U Bantam “A” Pilot Program...
2017-18 MITE C ADM IS BACK AT MENNEN! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
03/25/2017
2017-18 MITE C ADM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS BACK AT MENNEN,...
SPRING MITE NITE CLINIC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
03/25/2017
2017 MITE NITE SPRING CLINIC The winter hockey season may...
GIRLS ANNOUNCE 12 & UNDER COACHING SLATE
03/23/2017
The New Jersey Colonials are pleased to announce our 2017-2018 Girls...
COLONIALS GIRLS TAKE TOP HONORS
03/22/2017
  Colonial Girls Take Top Honors!   Congratulations,...
TIER I-COME TRY OUT!
03/20/2017
Tier 1 AAA Players: Come try out for the most successful Travel Hockey...
GIRLS 14U DISTRICT CHAMPS! OFF TO NATIONALS!
03/20/2017
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS 14U DISTRICT CHAMPS!  OFF TO Rochester/Macomb,...
GIRLS 16U DISTRICT CHAMPS! OFF TO NATIONALS!
03/20/2017
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS 16U DISTRICT CHAMPS!  OFF TO ROCHESTER/MACOMB,...
GIRLS 19U DISTRICT CHAMPS! OFF TO NATIONALS!
03/20/2017
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS 19 DISTRICT CHAMPS!  OFF TO ROCHESTER/MACOMB, MI,...
ELECTION BALLOT RETURN POSTMARK EXTENDED TO MARCH 25, 2017
03/20/2017
Due to a mailing glitch and last week's storm, the NJC is extending...
14U AAA BOYS HEAD TO NATIONALS!
03/19/2017
(March 19, 2017)--Ice Line, West Chester, PA--The New Jersey Colonial...
NJC GIRLS TIER I HEADED TO NATIONALS!
03/19/2017
(March 18-19, 2017)-Ice Line, West Chester, PA-- Our Tier I...
NJC RELEASES
03/17/2017
PARENTS AND PLAYERS:   As per our policy over the past several...
FORMER COLONIAL ASTON-REESE SIGNS WITH PITTSBURGH
03/16/2017
By Pittsburgh Penguins @Penguins / Media Release MARCH...
TIER II BOYS COACHING SLATE ANNOUNCED
03/15/2017
The New Jersey Colonials are proud to announce the Tier II Coaching...
TIER I BOYS COACHING SLATE ANNOUNCED
03/14/2017
  Tier I Coaching Staff 2017-2018   The...
BANTAM FUTURES FINISH STRONG SEASON WITH SHAMROCK SHOWDOWN WIN!
03/14/2017
  MARCH 12, 2017 (Somerset, New Jersey)-Our Colonials...
3 FORMER COLONIALS MAKE USA HOCKEY NTDP CAMP
03/14/2017
March 14, 2017 By-USAHOCKEYNTDP.COM FORMER COLONIALS, JOHN...
PEE WEE A'S WIN CAPITAL SHOOTOUT!
03/13/2017
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) March 12- 2017-The Pee Wee A boys brought...
3 YEARS, 8 DIVISION 1 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS
03/11/2017
  New Jersey Colonials – 3 Years, 8 Division 1 College...
HERR TO HELM NJC TIER II PROGRAM
03/10/2017
Updated: 3-10-17, 9:17 AM The New Jersey Colonials are pleased...
KOUROEDOV JOINS COLONIALS AS SKATING AND SKILLS COACH
03/09/2017
The New Jersey Colonials are pleased to announce the hiring of Slava...
DREVITCH APPOINTED NJC GIRLS' SKILLS DIRECTOR
03/09/2017
DREVITCH APPOINTED GIRLS' SKILLS DIRECTOR 2017-18 SEASON Veteran...
PRE-TRYOUT CONDITIONING CLINICS
03/08/2017
ALL CLINICS ARE HELD AT MENNEN ARENA NON-COLONIALS, PLEASE NOTE:...
NJC GIRL'S OFFER FREE BEGINNERS GOALIE TUITION
03/07/2017
NJ Colonials Girls Offer Free Tuition to Goalies Half price to...
MITE RED WINS TIER I PREVIEW TOURNAMENT
03/06/2017
 The New Jersey Colonials Mite Red 2008 team won the...
NJC'S 18 AAA ELITE 2017 AYHL PLAYOFFS CHAMPS!
03/06/2017
18 AAA ELITE ARE THE 2017 AYHL PLAYOFF CHAMPS!   Playoff...
NJC BANTAM MAJORS AYHL PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS
03/06/2017
WESTCHESTER, PA-MARCH 4-6, 2017— The Bantam AAA Major team...
OLYMPIAN LAWLER JOINS NJC STAFF
03/06/2017
For Immediate Release NJ Colonials Girls Grow Development Staff...
FORMER COLONIAL, ASTON-REESE, POWERHOUSE FOR NORTHEASTERN
03/03/2017
  MICHAEL BLINN-Sports Illustrated Friday March 3rd, 2017 Zach...
NJC GIRLS 10U TEAM MAWHA PLAYOFF CHAMPS!
02/27/2017
Our 10 U TI team won MAWHA playoffs on Sunday, February 26, 2017!...
NJC'S BRADLEY COMMITS TO NORTHEASTERN!
02/27/2017
Congrats to NJC Bantam Major, Chase Bradley, on his commitment to...
NJC GIRLS CLEAN UP AT MAWHA PLAYOFFS!
02/27/2017
NJ Colonials Girls Leave MAWHA Playoffs with 5 Championship Titles! *Colonials...
NJC 14 U TI TEAM MAWHA CHAMPS!
02/27/2017
The New Jersey Colonials 14 U TI team became the MAWHA Playoff...
NJC GIRLS 12U TI MAWHA PLAYOFF CHAMPS
02/27/2017
NJC GIRLS 12 U TI became the MAWHA Playoff Champs, the weekend...
NJC GIRLS 16 U TII MAWHA PLAYOFF CHAMPS
02/27/2017
NJC GIRLS 16 U TII are the 2017 MAWHA Playoff champs,...
NJC GIRLS 16 U TI WIN 2017 MAWHA PLAYOFFS
02/27/2017
The NJC Girls 16 U TI became the MAWHA Playoff champs,...
PAL JR ISLANDERS TENDER 2 NJC PLAYERS
02/14/2017
TJ Hawkins (1998) and John D'Aniello (1999) of the...
GIRL'S COACHES WANTED!
02/13/2017
  COACHES WANTED!   The New Jersey Colonials...
NJC'S PODVEY & NAMYOTOV, TEAMMATES X TWO
12/21/2016
The Wessex Wire, Melanie Montes, December 2, 2016--Society has always...
COLONIALS GIRLS' HELP CREATE LOCAL HS TEAMS
12/17/2016
  By CHRIS MANDERIOLI December 11, 2016 at 10:58 PM   Randolph...
 
14U Bantam "A" Pilot Program Announced for 2017-18

New Jersey Colonials Announce 14U Bantam “A” Pilot Program for the 2017/2018 Season

 

The New Jersey Colonials Hockey Club is proud to announce that we will be fielding a Tier 2 Bantam A Minor team that will play in a 2004 birth year only division. This will be a separate division in conjunction with the normal NJYHL Bantam A schedule. This new pilot program was introduced by the NJYHL this year and will allow first year Bantam players the opportunity to play against teams that are single birth year only. There will be no advancement to the AAHA district tournament for teams playing in this pilot program. A separate playoff for this division will be at the discretion of the NJYHL. We are excited for the opportunity to compete in this new pilot program!

Questions?  Contact Tier II Hockey Director, Brendon Herr: BrendonHerr@yahoo.com 


by posted 03/30/2017
2017-18 MITE C ADM IS BACK AT MENNEN! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

2017-18 MITE C ADM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

IS BACK AT MENNEN, THIS FALL!

 

Come join our Mite C ADM 2017-18 Program and learn to skate with some of the top coaches in the region! Boys Hockey Director, Noel Rubin and Coach Slava Kouroedov, our new Skills and Development coach, will be working with our players, along with Tier II Hockey Director, Brendon Herr; Director of Player Development, Jason Franzone and Mite Director Greg Rinder.

Perhaps your player will be the next player to join the ranks of former NJC players who have skated for the NHL; USA Hockey's National Team Development Program; top notch Junior teams and  Division 1 teams, such as: Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Cornell and Boston College! Follow your passion and your dreams!  Skate Colonials!

 

Our mite program follows USA Hockey's ADM model and is designed to get new players ready and into the game! Birth years included are 01/01/09 and younger. (8U and younger).  This program runs from October 1, 2017-February 24, 2018, at MENNEN ARENA.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions?  Contact  Hockey Director Brendon Herr at: BrendonHerr@yahoo.com


by posted 03/25/2017
SPRING MITE NITE CLINIC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

2017 MITE NITE SPRING CLINIC

The winter hockey season may be finished but you still need your hockey fix! Mite Nite is just what you need to keep up with your hockey skills or learn a few new ones!

 

Clinics are conducted by Colonials coaches.  Focus will be on skill development, with some cross ice games thrown in to practice those skills!  Dates of clinics are Thursdays, April 27-June 15, 2017, 5:45-6:45 PM.  All clinics at Mennen, Rink 3! Jersey included! Go here to REGISTER. (Remember to scroll down!)


by posted 03/25/2017
GIRLS ANNOUNCE 12 & UNDER COACHING SLATE

The New Jersey Colonials are pleased to announce our 2017-2018 Girls Coaching Staff at the levels of: 8U, 10U Major, 12U Major, 12U Minor and 12U/10U Development:
 
8U - Sis Paulsen
10U Major - Pat Hennessy
12U Major - Mike Yurchuk
12U Minor - Gina Arnone
12U/10U Development - Lars Andersson
 
 
Our National Bound coaching staff will be announced April 1st. 
 
Tryouts begin Monday, March 27, 2017, for 10U and 12U at Mennen Arena.  Click here to  Register!

by posted 03/23/2017
COLONIALS GIRLS TAKE TOP HONORS

 

Colonial Girls Take Top Honors!

 

Congratulations, to the Stabler, Detre, Heher, and Kurz families on the ice hockey successes of your daughters!

 

Ally Detre of Morristown-Beard is the NJ.com girls ice hockey Player of the Year for 2016-17 - NJ.com

 

All-State Team 2016-17

  1. Ally Detre, Morristown-Beard (19U TI)
  2. Jenna Kurz, Morristown-Beard (16U TI)
  3. Keegen Heher, Morristown-Beard (16U TI)
  4. Kristi Serafin, PDS
  5. Cecily Stabler, Summit High School (Former NJC)
  6. Annika Asplundh, PDS

 We have players on a number of the teams, below--in fact, some of our players helped start the girl's teams at their high schools!  Ally Hornstein-Westfield High School; Carly Snarski, Morgan Yurchuk and Mackenzie Vorel-Randolph High School; Hannah Podvey, Catherine Namyotov-West Essex High School, to name a few!

Final girls ice hockey rankings, 2016-17 - NJ.com

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY RANKINGS

1. Morristown-Beard (17-9-1)
2. Princeton Day (14-11-1) 
3. Kent Place (15-2)
4. Summit (15-4)
5. Chatham-Madison (8-6)
6. Mater Dei (6-7)
7. Pingry (11-12-1)
8. Princeton (3-9)
9. Randolph (2-5)
10. Oak Knoll (1-10-1)


by posted 03/22/2017
TIER I-COME TRY OUT!

Tier 1 AAA Players: Come try out for the most successful Travel Hockey Club in the New Jersey/New York region! Lead by our National Championship winning Hockey Director, coach, Noel Rubin, (2011 Tier 1 PW Major Gold Medal National Champions), NJ Colonial Tier 1 teams just completed the Atlantic Youth Hockey League season by winning titles at:

 

18 National AAA (Coaches Gary Golczewski/Jason Franzone)

Bantam Major AAA (Coach Noel Rubin)

Pee Wee Minor AAA (Coach Steve Ritter)

Squirt Major AAA (Coaches Mike Pendy/Ryan Hughes)

 

Other Colonial Tier 1 teams that advanced to the Semi-Finals/Finals of their respective divisions are the Midget 16 American and Bantam Minor teams. Said Coach Rubin, “We are very happy for and proud of our boys for winning and advancing to the top of the very competitive Atlantic Youth Hockey League. We have the best Tier 1 coaches in the region as evidenced by this incredible season as well as our slate of players who have committed to Division 1 hockey programs for their college hockey experience including Harvard University, Providence College, Northeastern, and several others from this season.”

Coach Rubin further stated, “No other program in the region had more Division 1 commitments, more teams advance to these positions or win more divisions. Come see how you measure up to the best!”

 

For the 2017/2018 Season, the Colonials will be building Tier 1 teams for the following levels:

 

18 National

16 National

16 American

Bantam Major

Bantam Minor

Peewee Major

Peewee Minor

Squirt Major

Squirt Minor

 

 

 

Come tryout for the best in the region and see how far you can go!

Register now through this link for tryouts: Tryouts Registration


by posted 03/20/2017
GIRLS 14U DISTRICT CHAMPS! OFF TO NATIONALS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS 14U DISTRICT CHAMPS!  OFF TO Rochester/Macomb, MI, APRIL 6-10, FOR USA HOCKEY NATIONALS!

USA Hockey Nationals - April 6-10, 2017

14U, 16U, 19U Girls Tier I Rochester/Macomb, Michigan

by posted 03/20/2017
GIRLS 16U DISTRICT CHAMPS! OFF TO NATIONALS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS 16U DISTRICT CHAMPS!  OFF TO ROCHESTER/MACOMB, MI, APRIL 6-10, FOR USA HOCKEY NATIONALS!

USA Hockey Nationals - April 6-10, 2017

14U, 16U, 19U Girls Tier I Rochester/Macomb, Michigan

by posted 03/20/2017
GIRLS 19U DISTRICT CHAMPS! OFF TO NATIONALS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS 19 DISTRICT CHAMPS!  OFF TO ROCHESTER/MACOMB, MI, APRIL 6-10, FOR USA HOCKEY NATIONALS!

USA Hockey Nationals - April 6-10, 2017

14U, 16U, 19U Girls Tier I Rochester/Macomb, Michigan

by posted 03/20/2017
ELECTION BALLOT RETURN POSTMARK EXTENDED TO MARCH 25, 2017

Due to a mailing glitch and last week's storm, the NJC is extending it's return postmark date for election ballots to: Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Please get your ballots back in the mail, as soon as possible! Don't forget to put a stamp on your ballot!


by posted 03/20/2017
14U AAA BOYS HEAD TO NATIONALS!

(March 19, 2017)--Ice Line, West Chester, PA--The New Jersey Colonial Boys 14 U AAA team won, in Atlantic District games and are headed to USA Hockey Nationals!  Colonials beat the New Jersey Devils, 6-0, Saturday, 3/18 and today's game against the Devils ended with an NJC victory, 7-2, shots were 53-16, in the game.  Our boys are on their way to Nationals!  Congratulations, team and Coach Rubin!

USA Hockey Nationals - April 6-10, 2017
14U    Tier I         Scottsdale, Arizona

Become part of the New Jersey Colonials Experience!  CLICK HERE for tryout registration!


by posted 03/19/2017
NJC GIRLS TIER I HEADED TO NATIONALS!

(March 18-19, 2017)-Ice Line, West Chester, PA-- Our Tier I Girls did the Colonials proud, at the Atlantic District games, this weekend, taking first place in all 3 levels.  14U, 16U and 19U are all headed to the USA Hockey Nationals! Congratulationsm Girls!

USA Hockey Nationals - April 6-10, 2017
14U, 16U, 19U    Girls Tier I    
Rochester/Macomb, Michigan

Become part of the Colonials Experience, CLICK HERE to register for tryouts!


by posted 03/19/2017
NJC RELEASES

PARENTS AND PLAYERS:
 
As per our policy over the past several years, we are granting all Colonials, except for those players still involved in POST SEASON PLAY OR FAMILIES NOT IN GOOD STANDINGpermission/release to attend Spring conditioning clinics at the club of their choosing.  This is not a FULL release. This agreement would apply only to pre-tryout clinics and would not exempt any player from abiding by the player movement rules, nor would it imply that a player is free to try out or sign a contract prior to the allowable start date.  
 
The allowable dates for all levels and Independent and Spring/Summer teams, are set forth by the AAHA below:
 
12U, 10U Tier I- Youth and Girls March 27, 2017 after 4:00 PM
12U, 10U Tier II- Youth and Girls April 3, 2017 after 4:00 PM
8U All Levels Youth and Girls April 3, 2017 after 4:00 PM
12U, 10U Independent teams - Youth and Girls April 10, 2017 after 4:00 PM
18U, 16U, 15P, 14U Tier I - Youth April 12, 2017 after 4:00 PM
19U, 16U, 14U Tier I and Tier II - Girls April 12, 2017 after 4:00 PM
18U, 16U,14U Tier II - Youth April 17, 2017 after 4:00 PM
19U, 18U, 16U, 14U Independent Clubs/Teams - Youth and Girls April 24, 2017 after 4:00 PM
All Age Levels Spring and Summer Teams - Youth and Girls April 24, 2017 after 4:00 PM
Tier I tryouts Must be concluded by August 1, 2017
Tier II and all other tryouts Must be concluded by October 31, 2017

Regards, 
   
Dede McMenamy, COO
President Emeritus
New Jersey Colonials
Travel Hockey Club
 
On behalf of the NJC Board of Directors
 

by posted 03/17/2017
FORMER COLONIAL ASTON-REESE SIGNS WITH PITTSBURGH

By Pittsburgh Penguins @Penguins / Media Release

MARCH 14, 2017

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed college free agent forward Zach Aston-Reese to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The contract will begin with the 2017-18 season and run through the 2018-19 campaign. 

Aston-Reese will report to (READ FURTHER)

TRYOUT REGISTRATION, CLICK HERE


by Dede McMenamy posted 03/16/2017
TIER II BOYS COACHING SLATE ANNOUNCED

The New Jersey Colonials are proud to announce

the Tier II Coaching Slate for the 2017-18 Season:

*Updated

NEW JERSEY COLONIALS TIER II 2017

TIER II BOYS COACHING SLATE

TEAM

COACH

Midget AA

Jim McKnight

Midget AA*

Fred Harper/Tom McLaughlin

Midget 18A*

Mark Giangiulio

Midget 16AA

Rick Stockton

Midget 16A

Rob Carroll

 

 

Bantam AA 03

Brendon Herr

Bantam AA 03

Duane Perry

Bantam A 03/04

Silio Garcia

Bantam A 04 minor

Pete Scaraggi

 

 

PW AA 05

Jim Gilleece

PW A 06

Greg Gilleece

Pw AA

John Puskar

 

 

Squirt 07 AA

Mike Sullivan

Squirt 08 A

Mark Glass

 

 

Mite Development

Greg Rinder

Mite 09

Harris Podvey

Mite 10

Greg Rinder

 


by posted 03/15/2017
TIER I BOYS COACHING SLATE ANNOUNCED

 

Tier I Coaching Staff

2017-2018

 

The New Jersey Colonials are pleased to announce our Tier I coaching slate for the 2017-2018 season! Continuing in our pursuit of coaching excellence, we have no doubt that our lineup is one of the best in the region. Our coaches will lead our Tier I players, in growth and development, to achieve at the some of the preeminent levels of play, not only in our area, but perhaps in North America!  Tryout with us and be part of the “Colonials Experience!” Drive your game to the top!    Register Here for Tryouts

 

 

NJC TIER I BOYS COACHES 2017-2018

TEAM

COACH

MIDGET 18 NATIONAL

GARY GOLCZEWSKI/JASON FRANZONE

MIDGET 16 NATIONAL

JASON FRANZONE/GARY GOLCZEWSKI

MIDGET 16 AMERICAN

JEFF LUCAS

BANTAM MAJOR

NOEL RUBIN

BANTAM MINOR

BOB MITCHELL

PEE WEE MAJOR

JOHN MOREA

PEE WEE MINOR

MIKE PENDY/RYAN HUGHES

SQUIRT MAJOR

BRENDON HERR

SQUIRT MINOR

STEVE BROWN

                                           


by posted 03/14/2017
BANTAM FUTURES FINISH STRONG SEASON WITH SHAMROCK SHOWDOWN WIN!

 

MARCH 12, 2017 (Somerset, New Jersey)-Our Colonials Bantam A ’03 Futures team ended their season on 3/12/17, as the Bantam A champions at the Shamrock Showdown Tournament, Protec Ponds. 

 The championship run started off with a 5-1 victory over the Old Bridge Knights. 

The second tournament game ended regulation, in a 1-1 tie against the Kinnelon Colts 03 AA Green team. The Futures team still had the points to advance into the semi-round as first seed, facing the same Old Bridge Knights team, looking to avenge their previous defeat.

The game entered the third period, with a two goal deficit, 4-2, Knights.  With only a few minutes remaining, our Futures rallied and the comeback was on. The Colonials scored two goals to knot the score 4-4 at the end of regulation. OT didn’t resolve the tie, and the game headed into a shootout. The Colonials scored, finishing the game 5-4 and securing their spot in the championship round!

 From that point on, our Bantams never looked back.  They dominated every period of the championship game, finishing with a 4-0 victory over the Protec Ducks Black.  Congrats to our ’03 Futures team, Head Coach Brendon Herr, and the assistant coaches, on an outstanding 2016-17 season!

 


by posted 03/14/2017
3 FORMER COLONIALS MAKE USA HOCKEY NTDP CAMP

March 14, 2017

By-USAHOCKEYNTDP.COM

FORMER COLONIALS, JOHN FARINACCI, RYAN SIEDEM AND MARSHALL WARREN JOIN THE RANKS OF USA HOCKEY'S NATIONAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT CAMP.

PLYMOUTH, Michigan - Forty-six of the top American hockey players born in 2001 have been invited to USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp. The camp, which will help select the 2017-18 U.S. National Under-17 Team, will take place (read further)

TRYOUT REGISTRATION, CLICK HERE

 

 

 


by posted 03/14/2017
PEE WEE A'S WIN CAPITAL SHOOTOUT!

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) March 12- 2017-The Pee Wee A boys brought home the hardware at the Capital Shootout, the weekend of March 11 & 12, 2017.  They went into the finals with a record of 2-1 and played the only team they lost to and beat them,  5-2!   Great win for Coach Jim Gilleece's team!


by posted 03/13/2017
3 YEARS, 8 DIVISION 1 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

 

New Jersey Colonials – 3 Years, 8 Division 1 College Commitments


Continuing their strong history of placing players in the top echelon of youth, college and professional hockey, the NJ Colonials are recognizing the last three seasons of Colonial players and alumni who have received commitments from Division 1 Colleges to play hockey.
Over the past three seasons, these eight Bantam Major Level Players have earned the right to garner these accolades:

  Marshall Warren, Harvard University
 John Farinacci, Harvard University
 Ryan Siedem, Boston College
Cole Vallese, Providence College
 Alex Gaffney, Harvard University
Chase Bradley, Northeastern University
 Jack DeBoer, Boston University
   Jack Malone, Cornell University

These players join other Colonial alumni who have reached the highest levels of hockey:

Zach Aston-Reese, Pittsburg Penguins
Patrick Harper, Boston University, World Juniors Team
 Ken Agostino, St. Louis Blues, NHL 
 Kevin Lebanc, San Jose Sharks, NHL

Noel Rubin, the National Championship winning Hockey Director of the NJ Colonials said, “We are extremely proud of our players and their successes over the past several years. These boys have all shown what hard work and commitment can bring. These players have not only put themselves in a position to be successful, but they have also lifted our entire program. That is the sign of true leadership. They have made our whole program better for their efforts. No other youth hockey program in the United States can match this success rate, and the work ethic that these guys have shown trickles down throughout the NJ Colonials. Our younger players see how these guys play, and try to model their games after them. Great role models for our program! Thank you, boys, for all that you have done and accomplished and good luck!”

To join these top players in your quest to become the best, register here for Tryouts

 


by posted 03/11/2017
HERR TO HELM NJC TIER II PROGRAM

Updated: 3-10-17, 9:17 AM

The New Jersey Colonials are pleased to announce the hiring of Coach Brendon Herr as their Tier II Hockey Director.  Brendon joins top hockey directors, Noel Rubin and Sis Paulsen, at the Colonials.

 

Brendon served as the Colonials Bantam A Futures coach, this past season and is Chatham High School’s head coach. Brendon is a welcome addition to the Colonials, bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, having coached in local area hockey programs and schools, over the past several years.  In addition, he is a Certified Athletic Trainer, who will work to develop players both on and off the ice.

 

Brendon plans to re-shape the Tier II Boys program by creating a comprehensive curriculum incorporating USA Hockey's LTDP (Long Term Development Program), which encompasses age-specific strength and conditioning guidelines combined with player nutrition education.

 

 Head Hockey Director, Noel Rubin, coach of the 2011 Pee Wee National Championship team, said of his new hire: “We are very excited to have a coach of Brendon’s caliber, character and ability lead us at the Tier II level. No club could ask for a better foundation around which to build and further enhance our ever-expanding Tier II level. Welcome, Brendon!”

 

The NJ Colonials will be fielding the following Tier II Teams for the 2017/18 season:

Midget 18 AA

Midget 18 A

Midget 16 AA

Midget 16 A

Bantam AA

Bantam A

Peewee AA

Peewee A

Squirt AA

Squirt A

REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS HERE


by posted 03/10/2017
KOUROEDOV JOINS COLONIALS AS SKATING AND SKILLS COACH

The New Jersey Colonials are pleased to announce the hiring of Slava Kouroedov as our Boys Skating and Skills coach for the 2017/2018 Season. Coach Slava is renowned throughout our hockey region as the trainer to many of the top youth players as well as several NHL stars including Evgeny Kuznetsov a first round draft pick playing for the Washington Capitals and Sergey Kalinin playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

Noel Rubin, the National Championship winning Hockey Director of the NJ Colonials said, “His clinics and programs are the best in the area, and we are thrilled to have Slava join us in helping take our kids through the rigors of proper skating technique and enhancing their on-ice performance.”


Coach Slava will be responsible for working with all of our Boys Tier 1 and Tier 2 players at individual practices as well as specially dedicated skills sessions and clinics that the NJ Colonials will be running throughout the year. Coach Slava will be on the ice and coaching within our Mite C ADM program twice per week at Mennen Arena, helping to lay the foundation for great success as our players advance through the various age groups and levels of play.


Click here to register for Tryouts.  Mite C Development registration will be open shortly.


by posted 03/09/2017
DREVITCH APPOINTED NJC GIRLS' SKILLS DIRECTOR

DREVITCH APPOINTED GIRLS' SKILLS DIRECTOR 2017-18 SEASON


Veteran brings more than thirty years of hockey experience as player and coach to the NJ Colonials Girls organization.  

March 9th, 2017 


(MORRISTOWN, NJ) - The NJ Colonials Girls continue to grow their development staff with the addition of Todd Drevitch. Drevitch joins the NJC Girls as the Director of Skill Development. He brings a number of years of experience to the organization, including: professional playing experience, coaching, and training. Drevitch played in both the ECHL and the CHL, as well as, in college at UMass Boston and UMass Lowell. He has been Head Coach of a number of travel league teams and a high school Head Coach for thirteen years at Pope John XXIII, Johnathan Dayton, and Mountain Lakes, where he won the Charette Championship. In addition to this, Drevitch is the Owner/Director of Hockey Techniques, LLC, a company that has been delivering high quality hockey training camps since 1995. 
    The New Jersey Colonials is a youth hockey organization headquartered in Morristown, NJ. The mission of NJC is to provide a quality environment for learning, playing and enjoying the game of ice hockey, along with promoting the personal and athletic growth of our players, at all playing levels. 
CONTACT:
Sis Paulsen at: SLPaulsen13@gmail.com; 608345-0364

REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS HERE


by posted 03/09/2017
PRE-TRYOUT CONDITIONING CLINICS

ALL CLINICS ARE HELD AT MENNEN ARENA

NON-COLONIALS, PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOUR TEAM IS A USAH REGISTERED TEAM, YOU MAY NOT ATTEND OUR CONDITIONING CLINICS WITHOUT A RELEASE OR PERMISSION FROM YOUR CURRENT CLUB.  HOUSE LEAGUE AND REC PLAYERS ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS RULE.

Our Colonials staff will be conducting Pre-Tryout Conditioning Clinics for boys and girls players, beginning in March. Current Colonial players should register for clinics with their team managers, NOT online.  

Non-Colonials Players: May attend our NJC clinics, which are "free of charge," but you must register through our online registration system.  Please have your USAH Registration number available.

As per recent USA Hockey rules, a "Release" is required, from your current team. Releases may be forwarded to: Ddmcmenamy@aol.com.  PLEASE put 'RELEASE" in the subject line.  

We regret we cannot permit players on our ice, without a USA Hockey Registration number.  This is for insurance reasons.  2011 and younger birth year Mites may register with USH Hockey, free of charge.

Good luck to all our teams heading to post season play!  


by posted 03/08/2017
NJC GIRL'S OFFER FREE BEGINNERS GOALIE TUITION

NJ Colonials Girls Offer Free Tuition to Goalies

Half price to 14u and older

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) – The NJ Colonials’ Girls Teams are offering free tuition to Goalies for certain teams within the younger Girls Tiers, as well as, half tuition for Goalies who make the team in the Upper Girls Tiers. Free tuition will be awarded to any Goalie who makes the following NJC Teams: 10u Tier I, 12u Tier I, 12u Tier II, and 12u/10u Development. The Half Tuition will be award to the following Upper Tier Teams: 14u TI, 14u TII, 16u TI, 16u TII, 19u TI, and 19u TII. 


In addition to this amazing offer, the NJ Colonials Girls are proud to announce that Dan Gould will further expand his role within the organization, as he becomes the Director of Goalie Development. Dan will oversee the NJ Colonials Girls Goaltending Program and create a goalie specific curriculum for each age group. Dan will hold goalie specific on-ice sessions in addition to each goalie’s team practice. He has been coaching NJ Colonial goal tenders since 2012, and has held various Goaltending Coaching positions at Protec Ponds, Rutgers University, USA Hockey/NJ Devils, AAHA Development Program, AP Selects Hockey, and Eastern Regional Development Camp. In addition to those positions, Dan Gould is a Certified Future Pro Goaltending Coach.  
CONTACT HOCKEY DIRECTOR, SIS PAULSEN AT: SLPAULSEN13@GMAIL.COM OR 608-345-0364  REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS HERE


by posted 03/07/2017
MITE RED WINS TIER I PREVIEW TOURNAMENT

 The New Jersey Colonials Mite Red 2008 team won the "Tier 1 Preview Tournament," in Woodbridge, NJ the weekend of March 4 & 5, 2017.   The team went undefeated throughout the tournament, finishing with a 5-0-1 record.  They beat the Long Island Royals 4-3 in the championship game to claim the title.  Congratulations to the Mite Reds and Coach Brown!


by posted 03/06/2017
NJC'S 18 AAA ELITE 2017 AYHL PLAYOFFS CHAMPS!

18 AAA ELITE ARE THE 2017 AYHL PLAYOFF CHAMPS!

 

Playoff Results


by posted 03/06/2017
NJC BANTAM MAJORS AYHL PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS

WESTCHESTER, PA-MARCH 4-6, 2017—

The Bantam AAA Major team beat the New Jersey Devils in a hard-fought AYHL Playoff game Monday afternoon at Ice Line Arena, Westchester, PA.

The Devils ended the first period with the lead, having scored the only goal for the period.

But the Colonials were not to remain scoreless for long.  At 7:59 in the second, Alexandros Gaffney erased the goose egg from the Colonials side of the score board, with a goal fed by Michael Cameron. The Devils failed to answer in the second. The period ended in a draw.

At 12:50 into the third, Ben Conrod managed to notch a second Colonials goal, with a feed from Gaffney.  If the team could protect the lead and add an insurance goal, the win was within reach!

A regulation win was not to be, as the Devils scored the tying goal at the buzzer, forcing the game to OT.

The Bantams came back to OT ice, determined to clinch a victory.  They didn’t have to wait long!  At 5:32 into the 4th, the game was theirs, as Michael Cameron put the game winner, unassisted, into the net!

Congratulations to the Bantam Major's on their hard-fought victory against their local rivals!  Now it’s off to Districts, March 18th!

 


by posted 03/06/2017
OLYMPIAN LAWLER JOINS NJC STAFF

For Immediate Release

NJ Colonials Girls Grow Development Staff with Hiring of Olympian Erika Lawler

 

March 6th, 2017

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) - The NJ Colonials Girls are growing their development staff with the hiring of Erika Lawler, who will be the Director of Player Development/College Liaison.  Lawler enters the NJC Girls organization carrying a decorated hockey career. She is a former professional player for the Boston Blades of the CWHL, an Olympic Silver Medalist (2010), a two-time World Championship Gold Medalist (2008, 2009), and a two-time World Championship Silver Medalist (2007, 2012). Through 2005-09, Lawler played at University Wisconsin-Madison where she won three NCAA titles, was elected captain her senior year, was recognized with Academic All WCHA Honors, and a top-ten finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given out to the Collegiate National Player of the Year. She joins the Colonials as Director of Player Development/College Liaison working to manage player progression with a primary focus on academic advancement through the NJC program, as well as, NCAA and ACHA recruitment and compliance.

              The New Jersey Colonials is a youth hockey organization headquartered in Morristown, NJ. The mission of NJC is to provide a quality environment for learning, playing and enjoying the game of ice hockey, along with promoting the personal and athletic growth of our players, at all playing levels. 

REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS HERE 


by posted 03/06/2017
FORMER COLONIAL, ASTON-REESE, POWERHOUSE FOR NORTHEASTERN

 

Friday March 3rd, 2017

Zach Aston-Reese has made it pretty easy to measure his performance this season. The Northeastern senior leads the NCAA in goals (29), is tied for tops in points (59) and shorthanded goals (4); he's also among the leaders in Division I with 13 power play goals (third), 143 shots (fourth) and 68 penalty minutes (15th). He’s poised to become...FORMER COLONIAL, ZACH ASTON-REESE, POWER HOUSE FOR NORTHEASTERN'S HUSKIES


by posted 03/03/2017
NJC GIRLS 10U TEAM MAWHA PLAYOFF CHAMPS!

Our 10 U TI team won MAWHA playoffs on Sunday, February 26, 2017! They beat the Rockets 3-2 in the semifinals and beat Quakers 6-1 in the finals!  Congratulations, to the 10 U's on this stupendous win!


by Dede McMenamy posted 02/27/2017
NJC'S BRADLEY COMMITS TO NORTHEASTERN!

Congrats to NJC Bantam Major, Chase Bradley, on his commitment to Northeastern University. 

Chase is the third player from the New Jersey Colonials 02 Bantam Major team to make a college commitment, after Cole Vallese (Providence) and Alex Gaffney (Harvard). 

 

Chase is a power forward who plays a “Full 200-foot game. His toughness and scoring ability enable him to create space for his line mates. His ability to win battles in front of the net and in the corners, make him a true power forward. Chas’s work ethic and uncanny ability to keep pucks alive on the forecheck make him a tremendous asset to the Colonials attack. 

 

"Playing for the NJ Colonials has been one of the best experiences for my hockey career. It gave me the exposure I needed to be seen by Division I schools.  Our high-end schedule and Coach Noel’s contacts helped make my dream of playing D I a reality. I have learned so much this season through his coaching, which has helped me take my game to the next level,” enthused Chase.

Coach Noel was equally as proud of Chase and offered his congratulations on a job well done.  Coach Noel  knows that Chase will keep up the good work and added, “It's been a great season working with Chase!  I look forward to following him in his hockey career!”

 

READ NORTHEASTERN'S HOCKEY BLOG, HERE


by Dede McMenamy posted 02/27/2017
NJC GIRLS CLEAN UP AT MAWHA PLAYOFFS!

NJ Colonials Girls Leave MAWHA Playoffs with 5 Championship Titles!
*Colonials secure 4 out of 5 Tier I Championships
 
Playoff weekend started out solid for the Colonials with a 6-1 win by the 10 U AAA girls over the Quakers on Saturday and the red, white, and blue never looked back. 
 
The 12 U AAA team won a hard fought battle, by a margin of 2-1. Immediately following that game, it was time for the 16 U team to take the spotlight by knocking out a tough Princeton team 3-1 to claim the 16u AA title. 
 
True to form was Don Gould’s Tier I 14 U AAA team, who dominated the Philadelphia Jr Flyers with a 6-1 victory taking home the 14 U AAA title for the 9th consecutive season. 
 
The day was capped off by the 16 U AAA win over the Philadelphia Jr Flyers in the finals, with NJC scoring 8 times and shutting out the Flyers, who had advanced to the finals with a shootout win in the semi-final round. 
 
The NJ Colonials girls have secured more AAA MAWHA championship titles in the past 11 years than all of the other league teams combined. The NJC girls arrive well prepared for hard fought competition by all of the clubs at every age group. 
 
The NJ Colonial girls program is in the process of announcing some exciting new changes for next year. Stay tuned!

by posted 02/27/2017
NJC 14 U TI TEAM MAWHA CHAMPS!

The New Jersey Colonials 14 U TI team became the MAWHA Playoff champs, the weekend of February 25-26, after beating the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, 6-1.  Congratualtions, ladies, on your solid win against the Jr. Flyers!


by posted 02/27/2017
NJC GIRLS 12U TI MAWHA PLAYOFF CHAMPS

NJC GIRLS 12 U TI became the MAWHA Playoff Champs, the weekend of February 25-26 2017, beating the Rockets, 2-1!


by posted 02/27/2017
NJC GIRLS 16 U TII MAWHA PLAYOFF CHAMPS

NJC GIRLS 16 U TII are the 2017 MAWHA Playoff champs, beating the Princeton Tiger Lilies 3-1 the weekend of February 25-26, 2017.  This was a terrific accomplishment for our 16 II girls!  Congratuations!


by posted 02/27/2017
NJC GIRLS 16 U TI WIN 2017 MAWHA PLAYOFFS

The NJC Girls 16 U TI became the MAWHA Playoff champs, Sunday, February 26, 2017,  beating the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, 8-0.  Congratulations to the 16 II's!


by Dede McMenamy posted 02/27/2017
PAL JR ISLANDERS TENDER 2 NJC PLAYERS

TJ Hawkins (1998) and John D'Aniello (1999) of the 18U AAA Colonial Elite team signed tender agreements with the PAL Islanders to play in the NCDC next season. 

According to Coaches Gary Golczewsi and Jason Franzone: "TJ is a very physical, power forward, who creates opportunities for his line mates with his tenacity and grit."
 
They added: "John is a two way forward who is responsible in all three zones. His mix of play-making ability and grit is what makes him so effective."    Click Here to go to the PAL Islanders site.

by posted 02/14/2017
GIRL'S COACHES WANTED!

 
COACHES WANTED!
 
The New Jersey Colonials Girls’ Elite Hockey Program is seeking coaches for its Tier I and Tier II teams for the 2017-2018 hockey season. 
 
Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher education
- has played ice hockey at a competitive level (whether high school, junior, college, club or professional)
- previous experience coaching youth hockey or higher
- must have the ability to travel on weekends
- must have strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
 
Benefits:
Competitive salary, depending on level of experience.
Be part of a well-known, established elite girls hockey program.
 
Qualified candidates should send their resume to Sis Paulsen at  .
 
If you have any questions, please call Sis Paulsen at 608-345-0364.

by posted 02/13/2017
NJC'S PODVEY & NAMYOTOV, TEAMMATES X TWO

Photos by Isabel Tabs: Namyotov, Pavlovich and Podvey working hard to prepare for the season.

The Wessex Wire, Melanie Montes, December 2, 2016--Society has always told boys and girls to stick to what they’re supposed to do. People may always say how girls shouldn’t be allowed on the football team because it’s an all-boys sport, or boys should get rid of the dream of being a professional ballet dancer because it’s a “girl thing.”

 Whenever a brave soul decides to try something different (Read more)


by posted 12/21/2016
COLONIALS GIRLS' HELP CREATE LOCAL HS TEAMS

 

December 11, 2016 at 10:58 PM

 

Randolph High School has started a girl's high school hockey team!  The impetus behind this team was spearheaded by current Colonials: Carly Snarksi, Morgan Yurchuk and Mackenzie Vorel!  Read article here.  (Article from "Tap into Randolph)

The momentum continues to build for girls hockey, in our area, as Madison-Chatham is beginning a co-op girls hockey team, with several Colonial girls! Congratulations to our Colonials girls, as they continue to support and grow the sport we all love!  

 


by Dede McMenamy posted 12/17/2016
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NOEL RUBIN

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