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SNOW UPDATE
11/25/2014
UPDATE-4:30 PM, 11/25/14:  Although an NJ State of Emergency,...
Cornine Commits to RIT
11/15/2014
On November 13, 2014, Kendall Cornine, signed a “National Letter...
COACH/MANAGER 411
10/23/2014
MUSTS FOR COACHES FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON: USA HOCKEY...
Bantam B Champs in DC!
10/14/2014
The Bantam B team avenged an opening-game loss to the Montgomery...
2015-16 TRYOUT DATES
10/01/2014
Tryout Dates For Upcoming 2015-16 Season ARTICLE XII - TRYOUTS Tryout...
Team Info
08/29/2014
If you are new to our organization, welcome! For our returning members,...
NJC Don Gould, Receives 2014 Dr. John J. McMullen Service Award
08/22/2014
April 8, 2014, Newark, NJ – Don Gould of Whitehouse Station,...
TRYOUT SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2015
08/22/2014
New Jersey Colonial Families, please make note of the following...
NJ Colonials Embraced ADM Early
08/22/2014
07/29/2014, 4:00pm EDT By Mike Scandura – Special to USAHockey.com   Looking...
2014 Ray Murray/Donna Guariglia Achievement Award Winners
08/22/2014
RAY MURRAY/DONNA GUARIGLIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS Each year,...
 
SNOW UPDATE

UPDATE-4:30 PM, 11/25/14:  Although an NJ State of Emergency, has been declared, it is not a "high" State of Emergency. Mennen will remain open this evening.  Teams that were headed to Clary Anderson,  have canceled their practices. 

NJC Policy regarding snow storms is that a judgment call needs to be made by the coach, regarding any cancelation of practices.  Please let Stephanie Eick know if you are planning on canceling your practice. (Stepheick50@gmail.com).  Families should know that if is not safe for them to travel, they are not expected to attend a practice, but you need to inform your coach or manager of your player's status.

 


by posted 11/25/2014
Cornine Commits to RIT

Long time Colonial, Kendall Cornine, Commits to RIT

On November 13, 2014, Kendall Cornine, signed a “National Letter of Intent” to play college hockey at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Kendall was a long time New Jersey Colonial and will attend RIT next fall!  Congrats to Kendall!  

Pictured, seated: Kendall Cornine and mom, Cathy Cornine; Standing:MBS Head of Upper School, Darren Burns; MBS Head Master, Peter Caldwell; MBS Athletic Director, Joanne Dzama; MBS Women's Hockey Coach, Bruce Driver

 


by posted 11/15/2014
COACH/MANAGER 411

MUSTS FOR COACHES FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON:

  1. USA HOCKEY COACHING CLINICS CEP'S MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 31, 2014
  2. USA HOCKEY SAFESPORT TRAINING (Coaches, Managers and Locker Room Monitors)
  3. AAHA ONLINE BACKGROUND SCREENING (New Coaches and Managers, Locker Room Monitors) Screen is good for 2 years, if you haven't changed clubs. If recheck comes up in data base, you must be rescreened.
  4. USA HOCKEY AGE APPROPRIATE COACHING MODULES

http://njyhl.org/the-njyhl-must-dos-for-coaches-and-team-managers/

CEP Level 1

 
 

08/16/2014 - 08/16/2014

AT Voorhees, NJ Level 1 November 8, 2014 - NJ-Flyers Skate Zone Voorhees 601 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees,NJ-08043 - Nov 8 2014

11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014

AT Brick, NJ Level 1 November 16, 2014 - NJ Ocean Ice Palace 197 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick,NJ-08723 - Nov 16 2014

11/16/2014 - 11/16/2014

AT Peapack NJ Level 1 December 6, 2014 - NJ-Essex Hunt Club Ice Arena-48 Holland Rd-Peapack 48 Holland Rd, Peapack,NJ-07977 - Dec 6 2014

12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014

AT York, PA Level 1 December 7, 2014 - PA-York City Ice Arena 941 Vander Ave., York,PA-17403 - Dec 7 2014

12/07/2014 - 12/07/2014

 

CEP Level 2

 

 

AT Voorhees, NJ Level 2 November 8, 2014 - NJ-Flyers Skate Zone Voorhees 601 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees,NJ-08043 - Nov 8 2014

11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014

AT Brick, NJ Level 2 November 16, 2014 - NJ-Brick Township Building 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick,NJ-08723 - Nov 16 2014

11/16/2014 - 11/16/2014

AT Peapack NJ Level 2 December 6, 2014 - NJ-Essex Hunt Club Ice Arena-48 Holland Rd-Peapack 48 Holland Rd, Peapack,NJ-07977 - Dec 6 2014

12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014

AT York, PA Level 2 December 7, 2014 - PA-York City Ice Arena 941 Vander Ave., York,PA-17403 - Dec 7 2014

12/07/2014 - 12/07/2014

 

CEP Level 3

 

 

AT Voorhees, NJ Level 3 November 8, 2014 - NJ-Flyers Skate Zone Voorhees 601 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees,NJ-08043 - Nov 8 2014

11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014

AT Brick, NJ Level 3 November 16, 2014 - NJ-Brick Township Building 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick,NJ-08723 - Nov 16 2014

11/16/2014 - 11/16/2014

AT Peapack NJ Level 3 December 6, 2014 - NJ-Essex Hunt Club Ice Arena-48 Holland Rd-Peapack 48 Holland Rd, Peapack,NJ-07977 - Dec 6 2014

12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014

AT York, PA Level 3 December 7, 2014 - PA-York City Ice Arena 941 Vander Ave., York,PA-17403 - Dec 7 2014

12/07/2014 - 12/07/2014

 

NJC Coaches and Assistant Coaches: please go to the link, below, to view and register for upcoming coaching clinics.  Coaches are reminded that they must get verification from their respective hockey directors (Coach Noel and Coach Sis) to attend the clinics, in order to be reimbursed for the cost of the clinic. 

All Bantam level coaches are required to be at LEVEL 4, as of the 2014-15 season.

All coaches are required to advance to the next Level (some Level 3 exceptions may apply)    Links may be used for Tier I, Tier II and Girl's coaches.  Questions? Noel Rubin at:  NRubin3189@aol.com and Sis Paulsen at:  SLPaulsen13@gmail.com

http://njyhl.org/usa-hockey-coaches-clinic/

or

http://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics


by posted 10/23/2014
Bantam B Champs in DC!

Bantam B's Take Nation's Capital by Storm!

The Bantam B team avenged an opening-game loss to the Montgomery Blue Devils in the Congressional Cup championship game, winning the title by the score of 6-1.  Great job boys!!


by posted 10/14/2014
2015-16 TRYOUT DATES

Tryout Dates For Upcoming 2015-16 Season

ARTICLE XII - TRYOUTS

Tryout dates amended as follows for Tier I and Tier II for the 2015- 16 season are:

18U, 16U, 14U, 12U, 10U            Designated Tier I             March 31, 2015 after 5:00 PM

18U, 16U, 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U*     Designated Tier II            April 13, 2015 after 5:00 PM

Girls All Levels                            Designated Tier I & II      March 31, 2015 after 5:00 PM

All other non-tournament bound clubs/teams                     April 20, 2015 after 5:00 PM

All tryouts must be concluded for the above by                   October 15, 2015

*All 8U teams are to tryout no earlier than 5:00 PM April 13, 2015


by posted 10/01/2014
Team Info

If you are new to our organization, welcome! For our returning members, welcome back!   As the whirlwind of tryouts winds down, we have a few reminders as we move towards the 2014-15 hockey season!  Many of you received a notice of your team’s jersey sizing date.  As soon as the sizing schedule is complete, we will publish it here and you will be sent a reminder, via email, of the date.

New Members:  Home and Away jerseys and socks are included in your tuition.  You may purchase extra socks, when you place your order for jerseys.  White helmets are required for all players, with the exception of goalies.  Blue shells may be ordered, when placing your order for jerseys.  Returning Colonials do no need to order new shells, if their current shells still fit.

All Members:  Please register with USA Hockey as soon as possible, so that we can roster your team for the upcoming season. Submit your USAH registration number to your Team Manager, once one has been designated. Players must update their USAH registration by June 1, 2014. Please go to:  www.USAHockey.com, click on the MEMBERSHIP tab.

If you are interested in becoming a manager for your son or daughter’s team, please let us know or reach out to your coach.  We will have their contact information up, shortly.

Coaches may elect to conduct team meetings on sizing nights or have a meeting before your first spring skate.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us!  Hockey Directors: Noel Rubin, Boys-NRubin3189@aol.com or Girl-Sis Paulsen: SLPaulsen13@gmail.com; President Charlie McLaughlin@CMclaughlin@bhiusa.com,  Dede McMenamy COO-Ddmcmenamy@aol.com; VP Boys-John Spitznagel-jtsjr1gmail.com; VP Girls-Eric Stabler–establer@herrick.com.

Good Luck to all in your upcoming season with the New Jersey Colonials!

The New Jersey Colonials Board of Directors


posted 08/29/2014
NJC Don Gould, Receives 2014 Dr. John J. McMullen Service Award

April 8, 2014, Newark, NJ – Don Gould of Whitehouse Station, NJ, was today named recipient of the 2014 Service to New Jersey Hockey Award.  The award is named for the late Dr. John J. McMullen, who brought professional ice hockey to the Garden State in 1982.  It has been presented annually since 1984 by the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils to an individual or individuals who have supported amateur hockey throughout the Garden State.

 Gould currently serves as the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association’s representative to the girls’/women’s section of USA Hockey since 2011; and the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Hockey Association as director and executive board member since 2006.

Among his responsibilities is the growth and development of female hockey in the AAHA;  managing its Girls’ Development Camp and the National Player Development Camp selection process;  and the management and implementation of USA Hockey’s American Development Model for girls across the district.  As a section representation, Don provides support for the AAHA and input to USA Hockey at the national level.

For the past eight seasons, Gould has held the position as coach/assistant director of girls’ hockey for the New Jersey Colonials.  His head coaching experience includes levels from 8U developmental to 19UTI, eight consecutive years as a head coach at 14U TI classification, eight consecutive MAWHA championships, nine consecutive AAHA Championships and nine consecutive USAH National Championship bids.  The program has helped over 75 student/athletes go on to realize their goal of playing collegiate hockey in the ACHA and NCAA at DI and DIII levels.

He served the 2005-06 season with the Bridgewater (NJ) Bears girls’ team.  In 2003-04, Gould was president of the San Jose (CA) Junior Sharks girls’ team.  He worked five seasons, 1997-2002, as a National Hockey League/New Jersey Devils off-ice official, working home game at the Meadowlands.  Gould also spent six years, 1996-2002 as a youth coach/volunteer with the Bears.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Don grew up playing on the ponds and ice rinks of upstate New York.  He and his wife, Annie Lynch, raised four children, and have been involved in Garden State youth hockey since 1996.

PRIOR RECIPIENTS OF THE “DR. JOHN J. McMULLEN SERVICE TO NEW JERSEY HOCKEY AWARD,” PRESENTED BY THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

Season           Recipient                                    Season                        Recipient

1983-84           Les Dodson                                 1999-00           Lou Lamoriello

1984-85           Jim Measday                               2000-01           Mike Reynolds

1985-86           Glenn Resch                                2001-02           Nancy Hughes

1986-87           Butch Fortunato                         2002-03           Jim Hunt

1987-88           Paul McInnis                              2003-04           Donna Guariglia

1988-89           Max McNab                                2004-05           Rev. Msgr. Michael E. Kelly  

1989-90           Ken Gesner                                 2005-06           Tom Brake

1990-91           Dick Trimble                               2006-07           Debbie & Jeff Vanderbeek

1991-92           Dr. John J. McMullen                2007-08           Mike Morreale

1992-93           No Winner                                  2008-09           Bill Fox

1993-94           Harvey Cohen                            2009-10           Bruce Driver

1994-95           Bob Auriemma                           2010-11           Robert Sullo

1995-96           John Warchol                              2011-12           Glenn Hefferan

1996-97           Mike Nardello                            2012-13           No Winner

1997-98           Vin Godleski                               2013-14           Don Gould  New Jersey Colonials

1998-99           Joan & Tony Mariconda


by posted 08/22/2014
TRYOUT SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2015

New Jersey Colonial Families, please make note of the following information for 2015-16 tryouts for all our leagues, within the Atlantic District:

  •  Tier I (AYHL) tryouts will begin on:  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 24 hours after USA Hockey Nationals end
  • Girls (MAWHA) tryouts will begin on: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 24 hours after USA Hockey Nationals end
  •  Tier II (NJYHL) tryouts will begin on:  Monday, April 13,  2015
  • Independent team tryouts will begin on:  Monday, April 20,  2015

by posted 08/22/2014
NJ Colonials Embraced ADM Early

07/29/2014, 4:00pm EDT

By Mike Scandura – Special to USAHockey.com
 
Looking back, the New Jersey Colonials were ahead of the curve when it came to adopting the principles of USA Hockey’s American Development Model.

“We’ve been doing it for over 12 years,” said Colonials Director of Boys’ Hockey Noel Rubin. “We started using the principles of what became the ADM before USA Hockey officially implemented it.

“I’m really proud of the program. It all stems back to the success we’ve had with the mite ADM program. It’s really helped us develop these kids.”

Last season, the Colonials suited up eight Tier I teams, ranging from squirt minor through midget, plus 14 Tier II teams ranging from peewee AA through midget AA. If you’re counting, that’s a total of 22 teams encompassing approximately 425 boys.

“We really have grown,” Rubin said. “My first year was the 2002-03 season and we had three Tier I teams. We’ve more than doubled in size since then.

“Due in part to the ADM, we’ve been able to grow this program. With the ADM, there are more kids on the ice plus more skill development. We put coaches at stations and the groups are small. We communicate better.”

The Colonials utilize four venues — Mennen Arena in Morristown, Bridgewater Sports Arena, Clary Anderson Arena in Montclair and Twin Oaks Ice Arena in Morristown — for a combined seven sheets of ice.

“It’s an arduous task,” Rubin said of the scheduling logistics. “This time of the year it’s hectic with our conditioning clinics, new players calling about next year and conducting interviews with coaches. Everything is rolling and it’s tough to keep in touch with the number of people who have questions.”

Several people come together to make it all work.

“We have a good administrator in Kathy Branchina, a good master scheduler in Stephanie Eick and our COO Dede McMenamy,” Rubin said. “Plus we have a great volunteer board of directors. They run a lot of the tryouts plus our 3-on-3 tournaments, our conditioning clinics and our in-season clinics.”

The ability of the Colonials to develop players is underscored by the fact that numerous boys have gone on to play high school hockey for Morristown, Morristown-Beard, Morris Knolls and Delbarton over the years.

“This year there were 16 or 17 Colonials who played for Delbarton High and 40 to 50 percent who played for Beard and Delbarton,” Rubin said. “It’s prestigious to play for Delbarton, who lost to Morristown Beard in the

 

state semifinals. They’re the top two high school teams in the state.”

 

While several Colonial alumni have gone on to play college hockey, the one alumnus who jumps off the proverbial page is Kenny Agostino. The longtime Yale standout played his senior season with the Bulldogs last year before joining the Calgary Flames late in the National Hockey League season. In 2013, he helped Yale win the NCAA Division I national championship.

“I think Kenny is the perfect example of the prototypical Colonial,” Rubin said. “His father never played hockey, but he got Kenny into our mite C program, which is our ADM program. He played four years of mite, two years of squirt, two years of bantam and three years of midget.

“There’s no question he comes from a great family. I had the privilege of coaching him for four years. He’s a great kid who worked very hard over the years to get to where he is.”

Last season, Colonials teams played in five of the eight AYHL championship games.

“It was a great year for us,” Rubin said. “Three of our four teams won and two placed second.”

In addition, the peewee B team won gold at the March Classic held at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass., while Team Squirt Lucey also won gold in the squirt bracket of the same tournament. And the 19-and-Under Tier I team annexed the championship of the Pittsburgh Elite Thanksgiving Tournament.

Turn back the clock to 2011 and Rubin’s peewee team won the national championship.

“In 2012, we almost won again, which would have given us back-to-back titles,” he said. “It didn’t start that way, but the last six or seven years we’ve had successful teams.

“We’ve been able to develop guys to play college hockey and, hopefully, they’ll go further.”

At the end of the day, though, the Colonials focus on more than just winning championships.

“We make sure that sportsmanship is very important and that we’re classy whether we win or lose,” Rubin said. “The kids know when they come to play for the Colonials we expect nothing but good behavior as well as class and respect whenever they step on the ice.”


by posted 08/22/2014
2014 Ray Murray/Donna Guariglia Achievement Award Winners

RAY MURRAY/DONNA GUARIGLIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

Each year, our coaches are asked to select one player, from their team, for the “Ray Murray or Donna Guariglia Achievement Award.” This is a player that best exemplifies the attributes espoused by our distinguished predecessors, Ray Murray and Donna Guariglia. The chosen player may not be the individual that scores the most goals, but rather one who leads the team in other ways.

Our eponymous awards were named after two former New Jersey Colonial presidents, Ray Murray and Donna Guariglia.  Both individuals were important driving forces in the creation of what is now The New Jersey Colonials Travel Hockey Association.

Ray Murray was one of the founding members of the New Jersey Colonials and was a giant in Morris County Hockey, having started the Morris County Colonials recreational team, eventually helping to create our travel club.  As a former coach, he embodied the true essence of sportsmanship for the game of hockey.   

Donna Guariglia was the driving force who brought Girls/Women’s hockey to the New Jersey Colonials.  Donna grew up in a hockey family, with brothers who excelled at the sport.  She eventually married a hockey player and coach (Coach Dave!), and had 2 sons who played the sport!  Donna eventually joined a women’s team and played the sport herself.

To this day, Donna is one of the Atlantic District’s greatest proponents of girl’s hockey. Currently, Donna is the President of MAWHA and the USA Hockey Section Director for Girls’/ Women’s Hockey.  Donna remains a strong advocate for Girls’/Women’s hockey throughout the United States. Donna was recently selected to serve on USA Hockey’s Executive Board.

The awardees attributes, which we hope all our athletes aspire to, include, but are not limited to: Strong values, hard work, determination, team spirit, good sportsmanship and self-discipline.

 The boys “Ray Murray” awards were presented by individual teams, at their year end team parties.  The girls “Donna Guariglia” awards were  presented at the annual “Girl’s Gala,” on March 12, 2014 at the Grand Summit, Summit, NJ.

 Congratulations to  all of of the 2014 winners!

2014 RAY MURRAY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
MITE DEGAETANI JAMES CUGNO
SQUIRT MAJOR WILL MORAN
SQUIRT MINOR MATTY DARATA
SQUIRT DREVITCH AIDEN D’URSO
SQUIRT LEASE KIERAN CHRISTY
SQUIRT LUCEY CAM FERNANDEZ
SQUIRT CURRY ANDREW MORAN
SQUIRT YURCHUK JAMES MACKEY
SQUIRT GILLEECE LEE GUY
PEE WEE MAJOR JONATHAN PATRICK
PEE WEE MINOR BAYARD HALL
PEE WEE AA RED JACK BROWN
PEE WEE AA WHITE BRENDAN CLARK
PEE WEE A TYLER CROSS
PEE WEE B TRIP STOCKTON
BANTAM MAJOR PETER CAIN
BANTAM MINOR JACK DEBOER
BANTAM AA GRIFFIN TULLY
BANTAM A JEFFREY WARD
BANTAM B AIDAN MCLAUGHLIN
16 AMERICAN MARK IANDORIO

 

2014 DONNA GUARIGLIA ACHIEVMENT AWARD
19U TI AMANDA DROBOT
19U TII KERRY FLYNN
16U TI ABBIE IVES
14U TI MADELINE FOUTS
14U TII ISLA OKKINGA
12U TI MADDY REGO
12U TII SAMANTHA HUTCHINSON

 


by posted 08/22/2014

BOYS HOCKEY DIRECTOR

NOEL RUBIN

NRUBIN3189@AOL.COM 973-222-2383

GIRLS HOCKEY DIRECTOR

SIS PAULSEN

SLPAULSEN13@GMAIL.COM 608-345-0364

MASTER SCHEDULER

STEPHANIE EICK

STEPHEICK50@GMAIL.COM 862-246-0024

REGISTRAR AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

KATHY BRANCHINA

KBRANCHINA@COMCAST.NET 973-738-0057

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