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NJC SHELLS, WARM UPS AND BAGS MAY STILL BE ORDERED
05/26/2015
The online apparel store will be open until May 31 for ordering shells,...
NJC BOARD MEMBER SERVES AS USA MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM DOCTOR
05/07/2015
  Team Doctor Newly elected New Jersey Colonials Board...
FORMER COLONIALS PICKS IN USHL DRAFT
05/05/2015
Chicago, IL-May 4, 2015--Congratulations to our outstanding alumni...
2015 MURRAY-GUARIGLIA AWARD WINNERS
05/01/2015
Here are the recipients of the 2015 "Ray Murray Achievement...
INAMOTO COMMITS TO 2015-2016 NTDP
04/24/2015
4/23/2015  BY USA HOCKEY,  ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Forwards...
EXPANDED MITE & SQUIRT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR 2015-16
04/16/2015
Colonials Mite & Squirt Development Program Expanded for the...
SOME TEAM POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE
04/14/2015
We have openings at the following levels: MITE/SQUIRT DEVELOPMENT-PLEASE CONTACT...
FORMER COLONIAL WINS HOCKEY HUMANITARIAN AWARD
04/14/2015
Former New Jersey Colonial and University of Wisconsin senior, Brittany...
4 FORMER COLONIALS SELECTED IN OHL DRAFT
04/12/2015
√¢‚‚¬‚€¹Four former New Jersey Colonials...
MITE NITE SCHEDULE 2015
04/09/2015
     MITE NITE SPRING HOCKEY CLINIC   MITE...
GOALIE CLINICS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015-16 SEASON
04/09/2015
You've asked for them and we've listened!  The Colonials...
TIER I & TIER II BOYS HOCKEY COACHES ANNOUNCED
03/30/2015
New Jersey Colonials Boys Hockey Director, Noel Rubin is pleased...
GIRL'S COACHING STAFF ANNOUNCED
03/30/2015
Girls Hockey Director, Sis Paulsen, is pleased to announce her coaching...
COLONIAL PLAYERS MAKE 2015 BRICK INVITATIONAL TEAM
03/27/2015
Congratulations to the New Jersey Colonials 2005 Squirt Major players...
FORMER COLONIAL, ALEX CARPENTER, PATTY KAZMAIER AWARD WINNER!
03/23/2015
Former Colonial and Olympic Silver Medalist at Sochi, Alex Carpenter,...
COLONIALS CUP HIGH SCHOOL SPRING LEAGUE
03/19/2015
COLONIALS CUP LEAGUE MIDGET/HIGH SCHOOL & BANTAM  The...
NJC ALUM RECENT COLLEGE COMMITTMENTS
03/04/2015
Some of our former alums are moving onward and upward!  Here...
CLUB RELEASE INFORMATION
02/20/2015
 "Club releases" are no longer required for spring...
DEVIL OF A GOOD TIME!
02/20/2015
Tuesday, February 24, our Colonial Girl's had a "Devil of...
FRANZONE TO HELM NJC'S FIRST MJHL TEAM
02/10/2015
February 10, 2015, Morristown, NJ – The New Jersey Colonials...
NEW JERSEY COLONIALS ANNOUNCE CREATION OF JUNIOR TEAM
02/06/2015
February 6, 2015-Morristown, NJ – The New Jersey Colonials...
"The Mite Stuff" NJC Mites in USA Hockey Magazine
11/09/2014
The November 2014 USA Hockey Magazine features an article about the...
NJ Colonials Embraced ADM Early
08/22/2014
07/29/2014, 4:00pm EDT By Mike Scandura – Special to USAHockey.com   Looking...
 
NJC SHELLS, WARM UPS AND BAGS MAY STILL BE ORDERED

The online apparel store will be open until May 31 for ordering shells, warm ups and bags.  Bags may be ordered using the "MITE" ordering link.

 


by posted 05/26/2015
NJC BOARD MEMBER SERVES AS USA MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM DOCTOR

 

Team Doctor

Newly elected New Jersey Colonials Board Member, Dr. Michael K. Shindle, MD, who begins his board term, June 2015, is serving as team doctor for the U.S. Men’s National Team for the first time.

This is the third time, however, Shindle will serve as a team doctor for USA Hockey. Previously, he was the team doctor for Team USA in the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge as well as U.S. squad that competed in the 2011 Deutschland Cup.

An attending orthopaedic surgeon at Summit Medical Group, Dr. Shindle. (To read further, click below)

Dr. Mike Schindle


by posted 05/07/2015
FORMER COLONIALS PICKS IN USHL DRAFT

Chicago, IL-May 4, 2015--Congratulations to our outstanding alumni on their recent selections in USHL Phase 1 Draft:

John Spetz Chicago Steel, Round 8, Pick 7 

David Tomeo, Tri-City Storm, Round 9, Pick 14 

Steven Agrioganis, Chicago Steel, Round 10, Pick 7  

The Colonials are proud of your accomplishments and wish you the best of luck! Click below for more information.

USHL DRAFT

USHL Tracker

....Phase One selections traditionally are not ready to play in the USHL the following season and will continue to develop in lower levels of hockey in preparation to join the League in future seasons.  A number of those players however, may see game action in the coming season.  Multiple players selected in Phase One last year suited up during the 2014-15 season, including Kieffer Bellows, a first-round pick by the Sioux Falls Stampede, who went on to score 33 goals in the regular season.  Defenseman Jake Ryczek played 55 games after the Sioux City Musketeers chose him in the first round, and forward (former New Jersey Colonial) Dante Palecco, appeared in 32 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks after they made him a first-round selection....(From USHL.com) 


by posted 05/05/2015
2015 MURRAY-GUARIGLIA AWARD WINNERS

Here are the recipients of the 2015 "Ray Murray Achievement Award" and the "Donna Guariglia Achievement Award."  This award is given by the coaches to a player, on their team who represents the New Jersey Colonials traditions of: "Good values, hard work, determination, team spirit, sportsmanship and discipline."  The player has shown him/herself to be a team leader in spirit and determination, helping to lift all his/her teammates to their highest personal best!  

The awards are named in honor of previous New Jersey Colonial Presidents, Ray Murray and Donna Guariglia, who both devoted considerable efforts to the betterment of the Colonials organization, in every way!  

 

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of these prestigious awards!

 

2015 RAY MURRAY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS    
  FIRST LAST FIRST LAST
MITE DELANEY MICHAEL PADULA    
MITE ALVIN VAL WAGNER    
MITE G. GILLEECE BENJAMIN WILMOTT    
MITE J. GILLEECE EDDIE  BROWN    
SQUIRT MAJOR JASON PLISZAK    
SQUIRT MINOR BOBBY  CARLSON    
SQUIRT DREVITCH LUKE SCARAGGI    
SQUIRT LEASE JACOB  KLUG    
SQUIRT J. GILLEECE NOEMI SOPHIA MARTINEZ    
PEE WEE MAJOR LUKE JOHNSON    
PEE WEE MINOR EVAN BROWN    
PEE WEE AA RED BRENEN LAVOIE    
PEE WEE AA WHITE EDDIE  KARPINSKI RYAN SORDILLO
PEE WEE A RED CHASE GUADIOSO    
BANTAM MAJOR JACK DEBOER    
BANTAM MINOR ALEX LAFERRIERE    
BANTAM AA  RYAN KEMP    
BANTAM A RED OWEN  HARPER    
BANTAM A WHITE RYAN SCOTT    
BANTAM B DAVIS STRABLEY    
16U AMERICAN JIMMY PIECHNIK    
18U AAA HUNTER SODEN    
2015 DONNA GUARIGLIA ACHIEVMENT AWARDS    
16U TI JORDAN PIRRELLO    
16U TII MAGGIE  O'CONNELL    
14U TI EMILY ABRUZZESE    
14U TII SOPHIA GALLANT    
12U TI ELISABETH GILFILLAN    
12/10U DEV. SOPHIA BUILIONE    
10U TI KATE  SIEDEM    

 


by posted 05/01/2015
INAMOTO COMMITS TO 2015-2016 NTDP

4/23/2015  BY USA HOCKEY,

 ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Forwards Evan Barratt (Bristol, Pa.), Joseph Cassetti (Pleasanton, Calif.), Randy Hernandez (Miami, Fla.), Logan Hutsko (Morristown, N.J.), Josh Norris (Oxford, Mich.) and Graham Slaggert (South Bend, Ind.);(former NEW JERSEY COLONIAL) defensemen Tyler Inamoto (Barrington, Ill.) and Philip Kemp (Greenwich, Conn.); and goaltenders Adam Scheel (Lakewood, Ohio) and Dylan St. Cyr (Northville, Mich.) will join USA Hockey's National Team Development Program for the 2015-16 season. The players, all from the 1999 birth year, will compete as members of the U.S. National Under-17 Team.

 To read further about the U17 National Team, click here: INAMOTO


by posted 04/24/2015
EXPANDED MITE & SQUIRT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR 2015-16

Colonials Mite & Squirt Development Program

Expanded for the 2015-16 Season!

Positions still available.  Please contact Pat Neal: patneal33@yahoo.com

The New Jersey Colonials are pleased to announce a new and expanded Mite and Squirt development program for the 2015-2016 season!  Over the last half century, the Colonials have built a tradition of developing youth players and helping them meet their full potential, in the sport of hockey.  Our new and expanded program will provide an optimal experience for an increased number of our young players and their families.

The goal of the new program is to provide an effective, convenient and cost effective option for our families.  Please find all the critical information pertaining to the programs below.  For further inquiries, please contact Mite Liaison, Patrick Neal at: 

 

Learn 2 Play Hockey

FAQs:

·        Birth Year: 2011

·        Location: Protec Ponds, 15 World’s Fair Drive, Somerset, New Jersey.

·        Schedule: Thursdays- early evening 1 hour skills clinic; Saturday early morning 1 hour skills clinic; Sunday small ice games.  Schedule varies, 1 hour block between 7 PM and 12 PM.

·        Season: 28 weeks (Labor Day to mid-March).

·        Practice jersey and 1 pair of socks.

·        Cost: $1495

·        Questions about the program, please contact: Pat Neal::

Online Registration will be available shortly for this program.

 

 

 

Mini Mites

FAQs:

·        Birth Years: 2009 and 2010

·        Location:  Protec Ponds, 15 World’s Fair Drive, Somerset, New Jersey

·        Schedule:  Thursdays, early evening 1 hour skills clinic; Saturday early morning 1 hour skills clinic; Sunday  small ice games-2x25 minute running time games, in 1.5 hour block, between 7 AM and 12 PM.  Schedule varies.

·        2 Colonials hosted 3x3 tournaments to be held at Protec/Mennen.

·        Season:   28 weeks (from Labor Day to mid-March)

·        Practice jersey and 1 pair of socks

·        Cost:  $1995

·        Questions about the program, please contact: Pat Neal::

Online registration will be available shortly for this program.

 

 Mites (Birth Year 2007 and 2008)

·       Location: Protec Ponds (15 World’s Fair Drive Somerset, NJ)

·       Schedule: Thursday evenings, 1.25 hour skills clinic; Saturday early morning, 1.25 hour skills clinic; Sunday small ice games (schedule varies, 3 x 25 minute running time games in 2 hour block between 7 AM and 12 PM). 

·       Tournaments: 3 Colonials hosted 3x3 tournaments to be held at Protec /Mennen. 

·       Season- 28 weeks (from Labor Day to mid-March)

·       Uniforms-Practice jersey and 1 pair of socks

·       Cost- $2495  

Contact Pat Neal:: patneal33@yahoo.com  

Please check on team availability, as the 2007 and 2008 teams may have been fulfilled at tryouts.

 

Additional Information- In addition to our base development program, high level mites may be asked to participate on our 2007 or 2008 birth year teams.  Members of this team will participate in the base program, one additional practice per week (Tuesday evenings) as well as additional games against other clubs.  Participation on one of these teams will be merit based and at the discretion of the Colonials staff.  An additional $950 fee is required. 

 

Squirt Development Program

FAQs:

·        Birth Years: 2005 and 2006

·        Location:  Protec Ponds, 15 World’s Fair Drive, Somerset, New Jersey

·        Schedule: Thursday evening 1.25 hour skills clinic; Saturday early morning 1.25 hour skills clinic; Sunday Small ice games (schedule varies, 3 x 25 minute running time games in a 2 hour block, between 7 AM and 12 PM.

·        3 Colonials 3 x 3 tournaments, to be held at Protec or Mennen,

·        20 full ice games (10 home and 10 away) and

·        2 full ice Tournament (overnight stay required).

·        Season: 28 weeks (from Labor Day to mid-March)

·      Practice jersey and 1 pair of socks, Home and Away jerseys and socks

·        Cost: $2,995

·        Questions about the program, please contact: Pat Neal::

 

 

 


by posted 04/16/2015
SOME TEAM POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE

We have openings at the following levels:

MITE/SQUIRT DEVELOPMENT-PLEASE CONTACT PAT NEAL AT: PATNEAL33@YAHOO.COM, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

PEE WEE, BANTAM AND MIDGETS-CONTACT NOEL RUBIN AT: NRUBIN@AOL.COM

 

 

Squirt A Development Team (2006 and 2005 birth years) still has opening for a few skaters. Please contact Pat Neal, board member liaison, if interested at patneal33@yahoo.com. 


Mite Development Program (2008 and 2007 birth years)- We have expanded our coaching and ice availability to accommodate more participants. Even if you missed the identification skate, contact Pat Neal, board member liaison, if interested. 

 

 

 

 


by posted 04/14/2015
FORMER COLONIAL WINS HOCKEY HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Picture, courtesy of the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation

Former New Jersey Colonial and University of Wisconsin senior, Brittany Ammerman, wins the "2015 Hockey Humanitarian Award!"  Read all about her, and what lead her to this prestigious award, here:  Brittany Ammerman


by posted 04/14/2015
4 FORMER COLONIALS SELECTED IN OHL DRAFT

Pictured, Tyler Inamoto, one of 4 former NJ Colonials selected in 2015 OHL Draft

√¢‚‚¬‚€¹Four former New Jersey Colonials have been selected for the OHL Draft: 
Tyler Inamoto- Kitchner Rangers (6th Round, 111th pick); David Tomeo-Guelph Mercury (13th Round, 254th pick); Kyle Maclean-Oshawa Generals (4nd Round, 78th pick) and Tyler Madden-Sudbury Wolves (8th Round, 154th Pick)


All four players were on the 2012 New Jersey Colonials Tier I Pee Wee Major team that finished as silver medalists at USA Hockey Nationals.  Congratulations to Tyler, David, Kyle and Tyler!  We wish them every continued success in their hockey careers.

To read further, click on link below:

INAMOTO√¢‚‚¬‚€¹

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED, AS RECEIVED!

 


by posted 04/12/2015
MITE NITE SCHEDULE 2015

 

 

 MITE NITE SPRING HOCKEY CLINIC  

MITE NITE CLINIC—Clinics are conducted by Colonials coaches.  Focus will be on skill development, with some cross ice games thrown in to practice those skills!

 

 MITE NITE SCHEDULE

Thursdays, 5:45 PM

May 7, 14, 21, 28

June  6/4, 6/11, 6/18– 7:00-8:00 PM

June 25-7:15-8:15 PM

 

Full equipment is required for all players. HECC certified helmet, shoulder, elbow and shin pads, gloves, hockey pants/girdle, skates and mouth guards. Neck guards are recommended, but not required. Jerseys included. All on-ice coaches must wear helmets. NO EXCEPTIONS. (Again, it’s the darn insurance requirement!)  CONTACT: NOEL RUBIN, HOCKEY DIRECTOR: or at: 973-222-2383


by posted 04/09/2015
GOALIE CLINICS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015-16 SEASON

You've asked for them and we've listened!  The Colonials are pleased to announce that we will be conducting DEDICATED GOALIE CLINICS for our goalies for the 2015-2106 season!  

Clinics will be held at Protec Ponds, Monday and Tuesday evenings. Boys' Clinics will be on: Mondays, 5:30-8:30 PM.  Girls Clinics' will be: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM.

Goalie coaches are in the process of being confirmed and information will be available shortly!  


by posted 04/09/2015
TIER I & TIER II BOYS HOCKEY COACHES ANNOUNCED

New Jersey Colonials Boys Hockey Director, Noel Rubin is pleased to announce the Tier I  and Tier II head coaches for the 2015-2016 hockey season:

2015/2016

NEW JERSEY COLONIALS

COACHING STAFF

 

BOYS

 

TIER I

1.      JUNIOR TIER III-JASON FRANZONE/KEN SCARPA

2.      MIDGET 16U NATIONAL-STEVE RITTER

3.      MIDGET 16U AMERICAN-JIM MCKNIGHT

 

4.      BANTAM MAJOR 01-NOEL RUBIN

5.      BANTAM MINOR 02-TBA

 

6.      PEE WEE MAJOR 03-NOEL RUBIN

7.      PEE WEE MINIOR 04-RAY DEGAETANI

 

8.      SQUIRT MAJOR 05-ROB LAFERRIERE

9.      SQUIRT MINOR 06-MIKE PENDY

 

TIER II

1.      MIDGET 18U AA-DUANE PERRY

2.      MIDGET 18U A-MARK GIANGIULIO

3.      MIDGET 16U AA-BOB RITCHIE

4.      MIDGET 16U A-FRED HARPER

 

5.      BANTAM AA 01-GREG DASILVA/CHRIS WIGGINS

6.      BANTAM A RED 01-RICK STOCKTON

7.      BANTAM A WHITE 02-ROB CARROLL

8.      BANTAM A BLUE 02/01-GREG RINDER

 

9.     PEE WEE AA- GABE DORIA/DOUG MORAN

1      PEE WEE AA – CHRIS GRIMES 

1      PEE WEE A- PETER LEASE 

   PEE WEE A-TBA

 

1      SQUIRT AA RED 05-JIM GILLEECE

1      SQUIRT AA WHITE 06/05-GREG GILLEECE

1      SQUIRT A 06/05-PETE SCARRAGGI

1      SQUIRT DEV-TBA

 

1      MITE 08-STEVE BROWN

       MITE 07-JIM GILLEECE

 

1   MITE ADM-JOHN PHILLIPS

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT-JASON FRANZONE

KEVIN BENDEL-GOALIE COACH


by posted 03/30/2015
GIRL'S COACHING STAFF ANNOUNCED

Girls Hockey Director, Sis Paulsen, is pleased to announce her coaching staff for the 2015-16 hockey season:

 

  1. 19U I-SIS PAULSEN
  2. 19U II-GINA ARNONE
  3. 16U I-SIS PAULSEN
  4. 14U I-DON GOULD
  5. 14U II-DARREN GROH
  6. ‚Äč14U II-TBA
  7. 12U I-TODD DREVITCH
  8. 12U II-Dan GOULD
  9. 12/10U-DEV-LARS ANDERSSON
  10. 10U I-MIKE CORNELL
  11. 8U DEV- SIS PAULSEN

by posted 03/30/2015
COLONIAL PLAYERS MAKE 2015 BRICK INVITATIONAL TEAM

2015 Junior Rangers Brick Invitational Team

Congratulations to the New Jersey Colonials 2005 Squirt Major players who made the 2015 Junior Rangers Brick team. We are proud of your accomplishment and wish you the best of luck in Edmonton. Have fun, and we know you will carry the name of the Colonials to even higher heights!" 

Matthew Desiderio

Timothy Galvin

Thomas Klochkov

James Mackey

Anderson Pirtle

17 young players were chosen by a staff of 10 evaluators and coaches after a four month long tryout process. Over 200 players were scouted and evaluated through tryouts and games. The competition was fierce and tough decisions had to be made. This is a great honor and a job well done! 


The prestigious Brick Tournament, in Edmonton, Alberta, has numerous NHL, AHL, and College Hockey alums. It is an incredible opportunity to compete against the best 2005's in the country.

 

This is a world-class event and a once in a lifetime hockey experience. We chose players who we feel are relentless competitors, good teammates, highly skilled athletes and who will wear the Rangers jersey with pride. Best of luck to these exceptional kids!  Connecticut Junior Rangers Brick Team

 


by posted 03/27/2015
FORMER COLONIAL, ALEX CARPENTER, PATTY KAZMAIER AWARD WINNER!

Former Colonial and Olympic Silver Medalist at Sochi, Alex Carpenter, was named the winner of the the 2014-15 Patty Kazmaier Award, the most prestigious award offered to a female hockey player!  Alex is the daughter of former NHLr, Bobby Carpenter.  You can read more about Alex here:  Alex Carpenter, 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award Winner!

About the Patty Kazmaier Award


An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually presented to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Selection criteria includes outstanding individual and team skills, sportsmanship, performance in the clutch, personal character, competitiveness and a love of hockey. Consideration is also given to academic achievement and civic involvement.

 


by posted 03/23/2015
COLONIALS CUP HIGH SCHOOL SPRING LEAGUE

COLONIALS CUP LEAGUE

MIDGET/HIGH SCHOOL & BANTAM 

The season is 2 practices (@1 hour shared)/8 game sessions beginning the end of April.  Teams need to be assembled prior to start of league, by either the designated coach or manager.  Please note:  Teams may consist of 15-20 players.  Designated Home Team is in charge of clock and score sheet for games. Entire team payment DUE at time of submitting team roster.  Jerseys are included. All players that appear on rosters, must register online with USAH#.

SCHEDULE:

Sunday’s 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7
Rink 2                   Rink 3
4:15-5:45 PM;     4:30-6:00 PM
6:00-7:30 PM;     6:15-7:45 PM
*******************************
Saturday,  6/13 4:15-5:45 PM
Sunday,  6/14-- 12:15-1:45 PM; 4:15-5:45 PM; 6:00-7:30 PM
Playoff MONDAY, 6/15-- 8:30-10:00 PM

 

We cannot guarantee placement of individual players, as most teams sign up fully rostered.  Teams are required to have a minimum of 15 players, maximum 20.   Each player must register ON THE NJC WEB SITE, individually, so that we are in compliance with USA Hockey rules.  Form available here or under DOCUMENTS tab. 

 

PARENTS, PLAYERS, TEAM COACHES AND MANAGERS- FAQS

  • Teams MUST have a designated manager! Include your preferred phone number and email address. (We must have a “Point Person” for scheduling!)
  • Team managers are responsible for submitting payment and roster.
  • Managers are responsible for the clock and score sheet for Colonials Cup HOME GAMES.
  • Players must provide their current USA Hockey registration number. (Current NJ Colonials players are exempt).  No player permitted on the ice without a USA Hockey number. This is an insurance requirement.
  • Team managers will be notified by e-mail of the first practice.
  • Game and practice schedules are determined by the number of teams in the league. 

 Full equipment is required for all players. HECC certified helmet, shoulder, elbow and shin pads, gloves, hockey pants/girdle, skates and mouth guards. Neck guards are recommended, but not required. All on-ice coaches must wear helmets. NO EXCEPTIONS. (Again, it’s the darn insurance requirement!)

 2015-2016 SEASON AGE CLASSIFICATIONS

Date of Birth

Age Category

Age Division

2002

13 Years

Bantam 14 or Under

2001

14 Years

Bantam 14 or Under

2000

15 Years

HIGH SCHOOL

1999

16 Years

HIGH SCHOOL

1998

17 Years

HIGH SCHOOL

1997

18 Years

HIGH SCHOOL

1996

18-19 Years

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

 

Questions about registration? Contact: Noel Rubin:   973-222-2383


by posted 03/19/2015
NJC ALUM RECENT COLLEGE COMMITTMENTS

Some of our former alums are moving onward and upward!  Here are just a few of the places they are headed!

 

NJC ALUMS COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR

NAME

 

COLLEGE

CLASS OF

96

KENDALL

CORNINE

RIT

2019

99

TYLER

INAMOTO

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

2020

98

BRENDAN

LESS

DARTMOUTH

2020

99

KYLE

MACLEAN

NORTHEASTERN

2021

98

DANTE

PALECCO*

YALE

2020

99

SKYLAR

PODVEY

OHIO STATE

2021

 

*Currently plays in the USHL for the Muskegon Lumberjacks


by posted 03/04/2015
CLUB RELEASE INFORMATION

 "Club releases" are no longer required for spring team tryouts, clinics, camps or private lessons. The AAHA (Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association or Atlantic District) eliminated District tampering rules as of June 2014. 


All players are free to attend any teams tryouts, clinics, camps or private lessons, as long as it has no adverse affect on their in-season winter team. 


Non-Colonials attending NJC Conditioning Clinics, will still need to register with us, using their USAH registration number. This is for USAH insurance coverage. 


Please see page 13 of 41, item #7 from the following "District Rules & 
Regulations":

AAHA RULES AND REGULATIONS-CLICK HERE

 


by posted 02/20/2015
DEVIL OF A GOOD TIME!

Tuesday, February 24, our Colonial Girl's had a "Devil of a good time," when a New Jersey Devils Alum and the Devil's mascot showed up to run practice for our Girl's Development team, at Mennen Arena!  Former 2 time Stanley Cup Champion ('99 Dallas Stars and '03 New Jersey Devils) NHL'r, Grant Marshall skated with the 8 U girls, showing our young players some of his special hockey moves and techniques, all in an effort to help grow the girl's game and support our younger "Chix with Stix!"  

Pictures courtesy of Tara Hughes


by posted 02/20/2015
FRANZONE TO HELM NJC'S FIRST MJHL TEAM

February 10, 2015, Morristown, NJ – The New Jersey Colonials Travel Hockey Club announced today that Jason Franzone has been appointed head coach of the Colonial’s new entry into the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League (MJHL), or “MET LEAGUE,” for the 2015-2016 season.

Jason has been tapped to enhance the national reputation that the Colonials hold at the youth level, by building and developing a top flight Junior’s program.  Jason will link the youth teams to the Junior team in his additional capacity as the Director of Player Development for the NJC’s Tier 1 Colonial AAA squads.


“The New Jersey Colonials are excited to have Jason helm our Junior team and provide our current Colonial Tier I players the opportunity to continue their hockey careers within our program,” said Colonials Hockey Director Noel Rubin. “Jason has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience.  One of the most important things to us, as an organization, was to find someone capable of assisting kids to move on to the premier levels of hockey.  Jason has done this.  Many of his former players play for the NAHL,the WSHL and the EHL.”


Coach Franzone was selected from a very competitive pool of applicants. Jason stood out because he has shown his ability to work and connect with players at virtually all levels of hockey. He currently serves as the Assistant Coach for the New Jersey Titans Junior teams.  Prior to that, Jason was a regional scout for the NAHL Port Huron Fighting Falcons and the Keystone Ice Miners. Last season, Jason served as an Assistant Coach with the New York Junior Saints (MJHL), and was on staff at the CCM Junior Showcases. Additionally, he coached the Saint’s midgets for three seasons.
As a player, Jason played AAA hockey prior to  attending Trinity Pawling Prep School, where he played Varsity Hockey. After prep school, Jason played junior hockey for the Tulsa Rampage in the WSHL, followed by William Paterson University, where he helped the team reach the ACHA nationals for the first time.


"I'm excited to have the opportunity to build a junior program for the Colonials the right way and really develop and promote players," said Franzone. "Obviously we want to have a winning program, but we are really focusing on player development and helping these players reach their maximum potential, and get to the next level of playing, wherever that may be."


Rubin added “Although his major focus will be coaching our Junior’s, Jason will be utilized as the assistant coach for the Colonials nationally renowned 2001 bantam major team as they continue their quest for a national championship. His wealth of knowledge and his ability to help develop and place our players, is a tremendous asset to our program. I am very excited to be working with Jason. The 2001 team has some Division 1 prospects similar to the 98/99 team, who have 7 committed Division 1 players already. Jason will help with our Midget 16 National team and bantam minor teams next season, in a skills development capacity.”


The Colonials are happy to welcome Coach Franzone to the club.  Tryouts for the Junior team will commence on March 31, 2015 at Mennen Arena, Morristown, New Jersey. Exact times will be announced shortly on the Colonials web site: www.njcolonials.com 
For further info, please contact:  njjjrcolonials@gmail.com


by posted 02/10/2015
NEW JERSEY COLONIALS ANNOUNCE CREATION OF JUNIOR TEAM

February 6, 2015-Morristown, NJ – The New Jersey Colonials announced their intention to enter a team in the Tier III Metropolitan Junior Hockey League (MJHL) or “The MET League” for the 2015-2016 season.  Players born in birth years 1995-1999 (ages 16-20) are eligible to participate. 


The newly established New Jersey Colonials Tier III Junior Team includes: a 40 game schedule; three practices a week; a team locker room at Mennen Arena; and team travel/accommodations, for long distance away games.  The program will place an emphasis on helping players reach their full potential through player development and exposure. Introduction to various Preparatory, College (both NCAA and ACHA schools) and “Junior A” level programs will be the major focus. 


Another focus will be potential inclusion for invitations to ACHA Coaching Showcase and Prep (Midget Major/ Minor) hosted tournaments including introductions to prep school’s staff and school tours.


“We are very excited to be joining the MET League while expanding the Colonials footprint to include Junior Hockey” said Noel Rubin, Colonials Director of Hockey. “As an organization, we recognize a significant opportunity to bridge the junior age players with our outstanding teams at the Bantam and Pee Wee levels. We are now able to provide a next level environment for our players, by building on the successes of our Colonials program.”  Numerous Colonials players have gone on to higher levels of hockey, including NCAA Division I and the NHL.  “Offering players in the Colonials Program and from around the area an opportunity to continue to develop here holds true to our mission of being the premier Youth and now Junior Program in the Mid-Atlantic and Metropolitan regions.”


Rubin, whose success includes coaching the Colonials to a USA Hockey National Tier I Championship in 2011 and a 2nd place Tier I finish in 2012 added “We are excited to announce our Junior Coaching Staff and our tryout dates over the next few days on our website.” 

 


by posted 02/06/2015
"The Mite Stuff" NJC Mites in USA Hockey Magazine

The November 2014 USA Hockey Magazine features an article about the recent Mite Jamboree, held at the Ice Vault, in Wayne, NJ.  Some of our boys and coaches were quoted in the article! (Page 41)  Read the full article here:

http://touchpointmedia.uberflip.com/i/408028


by posted 11/09/2014
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

BOYS HOCKEY DIRECTOR

NOEL RUBIN

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