HPHL ANNOUNCES REGULAR SHOWCASE PARTNERS FOR 2017-2018
(April 12, 2017) Detroit, Michigan
High Performance Hockey League (HPHL) Announces Regular Showcase Partners for 2017-2018 season at the U16 and U18 Midget levels.
The High Performance Hockey League (HPHL) announced today the Omaha AAA Hockey Club and New Jersey Colonials will be participating in four showcases this upcoming season plus the HPHL playoff at both the U16 and U18 Midget levels.
HPHL President Jill Hare made the announcement, adding that “we are thrilled to be adding two high quality and respected organizations like Omaha and the New Jersey Colonials to our schedule this season as regular showcase partners for the Midget U16 and U18 levels. These clubs will bring consistent elite competition throughout the season for our six member clubs.”
Director of Hockey Operations with the Omaha AAA Hockey Club, David Wilkie, added “The Omaha AAA Hockey Club is honored to be a partner with the HPHL on a full-time basis starting next season. We feel that this is our next step as an organization and we are extremely grateful for this opportunity.”
Noel Rubin, New Jersey Colonial’s Director of Hockey, shared, “The New Jersey Colonials are excited to be joining the HPHL on a full-time basis this next season as this will help our Midget teams develop and compete against some of the best teams in the country. To be able to go against top teams in 4 showcases and league playoffs will help to get to the next level for years to come.” He went on to add, “The HPHL will help the Colonials Bantam Program as we have eight D1 commits in the past three years. The 01/02 teams have advanced to Nationals and the 02 team being a National finalist this season and the 2003 team has been nationally ranked in the top 5 for the past five years.”
The High Performance Hockey League member organizations – Chicago Mission, Chicago Young Americans, Detroit Compuware, Detroit Honeybaked, Oakland Junior Grizzlies and Team Illinois are organizations with a common philosophy on the development and advancement of youth hockey. For more information on the HPHL, visit www.HPHL.us.
2017-18 MITE C ADM IS BACK AT MENNEN! REGISTRATION IS 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
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!”
The Colonials are pleased to announce that Skills Director Slava Kouroedov and Tier II Hockey Director, Brendon Herr, will be running Spring Skills Sessions at Mennen Arena. There is no cost for Colonials players as these sessions are included with the 2017-18 tuition. Below, is the schedule for Boys and Girls Colonials players at: Mite, Squirt and Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels. Goalies Welcome!
MITE CLINICS ARE OPEN TO ALL NON-COLONIALS, boys and girls!
(Try Hockey for Free!) Non-Colonials are asked to fill in a waiver, which can be downloaded from this link: Waiver
The path to playing high school hockey for one of the most successful high schools in Northern New Jersey has gotten a little clearer. Chatham High School Men’s Varsity Ice Hockey Coach, Brendon Herr, has undertaken the responsibility of developing the Mite ADM program for the New Jersey Colonials.
Brendon grew up playing his youth hockey in the Hershey Jr. Bears organization; playing 2 years in the prestigious Quebec Peewee International Tournament. He moved on to play Division 1 Prep School Hockey for Wyoming Seminary during his high school years and eventually was recruited to play NCAA Div. 3 Ice Hockey for Lebanon Valley College (ECAC West).
Now in his third year as the Chatham Varsity Head Coach, he has committed to development at the grass roots level. Brendon is working closely with the Mite ADM program, which is the next step for any Learn to Play or Learn to Skate players moving on from these programs.
The Colonials Organization continues to develop players who move on to play NCAA and Professional hockey. Eight NJC alum have moved on to play NCAA hockey, including current Hobey Baker Finalist Zack Aston-Reese (Northeastern/Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins). Other Alumni include Kenny Agostino (St. Louis Blues), John Farinacci (Harvard Commit), Ryan & Jason Siedem (Boston College Commits), and Brendan Less (Dartmouth Commit).
Another integral addition to the New Jersey Colonials is Director of Skills, Slava Kouroedov. Slava has worked with numerous professional and collegiate players including Kevin Labanc (San Jose Sharks), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals), Sergei Kalinin (New Jersey Devils), Nick Ebert (LA Kings), and Alex Rauter (Cornell Univ.). Slava has played at the highest level of Juniors in Russia as well as at the Minor Pro level. Other additions to the club include Goaltender Advisor and former New Jersey Devil, Chris Terreri.
WE WANT TO PERSONALLY INVITE ALL CHATHAM MITE PLAYERS TO THE REMAINING FREE MITE SKILL CLINICS WHICH TAKE PLACE AT THE DAYS AND TIMES LISTED BELOW. START ON THE RIGHT DEVELOPMENT PATH, START WITH THE NEW JERSEY COLONIALS MITE ADM PROGRAM.
Coach Shannon Paskaris joins the NJ Colonials program with a number of years of experience coaching youth hockey and at the University level at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Shannon also has been a coach for the past 10 years with CanAm Hockey Group and the Kirk Bowman Hockey School.
Shannon played her collegiate hockey at Dartmouth College and also competed for Team Canada Under-22. She graduated with a BA in Psychological and Brain Sciences and continued her education back in Canada at the University of Windsor where she obtained her Master's Degree in Social Work.
Originally from Leamington, Ontario, Shannon grew up playing with Southpoint Capitals and for the Windsor Jr. Wildcats in the PWHL.S
The NJ Colonials are pleased to announce that Chris Terreri will be a Goalie Consultant for both the boys and girls programs. As a player, Chris was a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the New Jersey Devils (1995 + 2000), 1988 Team USA Olympic goaltender, NCAA All-American while at Providence College and is the current goaltending coach for the New Jersey Devils. He currently works with goaltenders on all levels of the organization- college, juniors, minor-league and the NHL.
He will be working in close conjunction with Kevin Bendel (Boys Goalie Director) and Dan Gould (Girls Goalie Director) as well as with individual goalies and teams. We are excited to have someone of Chris’s caliber with professional, Olympic and current NHL coaching experience to work with our Colonials goalies and develop a comprehensive goalie curriculum for our organization.
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
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:
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.
(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
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.
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!