New Jersey Colonials http://www.njcolonials.com Youth Hockey Organization Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:23:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Pee Wee AA Red Wins Philadelphia Fall Classic! http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/pee-wee-aa-red-wins-philadelphia-fall-classic/ http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/pee-wee-aa-red-wins-philadelphia-fall-classic/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:20:16 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2619 Congratulations to the Pee Wee AA Red team, as they skated to their first tournament win October 24-26th in Philadelphia! After a disappointing loss on Friday night, the boys played for success the rest of the weekend and won the Championship against the South Hills Panthers from Pittsburgh. The boys played smart, hustled hard and proudly earned their Gold medals! Well done boys!

 

Pee Wee AA Red Take Philly Championship

Pee Wee AA Red Take Philly Championship

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ROUND OUR RINKS, THIS WEEKEND. PUSH CLOCKS BACK 2 AM SUNDAY! http://www.njcolonials.com/announcements/round-the-rinks-this-weekend-2/ http://www.njcolonials.com/announcements/round-the-rinks-this-weekend-2/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:00:53 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2564 NJC Weekend Games_November 1-November 2-DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS 2 AM 11/2! Saturday 11/01/14 5:30pm 7:30pm Midget 16 American T1 Boys Mennen 1 Saints L Saturday 11/01/14 7:45pm 9:45pm Midget 18AAA T1 Boys Mennen 1 NJ Rockets L Saturday 11/01/14 3:00pm 4:30pm Pee Wee A Red T2 Boys Mennen 2 Jersey Penguins L Saturday 11/01/14 4:45pm 6:15pm Girls 16U T2 T2 Girls Mennen 2 Quakers L Saturday 11/01/14 6:30pm 8:00pm Bantam Major ’00 T1 Boys Mennen 2 Little Flyers L Saturday 11/01/14 3:00pm 4:30pm Pee Wee B T2 Girls Mennen 3 NJ Stars White L Saturday 11/01/14 4:45pm 5:45pm Mite Jim Gilleece ’07 T2 Boys Mennen 3 Nutley / Clifton  X-ice NL Saturday 11/01/14 6:00pm 7:00pm Mite Greg Gilleece ’06 T2 Boys Mennen 3 Montclair Blues  X-ice NL Saturday 11/01/14 7:15pm 8:45pm Bantam Minor ’01 T1 Boys Mennen 3 Washington Little Caps L Sunday 11/02/14 12:15pm 1:45pm Bantam AA T2 Boys Mennen 1 Avalanche L Sunday 11/02/14 4:15pm 5:45pm Squirt AA Lease T2 Boys Mennen 1 Knights Black L Sunday 11/02/14 3:00pm 4:30pm Bantam Minor ’01 T1 Boys Mennen 2 NJ Rockets L Sunday 11/02/14 4:30pm 5:30pm Mite ADM T2 Boys Mennen 2 Practice Sunday 11/02/14 5:45pm 7:45pm Midget 18AAA T1 Boys Mennen 2 Team Comcast L Sunday 11/02/14 8:00pm 9:45pm Bantam B T2 Boys Mennen 2 NJ Freeze White L Sunday 11/02/14 11:00am 12:30pm Bantam Major ’00 T1 Boys Mennen 3 CT Wolfpack L Sunday 11/02/14 12:45pm 2:15pm Pee Wee Minor ’03 T1 Boys Mennen 3 CT Wolfpack L Sunday 11/02/14 2:30pm 4:00pm Bantam Major ’00 T1 Boys Mennen 3 CT Wolfpack L Sunday 11/02/14 12:30pm 2:00pm Squirt A Girls T2 Girls Twin Oaks Bandits White L Sunday 11/02/14 6:45pm 8:15pm Girls 16U T2 T2 Girls Twin Oaks TBD Saturday 11/01/14 3:15pm 4:45pm Squirt Major ’04 T1 Boys BSA Red Team Comcast NL Saturday 11/01/14 4:40pm 6:10pm Bantam AA T2 Boys BSA Blue Colts L Sunday 11/02/14 7:15am 8:45am Squirt AA Drevitch T2 Boys BSA Blue Kinnelon Colts NL Sunday 11/02/14 8:55am 10:25am Bantam Minor ’01 T1 Boys BSA Blue Washington Little Caps L Sunday 11/02/14 3:15pm 4:45pm Pee Wee Major ’02 T1 Boys BSA Red Team Comcast L Sunday 11/02/14 3:25pm 4:55pm Squirt Minor ’05 T1 Boys BSA Blue Team Comcast L Sunday 11/02/14 4:55pm 6:25pm Pee Wee A White T2 Boys BSA Red Flemington Freeze NL Sunday 11/02/14 5:05pm 6:35pm Pee Wee AA White T2 Boys BSA Blue Ice Dogs NL Sunday 11/02/14 6:45pm 8:15pm Midget 16A T2 Boys BSA Blue TBD Saturday 11/01/14 8:30am 9:45am Mite Delaney ’06 T2 Boys Clary And Practice Saturday 11/01/14 11:30am 12:45pm Girls 14U T2 T2 Girls Clary And TBD Sunday 11/02/14 8:45am 10:15am Squirt A Gilleece T2 Boys Clary And CT Oilers NL Sunday 11/02/14 10:30am 12:00pm Bantam A Red T2 Boys Clary And NJ Freeze Grey L Sunday 11/02/14 12:15pm 1:45pm Pee Wee AA Red T2 Boys Clary And Colts L ]]> http://www.njcolonials.com/announcements/round-the-rinks-this-weekend-2/feed/ 0 COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAM (CEP) DATES http://www.njcolonials.com/announcements/coaching-education-program-cep-dates/ http://www.njcolonials.com/announcements/coaching-education-program-cep-dates/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:35:08 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2613 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

 

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Bantam B Claims Columbus Day Tournament Championship! http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/bantam-b-claims-columbus-day-tournament-championship/ http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/bantam-b-claims-columbus-day-tournament-championship/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:34:31 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2601 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!!

(And yes,  the team is holding up their fighting fish mascot,  bought at Petco, between the semis and the final….)  Name?  MR. BENDER!

 

 

Bantam B's Take Nation's Capital, by Storm, weekend of October 10-13, 2014

Bantam B’s Take Nation’s Capital, by Storm, weekend of October 10-13, 2014

 

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New Web Site Is Almost Here! http://www.njcolonials.com/announcements/new-web-site-is-almost-here/ http://www.njcolonials.com/announcements/new-web-site-is-almost-here/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:47:53 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2572 http://leagueathletics.com/Default.asp?org=njcolonials  ]]> Our new website is almost here! If you are looking for our 2014-15 Coaches and Managers, please visit our new site, by clicking the link below!  

Managers, kindly upload your team’s schedule ASAP!  

http://leagueathletics.com/Default.asp?org=njcolonials

 

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TRYOUT SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2015 http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/tryout-schedule-for-spring-2015/ http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/tryout-schedule-for-spring-2015/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:48:59 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2527 New Jersey Colonial Families, please make note of the following information for 2015-16 tryouts for all our leagues, within the Atlantic District

 

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

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MANAGER-COACH 411 http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/usa-hockey-coaching-clinic-information/ http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/usa-hockey-coaching-clinic-information/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:09:22 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2509 www.usahockey.com)  GO TO: MEMBERSHIP. USA HOCKEY SAFESPORT TRAINING (Coaches, Managers and Locker Room Monitors) 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 [...]]]>  

MUSTS FOR COACHES FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON:

  1. USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION (www.usahockey.com)  GO TO: MEMBERSHIP.
  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 COACHING CLINICS CEP’S MUST BE UP TO DATE!
  5. USA HOCKEY AGE APPROPRIATE COACHING MODULES

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

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/

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http://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics

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2014-2015 COACHES/MANAGERS CONTACT INFO http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/2014-2015-boys-coaching-slate/ http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/2014-2015-boys-coaching-slate/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:00:40 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2299 The New Jersey Colonials are pleased to announce their coaching staff for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.  Questions regarding coaches,  may be directed to Boys Hockey Director, Noel Rubin:  NRubin3189@aol.com or Girls Hockey Director, Sis Paulsen: sis.paulsen@yahoo.com

BOYS/GIRLS COACHES/MANAGERS FOR 2014-2015

BOYS LEVEL COACH EMAIL MGR EMAIL MGR EMAIL
MITE C 8 U JOHN PHILLIPS hockeypatches@msn.com        
MITE X-ICE G.GILLEECE 06-B   GREG GILLEECE ggilleece@yahoo.com BETH KARDOS EKARDOS@ZOLFOCOOPER.COM LIZ PRYMA LIZPRYMA@ME.COM
MITE  X-ICE J.GILLEECE 07-A  JIM GILEECE hockeyrules97@yahoo.com TIFFANY CASSESE TLCASSESE@MSN.COM    
MITE  X-ICE ALVIN 07-B PAT ALVIN coachpatricknjc@yahoo.com MARYANN EGET MAEGET@VERIZON.NET    
SQUIRT MAJOR 04 JOE CARTIGIANO joe@brooklynitehockey.com LISA FULCO LFULCO@CENTERSPLAN.COM    
SQUIRT MINOR 05 ERIC GREENE greenerhockey@gmail.com KATHLEEN MACKAY njcsquirtminor@gmail.com     
SQUIRT LEASE AA PETER LEASE peter.lease@gmail.com KRISTEN SCHULTZ ksquared15@comcast.net.    
SQUIRT DREVITCH AA TODD DREVITCH admin@hockeytechniques.com JANET WESSELMANN DORANS4@VERIZON.NET    
SQUIRT GILLEECE A JIM GILLEECE hockeyrules97@yahoo.com ANNETTE AITKENHEAD ANNETTE.AIKENHEAD@EFFEM.COM    
SQUIRT CORNELL A MIKE CORNELL mcornell@rseelaus.com CLAUDIA NAVARRO CLAUDIANAVARRO@EARTHLINK.COM    
PEE WEE MAJOR 02 RAY DEGAETANI mrdigger@optonline.net MARY DEGAETANI MRDIGGER@OPTONLINE.NET    
PEE WEE MINOR 03 NOEL RUBIN NRubin3189@aol.com JEN NEAL JENNNEAL2001@YAHOO.COM    
PEE WEE AA RED MARIN 02 MATT MARIN mmarin@att.net BONNIE LAVOIE BLAVOIEFAMILY@GMAIL.COM    
PEE WEE AA WHt DORIA/MORAN 03 MORAN/DORIA drgdoria@msn.com ANDREA JENKINS AIJ1124@YAHOO.COM HANK PARK HENRY_PARK@LIVE.COM
PEE WEE A GRIMES A  CHRIS GRIMES chrgrimes@gmail.com ANNE GRIMES ANGRIMES@OPTONLINE.COM    
PEE WEE A LUCEK A JOHN LUCEK johnbluceyjr@yahoo.com, BRIAN HERITY HERITYBRY@GMAIL.COM    
PEE WEE B B SCOTT MCCORMACK smccormack@seaportcapital.com SIAN TORRES SIANTORRES@GMAIL.COM    
BANTAM MAJOR 00 NICK ROLLS nrolls@comcast.net BRAD GRUBY BGRUBY@HIGHPOINTWEALTH.COM    
BANTAM MINOR 01 NOEL RUBIN NRubin3189@aol.com JOANE PATRICK JOANEPATRICK@GMAIL.COM    
BANTAM AA MCKNIGHT AA JIM MCKNIGHT Bcrdad8@aol.com LINDA MCKNIGHT CHEFLINDA10@AOL.COM    
BANTAM A MCLAUGHLIN 00 TOM MCLAUGHLIN tmac25@vzw.blackberry.net MARYLYN MCLAUGHLIN TOMATOKYSE@AOL.COM    
BANTAM A SPARKS 01  KEVIN SPARKS sparksk@wavedirect.net HANK PARKS HENRY_PARK@LIVE.COM    
BANTAM B STOCKTON 00/01 RICK STOCKTON rickstockton21@gmail.com BETSY STOCKTON BETSY.STOCKTON@GMAIL.COM    
16 AMERICAN 98/99 LARS ANDERSSON Ellafa@aol.com LINDA COLEMAN LINDA.COLEMAN@PFIZER.COM    
18 AAA TIER I 97/96 TODD DREVITCH admin@hockeytechniques.com ANNA SCHEPIS SCHEPI66@AOL.COM    
18 AA PERRY 97/96 DUANE PERRY duane.perry@ubs.com CHERYL ABRAMS NJDEVIL01@AOL.COM    
18 AA FITZ 97/96 JIM FITZHENRY james.fitzhenry@icloud.com LISA PALAZZETTI  LISA@PALAZZETTIS.COM  
16 AA RITCHIE 99/98 BOB RITCHIE BobRitchie 9@aol.com ROSANNE IUSO ROSIEIUSO@VERIZON.NET    
16 A GIANGIULIO 99/98 MARK GIANGIULIO markg@grandsummit.com MARK ORCIUOLI MORCIUOLI@SPORTSCARE1.COM    
               
               
GIRLS 2014-15              
GIRLS LEVEL COACH EMAIL MGR EMAIL    
16 U T I PAULSEN 99/98 SIS PAULSEN sis.paulsen@yahoo.com TOM WILKES MANDTOM13@OPTONLINE.NET    
16 U TII ARNONE 99/98 GINA ARNONE arnone.gina@gmail.com BOBBI COLLIER BOBBICOLLIER@ME.COM    
14 U T I GOULD 01/00 DON GOULD don.gould@cdjcon.com ALEXANDRA MIN ALEXANDRAMIN@YAHOO.COM    
14 U T II GROH 01/00 DARREN GROH dgroh1212@gmail.com KELLI HUTCHINSON CKHUTCHS@GMAIL.COM    
12 U T I MCCORMACK/PW B 03/02 SCOTT MCCORMACK smccormack@seaportcapital.com SIAN TORRES SIANTORRES@GMAIL.COM    
10 U T I CORNELL/SQ A 05/04 MIKE CORNELL mcornell@rseelaus.com CLAUDIA NAVARRO CLAUDIANAVARRO@EARTHLINK.COM    
12/10 U Developmental  05/04/03 DAN GOULD dangould1726@yahoo.com ANGELA TAYLOR ATAYLOR125@OPTONLINE.NET    
8 U DEVELOPMENT/RINK RATS 08 & U SIS PAULSEN sis.paulsen@yahoo.com        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NJC 2014-15 TEAMS 4/14/14
2006 & U- MUST PLAY MITE
BOYS COACH
MITE C DEVELOPMENTAL
MITE 1  GREG GILLEECE
MITE 2  JIM GILLEECE
MITE 3 PAT ALVIN
SQUIRT MAJOR JOE CARTIGIANO
SQUIRT MINOR ERIC GREENE
SQUIRT AA LEASE PETER LEASE
SQUIRT DREVITCH TODD DREVITCH
SQUIRT GILLEECE JIM GILLEECE
PEE WEE MAJOR RAY DEGAETANI
PEE WEE MINOR NOEL RUBIN
PEE WEE AA RED MATT MARIN
PEE WEE AA WHITE DOUG MORAN/GABE DORIA
PEE WEE A RED  CHRIS GRIMES
PEE WEE A WHITE JOHN LUCET
BANTAM MAJOR NICK ROLLS
BANTAM MINOR NOEL RUBIN
BANTAM AA JIM MCKNIGHT
BANTAM A RED TOM MCLAUGHLIN
BANTAM A WHITE  KEVIN SPARKS
BANTAM B RICK STOCKTON
16 AMERICAN LARS ANDERSSON
18 AAA TIER I TODD DREVITCH
18 AA DUANE PERRY
18 AA JIM FITZHENRY
16 AA BOB RITCHIE
16 A MARK GIANGIULIO
GIRLS COACH
16 U T I SIS PAULSEN
16 U TII GINA ARNONE
14 U T I DON GOULD
14 U T II GINA ARNONE/DARREN GROH
12 U T I/PW B SCOTT MCCORMACK
10 U T I/SQ A MIKE CORNELL
10 U DEVELOPMENT DAN GOULD
8 U DEVELOPMENT/RINK RATS SIS PAULSEN
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PLEASE NOTE: CLARY ANDERSON ARENA RULES http://www.njcolonials.com/announcements/clary-anderson-arena-rules/ http://www.njcolonials.com/announcements/clary-anderson-arena-rules/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:56:47 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2574  CLARY ANDERSON ARENA-All players are to use the front entrance when coming to the arena.  Please DO NOT use the employee entrance located in the rear of the building.  Please do not move the steel benches that are located around the rink to the front of the locker rooms.. Those benches are for spectators ONLY.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Thank You!
Clary Anderson Arena LLC
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NJ Colonials Embraced ADM Early http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/nj-colonials-embraced-adm-early/ http://www.njcolonials.com/boys-hockey/nj-colonials-embraced-adm-early/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:40:09 +0000 dmcmenamy http://www.njcolonials.com/?p=2549

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.”

Story from Red Line Editorial, Inc.

http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/406203?referrer_id=752796

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