club history

Boys Program

In this day and age, there aren’t many organizations that can say they’ve been around for as many years as we have, 49 years and counting! We’re still doing the job we set out to do: Teach and train young players to play and enjoy the game of ice hockey.

From our humble beginnings, as the Morris County All-Stars, in 1971, (consisting of 10 or so teams), to the nationally renowned NEW JERSEY COLONIALS, we proudly enter our 29th year of existence as a premier travel hockey club!

Our bragging rights include our 2010-2011 USA Hockey National Champion 12U Pee Wee Major Team! Many talented players have gone on to USHL , USA NTDP, NCAA and professional hockey careers.  Three former players were drafted in last year's 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

We have teams, from Developmental Mite ADM to Midget 18 AAA for ages 5-18.

Our boy’s teams play in two leagues: the Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL, Tier I) and the New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL, Tier II). Our Tier I teams play at some of the highest competitive levels on the East Coast and beyond! Tier I schedules involve travel within the Tri-State area, along with New England, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Tournament play can take them to Canada, Detroit, Dallas, and Chicago, to name a few destinations. Our Tier II teams play most of their games within the Tri-State area, with forays to further locations for tournament play.

Boys Executive Director, Bruce Shatel is the head coach of Delbarton varsity ice hockey and baseball teams.  Under his tenure, Delbarton established themselves as one of the preeminent high school hockey teams in the Northeast with numerous team accolades and players moving on to play in the college and pro ranks.  Shatel's playing career included Providence College, Deerfield Academy and Morristown High School.

Boys Tier II Director, Brendon Herr enjoyed a successful college hockey career at Lebanon Valley College. He is also the current head for Chatham High School.
Alumni have gone on to DI and D3 Colleges, AJYL, AMHL, the ACHA and even drafted by the NHL.

Throughout the years, we have remained a steadfast and solid organization that provides players with the kind of quality experience to help our young athletes grow personally, emotionally and athletically. We will continue to teach players the values of teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, and dedication, in a sport we are passionate about.

Come be part of the Colonials Experience!

Girls Program

Over the past 15 years the New Jersey Colonials Girls Hockey program has enabled countless girls of all ages and abilities learn to play and love the game of ice hockey. The Colonials would like to invite GIRLS OF ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS to come and be a part of this great tradition.

The tradition continues with the 2019-20 season as Colonials Girls Hockey program is dedicated to the Development, Growth and Empowerment of girls and young women, and realizing academic success through sport.

The Colonials Girls Hockey Program strives to instill qualities such as leadership, integrity, work ethic and teamwork for life in every girl who makes the choice to play Colonials hockey.

Competitive success is a by-product of the trademark development process that the Colonials Girls program has become known for throughout the girl’s hockey community, the NCAA, and USA Hockey.

As a result, the program continues to amass an unparalleled record of success in the Atlantic District.

This record of success is an undeniable endorsement of the NJC Girls development process:

  • 90+ Players have gone on to play NCAA Collegiate Hockey
  • 5 Players represented the United States as members of USA Hockey National Teams in World Championships and the Olympics
  • 45+ AAHA District Championships since 2001