Shatel, B (2)

Executive Director - Bruce Shatel

Bruce Shatel is also the New Jersey Colonials Executive Director.  His teams are best known for their work ethic and discipline. Under his tenure, Delbarton has established themselves as one of the preeminent high school hockey teams in Northeast. They have won 11 State Championships, 8 Gordon Cups, 11 Gordon Conference titles, 3 Mennen Cups, and 3 Mennen Division titles. Most importantly, many of Shatel’s players have committed to play at the next level at some of the finest colleges in the Northeast: Brown University, Boston College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Cornell University, Harvard University, Hobart College, Holy Cross, Middlebury College, Princeton University, Providence College, RPI, Tufts University, UVM, Williams College, and Yale University.

Shatel has taught mathematics at Delbarton School for 20 years. He serves on the Rules Committee and the Seeding Committee for the NJSIAA. Shatel has also been a coach and evaluator for USA hockey for the New England District. In 2014, Shatel was inducted into the New Jersey Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. In July 2017, the Star Ledger named him as one of the most influential people in New Jersey high school sports

Herr, B.

Boys Tier 2 Director - Brendon Herr

Brendon Herr has been coaching youth hockey for over 14 years. Outside of the New Jersey Colonials, Brendon is the Head Coach of the Chatham High School Varsity Team, which he has taken to back to back State Finals in 2018 and 2019. Brendon grew up playing for the Hershey Jr. Bears program and spent 3 years at Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School. Brendon enjoyed a successful 4 year Collegiate career at Lebanon Valley College (NCAA, Div. III). He finished his career in the top 20 in scoring in LVC history. In 2009, he returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach.

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship

Girls Director - Shelly Picard

Shelly Picard grew up in Taunton MA, and played youth hockey with the MA Spitfires.  She went on to play high school hockey at Noble and Greenough School and college hockey at Harvard University.  In addition, she participated with the US National Team in 5 World Championships and earned a Silver Medal in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  She currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner for the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) and has been the Director of Girls Hockey for the New Jersey Colonials since 2019.

2020-21 Coaches

Check back often as we fill out our 2020-21 coaching roster!

The Girls coaching lineup is now complete.

Boys Tier 1

Wlliams, R

Ryan Williams

10U Squirt Minor 11
Barrasso, R.

Rob Barrasso

10U Squirt Major 10
Shatel, B (2)

Bruce Shatel

12U Pee Wee Minor 09
Velischek, a 3

Alex Velischek

12U Pee Wee Major 08
Watson, C.

Chase Watson

14U Bantam Minor 07
Hughes, R.

Ryan Hughes

14U Bantam Major 06
Yavtuhovich, I

Ilya Yavtuhovich

15 Pure 05


16U National
Crandall, D

Dave Crandall

18U National

Boys Tier 2



8U Mite Blue
Lee, T

Tyler Lee

8U Mite Minor
Wilson, J

James Wilson

8U Mite Major - Co-Head Coach
Ost, G.

Gary Ost

8U Mite Major - Co-Head Coach
Cardillo, J.

Jordan Cardillo

10U Squirt A
Book, DJ

D.J. Book

10U Squirt AA
Linklater, A.

Amanda Linklater

12U Pee Wee AA
Sullivan, M

Michael Sullivan

14U Bantam A
Herr, B.

Brendon Herr

14U Bantam AA
Braviak, M.

Mike Braviak

16U Midget A
Kapp, W.

Woody Kapp

16U Midget AA
Herr, B.

Brendon Herr

18U Midget AA

John Phillips

18U Midget A


Brown, C.

Corey Brown

8U Mite

Jason Kishbaugh

8U Mite
Scali, M

Michael Scali

8U Mite
Cassidy, M.

Meghan Cassidy

10U Minor
Fuchs, R

Rich Fuchs

10U Major
Dugan, J

Jeff Dugan

12U Minor
Nacinovich, D

Dan Nacinovich

12U Major - Head Coach

Kendall Cornine

12U Major - Assistant Coach
Fitzhenry, J

James Fitzhenry

14U Minor - Co-Head Coach
Rushton, M

Mallory Rushton

14U Minor - Co-Head Coach
2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship

Shelly Picard

14U Major
Arnone, G.

Gina Arnone

16U Minor - Head Coach
Linklater, A.

Amanda Linklater

16U Minor - Assistant Coach
Nash. K

Kelly Nash

16U Major

Kendall Cornine

16U Major - Assistant Coach
Janiga, E

Emily Janiga

19U Major - Head Coach
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Brooke Avery

19U Major - Assistant Coach