Executive Director, Boys - Bruce Shatel
Bruce Shatel 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 over 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
Director, Girls - Emily Janiga
Emily Janiga has an extensive hockey background as both a player and coach. A current member of the NWHL Riveters, Emily previously competed in the PWHPA, CWHL. She served as captain during her career at NCAA DI Mercyhurst where she earned All-CHA First team and College Hockey America Conference (CHA) Player of the Year. During her time in the CWHL with the Vanke Rays, she also worked as a Beijing 2022 Women’s Sport Ambassador in preparation for the upcoming Winter Olympics.
Emily has 5 years of experience in youth hockey since graduating in 2016. Her coaching experience includes the 19U, 16U and 14U levels, the Buffalo Sabres Learn to Play (LTP), the Skating Instructor Academy of Hockey in Buffalo, and most recently, Skate with the HEAT and the New Jersey Colonials.
Tier 2 Director, Boys - Brendon Herr
Brendon Herr has been coaching youth hockey for over 15 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.