COACHES

MEET OUR 2022-23 HOCKEY DIRECTORS

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 Hockey  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.

MEET OUR 2022-23 COACHES

Youth Tier 1

Youth Tier 1, 18U AAA

ALEX VELISCHEK

18U AAA
Youth Tier 1, 18U AAA

HENRIK TALLINDER

18U AAA
Fersini

CHRIS FERSINI

18U AAA
Youth Tier 1, 16U AAA

JOE GINSBERG

16U AAA 2006
Youth Tier 1, 15 Pure 2007

ILYA YAVTUHOVICH

15 PURE 2007
Youth Tier 1, 14U Major 2008

RICH McLAUGHLIN

14U MAJOR 2008
Youth Tier 1, 14U Minor 2009

BRUCE SHATEL

14U MINOR 2009
Youth Tier 1, 12U Major 2010

CRAIG WICKER

12U MAJOR 2010
Youth Tier 1, 12U Minor 2011

RYAN WILLIAMS

12U MINOR 2011
Youth Tier 1, 10U Major 2012

JON SCORSUNE

10U MINOR 2012
Youth Tier 1, 10U Major 2012

TRAVIS ZAJAC

10U MINOR 2012
Youth Tier 1, 10U Minor 2013

BRENDON HERR

10U MINOR 2013

Youth Tier 2

Youth Tier 2, 18AA

SCOTT GARROW

18U AA
Youth Tier 2, 16AA

RYAN CARTER

16U AA
Youth Tier 2, 13 Pure 2009

MIKE BRAVIAK

13 PURE 2009
Youth Tier 2, 12AA

DJ BOOK

12U ELITE AA
Youth Tier 2, 10U AA

BILL KATINSKY

10U AA
Youth Tier 2, 10U A

TYLER LEE

10U A
Youth Tier 2, 8U Gold

REN FAUCI

8U GOLD
Youth Tier 2, 8U Gold

CHRIS TORTORELLO

8U GOLD
Youth Tier 2, 8U Silver

DAVID LONG

8U SILVER
Youth Tier 2, 8U Silver

ANDOR KISH

8U SILVER
Youth Tier 2, 8U Bronze

JASON KISHBAUGH

8U BRONZE
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DAN YACEY

8U BLUE
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TYLER BOYLE

8U BLUE

Girls

Girls Tier 1, 19U Major AAA

BROOKE AVERY

19U MAJOR AAA
Girls Tier 1, 19U Major AAA

EMILY JANIGA

19U MAJOR AAA
3

GINA ARNONE

19U MINOR AA
4

RYAN CARTER

19U MINOR AA
Girls Tier 1, 16U Major AAA

KRISTEN BARBARA

16U MAJOR AAA
Nash

KELLY NASH

14U MAJOR AAA
Janiga 2

EMILY JANIGA

14U MAJOR AAA
Girls T2, 14U Minor AA

MEGHAN CASSIDY

14U MINOR AA
Girls Tier 1, 12U Major

TODD DREVITCH

12U MAJOR AAA
Girls Tier 2, 12U Minor

MELISSA STYS

12U MINOR AA
Gifis

SCOTT GIFIS

10U MAJOR AAA
Girls Tier 2, 10U Minor

JEFF DUGAN

10U MINOR AA
Girls Tier 2, 8U

NICOLE ZAJAC

8U
Girls Tier 2, 8U

RYAN BOURKE

8U
Girls Tier 2, 8U

COREY BROWN

8U
Girls Tier 2, 8U

BROCK GIORDANO

8U
Girls Tier 2, 8U

MICHAEL SCALI

8U

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