Girls Program – Big Announcement!

The New Jersey Colonials are excited to announce our new Girls Director, Emily Janiga!

The New Jersey Colonials are excited to announce our new Girls Director, Emily Janiga! Emily joined us this past season as a coach at various levels, and has been highly impactful to our coaching staff and program since her addition to the organization.

Emily Janiga brings an extensive hockey background to the Colonials organization as both a player and coach. A current member of the NWHL Riveters, Emily previously competed in the PWHPA, CWHL, and at the NCAA DI level for Mercyhurst, where she captained the varsity women’s team with a highly decorated career and was named to the All-CHA First team, the College Hockey America Conference (CHA) Player of the Year, the conference scoring leader, and was a member of the All-CHA First Team.

Emily not only brings a true passion for growing the game of hockey to the forefront of her efforts, but her experiences with growing the game are unparalleled. During her time in the CWHL with the Vanke Rays, she also worked as a Beijing 2022 Women’s Sport Ambassador to assist in the global grassroots growth and promotion of female hockey in preparation for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Emily has 5 years of experience in youth hockey since graduating in 2016. Her repertoire of coaching experiences 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.

Under the guidance of our new Girls Director, we are thrilled for the growth, development, and success that is in store for our Colonials players and families!

A few words from Emily…
I plan to continue building this program and creating an outlet for young athletes to grow and mature as individuals and athletes. Each individual will leave each season a better player and better person. I have a strong passion for this sport and want to be a positive mentor and role model for young striving athletes of the sport. I’m excited to be a part of something great here at the Colonials.