21-22 NJC 12U AA

Manager:  Brendon Herr

League:  NJYHL

Tournaments/Showcases:

Pittsburgh Pre-Season Challenge – Pittsburgh, PA  (September 24-26, 2021)

Hershey Columbus Day Tournament – Hershey, PA (October 9-11, 2021)

CAN/AM Youth Challenge Cup – Lake Placid, NY (March 3-6, 2022)

 

 

MEET THE COACHES

Experienced staff with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for athlete growth and development.

Herr, B.

BRENDON HERR

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials (Boys Tier 2 Director)
  • Chatham High School Varsity (Head Coach)
  • Lebanon Valley College (NCAA, DIII)
  • Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights Youth Hockey

Playing Experience:

  • Lebanon Valley College (NCAA DIII)
  • Wyoming Seminary Prep School
  • Hershey Jr. Bears

Brendon enters his fifth season as Hockey Director of the Youth (Boys) Tier 2 program. He has been coaching youth hockey for over 15 years and oversees the Learn-To-Play program.  Outside of the New Jersey Colonials, Brendon is the Head Coach of the Chatham High School Varsity Team, which competes in the Mennen Division in the Morris County Secondary School Ice Hockey League. Entering his 6th year, he took Chatham to back to back State Finals in 2018 and 2019.

Brendon grew up playing his youth hockey in Hershey, Pennsylvania for the Hershey Jr. Bears program. He has had the opportunity to play in the Quebec Peewee Tournament 2 years in a row for Hershey, which is one of the most prestigious Peewee age tournaments in North America. Brendon would go on to spend 3 years at Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School and play against some of the top prep schools in North America, including Shattuck St. Mary’s, Culver Military Academy, Cushing Academy and Northwood Academy. He would then go on to have a successful 4 year Collegiate career at Lebanon Valley College (NCAA, Div. III), located In Annville, PA. Brendon would finish his career in the top 20 in scoring in LVC history. In 2009, he returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach.

Braviak-M

MIKE BRAVIAK

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 4

 

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Morristown Beard JV
  • Morris Catholic High School

Playing Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Whippany Park High School

Mike is in his 12th season coaching with the New Jersey Colonials, having coached teams at the Bantam 14U, Midget 16U, and Midget 18U levels.  He also assists with the Colonials Learn-To-Play program.  Mike also serves as the Morristown Beard Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Coach.

A native of Whippany, New Jersey, he played his entire youth hockey career, from Mite to Midget, with the New Jersey Colonials.  He attended Whippany Park High School, where he was a 4-year Varsity player, 2-year captain, and 2-time conference all-star.  After high school, he attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he was a member of the cross country and golf teams.

OUR MISSION

The New Jersey Colonials Youth Hockey Association's mission is to provide a quality environment for learning, playing and enjoying the game of ice hockey.