21-22 NJC 14U A

Manager:  Amanda Linklater

League:  NJYHL

Tournaments/Showcases:

Rochester Puck Drop – Rochester, NY (September 4-6, 2021)

Congressional Cup Thanksgiving Classic – Washington DC (November 26-28, 2021)

Pittsburgh Midwinter Classic – Pittsburgh, PA (January 14-17, 2022)

 

MEET THE COACHES

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

Linklater, A.

AMANDA LINKLATER

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching experience:

  • 2019 Coach Intern – USA Hockey National Development Camp
  • 2015 – present New Jersey Colonials (Girls & Boys)
  • 2014 – 2016 Denville Blue Knights (Boys)
  • 2001 – 2005 GRAHA Griffins, Grand Rapids, MI.

Playing experience:

  • Played ice hockey for 30+ years at various levels.
  • Won back to back United Women’s Hockey League White Division Championships; 2016 & 2017.

Amanda has coached both boys and girls at all levels as a head coach and assistant.  Some head coaching highlights include winning 2018 Rhode Island Sting Columbus Day Tournament, 2018 Adirondack Northstars Winter Classic, and 2017 MAWHA League and Playoff championship.  While in Grand Rapids,  her teams won various tournaments and she coached three individuals who went on to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey.

"Coaching Philosophy – I believe that hockey is the avenue by which coaches can teach life lessons that transcend beyond the sport of hockey.  No matter what level a player attains, the life lessons we are responsible for teaching will reach far beyond their hockey careers.  I feel it is my job as a coach to bring out not only the best hockey player, but also the best person a player can be."

Pendy, M.

MIKE PENDY

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Essex Hunt Club
  • Rangers Quebec Pee Wee Team
  • Draftday’s WSI Bolzano

Playing Experience:

  • Gislaveds SK (Sweden)
  • Bowdoin College (NCAA, DIII)
  • Delbarton School

Mike has coached at various levels with Essex Hunt Club and the New Jersey Colonials.  He has also helped coach the NY Rangers Quebec Pee Wee team, DHI’s “The Show” team as well as Draftday’s WSI Bolzano team.  Coach Pendy played hockey at Delbarton, Bowdoin College and professionally in Sweden. He is in the New Jersey Hockey Hall of Fame.

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.