21-22 NJC 14U Major 2007 AAA

Manager:  Kevin Melly

League:  AYHL

Tournaments/Showcases:

SuperSeries Boston Breakout – Boston, MA (September 10-12, 2021)

ECC College Cup – Newington, CT (October 15-17, 2021)

The Freedom Cup, Prospects Cup Series – West Chester, PA (November 19-21, 2021)

The Cup, Prospects Cup Series – Buffalo, NY (January 13-16, 2022)

MEET THE COACHES

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

Yavtuhovich, I

ILYA YAVTUHOVICH

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Rockets
  • Red Bank Generals
  • Protec Ducks
  • Skills & Power Skating Coach – Protec Ponds

Playing Experience:

  • Reading , Toledo  (ECHL Training Camps)
  • HC Vitebsk (Belarus Extraliga)
  • Trenton (OJHL, JrA)
  • Soo (NOJHL, JrA)
  • Shelburne, Minnesota (SIJHL, JrA)
  • NY Apple Core, NJ Rockets (JrB)
  • Jersey Penguins, Bridgewater Bears (NJYHL)

Coach Ilya Yavtuhovich returns for his second season with the New Jersey Colonials.  Ilya has experience coaching Midget and Bantam teams.  His power skating, checking, skills and off-ice training are geared to bring out the highest potential of each player.  Ilya played his youth hockey in New Jersey before moving on to the junior and pro ranks.

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JOE GINSBERG

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 3

Coaching Experience:

  • Cathedral High School (JV)
  • New England Jr. Falcons

Playing Experience:

  • Cathedral High School
  • Williston-Northampton Prep
  • UMass Jr. Minutemen
  • Springfield Jr. Pics

Coach Ginsberg grew up and played all of his hockey in Massachusetts and recently moved to New Jersey. His coaching philosophy is centered and focused on complete player development – on and off the ice. High focus on work-ethic and discipline, leadership skills and playing the game the right way.

McMullen, P

PETER McMULLEN

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing Experience:

  • Boston College
  • Vernon, Langley (BCHL)
  • Delbarton School
  • NJ Devils Youth

Coach McMullen joins the Colonials staff as an assistant coach this season. He earned 2012-13 Hockey East All-Academic Team honors at Boston College after starring at Delbarton in both ice hockey and lacrosse.

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.