21-22 NJC 14U Major Blue

Managers:  Lynn Stebbings, Michael Campisi

League:  MAWHA

Tournaments/Showcases:

Rhode Island Sting Columbus Day Tournament – RI (October 8-11, 2021)

Philly RUSH Thanksgiving – West Chester, PA (November 26-28, 2021)

Steel City Girls Invitational – Pittsburgh, PA (February 18-21, 2022)

MEET THE COACHES

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

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KATE WHITMAN ANNIS

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL)
  • USA Hockey Coach Developer
  • The Pingry School Varsity Girls
  • Jersey Colts

Playing Experience:

  • Wesleyan University
  • Deerfield Academy
  • Essex Hunt Club

New Jersey native Kate Whitman Annis has over 15 years of coaching experience at every level of the game from mites to professional. She is a CEP Level 4 and a USA Hockey Coach Developer.

Whitman Annis has served as the head coach for the varsity girls at The Pingry School since 2015. She has also held the roles of assistant coach and general manager for the NWHL’s Metropolitan Riveters and is now the Director of Hockey Operations for W Hockey Partners.

Whitman Annis grew up playing defense at The Essex Hunt Club, Deerfield Academy, and Wesleyan University (where she also played varsity lacrosse).

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DENNIS CROTHERS

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching experience:

  • Extreme Ice Center-Hockey Development Coordinator
  • NJ Freeze-Head Coach
  • Morris Knolls High School- JV HC/Varsity AC (State Champions 2014-15)
  • NJ Colonials-Head Coach
  • NJ Rockets-Head Coach
  • USA Hockey Player Development

Playing experience:

  • Montclair Blues
  • NJ Freeze
  • Morris Knolls High School (State Champions 2004-005)
  • UNC Charlotte (All-BRHC Defense)

Coach Crothers has a long history with the game of hockey playing for over 30 years and coaching since 2005. Over the years he has seen success at different levels including helping with the advancement of the ADM Program with USA Hockey, as well as sitting on multiple governing boards as ADM Director Carolina Amateur Hockey Association, and the MAWHA Board of Directors.

Coach Crothers strives every year to have competitive teams and focuses strongly on Player Development. He expects his players to have a team first attitude and hold themselves and each other accountable and work hard to make everyone better.

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.