21-22 NJC 14U Major Red

Managers:  Mimi Phan, Audrey Poe-Knox

League:  MAWHA

Tournaments/Showcases:

Wizard Summer Showcase – Bedford, MA (July 30-August 1, 2021)

New England RUSH Tournament – MA (September 24-26, 2021)

Two Nations College Prep Series – Detroit, MI (October 28-31, 2021)

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

JWHL Challenge Cup – Washington, DC (February 17-22, 2022)

MEET THE COACHES

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

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DENNIS CROTHERS

HEAD 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.

Allie Olnowich #22 of the Metropolitan Riveters poses for a head shot on Content Day on January 7, 2020 at the Floyd Hall Arena in Little Falls, New Jersey. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 Kate Frese (Photo by Kate Frese)

ALLIE OLNOWICH

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing experience:

  • Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL)
  • Syracuse University (NCAA D1)
  • Lawrenceville School
  • New Jersey Colonials
  • New Jersey Rockets

Allie is a first-year coach and former player for the New Jersey Colonials organization. She played 4 years of Division I hockey at Syracuse University, making it to the NCAA Tournament during the 2018-2019 season. After graduating in May 2020, Allie just finished her first year playing professional hockey for the Metropolitan Riveters.

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship

SHELLY PICARD

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 2

Coaching Experience:

  • Princeton University
  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing Experience:

  • US National World Championship Teams
  • US Women’s 2014 Olympic Team
  • Metropolitan Riveters
  • Harvard University (NCAA, D1)
  • Noble & Greenough School

Shelly Picard grew up in Taunton MA, and played youth hockey with the MA Spitfires.  She went on to play high school hockey at Noble and Greenough School and college hockey at Harvard University.  In addition, she participated with the US National Team in 5 World Championships and earned a Silver Medal in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Picard currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner for the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) and as an assistant coach with Princeton University.  She serves as Secretary on the MAWHA Board.  Coach Shelly was the Director of Girls Hockey for the New Jersey Colonials 2019-21.

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.