21-22 NJC 16U Major

Managers:  Khristyn Kane

League:  MAWHA


Beantown Classic – Marlborough, MA (July 16-18, 2021)

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

NAHA Labor Day Tournament – Burlington, VT (September 3-5, 2021)

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

East Coast Wizard Holiday Invitational – Bedford, MA (December 27-30, 2021)

JWHL Challenge Cup – Washington, DC (February 17-21, 2022)


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

Barbara, K 21



CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience:

  • Etobicoke Dolphin’s (OWHA)
    • Bantam (15U AA)
    • Midget (18U AA)
  • Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres (PWHL)

Playing Experience:

  • Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL)
  • Toronto Six (NWHL)
  • Markham Thunder (CWHL)
  • York University (CIS)

Barbara played university hockey for York.  Playing defense, she posted 71 points in 150 career games, earning CIS All-Rookie Team and CIS All-Canadian honors in 2015.  She served as team captain in her 5th and final season at school.

Barbara was drafted 28th overall by the Brampton Thunder in the 2016 CWHL Draft and played three seasons for the Thunder.   The team, who became the Markham Thunder,  captured the Clarkson Cup in 2018.  Barbara played with PWHPA in 2019–20.  She played with the NWHL Toronto Six on 2020-21.

Cassidy, M 21



CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Metropolitan Riveters (Assistant Coach)
  • Oak Knoll School

Playing Experience:

  • Plymouth State University
  • New Jersey Colonials

Meghan Cassidy grew up playing for travel hockey in New Jersey, including the Colonials.  She went on to play college hockey at Plymouth State University.  This season Cassidy is head coach of the Colonials Girls 14U Minor White team. In addition, she is the head varsity coach at the Oak Knoll school.  Cassidy served as assistant coach of the Metropolitan Riveters in 2019-20.

Nash. K



CEP Level 2

Coaching Experience:

  • Metropolitan Riveters (PHF)
  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Princeton University (NCAA)
  • University of Vermont (NCAA)

Playing Experience:

  • Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL)
  • HK Pantera Minsk (EWHL, Belarus)
  • EHV Sabres Wien (EWHL, Austria)
  • University of Wisconsin (NCAA)

Coach Nash brings an impressive background as both a hockey player and coach. She played NCAA Division 1 hockey for the University of Wisconsin from 2007-2011 as a forward. During her time, Wisconsin captured 2 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championships. Nash tallied 22 goals, 47 assists and 69 points in 153 games played.  She played professionally in Europe for 2 seasons after graduating from Wisconsin.

Nash's coaching career began with the Middlesex (Massachusetts) Islanders before moving into the collegiate ranks as an assistant with the University of Vermont from 2013-2017. In 2017, she was named an assistant coach with the Princeton University Women’s Ice Hockey team . She also played with the Metropolitan Riveters from 2017-2020, including the 2018 Isobel Cup Championship team.   Over the summer, the Riveters added Nash as the Associate Head Coach for the 2021-22 season.  Last season, Kelly served as the Colonials 16U Major Head Coach and returns to the bench as an assistant.


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