21-22 NJC 8U BLUE (BEGINNER)

Manager:  Kristen Kishbaugh

League:  NJYHL

Tournaments/Showcases:

AAHA 6U-8U Jamboree – Wayne, NJ  (September 25-26, 2021)

Halloween Howl  – Hershey, PA  (October 29-31, 2021)

Bethlehem MLK Steel City Shootout – Lehigh Valley, PA (January 15-17, 2022)

Mid-Atlantic Mite Showdown – Colmar, PA (March 5-6, 2022)

 

MEET THE COACHES

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

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JASON KISHBAUGH

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 3

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials Girls 8U
  • New Jersey Colonials LTP

Playing Experience:

  • Shippensburg University (Intramural)
  • Shippensburg University Varsity Track & Field

Jason has been involved in hockey at various levels for over 30 years.  His coaching philosophy is about FUNdamentals, encouragement and improvement.

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JR PRESTIFILIPPO

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing Experience:

  • Augusta, Greensboro, Pee Dee (ECHL)
  • Harvard University (NCAA)
  • Hotchkiss School (Prep)

Prestifilippo was a goalie drafted by the New York Islanders in 1996 (#165 overall, round 7) from the Hotchkiss School.  The New Jersey native played college hockey for Harvard University and earned ECAC All-Rookie Team and Rookie of the Year honors after his freshman season in 1996-97.  In his final pro season, he posted a 17-12-3 record for ECHL Pee Dee Pride.

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MATT NORMANDEAU

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience

  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing Experience

  • University of Rochester (ACHA – D1)
  • Fulton, New York High School
  • Fulton Youth Hockey

Normandeau began playing hockey at a young age, and spent his youth playing travel hockey in Fulton, New York (Tyke through 18U). He was a four-year varsity letterman for Fulton, where he served as a captain, and ranks in the top in points in school history. He continued playing for four years while at the University of Rochester.

Normandeau has spent his time developing young players. He enjoys working with kids at various skill levels and engaging with them to enjoy the game. Normandeau’s coaching philosophy centers on positivity, development, and teamwork, with the goal of furthering personal growth, comradery amongst teammates, and interest in the sport.

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.