22-23 NJC 10U AA

Manager:  John O’Hara

League:  NJYHL

Tournaments/Showcases:

Pittsburgh Pre-Season Challenge – Pittsburgh, PA (September 23-25, 2022)

Hershey Columbus Day Tournament – Hershey, PA (October 8-10, 2022)

Presidential Power Play – Philadelphia, PA (February 18-20, 2023)

MEET THE COACHES

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

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BILL KATINSKY

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 2

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • William Paterson University
  • Indian Hills HS
  • Wayne Valley HS
  • New Jersey Bandits
  • Strength & conditioning coach for 8U-NHL levels

Playing Experience:

  • William Paterson University
  • Bergen Catholic HS
  • Wayne Hills HS
  • NJ Avalanche, Devils Youth

Bill Katinsky played Tier I and Junior hockey with New Jersey Devils Youth and North Jersey Avalanche.  He played for Bergen Catholic High School and Wayne Hills High School.  He continued his career at William Paterson University, serving as team captain and a leading scorer.

Katinsky became an Assistant Coach at William Paterson University, where he helped guide the Pioneers to three straight League Championships and four straight National Championship appearances.

Additionally, Coach Katinsky was the Head Coach at Wayne Valley High School, where he was named the 2010-2011 Passaic County Coach of the Year and NJ Power Ranking Coach of the year after leading the team to a 20-3-4 record, County and League Championships, and first-ever State Quarterfinal appearance.

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DONALD BENNETT

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 2

Coaching Experience:

  • William Paterson University
  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Jr. Rangers
  • Ridge Baseball

Playing Experience:

  • William Paterson University (ACHA)
  • Toms River High School South
  • Toms River Youth Hockey Club

Don Bennett’s coaching philosophy centers around the belief that the sport of ice hockey, at all levels, teaches many important life lessons including teamwork, communication, grit and determination.

As a college player with William Paterson, Bennett served as the team's assistant captain during his junior year and captain during his senior season.  In 50 career games, he tallied 20 goals and 28 assists.  He helped the Pioneers to two MET conference playoff appearances in 1999 and 2000.   Behind the bench, Bennett helped transition the program to the ACHA Division 2 level, leading the team to its first postseason appearance in 2003.

Coach Bennett grew up in Toms River, New Jersey and played youth hockey for the Toms River Hockey Club (Mite thru Midget).  He was a 4-year varsity letterman for Toms River High School South and ranks as one of the top scoring defensemen in school history.  He served as captain for Toms River South for two years and led the team to the school's first ice hockey championship in history with a McInnis Cup victory in 1996.

NJCID-HFC

ANGELO KAKOLYRIS

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • St. Peter's Prep

Angelo Kakolyris played for the Colonials as a bantam and midget, while also playing high school hockey at St. Peter's Prep.

After playing hockey briefly at Iona College, he transitioned sports to the crew team where he competed in regattas across the Eastern seaboard.

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.