22-23 NJC 12U AA

Managers:  DJ Book, Julia Shenton

Leagues:  NJYHL (12U AA), EJEPL (11U Pure Diamond)


EJEPL Showcase – NJ, PA & NY (August 26-28, 2022)

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

EJEPL Showcase – Aston Area, PA (October 14-16, 2022)


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

Book, DJ 22



CEP Level 3

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Morristown Jr. Colonials (MCYHL)
  • Roxbury Gaels Youth Hockey (MCYHL)
  • Pittsburgh Hornets Youth Hockey

Playing Experience:

  • Carnegie Mellon University (College Hockey East)
  • Berkshire Prep School
  • Bikeline “AAA” Youth Ice Hockey
  • Philadelphia Flyers Alumni “AA” Youth Hockey

D.J. Book has over 35 years of playing, officiating and coaching experience.  He grew up playing youth hockey in Pittsburgh, PA and later moved to New Jersey, where he played for the Gladiators and Philadelphia Flyers Alumni, serving as Captain of his teams for multiple seasons.

Book won the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League (SJHSIHL) championship in 1997 while playing for Shawnee High School.  He then played varsity prep school hockey for the Berkshire in Sheffield, MA, competing against some of the top prep schools in North America including Cushing, Avon Old Farms, Hotchkiss, Lawrence Academy and Shattuck St. Mary’s.  He attended Union College and later Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a College Hockey East All-Star.  Book worked for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins as well as ESPN Radio.

Coach Book's coaching philosophy centers on positivity, focus, teamwork, commitment and discipline.  He strongly believes in putting forth a full effort as well as building character and trust amongst teammates.  Hockey is fun, an extremely important goal to maintain for players to reach their utmost potential.

Wickman, K 22



CEP Level 2

Coaching Experience:

  • Harding/ Madison Ice Hockey
  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing Experience:

  • Falcons Ice Hockey Association, IL
  • Lake Forest High School, IL
  • Madison High School, NJ
  • New Jersey Colonials

Kyle Wickman has over 7 years coaching experience at youth levels.  He focuses on developing younger players.  He concentrates on starting good habits and working on foundation skills.  Most importantly he makes sure the kids are having fun and building a strong desire to stay in the game.

Coach Wickman started playing hockey early on for the Falcons in the north shore area of Chicago. He also played for the Lake Forest High School before moving to New Jersey.  In New Jersey, he continued playing for Madison High School and the New Jersey Colonials.

Blumenberg, R 22



CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials



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.