22-23 NJC 12U MAJOR AAA 2010

Manager:  Kari Cooke

League:  AYHL

Tournaments/Showcases:

SuperSeries Boston Breakout – Boston, MA (September 9-11, 2022)

CCM Nashville Tournament – Nashville, TN (September 30-October 2, 2022)

SuperSeries Rochester Border Battle – Rochester, NY (November 12-14, 2022)

The Cup, Prospects Cup Series – Buffalo, NY (January 12-15, 2023)

MEET THE COACHES

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

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CRAIG WICKER

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • Delbarton Varsity (AC)
  • New Jersey Freeze

Playing Experience:

  • Rider University (ACHA)
  • Morris Hills High School

Craig Wicker's teams are built with strong foundations consisting of great personal relationships, strong work ethic and attention to detail on and off the ice.

During Coach Wicker’s tenure at Delbarton School, the team has won 11 State Championships. He reached the USA Hockey National Tournament twice during his time in the NJYHL.

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PAT HENNESSY

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 4

 Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials Girls & Boys

 Playing Experience:

  • Delbarton School
  • Morris County Colonials

Pat Hennessy, a native of NJ, grew up playing for the Morris County Colonials from Mites through the Midget Level. He played hockey while attending the Delbarton School.

Coach Hennessy served as head coach for several Colonials teams including 8U, 10U & 12U Boys and Girls.

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COREY BROWN

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 3

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials Girls & Boys
  • Pope John XXIII Regional High School (Asst Coach)

Playing Experience:

  • Trenton Titans (ECHL)
  • West Chester University (ACHA)
  • Morris County Colonials

Corey Brown, a native of NJ, grew up playing for the Morris County Colonials from Mites through the Midget Level. He was named 1st team All State for his junior and senior season in NJSIAA . He represented Team New Jersey at the Chicago Showcase in 1997.

Brown then played for the West Chester University Golden Rams where he was named ACHA All American for his sophomore, junior and senior season. After his collegiate career, he spent 3 years playing for the Trenton Titans of the ECHL from 2001-2004.

Coach Brown was an assistant coach for Pope John XXIII Regional High School from 2001-2007 and has coached several Colonials boys and girls teams.

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J. DAVID CROSS

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 3

Coaching experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Chicago Squirt Hockey Saddle Club

Playing experience:

  • Lake Forest College (NCAA D3)
  • South Coast Sabers Youth AAA

Dave Cross has been involved with the Colonials and Chatham youth hockey organizations over the last several years.  His coaching philosophy centers on developing a strong work ethic, strong skills and a passion for the game.

Coach Cross played youth hockey, mites through midget AAA for the South Coast Sabers Tier 1 program. Following his youth hockey career, he played collegiate hockey at Lake Forest College at the NCAA Division III level.

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.