22-23 NJC 12U MINOR AA

Manager:  TBD

League:  MAWHA (12AA), NJYHL (12 B National)

Tournaments/Showcases:

Rhode Island Sting Columbus Day Invitational – RI (October 7-10, 2022)

PIP Roc City Girls Fest – Rochester, NY (November 4-6, 2022)

Lady Patriots President’s Day Classic – Colmar, PA (February 17-20, 2023)

MEET THE COACH

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

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MELISSA STYS

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing experience:

  • Manhattanville College
  • Kent School
  • Pequannock HS
  • New Jersey Colonials

Melissa Stys is a fourth grade teacher in Totowa, NJ and enters her fourth season coaching with the Colonials.  She moves to 12U after a successful head coach debut with 10U Minor last season.

Coach Stys played for NJC through her entire travel hockey career.  A tri-varsity captain for ice hockey, field hockey and lacrosse, she received the Class of '31 bowl as the best female athlete in her class at Kent School.  Coach Stys continued her athletic career playing ice hockey and field hockey at Manhattanville College.

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JEFF DUGAN

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • William Tennent High School (PA)
  • Warwick Wildcats (PA)

Playing experience:

  • West Chester University (ACHA D1)
  • Philadelphia Jr Flyers (Jr A)
  • William Tennent High School

Jeff Dugan has been coaching since 2013 at high school and various youth levels.  He enters his fourth season with the Colonials Girls program.   He promotes skill development, hard work and having fun while doing it.

Coach Dugan played defense for most of his playing career. He was acknowledged by West Chester University as best defenseman his sophomore year and most valuable player his senior year.

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.