22-23 NJC 14U MAJOR AAA

Managers:  Greg Brozowski

League:  MAWHA

Tournaments/Showcases:

NAHA Labor Day Showcase – Worcester, MA (September 2-4, 2022)

East Coast Wizards U14 Columbus Day Tournament – Bedford, MA (October 7-9, 2022)

PIP Smashville Girls Showcase – Nashville, TN (November 25-27, 2022)

CCM MLK Boston Girls Invitational – Marlborough, MA (January 14-16, 2023)

JWHL Challenge Cup – Rockville, MD (February 17-20, 2023)

MEET THE COACHES

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

Janiga, E 21

EMILY JANIGA

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • 19U Major New Jersey Colonials (HC, 2021-22)
  • 14U White New Jersey Colonials (HC, 20-21)
  • 19U Niagara Junior Purple Eagles (HC, 19-20)
  • 19U Niagara Junior Purple Eagles (AC, 18-19)

Playing Experience:

  • Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL)
  • PWPHA Showcases
  • Buffalo Beauts (NWHL)
  • Vanke Rays (CWHL)
  • Mercyhurst University (Class of 2016)

Emily Janiga enters her third season with the Colonials and second as the Girls Hockey Director.

Janiga brings an extensive hockey background to the Colonials organization as both a player and coach. A current member of the NWHL Riveters, Emily previously competed in the PWHPA, CWHL, and at the NCAA DI level for Mercyhurst, where she captained the varsity women's team with a highly decorated career and was named to the All-CHA First team, the College Hockey America Conference (CHA) Player of the Year, the conference scoring leader, and was a member of the All-CHA First Team.

Janiga has 6 years of coaching experience in youth hockey since graduating in 2016. Her repertoire includes the 19U, 16U and 14U levels, the Buffalo Sabres Learn to Play (LTP), the Skating Instructor Academy of Hockey in Buffalo, and most recently, Skate with the HEAT.

Coach Janiga not only brings a true passion for growing the game of hockey to the forefront of her efforts, but her experiences with growing the game are unparalleled.

During her time in the CWHL with the Vanke Rays, she also worked as a Beijing 2022 Women's Sport Ambassador to assist in the global grassroots growth and promotion of female hockey in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Kewer, A

AMANDA KEWER

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience:

  • 2017 USA Hockey New England Development Camp (Girls 15/16/17)
  • Worcester Lady Crusaders (practice/skills)
  • New England Jumbo (practice/skills)

Playing Experience:

  • College of Holy Cross (D1/D3)
  • Pomfret Prep School Hockey
  • Connecticut Polar Bears
  • Connecticut Seahawks

Amanda Kewer is a welcome addition to the New Jersey Colonials coaching staff.  She brings experience in player development at USA Hockey camps and youth teams in New England.

Coach Kewer played collegiate hockey as a member of the Holy Cross Crusaders team that moved from Division 3 to Division 1 in her senior season.  A four-year letterwinner at Pomfret School, she excelled in hockey, field hockey, lacrosse and crew.

Kewer served as team captain for the Connecticut Polar Bears in 2013.  A key player for the club, she served as captain in 2013.  Her youth hockey experience included the 2012 National Championship and quarterfinalists in 2009 and 2014.

Havrylkoff, R

RACHEL HAVRYLKOFF

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching experience:

  • York Lady Devils AC (16U & 19U)
  • Hershey Jr. Bears AC (12U Boys)

Playing experience:

  • Lady Islanders (Youth)
  • Wyoming Seminary Prep
  • Lebanon Valley College

Rachel Havrylkoff joins the New Jersey Colonials staff as a young and upcoming coach.

Coach Havrylkoff is a 2021 graduate of Lebanon Valley College who played hockey and lacrosse.

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.