22-23 NJC 16U AAA 2006

Manager:  Lowell Simpson

League:  AYHL, EPCS

Tournaments/Showcases:

Eastern Alliance Kickoff – Marlborough, MA (September 2-5, 2022)

Elite Prospects Cup Series – Philadelphia, PA (September 30-October 2, 2022)

Elite Prospects Cup Series – Pittsburgh, PA (October 21-23, 2022)

Elite Prospects Cup Series – Boston, MA (December 2-4, 2022)

Elite Prospects Cup Series – Tampa, FL (January 26-29, 2023)

MEET THE COACHES

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

Ginsberg, J

JOE GINSBERG

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Cathedral High School (JV)
  • New England Jr. Falcons

Playing Experience:

  • Cathedral High School
  • Williston-Northampton Prep
  • UMass Jr. Minutemen
  • Springfield Jr. Pics

Joe Ginsberg grew up and played all his amateur hockey in Massachusetts.

Coach Ginsberg's coaching philosophy is centered on complete player development, on and off the ice.  This includes work-ethic, discipline, leadership skills and playing the game the right way.

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MIKE LONERGAN

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials Girls & Boys
  • Essex Hunt Club Girls & Boys
  • Chester-Menham Lacrosse (Head Coach)
  • Delbarton Indoor Lacrosse
  • Australia Lacrosse

Playing Experience:

  • Merrimack College (Lacrosse, JV Hockey)
  • Delbarton School

Mike Lonergan has 30+ years of coaching experience at the amateur and youth levels across 2 sports. His coaching philosophy includes discipline, skill development and a passion to compete.

Coach Lonergan played soccer, hockey and lacrosse at Delbarton School in NJ and was a midfielder on the Merrimack College lacrosse team where he was the team’s leading point producer for 3 seasons.  He served as captain for Merrimack lacrosse his Junior and Senior seasons and was named the 1988 New England All Star Player.

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BRUCE SHATEL

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • Delbarton (Hockey, Baseball)
  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Prep Power Hockey

Playing Experience:

  • Providence College (NCAA, D1)
  • Deerfield Academy
  • Morristown High School

Bruce Shatel is also the New Jersey Colonials Executive Director.  His teams are best known for their work ethic and discipline. Under his tenure, Delbarton has established themselves as one of the preeminent high school hockey teams in Northeast. They have won 11 State Championships, 8 Gordon Cups, 11 Gordon Conference titles, 3 Mennen Cups, and 3 Mennen Division titles. Most importantly, many of Shatel’s players have committed to play at the next level at some of the finest colleges in the Northeast: Brown University, Boston College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Cornell University, Harvard University, Hobart College, Holy Cross, Middlebury College, Princeton University, Providence College, RPI, Tufts University, UVM, Williams College, and Yale University.

Shatel has taught mathematics at Delbarton School for over 20 years. He serves on the Rules Committee and the Seeding Committee for the NJSIAA. Shatel has also been a coach and evaluator for USA hockey for the New England District. In 2014, Shatel was inducted into the New Jersey Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. In July 2017, the Star Ledger named him as one of the most influential people in New Jersey high school sports.

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ALEX VELISCHEK

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Prep Power Hockey

Playing Experience:

  • Wilkes-Barre Penguins (AHL)
  • Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
  • Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
  • Missouri Mavericks (ECHL)
  • Arizona Sundogs (CHL)
  • Providence College (NCAA, DI)
  • Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
  • Delbarton School

Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Coach Velischek is a graduate of the Delbarton School where his team won 3 NJSIAA State Championships and 3 Gordon Cup Championships.  He finished his Delbarton career with 121 Points in 94 Games and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 123rd Overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.  Velischek went on to play 4 years of NCAA Division I Hockey for Providence College in the Hockey East Conference leading the Friars to the Hockey East Semifinals his senior season.  He then spent the next 3 seasons playing professionally for several minor league teams including Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL), Missouri Mavericks (ECHL) and the Arizona Sun Dogs (CHL).

Coach Velischek has been coaching in North Jersey for 10 years and has had the pleasure of working with over 50 NCAA and professional hockey players.

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.