22-23 NJC 16U MAJOR AAA

Managers:  Mimi Phan, Cathy Schmitt

League:  MAWHA

Tournaments/Showcases:

Wizard Summer Showcase – Bedford, MA (July 29-31, 2022)

NAHA Labor Day Girls Fest – Wellesley, MA (September 2-4, 2022)

Stoney Creek Sabres U18 Showcase – Stoney Creek, ON (September 9-11, 2022)

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

East Coast Wizard Holiday Invitational – Bedford, MA (December 27-30, 2022)

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.

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KRISTEN BARBARA

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials 16U
  • Etobicoke Dolphin’s (OWHA)
    • Bantam (15U AA)
    • Midget (18U AA)
  • Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres (PWHL)

Playing Experience:

  • Metropolitan Riveters (PHF)
  • Toronto Six (NWHL)
  • Markham Thunder (CWHL)
  • York University (CIS)

Coach Kristen Barbara returns for a second season as the 16U Major head coach.

Coach Barbara played university hockey for York.  Playing defense, she posted 71 points in 150 career games, earning CIS All-Rookie Team and CIS All-Canadian honors in 2015.  She served as team captain in her 5th and final season at school.

Upon graduation, Barbara was drafted 28th overall by the Brampton Thunder in the 2016 CWHL Draft and played three seasons for the Thunder.   The team, who became the Markham Thunder, captured the Clarkson Cup in 2018.  Barbara played with PWHPA in 2019–20.  She played with the NWHL Toronto Six on 2020-21 and PHF Metropolitan Riveters in 2021-22.

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MEGHAN CASSIDY

ASSISTANT COACH

CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Metropolitan Riveters (Assistant Coach)
  • Oak Knoll School

Playing Experience:

  • Plymouth State University
  • New Jersey Colonials

Meghan Cassidy grew up playing for travel hockey in New Jersey, including the Colonials.  She went on to play college hockey at Plymouth State University.

Coach Cassidy is head coach of the Colonials Girls 14U Minor team and has been a coaching staff standout at all levels in the Girls program.   Cassidy serves as the head varsity coach at the Oak Knoll school.  Cassidy was as assistant coach of the NWHL Metropolitan Riveters in 2019-20.

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.