22-23 NJC 19U MAJOR AAA

Managers:  Mark Herceg, Khristyn Kane

League:  MAWHA

Tournaments/Showcases:

Beantown Classic – Marlborough, MA (July 22-24, 2022)

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

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

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

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

MEET THE COACHES

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

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BROOKE AVERY

HEAD COACH

CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Oyster River High School, AC - Varsity Hockey
  • Oyster River High School, HC - JV Lacrosse
  • University New Hampshire, Summer Camp Coach

Playing Experience:

  • Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL)
  • Syracuse University
  • University of New Hampshire
  • St. Paul's School

Coach Brooke Avery graduated from Syracuse University after transferring from the University of New Hampshire. Brooke has experience coaching both ice hockey and lacrosse.  She has played professionally with the Metropolitan Riveters the last 3 seasons.

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EMILY JANIGA

ASSISTANT 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.

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.