Managers:  Mark Herceg, Khristyn Kane

League:  MAWHA


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)

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


2022-23 SEASON
# First Last Position Grad Year College Committment
2 Adrianna Tumminello D 2023 Villanova University
4 Victoria Rutnik G 2023 Long Island University
5 Gabriella Capano F 2025
7 Ashley Engle F 2023 Connecticut College
9 Veronica Ball D 2024
12 Princess Delano F 2024
15 Sabine Vockins D 2023
17 Kate Romano F 2023
18 Nina Herceg F 2023 Manhattanville College
22 Ashley Chevestick F 2025
24 Abbigail Cunkelman D 2023 Chatham University
25 Peyton Liebross F 2023
31 Baylyn Shankman G 2024
36 Cara Brett F 2023
46 Mallory Albanese D 2024
51 Rebekah Ade F PG - 2023
53 Kailin Kane F 2024
55 Isabella Boswick D 2023
91 Michelle McCabe F 2023


Last Updated: January 17, 2023


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

Avery, B 21



CEP Level 2

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.

Janiga, E 21



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.

Barbara, K 21



CEP Level 2

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.


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.