22-23 NJC 8U GOLD

Managers:  Ryan Ascone, Tara Lappen

League:  NJYHL


AAHA North 8U Jamboree – Wayne, NJ (September 17-18, 2022)

Turkey Shootout 2022 – Middletown, NJ (November 25-27, 2022)


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

Fauci, R



CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience

  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing Experience

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Delbarton School
  • Chicago Freeze (NAHL)
  • Lake Superior State University (NCAA)
  • Columbia Inferno (ECHL)

Ren Fauci spent his youth playing with the Colonials. He is a 2018 inductee to the New Jersey High School Hockey Hall of Fame.

Coach Fauci is no stranger to leadership. He served as team captain at Delbarton, Chicago and Lake Superior before turning pro.

Tortorello, C 22



CEP Level 3

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • New Jersey Freeze
  • West Morris Wolfpack
  • Huntingtown Hurricanes HS (Maryland)

Playing Experience:

  • MCYHL (8U-18U)
  • Mount Olive High School

Chris Tortorello grew up in NJ and played his youth hockey in the Morris County area.  He was a 4-year varsity hockey letterwinner at Mount Olive High School where he was twice named Captain.

Tortorello guided the Huntingtown High School Varsity to the MSHL Southern Conference Championship and was the Maryland State Championship runner up.  He has multiple years of 8U coaching experience at the Travel and MCYHL level. He serves as a Board member for the West Morris Wolfpack Hockey Club.

Coach Tortorello believes in a philosophy where team members support each other, work hard, and have a true passion for the game.  His 8U coaching philosophy is very simple: "I do my best to make each kid believe that they are capable of being a great hockey player. I try to have a team plan in place as well as an individualized plan per player."


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.