23-24 NJC 16U AAA
Manager: Steven Petros
League: AYHL (Elite)
ECC Labor Day Cup – Northford, CT (September 1-3, 2023)
Beast Fall Classic – Boston Metro, MA (September 15-17, 2023)
ECC College Cup – Northford, CT (October 13-15, 2023)
Beantown Fall Classic – Boston Metro, MA (October 26-29, 2023)
16U AAA ROSTER
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Last Updated: June 1, 2023
MEET THE COACHES
Experienced staff with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for athlete growth and development.
CEP Level 4
- New Jersey Rockets
- Red Bank Generals
- Protec Ducks
- Skills & Power Skating Coach – Protec Ponds
- Reading , Toledo (ECHL Training Camps)
- HC Vitebsk (Belarus Extraliga)
- Trenton (OJHL, JrA)
- Soo (NOJHL, JrA)
- Shelburne, Minnesota (SIJHL, JrA)
- NY Apple Core, NJ Rockets (JrB)
- Jersey Penguins, Bridgewater Bears (NJYHL)
Ilya Yavtuhovich returns as the 2007 AAA head coach after leading them to the AYHL playoffs for 2 consecutive seasons. He has experience coaching 18U, 16U and 14U teams. His power skating, checking, skills and off-ice training are geared to bring out the highest potential of each player.
Coach Yavtuhovich played his youth hockey in New Jersey before moving on to the junior and pro ranks.
CEP Level 5
- New Jersey Colonials
- St. Joseph Metuchen Varsity Hockey
- Princeton Youth Hockey
- New Jersey Rockets
- New Jersey Garden State Games
- Norwich University (NCAA, D3)
- Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
- Saint Joseph Metuchen
Ryan Carter has coached for over twenty years and is also the Coach in Chief for the Atlantic District. Carter played at Norwich University and Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada before becoming an assistant coach (2003-07) and eventually the head coach (2007 to present) at Saint Joseph.
Carter received the 2022 Atlantic District New Leader Award and in 2018, the prestigious Bob O'Connor Award from USA Hockey for extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to the sport.
Under Carter, the Saint Joseph Falcons have claimed eight of the last ten Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championships, and three Egan Conference titles 2016, 2017, and 2021. Carter is a four-time GMC Coach of the Year, having earned the honor twice from the Home News Tribune and twice from the league. Two of Carter’s former players were selected in the NHL Draft including All-Star defenseman John Carlson, who won a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals. More than 40 percent of Saint Joseph graduates have continued their ice hockey careers at the collegiate level with several players securing NCAA Division I scholarships.