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)


2023-24 SEASON
# First Last Position Grad Year College Commitment
8 Aidan Stepien D 2026
9 Sebastian Leach F
10 Bowen Crosby F 2026
13 Emmet Davis F 2025
17 Andrew Lim D 2025
18 Edwin Santiago F 2025
19 Tair Gafiatullin D 2025
23 Robert Magnotta D 2025
24 Dylan Moondra D 2025
29 Brody Teitelbaum G 2026
36 Andrew Corrado G 2025
43 Cameron Smith F/D 2025
62 Timothy Keaveney D 2025
67 Mikko Amores F 2025
72 Dmytro Murenets F 2025
86 Lucien Petros F 2025
88 Alexander Benkert F 2025
91 Cole Hurst F 2026
93 Michael Foley F

Last Updated: June 1, 2023


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

Yavtuhovich 23



CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Rockets
  • Red Bank Generals
  • Protec Ducks
  • Skills & Power Skating Coach – Protec Ponds

Playing Experience:

  • 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.

Carter, R 22



CEP Level 5

Coaching Experience

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • St. Joseph Metuchen Varsity Hockey
  • Princeton Youth Hockey
  • New Jersey Rockets
  • New Jersey Garden State Games

Playing Experience

  • 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.


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.