24-25 NJC 18U AAA

Manager:  Gennifer Puppe

League:  AYHL (Premier)


Eastern Alliance Kickoff – Marlborough, MA (August 31-September 2, 2024)

Boston Jr Bruins Shootout – Boston, MA (September 27-29, 2024)

Eastern Exposure Cup – Boston, MA (October 25-27, 2024)

CCM World Invite – Chicago, IL (November 1-3, 2024)*

Beantown Winter Classic – Boston MA (January 1-5, 2025)*

* = tentative


2024-25 SEASON


# First Last Position Grad Year College Committment
4 John Ross III F 2025
5 Jack Gerne F 2025
9 Peter Goffredo D 2025
11 Sean McCarthy F 2025
12 Scott Vivinetto D 2026
13 Ayden Puppe F 2026
14 Nicholas Frassetto F 2025
15 Patrick Devaney F 2025
16 Ryan Giordano D/F 2025
17 Timothy Edwards D 2025
19 Ben McCain F 2025
21 Jake Timone F 2025
26 Philip McCarthy F 2025
27 Lucas Krzanowski D 2025
29 Maxwell Simpson D 2025
33 Josef Zengerle D 2025
35 George Cote G 2025
77 Ryan Murphy G 2024
88 Alexander Benkert F 2025
91 Cole Hurst F 2024


Last Updated: June 25, 2024


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

Velischek 24



CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Prep Power Hockey

Playing Experience:

  • Wilkes-Barre Penguins (AHL)
  • Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
  • Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
  • Missouri Mavericks (ECHL)
  • Arizona Sundogs (CHL)
  • Providence College (NCAA, DI)
  • Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
  • Delbarton School

Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Coach Velischek is a graduate of the Delbarton School where his team won 3 NJSIAA State Championships and 3 Gordon Cup Championships.  He finished his Delbarton career with 121 Points in 94 Games.  In 2009, he was selected by Pittsburgh in the NHL Entry Draft.  Velischek went on to play 4 years of NCAA Division I Hockey for Providence College in the Hockey East Conference leading the Friars to the Hockey East Semifinals his senior season.  He then spent the next 3 seasons playing professionally for several minor league teams including Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL), Missouri Mavericks (ECHL) and the Arizona Sun Dogs (CHL).

Coach Velischek was inducted to the NJ HS Hall of Fame in 2022. He has coached and developed Colonials AAA teams plus trained 50+ NCAA and pro hockey players.

Tallinder, H 21



CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials

Playing Experience:

  • Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils (NHL)
  • TPS (Finland Liiga)
  • ZSC Lions, SC Bern (Switzerland NLA)
  • AIK, Linkoping (Sweden SHL)
  • Hartford Wolfpack (AHL)
  • Sweden U18, U19, U20 and Men’s National Teams

Coach Tallinder has been a solid asset to the Colonials in developing our AAA players since 2020.  He was recognized throughout his professional hockey career as a reliable, stay-at-home defenseman. He was drafted in 1997 by the Buffalo Sabres and played most of his NHL career with Buffalo. In 2010, he signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils. He played for Buffalo in 2013 and returned to Europe to finish his professional career. He compiled 142 points in 678 career NHL games and 86 points in 215 games with TPS (Finland).

Henrik Tallinder also represented Sweden at numerous international events, most notably: 1998 and 1999 World Juniors, 2010 and 2014 (silver medal) Olympic Games, and the 2013 World Championships (gold medal).


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.