NJC 16U Midget National AAA

NJC 16U Midget National AAA

Manager:  Nancy Sordillo

 

League:  AYHL

Tournaments/Showcases:

  • East Coast Classic Labor Day Tournament, MA/NH – August 30-September 1, 2019
  • Boston Jr Bruins Shootout, MA – September 20-22, 2019
  • Beast Hockey Columbus Day Tournament, MA – October 12-13, 2019
  • Beantown Fall Classic, MA – October 24-27, 2019

David Crandall

CEP Level 4

 

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Elite Hockey Program
  • New Jersey Devils
  • New Jersey Rockets
  • The Pingry School

Player Development Experience:

  • Director of Player Development, Elite Hockey Program
  • Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association Player Development Program
  • USA Hockey National Player Development Camps

Scouting Experience:

  • Youngstown Phantoms, United States Hockey League (USHL)
  • Elite Hockey Program

Playing Experience:

  • Hamden Youth Travel Hockey, Hamden, Connecticut

 

David Crandall has over 20 years coaching experience at the Tier I level. He believes in focusing on player development and building a strong culture.  His experience in player development, as a director, coach and evaluator provides for a methodology to systematically develop players in the areas of skills, tactics and systems.  David has a strong background in leadership, team building and organizational culture.  Players develop team values such as leadership, collaboration, accountability, strong work ethic, respect, discipline and a high compete level.  He has coached players who have advanced to Prep School, Junior, NCAA D3, NCAA DI and Professional hockey. Some of his more notable team accomplishments include a Labor Day Tier I Face Off Championship, an Atlantic District Championship, a USA Hockey National’s appearance, two Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL) Championships and an International Silver Sticks Regional Championship.

Alex Velischek

CEP Level 3

 

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Prep Power Hockey

Playing Experience:

  • Wilkes-Barre Penguins (AHL)
  • Wheeling Nailers, Cincinnati Cyclones, 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 and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 123rd Overall in the 2009 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 has been coaching in North Jersey for the past 7 years and has had the pleasure of working with over 50 NCAA and professional hockey players.

Chase Watson

CEP Level 4

 

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Philadelphia Little Flyers

Playing Experience:

  • Augusta, Wheeling, Reading, Trenton, Johnstown, Cincinnati, South Carolina, Elmira (ECHL)
  • Bloomington (IHL)
  • Arizona (CHL)
  • Brooklyn (FPHL)
  • Providence College (NCAA, DI)
  • Rochester, Cedar Rapids (USHL)

 

Chase has coached numerous camps, clinics and youth hockey teams over the past 10 years, including High School, 18U, and 16U.  His coaching philosophy centers around player development on and off the ice, and he is a firm believer that winning is a by product of discipline, athletic development and becoming a stronger team day-by-day.

Chase was drafted at 16 by the Rochester Mustangs (USHL) and the Sarnia Sting (OHL). Played NCAA Division I College Hockey at Providence College where he was named to Hockey East All-Academic Team.  Chase played 5 Years Professionally in ECHL, as well as Philadelphia Flyers Training camp in 2008.  Chase is the son of Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Watson.