NJC 19U Major

NJC 19U Major

League:  MAWHA

Tournaments/Showcases:

  • East Coast Wizards Summer Showcase, MA – July 26-28, 2019
  • Stoney Creek Junior Sabres University Showcase, ON Canada – September 13-15, 2019
  • East Coast Wizards Holiday Invitational, MA – December 27-29, 2019

Shannon Paskaris

CEP Level 4

 

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials 19U Major Head Coach
  • University of Windsor, Assistant Coach (Ontario, Canada)

Playing Experience:

  • Dartmouth College
  • Team Canada U22
  • Team Ontario

 

Shannon has years of coaching experience at all levels of hockey, including youth hockey as well as University hockey in Ontario, Canada.  Shannon has also been a coach with CanAm hockey school for over 10 years. Shannon played for Dartmouth College where she was captain her senior year and finished her college career with 106 points. Shannon also competed with Team Canada U22 at the 2006 Air Canada Cup.

Nikki Leone

CEP Level 4

 

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials, Assistant Coach
  • The Lawrenceville School, Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

  • Syracuse University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Telus Lightning (NWHL)

 

Coach Nikki Leone enters her 3rd season with the New Jersey Colonials program. Previously she served as the assistant coach with The Lawrenceville School.  As a player, she graduated from Syracuse University after transferring from Quinnipiac University. She earned a degree in Biology and went on to earn her Doctorate degree from New York Chiropractic.  Originally from Trenton, Ontario, Leone grew up playing for the Telus Lightning in NWHL.

Andy Gojdycz

CEP Level 5

 

Coaching Experience:

  • New Jersey Colonials
  • Christian Brothers Academy
  • Rutgers University (Head Coach/GM)
  • Montgomery High School
  • Hunterdon Central High School
  • Hightstown High School
  • AP Selects
  • USA Hockey Associate Coach-In-Chief

Playing Experience:

  • Rutgers University (ACHA)
  • Christian Brothers Academy
  • Atlantic City (ECHL)

 

A native of Old Bridge, NJ, Coach Gojdycz attended Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Lincroft, NJ where he helped captain the Colts to New Jersey state record of three consecutive State Championships, three consecutive Gordon Cup Championships and three consecutive NJ Star-Ledger trophies. He captained the Rutger University Ice Knights for four seasons, earning American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) All-American status in 1998, the first season Rutgers competed at the Division 1 Level. The Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association (ECHA) nominated Coach Gojdycz three consecutive years onto the ECHA All-Star Team. He also holds the Matt Couzins Award for All-Time Leading Scorer among Defensemen (167).

 

After a brief stint in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), Coach G began collegiate coaching career began in 2002 with his Alma Mater, Rutgers University, where he was the Head Coach / GM until 2015. In 2006, he was recognized as the Rutgers University Club Sports “Coach of the Year” following his team’s efforts in 2006-2007. In 2007-08 Coach G was selected as the NECHL “Coach of the Year” after guiding the men’s team to a 20-8-2 record, its best in ten years at the Banks. In addition, the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) recognized him as a Division 1 “Coach of the Year” Finalist for his efforts. In 12 seasons at Rutgers, Coach G complied 5 straight regular season championships, coached 36 Academic All-Americans & 44 All-Stars, and went to 4 straight National Tournaments.

 

In 2008-09, Coach G was selected as the Courier-Post and Central Jersey Star-Ledger Newspaper High School Hockey “Coach of the Year”, following Hunterdon Central’s Kelly Cup Championship and 19-5-1 record, his first year back to the program after its inaugural year in 2004-05.  In 2008 & 2010, Coach G was also recognized by the ACHA and USA Hockey as being selected as part of the World University Games player selection committee for the tournaments held in Harbin, China & Erzurum, Turkey. Finally, Coach G is the Founder of Achieve Performance Hockey Systems, a company designed to train & consult youth hockey players. AP Hockey Systems spring teams (AP Selects) compete at a national level at the U16/18/20 Junior & AAA levels. Off the ice, Coach G participates as an instructor and direct liaison to the Atlantic District of USA Hockey (CEP) Coaches’ Education Program. In May 2012, after being involved in the program for 10 years, Coach G was named an Associate Coach in Chief for the Atlantic District and also its “Coach of the Year” recipient.

 

In 2015, the New Jersey Devils hired Coach G as their Director of Grassroots and Youth Ice Hockey in which he helped form the NHL Learn to Play Program, which serviced over 500 kids in NJ new to the sport of ice hockey. This program still thrives today introducing the sport to many new children.

 

Since 2016, Coach G and the NJC Girls program have sent 5 teams to the USAH National Tournament and have pushed over 10 girls to the NCAA ranks to further their hockey & scholastic careers.

 

Currently, he is the Executive Director for NJ Colonials Girls, the Head Coach at his alma mater, Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, NJ) and he is also the Commissioner to the Northeast Collegiate Hockey League (NECHL).