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Colts Coaches for the 2016-2017 Season


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We are also always looking for great coaches to help teach and develop our kids.  If you are interested, please fill out the application and contact the Coaching Director.


2015 Coaching Application


Coaching Director:

 Tom Bishop





Coach Bios:


Carl Barling


Carl B

Level 4 coach

NJ Rockets

Quarry Cats

NJ Youth Devils

11 yrs coaching experience

Coach Barling has extensive hockey experience in all aspects of the game.  He is a veteran official of 23 years with USA Hockey and 19 years with NIHOA. He has officiated in two National Championship tournaments.  He also served as Referee-In-Chief of the NJYHL for 13 yrs. Additionally Coach Barling works as an off-ice official for the NHL.  His playing experience includes youth hockey for the Essex County Chiefs and the NJ Colonials.  He was selected First-Team All County as a defenseman with Morristown High School 1987-1988. He played four years at New Hampshire College (DIII). 

Lars Anderson

L Anderson 2016


Level 4 certified coach.

2014-15 Head coach Colonials Midget AAA American

2013-14 Head coach Jersey Wildcats Empire Jr B

2012-13 Head coach Jersey Wildcats ESHL Jr B

2011-12 Head coach Colonials Midget AAA American

2005-2011 Head coach Colonials, various Bantam and Peewee AA teams/

1999-2005 Coach at Beacon Hill Club, Mites and squirts.

Grew up and played in Falun Sweden. Played through youth system, JrB, JrA, and 4 year on senior team


Kevin Kaminski

Kamenski 2016

Kevin Kamenski will serve as the Head Coach of the Colt’s Bantam AA minor team. Kevin has over 20 years of experience in coaching and training Ice Hockey players.

Kevin has a passion for hockey and truly enjoys sharing his love for the game. Kevin has spent the past three seasons coaching the Jersey Hitmen 18U AAA tier 1 team. Kevin owned and operated Elite Sports Academy, LLC (ESA Hockey) from 2007 to 2010 where Kevin was dedicated to providing the highest level of ice hockey training available. ESA Hockey provided a full range of training options that included; private lessons, small group training and clinics. Kevin also played Varsity Ice Hockey for Seton Hall Prep and Saint Joseph’s Regional High school prior to playing for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. Kevin also won two National Championships with Canton College of Technology and played professionally in the IHL, ECHL SHL and the RHI.

Kevin resides in Cedar Grove, New Jersey with his wife and daughters


Bob Thompson

Current Level Certification:  3

 Coaching Experience

2015-16 Colts Bantam A 

2014-15 Colts Bantam B

2014-15 Hanover Storm Squirts  

2000-05 Hanover Reg. High School Varsity Assistant

1989-2000 Hanover Hockey Director And Head Coach, Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget

1992-97 Colonials Head Coach Bantam B, Bantam A, Bantam AA

1992-93 Colonials Bantam B District Champions 


Playing Experience

1968-72 River Trails Park Dist. Mt. Prospect,Ill  Squirt Peewee

1972-73 Essex Cty Chiefs Bantam A

1973-75 New Jersey Rockets Bantam AA

1974-76 Whippany Park High School Varsity

1976-77 CCM Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conf

1978-79 NJ Cobras   


Dave Conklin

Coaching Experience

2007-2015 Coach, Livingston High School varsity ice hockey team

        Essex County coach of the year twice in 7 years

NJ Colonials

NJ Freeze

Founder and president of the Livingston Ice Hockey Club

Member of the University of Delaware Ice Hockey Hall of Fame


Chris Borkes

Coaching Experience:


2013-Present Assistant and Goalie Coach Wagner College ACHA D2


2012-2013 Assistant Coach Pope John XXIII Varsity Ice Hockey


 Playing Experience:


2007-2011 Seton Hall University


2004-2007 Pope John XXIII Regional High School


2005-2007 NJ Freeze 18U AA


2004-2005 NJ Freeze 16U AA


Youth Hockey: Montclair Blues


Phil Togno

Current Coaching Certification:

Level 4

Coaching Experience:

1996-1998 Long Valley Wolfpack Pee-Wee’s

1998-2001 New Jersey Lightning Pee-Wee’s

2001- West Morris Central J.V. Ice Hockey Coach

2002-2005 New Jersey Blizzard U16AA Head Coach

2002-2005 Parsippany Hills High School Head Coach

2006-2011 Jefferson High School Head Coach

2007-New Jersey High School Coach of the Year

2008 – State Finalist

2011-2015 New Jersey Freeze Coach-Mites/Squirts/U18

Playing Experience

1977-1986 played rec hockey in the MCYHL

1987-1991 La Salle University D3 club team

1992-2015 Mens leagues

Sean Carlin

Coaching Experience:

 2015 - Twin Oaks Ice Rink Clinics

Playing Experience: 

2001-2002  Bayonne Rangers  

1997-2001  Chatham/Various youth hockey house teams 


Angelo Giambattista 



USA Hockey level 4 (advanced) 




Speaker at USA Hockey Symposium, "Motivating players to be the best they can be" - 2010 


Coaching experience:


2005-06 - Squirt C(instructional) Assistant Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 

2006-07 - Squirt B Assistant Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 

2007-08 - Squirt A Head Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 

2008-09 - PeeWee B Head Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 

2009-10 - PeeWee A Head Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 

2010-11 - Bantam B Head Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 

2011-12 - Bantam A Head Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 

2012-13 - Midget Minor U16 A Assistant Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 

2013-14 - Midget Major U18A Head Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 

2014-15 - Midget Major U18A Head Coach - Cranford Hockey Club 


Playing Experience:


Essex County Chiefs - 1975 to 1978 

Livingston Hockey Club - 1979 to 1981 

Livingston High School Junior Varsity Hockey - 1980-1981 

Livingston High School Varsity Hockey - 1981-1983 

 Miles Atkian               

Current Level Certification

Level 2


Coaching Experience

2013-present Kinnelon colts bantam A, U16A


Playing Experience


2002-2005 NJ colonials

2005-2007 NJ Freeze

2007-2009 NJ Bandits

2006-2010 Morristown High School varsity

2010-2011 NJ Hitmen


Andrew Tivey            Andrew T

Current Level Certification

Level 2

Coaching Experience

2015 Fall Colts Bantam B

2014 Fall Colts Squirt B & Pee Wee

2014 Spring Colts Mite & Pee Wee

2013 Colts Squirt B

Playing Experience

2001-2003 Randolph High School JV, Randolph NJ

1995-2001 Randolph Youth Hockey, MCYHL



Samuel Tafel            Sam T

Coaching Certification

Level 1


Coaching Experience

2013- Present Protec 5 Star program

Morristown-Beard Coaching Staff


Assistant for Pewee AA

Assistant for Squirt A

Assistant for u18aa

Prep Elite AAA coach


Playing Experience

Youth hockey: Montclair Blues

2006-2010 Livingston High school Varsity. Livingston, New Jersey

2010-2011 Junior B cha Springfield Pics. Springfield, Mass.

2011-2014 Rutgers University Club Hockey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Monmouth University 2015




Stephen Shears            Stephen S

Current Level Certification

Level 1


Coaching Experience

2010-2011 Extra Edge Academy


Playing Experience

2006-2007 NJ Rockets Bantam AAA Minor

2007-2008 NJ Rockets Bantam AAA Major

2008-2009 NJ Colonials 16U National

2009-2010 Avalanche 16U National

2010-2011 NJ Hitmen


Tom Bishop

Current Level Certification

Certified Level 4 Advanced USA Hockey Coach


Coaching Experience

2011-2013 Coach Kinnelon Ice Hockey Peewee A

2009-2011 Coach Kinnelon Ice Hockey Squirts

1996-1997 Coach Kinnelon Ice Hockey Squirts

2001-2011 Coach Kinnelon Ice Hockey Mites

2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 Coach Seton Hall Prep JV

2006-2007 Asst. Coach Montclair Blues Squirt B -

2007-2008 Asst. Coach Colonials Squirt A

2007-2009 Asst. Coach Seton Hall Prep

2008-2009 Asst. Coach NJ Colonials Peewee AAA

2009-2010 Asst. Coach NJ Colonials Peewee AA


Playing Experience

1979-1982 Seton Hall Prep Ice Hockey

1982-1986 Rider University Ice Hockey



Igor Mrotchek

Igor M



Current Level Certification

Level 4 Advanced


Coaching Experience

2012-2013 Bantam Major, NJ Colonials

2011-2012 PeeWee AA, NJ Colonials

2010-2011 PeeWee AA, NJ Colonialsl

1998-2009 Jersey Penguins, President/Owner

2002-2004 Union Sports Arena, NJ, Hockey Director/Co-owner

2004-2009 Rock Ice Pavilion, NJ, President/Owner

1996-1998 PeeWee AA, Montclair Blues, NJ

1992-1994 PeeWee A, Stamford Sharks, CT


Playing Experience

1984-1988 Belarussian State Politechnical Institute, Minsk, Belarus

1982-1984 Vimpel, Minsk, Belarussian Elite League, Belarus

1988-1991 Tractor, Minsk, Belarussian Elite League, Belarus