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S: New Jersey Colonials 2011-2012

BC: NJYHL Squirt Patrick Division 2011 Champions

FC: New Jersey Colonials Squirt A 2011-2012 Head Coach Jim Gilleece Assistant Coach Rob Barrasso

1: 2 Michael DeRosa 3 Scott Cook 4 Evan Xhumba 8 John Spitznagel 9 Matthew Longo 16 Robbie Singley 24 PJ Chisholm 26 Ryan Scott 27 Bobby Barrasso 29 Peter Papadopoulos 30 Matt Ubertaccio 32 Sam Younger 52 Jack Brown 71 Dylan Flaherty 88 Jack Finnegan 91 Patrick Gilleece 98 Brenen Lavoie | Forward Defense Defense Forward Forward Defense Forward Forward Forward Goalie Goalie Defense Defense Forward Forward Forward Defense | NJ Colonials Squirt A 2011-2012 | Coach: Jim Gilleece Assistant Coach: Rob Barrasso

2: A Big Thank You to our Coaches! A good coach supports, rewards, teaches, and makes a sport fun. This season would not have been the same without your dedication to our kids. As parents, we want our children to learn and have a successful season, but most of all we want them to enjoy themselves along the way. We recognize and appreciate all of the hard work you put in to giving our children a fun and outstanding season. Thank you! ~The NJ Colonials Squirt B Parents

3: Special Thanks to Our Team Manager Hank Park If not for your drive and commitment we would not have had such sweet victories. The "behind the scenes" work that goes into planning a season has not gone unnoticed. Thanks to you, our hotel arrangements were made and we knew where to be and when, to say the least of your duties. Your communication to the team deserves a special thank you. We also appreciate your priority for getting the team together off the ice. It was wonderful that the kids and parents got to know each other in an environment outside of "the rink"! Thank you! ~ The NJ Colonials Squirt B Parents

4: 3 Jenna Kurz, Forward | Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? The tournaments! What do you like about your coaches? They made the season more fun. What is your favorite position to play? Forward. I like to assist and score. What inspired you to play hockey? My Dad. Who is your favorite Hockey player? Team? Alexander Ovechkin. NJ Devils. Do you have a pregame ritual? No.

5: 5 Gabriel Park, Defense | Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? The playoffs. What do you like about your coaches? They let us do fun things like shootouts. What is your favorite position to play? Defense because the defense gives a lot of assists to the offense. What inspired you to play hockey? When I tried to play hockey, it was fun. Who is your favorite Hockey player? Team? Ilya Kovalchuck. NJ Devils. Do you have a pregame ritual? No.

6: 7 Andrew Coffey, Defense | Player Interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? My favorite part of the hockey season is going to tournaments and making it to playoffs. What do you like about your coaches? What i like about my coaches is that they have helped me to improve alot and made practices fun while teaching me. What is your favorite position to play? I like playing defense because I like stopping kids from scoring goals. What inspired you to play hockey? My brother and family. Who is your favorite Hockey team? Player? Buffalo Sabres. Alexander Ovechkin. Do you have a pregame ritual? I have no pregame ritual. I just go out and play my hardest!

7: 8 John Paul Luckman Defense | Player Interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? My favorite part of the hockey season is going to the tournaments. What do you like about your coaches? Persistence. What is your favorite position to play? Left or right wing. What inspired you to play hockey? My dad. Who is your favorite Hockey team? NY Islanders Do you have a pregame ritual? Most of the time I sleep before the game.

8: 9 Matthew Longo, Forward | Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? My favorite part of the hockey season was making it to the finals of Silversticks. What do you like about your coaches? I like the coaches because they are nice and inspiring! What is your favorite position to play? My favorite position to play is center because I like the face offs. What inspired you to play hockey? My family inspired me to play hockey. Who is your favorite Hockey player? Team? My favorite player is Ilya Kovalchuk from the NJ Devils. Do you have a pregame ritual? Mr. Singley ties my skates before big games.

9: 11 Jordan Handler Forward Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? When we played the all star game/practice; because it measured everybody's talents against each other. What do you like about your coaches? When they yell at me it makes me hustle more. What is your favorite position to play? My favorite position to play is center because it is fun to take the face offs and you can skate where ever you want. What inspired you to play hockey? My brother inspired me to play hockey. I used to watch him at his hockey games before I could even walk. Who is your favorite Hockey player? Team? My favorite team is the NJ Devils. My favorite player is Ilya Kovalchuk. Do you have a pregame ritual? My pregame ritual is listening to warm up music in the car.

10: 14 Patrick Jackson Forward | Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? My favorite part was all of the tournaments and being with the team. What do you like about your coaches? I like that they really pushed us and made us be a better hockey team. I also liked my dad being one of my coaches. What is your favorite position to play? Left wing because you just have to focus on your side and it's a good place to take shots from. What inspired you to play hockey? At first, I tried just skating and I liked it. My dad encouraged me to play hockey and I really liked it. Who is your favorite Hockey player? Team? Chris Drury. NY Rangers. Do you have a pregame ritual? I always tie my skates a certain way and check my stick to see if it needs re-taping.

11: 16 Robert Singley, Forward | Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? Hanging out with my friends and playing knee hockey in the hotel hallways at tournaments. And winning games! What do you like about your coaches? I like when coach yells at us. It makes me skate harder and play better. What is your favorite position to play? Center because centers have to work all over the ice they have to get in on the offensive rush and help out on defense. What inspired you to play hockey? Watching NY Rangers games at Madison Square Garden with my dad. I wanted to be out on the ice and be like them. Who is your favorite Hockey player? Team? My favorite hockey teams are the NY Rangers and the NJ Colonials. My favorite players are Sean Avery, Brandon Dubinsky and Henrik Lundqvist. Do you have a pregame ritual? I like to listen to a song called "Fire It Up" by Thousand Foot Crutch.

12: Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? Tournaments because when we aren't playing a game, the team can do other fun stuff together. What do you like about your coaches? The coaches pump us up before big games, and they all play hockey (well) so they know what to do in all situations. What is your favorite position to play? Defense. I usually have no intention to score (unless its an obviously weaker team). If i was a forward, I'd probably be naturally a third defenseman. Although I really do love playing goalie. | What inspired you to play hockey? I had been taking skating lessons at Mennen for a long time and I had to pick between figure skating or hockey. Dad was the one that convinced me to pick hockey (there was no way he was going to let me pick figure skating). Who is your favorite Hockey player? Team? Wayne Gretzky. NJ Devils. | 17 Paige Galle, Defense

13: 18 Joseph De Poalo, Forward Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? Playing with old and new friends. What do you like about your coaches? They made practices fun and I learned a lot. What is your favorite position to play? Forward. What inspired you to play hockey? My brothers played hockey so I wanted to play. Who is your favorite Hockey player? Team? My favorite player is Sidney Crosby from the Penguins. Do you have a pregame ritual? Drink lots of water and run.

14: 24 PJ Chisholm, Forward | Player Interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? My favorite part of the season was skating on the 1980 Olympic rink. What do you like about your coaches? If I make a mistake, they tell me what to do better. What is your favorite position to play? Center because you get to go all over the ice. What inspired you to play hockey? My dad because he was a hockey player. Who is your favorite Hockey team? Player? My favorite team is the Rangers. Ryan Callahan is my favorite player. Do you have a pregame ritual? I listen to heavy metal.

15: 26 Ryan Scott, Forward | Player Interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? My favorite part of the season was winning our division. What do you like about your coaches? They are nice and help me get better at hockey. I like when Coach Jackson wears his suit to games. | What is your favorite position to play? I like to play defense because it's my origional line. What inspired you to play hockey? My dad asked me and I really like it. Who is your favorite Hockey team? Player? My favorite team is the Devils or the Colonials. Zach Parise is my favorite player. Do you have a pregame ritual? I try to get there an hour early.

16: 27 Ryan Brown, Forward Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? My favorite part of the season was going to Maryland. What do you like about your coaches? I like that the coaches are not too tough. | What is your favorite position to play? Center because you fight for the puck when they drop it. What inspired you to play hockey? My brothers. Who is your favorite Hockey team? Player? Buffalo. Ryan Miller. Do you have a pregame ritual? Playing knee hockey.

17: 30 Jack Purpura Goalie Player interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? My favorite part of the season was when we played in the championship game in the Silver Sticks tournament in Maryland. What do you like about your coaches? The coaches were nice to play for, they taught me a lot about hockey and helped me become a better player. What is your favorite position to play? My favorite position is goalie. I like it because the team counts on me to help them win the game. What inspired you to play hockey? I was inspired to play hockey because my dad played when he was little and I saw a game on TV and it looked like it would be fun. Who is your favorite Hockey player? Team? My favorite team is the NY Rangers and my favorite player is Henrik Lundqvist the goalie. Do you have a pregame ritual? My pregame ritual starts with a good meal before the game, then stretching out and thinking about the game before the puck drops.

18: 52 Easton Dilworth, Defense | Player Interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? My favorite part of the season was going to all of the tournaments and parties. What do you like about your coaches? I like that our coaches helped me to get better at hockey. I liked when Coach Kurz did shoot outs and scrimmages at the end of practice. What is your favorite position to play? I like to play defense because I like to protect the goalie and I think the defense coach (Coach Galle) is nice. What inspired you to play hockey? I started playing in 1st grade because some of my friends were playing. Who is your favorite Hockey team? Player? My favorite team is the Capitals. Ovechkin is my favorite player in the NHL. Do you have a pregame ritual? I make sure i eat something healthy and relax a bit.

19: Player Interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? I enjoyed the whole season. It was fun being able to play hockey with all my new friends. What do you like about your coaches? That they are really nice and make practice fun. What is your favorite position to play? My favorite position is goalie because pucks are flying at my head. | What inspired you to play hockey? My dad taking me to my first Devil's game. Who is your favorite Hockey team? Player? My favorite team is the NJ Devil's. My favorite players are Marty Brodeur and Roberto Lungo. Do you have a pregame ritual? On my way into the net, I do my "stick slap" (hitting top shelf, 5 hole, blocker, and glove with my stick). | 55 Christopher 'Goose' Ambrozy Goalie

20: 79 John Spitznagel, Forward | Player Interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? Playing in Silversticks because we won every game but the final. What do you like about your coaches? I like that Coach Jackson encourages me to skate harder and faster. I like how Coach Kurz makes practice fun. What is your favorite position to play? My favorite position to play is left wing because i get to score! What inspired you to play hockey? Seeing hockey on TV inspired me to start playing. Who is your favorite Hockey team? Player? Washington Capitals. Alexander Ovechkin. Do you have a pregame ritual? No.

21: 87 DJ Layden, Defense | Player Interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? Traveling and games. What do you like about your coaches? They are really nice. What is your favorite position to play? Defense, it's lots of fun. What inspired you to play hockey? My mom. Who is your favorite Hockey team? Player? Zachary Parise. NJ Devils Do you have a pregame ritual? No, not really.

22: Player Interview: What was your favorite part of this hockey season? Playing in the games What do you like about your coaches? They inspire us to play hard and develop our skills. What is your favorite position to play? Offense. You get to go up more than defense. What inspired you to play hockey? My uncle, Brian Mahoney. Who is your favorite Hockey team? Player? New York Rangers. Derek Stepan. Do you have a pregame ritual? Dryland exercises and think about what I need to do in order to win the game. | 91 Quinn Kelly, Defense

23: Standings The Colonials Squirt B team finished 32-13-6 after 51 games with 215 goals for and 98 goals against (16-4-0 League, 8-5-4 Non-League, 6-3-2 Tournament play). The team scored the third most goals in the Patrick Division (98), only 9 goals behind the division leader; and gave up the fewest goals (33) in the division. The players defeated the Princeton Tigers 6-1 in the NJYHL Championship game which earned them the title Squirt Patrick Division Champions.

24: Columbia, MD

25: CanAm Challenge Cup Lake Placid, NY

26: Coaching Moments

27: Celebrations

28: New Jersey Colonials Squirt Patrick Champions

29: Good Times!

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