The organization hosted the first New Jersey Colonials Day on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, NJ. The event emphasized safe on and off ice hockey training, nutrition and skills development. Thanks to Johnson & Johnson, JAG PT, New Jersey Devils and others, our families learned injury/concussion prevention and treatment plus the importance of nutrition. The kids enjoyed on-ice games and off-ice sessions after the presentations with smiles to be found on many faces.
Featured guests Amanda Kessel and Bruce Driver shared their experiences of growing up playing hockey into their success as elite athletes. Amanda Kessel spoke about training for the Olympics and the experience of participating in the Games. Her message: set goals, work towards them, enjoy your teammates, enjoy the game and stay positive.