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Twin Oaks offers its skaters the finest professional hockey instruction in the region. Our experienced staff have trained and skated with the best—from youth programs to intercollegiate to the NHL.

All instructors are independent contractors who use Twin Oaks Ice Rink to teach private lessons. Instructors set their own fees and maintain their own schedules. In addition to the instructor’s fee, there is a minimal ice fee to Twin Oaks Ice Rink.

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On-ice:

Randy Velischek

Randy grew up playing hockey in Quebec, Canada, and moved to the U.S.A. to play for Providence College where he played four years of Division I hockey. Randy was a college All-American and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, a college hockey award for the best player. After graduating, Randy, a defenseman, played 13 years of professional hockey, including 10 years in the NHL with the NJ Devils, Quebec Nordiques and Minnesota North Stars. After retiring from the NHL, he was the NJ Devils’ radio color commentator for 11 years. Randy has 25 years of experience directing and coaching youth hockey camps and clinics for players of all ages and skills. He is currently the head coach of the Morristown-Beard School Boy’s Varsity ice hockey team, runs RJV Hockey School, and is the Hockey Director here at Twin Oaks Ice Rink.

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Don Marino

Don specializes in power skating, and all other types of hockey skill development. He has many years of experience playing, teaching, and coaching hockey, including teaching at Twin Oaks' skills clinics, and summer camps.

Don is currently an Assistant Coach for the Morristown-Beard School Boys Varsity Hockey team as well as the Head Coach for the Junior Varsity Boys team and former coach for the school’s middle school program. Don is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey Coach.

He is currently the Head Coach for the New Jersey Colonials 19U Minor Girls' hockey team, former Assistant with the Girls 14u Tier 1 teams and former Head Coach for the Colonials Boys 16U AA Midget team. Don played for three years in the original Metropolitan Junior Hockey League (MJHL), followed by a year at Providence College. He is the youth and adult league coordinator and scheduler for Twin Oaks Ice Rink.

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Jerry Dea

Jerry grew up in New Hampshire playing ice hockey for the White Mountain Avalanche, Laconia Lakers for youth hockey, and the Dover Seawolves in Junior. He began his coaching career at 17, volunteering his time with youth teams. Jerry has spent the last 10 years coaching teams from Mites to u18AA and has served as an assistant coach for the Seton Hall Prep Varsity. Jerry is starting his first year as the head of goalie development for the New Jersey Rockets program and coaches the Rockets Peewee Minor team.

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Kevin Kamenski

Kevin is the current Hockey Director for the Jersey Colts travel hockey program.
With over 20 years of experience as a coach and hockey director, Kevin brings a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for the game. He truly enjoys developing and sharing his knowledge with players. Just prior to the Colt’s, Kevin spent three seasons coaching the Jersey Hitmen 18U AAA Tier 1 USPHL team.
During his tenure there:

  • he won USPHL 18U Coach of the Year;
  • the team earned their highest national rank to date (4th); and
  • they won the USPHL Championship.

He was fortunate enough to also be an integral part of helping 6 players receive Division 1 scholarships to Colleges including the University of Vermont and Quinnipiac University. Since 2011, Kevin has also acted as the Ice Director at Beacon Hill Club, a private outdoor ice hockey club located in Summit, NJ.

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Sam Tafel

Sam has coached with the Colts travel organization for the past five years. He is currently the Head Coach of their Bantam AA team. He headed the Colt Mite program last year and has coached at all levels of the organization. Sam graduated from Rutgers and now plays for Seton Hall University where he is studying for his masters.

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Guest Coaches:

Bruce Shatel

Bruce is beginning his tenth season as head coach for Delbarton’s Ice Hockey team. Under his guidance, the team has posted an impressive record of 213-25-21 for a .895 winning percentage. His teams have won 5 State Championships, 3 Gordon Cups, 4 Gordon Conference titles, 3 Mennen Cups, and 3 Mennen Division titles. Prior to taking over as the head coach, Bruce served as an assistant coach to Brian Day for six years at Delbarton. He also coached at Seton Hall Prep for one season. Bruce was an All-State hockey player for Morristown High School, where he registered 224 points in three years. He attended Deerfield Academy for two years where he was captain of the 1990 team, and was named All-New England his senior year. After high school, he played college hockey at Providence College. Currently, Bruce teaches mathematics at Delbarton School and serves on the Admissions Committee. He serves on the Rules Committee and the Seeding Committee for the NJSIAA. In addition to coaching Delbarton Hockey, he is also the baseball head coach.

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