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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 the Assistants Coach for the New Jersey Colonials 14U Tier 1 girls' hockey team, former Head Coach 16U AA Midget team, and the current head coach for the Morristown-Beard School Junior Varsity and former coach for their Middle School teams. Don played for four years in the original Metropolitan Junior Hockey League (MJHL), followed by a year at Providence College. He is the league coordinator and scheduler for Twin Oaks. Don is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey coach.

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Jerry Dea

Jerry Dea has been involved in hockey since his youth days as a player growing up in New Hampshire. He is currently coaching the Kinnelon Colts Bantam and Pw AA teams and is the head goalie coach for the entire organization. Since joining the staff of instructors at Twin Oaks he has established himself as our top clinic and camp instructor.

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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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