Mite U8

KINGS – U8 Art Prunty 11, 10, 09 Coach
KINGS – U8 Jason Tinney 11, 10, 09 Coach
KINGS – U8 Derek Baker 11, 10, 09 Coach


Mite Head Coach 

Art returns for a third year as a Kings Mites U8 Head Coach.  Art was the 2016-2017 Mite Navy Head Coach.  Art was also the Assistant Coach for the 2016-2017 Squirt White U10 and the 2015-16 Squirt Gold team which included a Monarchs Invitational Tournament win as well as a Hershey New Year’s Tournament win.  Art was also the 2014-2015 Assistant Coach for Mite White winning the Hershey Halloween Howl Mite Championship.  He has been a member of the coaching staff for the Skylands Youth Hockey House League as well as the Mite 3 vs 3 League.  His past duties include working clinics and camps for  both the Hockey Head Start and SDL programs.
Art is a Certified USA Hockey Level II Coach


 Mite Head Coach
Jason returns for a second year as a Kings Mites U8 Head Coach.  Jason was the 2016-2017 Mite White Head Coach.  Jason was also the Assistant Coach for the 2016-2017 U16AA team.  He is a member of the coaching staff for the Skylands Youth Hockey House League as well as the Mite 3 vs 3 League.  His past duties include working clinics and camps for  both the Hockey Head Start and Rangers Learn to Play programs.
Jason is a Certified USA Hockey Level I Coach


 Mite Head Coach

Derek Baker joins us for his first year as a Mite U8 coach.   He is also a member of the coaching staff for the the Kings Girls Development Program.  His past duties include working clinics and camps for  both the Hockey Head Start and the Rangers Learn to Play programs.  Derek is a Certified USA Hockey Level I Coach.

Squirt U10

SQUIRT – U10 Navy John Turco 08, 07 SQ 1
SQUIRT – U10 White Brad Turner 08, 07 SQ 2
SQUIRT – U10 Gold Stephen Hughes & Chris Watt 08, 07 SQ 3


Squirt U10 Navy Head Coach 

John joins the Kings in 2017-18.



Squirt U10 White Head Coach 

Brad Turner returns for a third year as a Kings coach. He was an assistant coach for the 2015 Mite White team and the 2016 Mite Navy team.  His past duties include working clinics for the Hockey Head Start, SDL and Mite 3v3 programs.  Brad is a Certified USA Hockey Level 3 Coach.
Brad is currently a science teacher at Morristown-Beard School where he was previously an assistant coach for the boys varsity hockey team from 2001 through 2011.  He played four years of college hockey at Lafayette College.


Squirt U10 Gold Head Coaches

Coach Watt began playing hockey around the age of 5 and played for house leagues, travel teams, and high school varsity in the Gordon Conference, then on to play ACHA-1 in college.  Chris has been a coach at Skylands for 7 years and has worked with players at the Learn To Skate Future Rangers programs through Skylands Developmental Program. More recently Coach Watt was co-coach with Coach Hughes for the Mite Gold team, finishing 2nd  at the Hershey Halloween Howl Tournament.  Coach Watt has also been assistant coach for Squirt White teams for the past two seasons, finishing 1st at the Hershey Christmas Tournament and 2nd in Lake Placid International Tournament.  Coach Watt has over 16 years officiating experience for USA Hockey, high school, Junior-A, ACHA and NCAA. He has officiated several National Tournaments as a linesman and referee.


Steve Hughes returns for his second year as a Kings coach.  He co-coached the Kings Mites Gold team for the 2016-2017 season, and previously assisted in clinics for the Skylands Hockey Head Start (HHS), Skylands Development League (SDL) programs, and with Mites and Squirts practices over the past 5+ years.

Steve is a Level 3 Certified USA Hockey Official and has been officiating hockey for the past 13 years and is a Certified USA Hockey Level 1 Coach as well as SafeSport Certified.


PeeWee U12

PEEWEE – U12 Navy Tom Boudreau & Tucker Oswald 06, 05 AA
PEEWEE – U12 White Mark Weaver 06, 05 A
PEEWEE – U12 Gold Chris Scarpa 06, 05 B
PEEWEE – U12 Black Gino Custode 06, 05 B


PeeWee U12 AA Navy Head Coach 

Tom Boudreaux returns for his 6th year as a favorite Kings youth hockey coach. Since being added to the Kings roster of coaches, Tom’s teams have won many tournaments, most recently, the Silver Stick New England regional during the 2016-2017 season. Tom is a USA Hockey level 3 certified coach and level 3 certified referee.

Tucker Oswald returns to the Skylands Kings in his fourth year as a coach. With over 20 years of coaching experience, Tucker has had the pleasure of working with hockey players at a youth hockey, prep school  and collegiate level.

As a player, Tucker was a goaltender and played collegiate hockey at both Elmira and Cortland State. After college Tucker gained coaching experience developing and training goaltenders under the tutelage of Bill Howard at the University of Wisconsin and Mike Valley of the Dallas Stars.

Tucker is a USA Hockey Level 3 certified coach.


PeeWee U12 White Head Coach 

Mark returns to the Kings with 16+ years of youth hockey coaching experience including Tier I / AAA and at the high school level for Pope John.  Mark finished the 2010-11 season with a Silver Stick Championship, Tournament Championship and a trip to the NJYHL playoffs.  In 2014-15 Mark was the Mite/ADM Coordinator.

Mark is an Advanced Level IV USA Hockey Coach.


PeeWee U12 Gold Head Coach 

Chris joins the Kings for 2017-18. He is a member of the coaching staff for the Skylands Youth Hockey House League as well as the Mite 3 vs 3 League.  His past duties include working clinics and camps for  both the Hockey Head Start and Rangers Learn to Play programs.

Chris’s began his playing career as a youth with the NJ Bandits & the Ramapo Saints.  He lettered in Varsity hockey at Ringwood High School and continued his playing career at the County College of Morris Hockey as well as the New York Junior Saints.

Chris’s father Ken Scarpa has also been very involved with hockey as a coach and scout for Tier III Junior Hockey teams as he also previously was the Head Coach of William Paterson University (WPU) Ice Hockey team and had successfully lead them to an ACHA National Championship Invitation in 2009.

Chris is excited to be a part of the Kings coaching staff and is a USA Hockey level 1 certified coach.



PeeWee U12 Black Head Coach 

Gino joins the Kings for 2017-18. Gino’s coaching career includes prior coaching at Skylands for the Future Ranger Program as well as the Montclair Hockey Club Mite through Pee Wee Divisions and the Montclair Hockey Club High School League.

Gino is also a certified respiratory therapist at a specialized children’s hospital. He is excited to back at the Kings and working with the Pee Wees!


Bantam U14

BANTAM – U14 Navy Jeff Sutton 04, 03 AA or A
BANTAM – U14 White Mark Crevina 04, 03 A or B


Bantam U14 Navy Head Coach 


Jeff returns to a head coach position with the Kings in 2017-18 after a successful two years on our coaching staff.  He assisted Mark Crevina in 2016-17 for our Bantam Kings team that was an NJYHL Finalist and an AAHA District Participant.


In 2015-16, Jeff was head coach for the Kings Pee Wee Navy team that

won the Newburgh President’s Day Tournament, the Capital Showdown Skill Challenge and Tournament Finalist, NJYHL Playoffs: Third place, and Second Place at the Atlantic District Playoffs.
Jeff has much experience as a coach and player. Jeff played his youth hockey in Canada, and he played college hockey at Kean College where he is still the all time point leader!
Jeff is happy to be back at the helm for the Kings, and is a USA Hockey Certified Level 3 Coach.


Bantam U14 White Head Coach 

Mark returns for his second year as a Kings Bantam Coach.  His 2016-17 team was a NJYHL Finalist and a AAHA District Participant.

2015-16 – Head Coached U18A and won Weekend at the Dog House Tournament and was a finalist at the IceWorks Summer Fire on Ice Tournament.

Mark has coached at several NJYHL member organizations from the lower levels through Midget. Mark was also involved in West Milford Hockey as a volunteer coach at both the  youth and high school levels, as well as a volunteer member, treasurer and president.

Mark is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified Coach and is age specific certified from Mite to U18, as well as being SafeSport Certified.

Midget U16 & U18

MIDGET U16 Navy Patrick Choules 02, 01 AA
MIDGET U16 White Patrick Choules 02, 01 A
MIDGET U18 Navy Jason Briggs 00, 99 AA


Midget U16 AA Navy & Midget U16 A White Head Coach 

Patrick grew up in Beaconsfield, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal.  After graduating from high school in Montreal, he was recruited to Millbrook School where he played hockey, soccer and baseball and captained all three teams his senior year.

Post Millbrook, Patrick played junior hockey for the Brockville Braves in the CJHL and the Kahnawake Condors in the LHJAAAQ.  While playing for the Condors, he was recruited to SUNY Potsdam where he played four years of NCAA hockey and was assistant captain during his junior season.  As a D-man at Potsdam, Patrick played in 84 games, recording 17 points in his career.

Patrick graduated from Potsdam with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and spend the next four years at Ontario Hockey Academy, a prep school in Cornwall, Ontario.

During his first year at OHA, Patrick was a coach of the OEMHL AAA League and Playoff Champions.  During his tenure, he was also Head Coach of the Major Midget Boys Team,  Association President, Director of Player Placement and taught Senior Business and Economics.

Patrick holds a USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Certificate & Hockey Canada Development Level 1.


Midget U18 AA Navy Head Coach 

Jason joins the Kings this year and has a very impressive resume:  Jason Briggs’ Competitive Skating Career:
1989-90 British Junior pair Champion
1990-91 British Senior pair bronze medalist
1991-92 British Senior pair Champion
1992-93 British Senior pair bronze medalist
1993-94 British Senior pair Champion
Jason Competed internationally representing Great Britain from 1988 to 1994 including two European championships, two world championships and the 1992 Olympic Games.
Jason’s Skating and Hockey Coaching Career:
Jason coached for over 18 years under the tutelage of National, International, World and Olympic coaches Peter Burrows and Mary Lynn Gelderman. He has been a Coach to Regional, Sectional, National, International and World team skaters.
Jason is an 18 year member of both the United States Figure Skating Association and the professional skaters association, a 35 year member of the National ice skating association of Great Britain.
As a current member of USA Hockey, Jason has coached all levels of Ramapo Saints travel hockey from Mite through Midget. He has been a
3 year head coach at North Jersey Avalanche winning two state titles in three years, a five year Assistant Varsity hockey coach at Don Bosco Preparatory High School, and a five year Assistant Varsity hockey coach at St. Joes Regional High School, and Six year Head Varsity hockey coach at St. Joes Regional High School.
Jason Coaches power skating for all levels from Beginners to NCAA champions and current NHL players. Jason is excited to join the ranks of the Kings!

Administrative Staff



President/General Manager Rita Mitchell
Director of Hockey Programming Patrick Choules
Safe Sport Coordinator Al Cann
Chief Financial Officer Violet Bakovic
Scheduler Kelly Parlapiano