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Tom Horsley, Head Coach U19 AA

Assistant Coach of the Pennington School Varsity Ice Hockey Team.  

Tom played his youth hockey in Michigan and began his coaching career in 1989 at the University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.  Since coming to New Jersey in 1994, Tom has spent 13 years as the head coach of The Pennington School ice hockey team and has lead several youth hockey teams for both boys and girls.  Tom’s hockey philosophy is simple.  Each player should walk away from each game and practice feeling like he or she has a chance to develop skills and perform at his or her very best while contributing to the overall goals of the team.  Tom also recognizes that a large part of the game of ice hockey comes from the right mindset, without an open or growth mindset progress is diminished.  Coaches and players share in the responsibility to create a healthy team atmosphere, so that together, the experiences on the ice are meaningful and fun. Tom truly enjoys playing, coaching and watching ice hockey. He will do what he can to help others enjoy it just as much!

 


Jim Pezzato, Director of Hockey, Head Coach 16U AA

Jim is a Level 4 coach who has coached youth hockey for the past twenty years. He was the head coach of Quakers Girls U14 and U16 Red Division Teams for two years. His prior coaching experience includes starting out coaching the Medford In-House and the Medford Wild Pee Wee A Travel Team. He went on to coach the Junior Phantoms for four years at Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget Minor A and Midget Minor AA. He also coached at the Jaguars Organization at the Pee Wee and Bantam levels. He was the Varsity coach for Shawnee Ice Hockey for five seasons and was named Coach of the Year by South Jersey Sports Online 2006-2007 season.  Jim has been a coach and a leader in the Princeton Tiger Lilies Organization for 8 years, coaching from U12's through U19's and we are glad to have him back.  

Jim resides in Medford NJ with his wife Maria, son Joe and daughters Missy and Lia.


Cara Morey, Head Coach U14 AA

Associate Head Coach for Princeton University Women's Ice Hockey Team.

Cara Gardner Morey is a former women’s ice hockey player that has competed with Canada’s Under-22 National Team. 
In July 2016, she was named an assistant coach of Canada women's national under-18 ice hockey team for the 2016-17 season.
Prior to the appointment, she captured gold as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2015 Mecco Cup.
Morey was a gold-medalist with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2000 Nations Cup, contested in Füssen, Germany. A former competitor for the Brown Bears women's ice hockey and field hockey programs.  
Morey was the winner of the Ivy League Rookie of the Year Award for field hockey in 1999 and earned Second Team Regional All-American recognition for her efforts in the 2000 season. During her time as a member of the ice hockey team, the Bears qualified for three AWCHA National Championship Tournament appearances.
Upon graduation, she played two seasons in the original NWHL, spending her first season with the Montreal Wingstars and her second season with the Brampton Thunder.
Cara began coaching at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA and then coached with the Phoenix Lady Coyotes U-19 AAA team. 
Since 2011, Morey has served as the Associate Head Coach of the Women’s Hockey team at Princeton University.
 


Chris Barcless, Player Development & Skills Instructor

Chris Barcless will continue the incredible effort he's put in to make the Princeton Tiger Lilies a top echelon program in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Chris is a USA Hockey Level 5 certified coach who boasts 16 years as a AAA boy's hockey coach and is a well known instructor. Chris most recently was the head coach of Pee Wee Minor, Bantam Minor, and U16 National teams. His teams have participated in the national championship tournament four times since 2000 and he has also served as head coach at Hightstown High School and Princeton Day School capturing eight State championships. Chris' playing experience includes the Little Flyers and Rockets Youth, New Hampton Prep, Geneseo State University, where he was captain of the Ice Knights, and professionally in Europe. Chris is a lead instructor for Learn To Play and skills development clinics at Iceland.