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 15 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.
Princeton Tiger Lilies is proud to announce that John Ritchie will be the incoming 2015-2016 14u Tier I head coach.
Ritchie spent the last two seasons with the Lawrence Flames, serving as head coach for the Flames Pee Wee team. At the Pee Wee level, John focused on individual player skill development and teaching players how to use those skills to play together as a team. Coach Ritchie holds his players accountable for their actions and play but also allows them to have fun.
Coach Ritchie’s Pee Wee teams have excelled in both league and tournament play. They finished the regular season 18-3-3 and went to the quarterfinals of the NJYHL playoffs. Last year, the team won the Capital Showdown Tournament in Laurel, MD.
Coach Ritchie is also the head coach of the Lawrence High School hockey team. In his first two years as head coach, the team won the CVC Patriot Division and qualified for the NJ state tournament. Coach Ritchie was named High School Coach of the Year by The Trentonian and won the CVC Sportsmanship Award.
Coach Ritchie is a graduate of Holy Ghost Prep and University of Rhode Island. He is currently a special education social studies teacher at Lawrence High School.