TEAM STAFF

CLIFF GRAZIANO OWNER / GM / ASST. COACH
Coach GRAZ graduated from Penn State University in 1995. Along the way, he won the Nittany Lion MVP in 1991, the PSU Ice Hockey Dedication Award in 1994, and the PSU Ice Hockey Offensive Player of the Year Award in 1995. Coach Graziano has been coaching hockey since 1995. He is a USA Hockey certified Advanced Level 4 coach and is in the process of attaining the Level 5 Masters certification. Coach Graziano is also the Co-Head Coach and GM of the NJ Renegades EHL Jr Team. He has coached numerous players that have gone onto NCAA DI/DIII, as well as ACHA, prep schools and upper levels of Jr hockey including the USHL and the NAHL.

PETE ROSSI — HEAD COACH / ASST. GM
Peter graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 2008 with a Major in Political Science and Minor in Economics. While attending Lebanon Valley he played 90 games for their NCAA Division 3 hockey team. Prior to attending Lebanon Valley, he played locally for Princeton Day School, the Mercer Chief and Junior Titan Programs. During this time he also graduated from the Atlantic District USA Hockey Select Program. Peter started coaching, in 2000 with the Florida Storm Selects and Jacksonville Barracudas.

MIKE VISHNEVETSKY — GOALIE COACH / SCOUT / RUTGERS ASSOC. HEAD COACH
Michael Vishnevetsky grew up in St. Louis, MO playing for the St. Louis Tier 1 AAA Jr. Blues organization. Michael was trained by Vladislav Tretiak and has worked with many NHL goalies (Evgeni Nabokov, Ilya Bryzgalov, Robert Esche, and others.) In 2010 Michael Vishnevetsky was drafted 14thoverall in the KHL draft by Spartak Moscow. In his rookie year at the age of 19, Michael backed up the legend Dominik Hasek.

CHRIS TOMMINS- ASSISTANT COACH/ SOCIAL MEDIA/ SCOUT
Chris graduated from Bridgewater- Raritan High school in 2007, where he is top 5 in all offensive categories and hold the record for most games played. Chris played for the New Jersey Renegades youth program and was one of the first members of the inaugural year of the New Jersey Renegades Junior Program. He played 2 seasons with the Junior team and went on to attend William Paterson University where he was part of the team in 2012 and 2013.

JOHN CRAIG – ASSISTANT COACH / SCOUT
Coach Craig grew up playing youth hockey in suburbs of Chicago, Illinois for the Geneva Cyclones and Chicago Flames. He then moved to NJ in 2009 to play for the NJ Renegades Jr team for two years. After playing Jr’s with the Renegades John went to William Paterson University and played for their college hockey team winning two conference championships along the way while graduating with a history degree.

MISSION STATEMENT

The NJ Renegades, skate out of Flemington Ice Arena in Flemington, NJ. The Renegades organization is fully committed to giving our players and their families our experience, knowledge, focus and full attention that is needed in developing and producing the player’s student-athlete experience.

We are a small club for the sole purpose of keeping Quality Control. Although we focus on Jr hockey, we also mentor and coach younger midget ages in our Jr Development Team Program who are not “ age eligible” yet to compete at the Jr level of play. We prepare them for Jr hockey in their very near future.

TEAM OVERVIEW

A longtime presence at the Tier 3 Junior Hockey level, the New Jersey Renegades are entering their 11th season. The Renegades play as part of the Eastern Hockey League, which leads all Tier 3 Junior Hockey leagues in direct to NCAA D3 advancements as well as being a “Guest” in the ECEL showcases for more exposure as well as a “prep school” tour!
Developed players (Alumni) currently playing: NCAA D1 and D3 Hockey, ACHA College Hockey and European Pro Hockey levels. The program works to develop and advance players, with 35% of their 2017-18 squad receiving the opportunity to play a higher level of hockey, including higher levels of Junior Hockey as well as at ACHA college hockey levels this season.
The Renegades have direct contact and affiliations to provide a direct path for advancement.

20 Players have advanced to College level hockey from the Renegades Organization. The team practices 3-4 times per week and offers specific off ice conditioning and training twice per week.
The Renegades offer a Billeting program at a cost of $300-$400 per month depending on the family. They do a lot of video analysis and game review with players to help them learn and develop.
The team has an Academic Advisor on staff to assist players with school work.

The team fees are $8,300.00 for the season.

SPRING 7 SUMMER TOURNAMENT TEAMS
U16 & U18 AA/AAA

ATTENTION BIRTH YEARS 2000 – 2003!!!

The Renegades are forming spring and summer Midget Teams for 2-3 local tournaments over the spring and early to mid summer.
ROSTERS will be attempted to be kept small for ample amount of playing time for all. Approx. 8 Forwards, 5 Defensemen and 2 Goalies will be rostered.
The Midget Tournament Teams will practice 2-3 times before each tournament with the Jr Team coaches including Cliff Graziano & Pete Rossi.

Consider me for a position on the Renegades

“The Renegades changed my life. They changed my game and my training habits from day 1! I went from an avg. tier I youth player to MJHL Jr League Off. Defenseman of the Year within 1 season. I then went off to prep school where I lead all of New England prep schools in scoring. I was fortunate enough to get drafted by the Vancouver Canucks as well as moving on to play NCAA Div. I hockey at Yale where we won a National Championship in my freshman year. I could not have done this without the Renegades and all that I learned in my 2 years under them. I am forever grateful for my time there and how they helped me.”

Matt Beattie
Alumni Jr Player
NCAA Div. I Yale NATIONAL CHAMPION
NHL Vancouver Canucks Draft Pick

“Renegades Coach Cliff Graziano taught me early on that the fundamental skill set would carry me through for the rest of my career which lead me on to the top level of jr hockey in USHL, then onto playing NCAA Div. I hockey at Cornell University. I know am now fulfilling my dream of playing in NHL. What Coach Graz provided for me is what he provides for all his players in the Renegades program and it’s invaluable to any player looking to develop a skill set to take to the next level.”
Joakie Ryan
NHL San Jose Sharks