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Hockey Director

Steven Jones is welcomed by the New Jersey Jets!

  • North Jersey Kings Hockey Director at SportsCare Arena
  • All-state ice hockey player at Morris Knolls High School
  • Morristown High School Assistant Coach (NJSIAA State Champions ‘14 and ‘16)
  • 2-Time All American at West Chester University (Ice Hockey)

Email Steven

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Head Coach Mite AAA, Bantam Major, PeeWee

Coach Magnus enters his second season with the NJ Jets. He played professionally in Sweden in 93, and then continued his hockey career by coaching and training players around the world. He is USA Hockey Level 4 Certified, and is also a certified coach by Dr. Smushkin, a Soviet Olympic coach and sports scientist who created a biomechanically-specific hockey training program.

Magnus has over 20 years of coaching and skills development experience in Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, USA and Canada.

Email Magnus Elgstam 

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Asst. Coach: 16U Premier, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Sheikh completed three years playing ice hockey at Seton Hall Prep and Northwood School (USHS-Prep League), respectively. He then moved on to play in the USPHL for the Conn Junior Rangers, followed by the Portland Junior Pirates until 2016. His career continued when playing for Stevenson University (NCAA DIII), then Lebanon Valley College (NCAA DIII), where he won the Coaches Choice Award during the 2019 season. He then played in the SPHL For the Railyard Dawgs, then Vermillion County Bobcats.

In addition to playing ice hockey, Sheikh spent several years coaching at camps including Pro Ambitions, Hockey Boss, and was head coach for Sheapuch Hockey camps.

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Goalie Coach

Coach Mike Valvano joins the NJ Jets for his first season this year. Mike, owner of Valvano Goalie Development, has been coaching hockey since 1991.  He has his Advanced Level 5 USA Hockey Coaching Certification, and is the current Randolph Highschool JV Head Coach, as well as Randolph High School Goalie + Assistant Coach, where he has won 9 state championships.  Mike has coached multiple club and high school teams in NJ, as well as various camps and lessons throughout his extensive coaching career.  He was inducted into the NJ High School Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018, and was Goalie for the New York Islanders Alumni/Legends Team for ten years.



Mobility Coach

Cara Carmichael joins the NJ Jets for her first season!

Cara graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelors in Exercise Science with a focus in Sports Nutrition. She is a nutrition and fitness coach, as well as an OrangeTheory fitness coach.  She has a passion for helping individuals move with better quality by practicing functional body movement.

“Helping the NJ Jets allows me to implement crucial movement patterns into their routine that should be practiced at an early age to create stronger more injury resistant athletes. We do this through mobility and work on keeping up with essential movement patterning they use in hockey!”