U-16 & U-16 II Teams Capture Mass Hockey Select Championships
Congratulations go out to the Valley Jr. Warrior U-16 and U-16 II teams which captured Massachusetts Hockey Select Championships this past weekend.

Head Coach Mike Holubowich’s U-16 team defeated the Eastern Mass Senators by a score of 2-1 on Sunday in an overtime Massachusetts State Tier I Championship thriller.


The Warriors found themselves down by one goal heading into the third period but evened the score at the 16:56 mark of the third period thanks to a tally by Ryan Callahan. In the extra period, it was Callahan who lit the lamp again, this time off a feed from Conor Macphee to knock off the Senators and claim the championship title.

CLICK HERE for more details about the U 16 team's journey to the finals)

In South Boston, Ed Mathews' team won the Massachusetts State Tier II Tournament. The squad defeated the South Shore Seahawks by a score of 2-1 to claim the title.
In that contest, the Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the second period on a goal by Tim Wurman. He was assisted by Nick Bingaman and Jonathan Pate. The Seahawks evened the score midway through that period.

With just over a minute left in the second period, however, Nick Bingaman - off a feed from Alec Atienza - netted the eventual game winner to give the U-16 II's the title.

With the victories, the two Warriors teams have earned themselves a trip to the USA Hockey Tier 1 & II National Tournaments in April 2009 in Chesterfield, MO.

CLICK HERE for a summary of the road to victory for the U 16 II squad.)

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