Valley Jr Warriors Excel at Labor Day Face-Off Invitational
The Valley Jr Warriors program was well represented at the Massachusetts Tier 1 Labor Day Face-Off Invitational Tournament held at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. The Valley Jr Warriors U-16 team (shown right) captured its divisional title, while the U-18 squad advanced to the semifinals. The Valley Jr Warriors U-16 team has picked up where it left off last season. Just months after competing at the 2009 USA Hockey Tier 1 National Tournament, the squad posted yet another big victory.
Competing against a field of the top midget teams in the region, the Warriors captured the top spot at the Massachusetts Tier 1 Labor Day Face-Off Invitational Tournament held at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. This marks the second straight year that the Valley Jr Warriors have claimed the title. Leading up to the playoff round, the team posted a 4-0-1 record with victories against the West Seneca Wings (NY), Connecticut Chiefs, NS Wings and New Jersey Devils. The Warriors continued its stellar play come playoff time.. first with a 6-0 blanking of the New Jersey Colonials and then a 4-1 victory against the Rhode Island Saints in the championship game.
The VJW U-18 team posted a 3-1-1 record with key victories coming against the New Jersey Jr Devils, Monroe County Eagles - NY and Boston Jr Eagles. The Warriors suffered a 5-2 loss to eventual champions 495 Stars.