Despite falling behind 1-0 early in the game, the Valley Jr Warriors '98 Elites stormed back with four straight goals to post a 4-1 win and collect the division title over the New Brunswick Selects at the 2009 Warrior National Showcase. The team from Canada jumped out to a one-goal lead at the 9:42 mark of the first period when Jonathan Caron, off an assist from Ben Corey, found the back of the net. Just when it looked like the Warriors would be held scoreless in that period, Jonathan Folsom came through with the first of three goals he would score in the game with just 45 seconds left in the period. From that point on, the Warriors dominated offensively. Folsom scored two more goals in the second period and then Drew Cioffi (1-2-3) netted the final goal of the game midway through the third period.
The Valley Jr Warriors Elites rebounded well from a disappointing loss against the Vipers on Saturday with a convincing 4-0 semifinal victory on Sunday morning in Haverhill. In that contest, Jack Cusack – off a feed from Collin Murphy – put his team on the board first with a tally at the 7:50 mark of the first period. WilliamFalter added his first of the game and then Brandon Lafata scored the team’s final two goals en route to the big win.
On the opposite ice surface, New Brunswick scored once in the first period, once in the third period and fended off a pesky Huskies offense en route to a 2-1 victory. New Brunswick struck first when LoganJohnston scored with just 53 seconds left in the first period. Following a scoreless second period, the Huskies – courtesy of a goal by Kyle Maxim – knotted the game at 1-1. However, less than one minute later New Brunswick took back the lead for good when No. 21 collected a feed from Logan Johnston and netted the game winner at the 8:43 mark of the third period.