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VJW Teams Poised to Face the Best of the Best
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In just a few short days, four Valley Jr Warriors teams will take on the nation’s top AAA youth teams at the 2009 Bauer International Invitational. Beginning on November 5, the ’95 Elite, ’97 Elite, ’98 Elite and ’99 Elite teams will take part in the four-day event in Chicago.

Each team will compete in round-robin games on Friday and Saturday with hopes of advancing to Sunday's playoffs. The Bauer International Invitational is truly one of the premier youth hockey tournaments as it will draw 436 teams from across the world.

“There is no question that this tournament is one of the premier youth hockey events in the world,” said Fred Devereaux, VJW director of player development. “Our teams will face tough challenges that will only make them stronger and more prepared for the second half of the league season.”

Here is a schedule of events for the four Valley Jr. Warriors teams.

’95 VJW Elites

Friday, November 6

10:10am

B4. Toronto Titans, ONT

B3. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

9:15pm

B3. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

B5. Detroit Belle Tire, MI

Saturday, November 7

11:45am

B1. Westchester Express, NY

B3. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

7:40pm B3. Valley Junior Warriors, MA B2. Elgin Middlesex Chiefs, ONT

** Following a 2008-09 season in which the squad captured the New England Hockey League Bantam West division title, the '95 VJW Elites have been stellar in Massachusetts State Hockey Select League play as the team holds an 11-0-1 record. Following an opening test against the Toronto Titans, the Warriors will face off against the third-ranked team in the nation - the Detroit Belle Tire.

’97 VJW Elites

Friday, November 6

7:10am

A1. Washington Little Caps, VA

A2. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

5:40pm

A2. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

A4. Detroit Honeybaked, MI

Saturday, November 7

1:20pm

A2. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

A5. St. Louis Amat. Blues, MO

7:20pm

A3. Dallas Stars Elite

A2. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

** The '97 VJW Elites are off to a 9-0-0 start in Massachusetts State Hockey Select League play, but the players will face their biggest challenge next weekend as their schedule is nothing short of daunting. All four of its round-robin opponents are ranked in the Top 20, including No. 2 St. Louis Amateur Blues which will be the Warriors opponent on Saturday afternoon.

’98 VJW Elites

Friday, November 6

7:00am

A1. Affton Americans, MO

A3. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

2:25pm

A3. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

A2. TPH Thunder, TN 

Saturday, November 7

11:35am

A3. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

A4. Green Bay Jr. Gamblers, WI

** The Warriors will take its 10-0-2 New England Hockey League record to Chicago and will face off against teams from across the nation. In addition to its league play, John Cusack's squad challenged itself early on in the season by winning two games against Team Comcast in September.

’99 VJW Elites

Friday, November 6

8:45am

B1. Detroit Belle Tire, MI 

B2. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

3:40pm

B2. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

B4. Vaughan Kings, ONT

Saturday, November 7

2:25pm

B2. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

B5. Detroit Victory Honda, MI

7:55pm

B3. New Jersey Rockets, NJ

B2. Valley Junior Warriors, MA

** Out of the gates, the Warriors will be put to the test as they will battle the sixth-ranked Detroit Belle Tire squad on Friday morning. Thus far in the season, the VJW '99 Elites have posted 10 wins in the New England Hockey League.

You can follow all of the action at the 2009 Bauer International Invitational by visiting the event’s official web site at www.invitebauer.com.

 

INDEX
VJW U 16s Capture 2008 Massachusetts State Title
Valley Jr Warriors U-16s Capture Labor Day Title
Three VJW Teams Bask in NEHL Championship Victories
VJW '96 Selects Skate to Victory at Summer Cool-Off Tournament
Three VJW Teams Bask in NEHL Championship Victories
Valley Jr Warriors '99 Elites Capture WNS Title
Valley Jr Warriors '99 Selects Shine at WNS
King of What? - By Mike Lynch
Triumph and Courage - By Mike Lynch
Like Father Like Daughter; Alex Carpenter Is Carving Out Her Own Legacy
The Year to Remember Continues for Former VJW Player Chris Kreider
Valley Jr Warriors '96 Elites Shine at WNS
Keeping #5 Alive - By Mike Lynch
Tournament Action Returns to Haverhill in 2010
Magical Season Comes to an End for VJW '97 Elites at USA Hockey Nationals
A Class Act - By Mike Lynch
VJW U 16 II Team Skates to State Championship Win
VJW '97 Elites Loss Sets Stage for Third Day Showdown at Nationals
VJW '97 Elites Post 3-2 Win Over Columbus at USA Hockey Nationals
VJW '97 Elites Arrive in New York; Prepare to Take On Nation's Best
Former VJW Junior A Player Colin Mulvey Captures NCAA National Title
VJW '97 Elites Prepare for USA Hockey Nationals
Chris Kreider - Former VJW Standout - Leads BC to NCAA Tournament
Nothing is Impossible - By Mike Lynch
Valley Jr Warriors Excel at Labor Day Face-Off Invitational
Former VJW Junior A Star Cucci Shines in Hockey East Battle
Valley Jr Warriors '97 Elites Capture WNS Title
VJW Mite Selects Bask in NEHL Championship Glory
VJW '97 Elites Punch Ticket to USA Hockey Nationals in April
VJW '99 Selects Celebrate Mass State Select League Championship
VJW '98 Elites Capture New England Hockey League Title
Former VJW Junior A Standout Nets Year-End League Honors
Non Sibi - By Mike Lynch
What Can You Do For Brown? - By Mike Lynch
VJW Squirt Major Selects Make a Difference Both On and Off the Ice
VJW Squirt Major Selects Take Time to Help Others In Need
Valley Jr Warriors Coach Bob Sweeney Joins Beanpot Hall
Tewksbury Tough - By Mike Lynch
VJW Teams Battle For Titles at the 2010 JWK Holiday Tournament
VJW '98 Elites Jonathan Folsom Featured in Local Newspaper
Standing Tall - By Mike Lynch
VJW '98 Selects Capture Boston Jr Terriers Tournament Title
Taking the Pledge in 2010 - By Mike Lynch
Valley Jr Warriors '98 Elites Take On Bell Capital Cup Challenge
Former VJW Standout Chris Kreider & Team USA Are World Champions
Former VJW Star Kreider Named to the 2010 U.S. National Junior Team
VJW '97 Elites Take Their Game to Canada
Holiday Shopping List - By Mike Lynch
Haverhill Valley Forum Enjoys Its Fourth Year of Operation In Style
Eastern Junior Hockey League Featured in Recent USA Hockey Magazine
Walking Tall - By Mike Lynch
Former VJW Players Shine On Collegiate Scene
Call to Glory - By Mike Lynch
14th Annual Warrior Classic Comes to a Close
VJW Teams Battle at Mass State Championship Playdowns
Riki Retelle Earns EJHL Defensive Player of the Week Honors
VJW Teams Set For Mass Hockey Tier I & Tier II State Championship Playdowns
Valley Jr Warriors Junior As Enjoy Weekend Sweep Over CD Selects
Welcome Home - 4 VJW Teams Return After Strong Showing in Chicago
Courage - By Mike Lynch
Nov 1, 09
VJW Teams Poised to Face the Best of the Best
VJW Junior A Team Making Big Strides
VJW U-16 IIs Continue Winning and Championship Ways
The Golden Tornado - By Mike Lynch
VJW '95 Elites - Picking Up Where They Left Off
Steve MacAdams Brings Experience & Success to VJW
USA Hockey Announces H1N1 Recommendations
No Early Season Jitters for the VJW '98 Elites
Great Expectations - From Mike Lynch
VJW Mite Minors Off to a Fast (and Fun!) Start
VJW '99 Selects Make a Difference On and Off the Ice
VJW U-16 Midget Standout Brian Ward Heads to Dartmouth College
VJW Teams Post Impressive 5-1 Record Against Team Comcast
VJW '96 Selects Skate to Victory at Summer Cool-Off Tournament
Tom Terrific - Mike Lynch Reflects on Tom Brady
Valley Jr Warriors '98 Elites Capture WNS Title
VJW - Junior A Season Preview
A Happy New Year From Mike Lynch
VJW's JJ Layton Heads to Little League World Series
VJW Players Shine at 2009 USA Hockey Player Development Camp
Chris Kreider Selected No. 19 in 2009 NHL Entry Draft
VJW Tournaments Make a Return to Haverhill in 2009
VJW Junior A Team Welcomes Two Key Players for 2009-10 Season