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VJW Teams Set For Mass Hockey Tier I & Tier II State Championship Playdowns
It is a weekend where there is truly… so much hockey and so little time.

During a weekend when some of the region’s top Junior A teams – including the host Valley Jr Warriors Junior A squad – will compete in the 14th Annual Warrior Classic, three Warriors teams will take part in the Massachusetts Hockey Tier I & Tier II State Championship Playdowns.

Featured this week will be three VJW teams – the U-16 I, U-16 II and VJW ’95 Elites. Games will be contested in Saugus, Foxboro and South Boston.

VJW ’95 Elites
It has been yet another season to remember for the Warriors. Through 14 league games, the Warriors have posted an 11-0-3 record. As a result of their strong play, the team earned a third-place seed and a matchup against South Shore on Friday. They will then take on the Central Mass Outlaws and Western Mass on Saturday in hopes of advancing to Sunday’s final. All playoff games will be contested at the Kasabuski Arena in Saugus.


Game DateGame TimeHome TeamAway Team
11/13/096:00 PMSouth ShorevsVALLEY
11/13/097:30 PMCentral Mass OutlawsvsWestern Mass
11/14/097:30 AMSouth ShorevsWestern Mass
11/14/099:00 AMCentral Mass OutlawsvsVALLEY
11/14/096:00 PMVALLEYvsWestern Mass
11/14/097:30 PMCentral Mass OutlawsvsSouth Shore
11/15/093:40 PMFinalvsFinal

VJW U-16 I
It has been another strong season the Warriors, but the players are looking forward to continuing its streak this weekend in the all-important Massachusetts Hockey Tier I State Championship Playdowns. This past season, Mike Holubowich’s team skated to a 10-0 record in league play and an equally impressive 9-1-3 record in non-league action. One year ago, the squad came through with a dramatic overtime win in the finals of the Massachusetts State Tier 1 Championships contest to earn a spot at the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Tournament. This weekend's playoff games will be held in Foxboro.

Game DateGame TimeHome TeamAway Team
11/13/095:30 PMVALLEYvsSS Dynamos
11/13/097:00 PMNV River RatsvsD10 Bulldogs
11/14/0910:20 AMVALLEYvsD10 Bulldogs
11/14/0910:40 AMNV River RatsvsSS Dynamos
11/14/096:30 PMD10 BulldogsvsSS Dynamos
11/14/097:00 PMVALLEYvsNV River Rats
11/15/0910:00 AMFinalvsFinal

VJW U-16 II
It has been another strong season for the Valley Jr Warriors U-16 II team which is looking to make a second straight appearance at the USA Hockey Tier 1 & II National Tournament. Thus far in the season, the Warriors have posted an impressive 25-3-0 record including a 13-1-0 mark in league play. Just one week ago, the Warriors defeated the 495 Stars in the semifinals and then Weymouth in the finals of the Massachusetts Tier II U16 Midget Development League Playoffs.

The Warriors will begin their title quest on Friday with a contest against Cape Cod. The following day the squad will enjoy a rematch with the 495 Stars before facing off against the EMass Senators in hopes of advancing to Sunday's final game at 5:00 p.m. All games will be played in South Boston.

Game DateGame TimeHome TeamAway Team
11/12/096:00 PM495 StarsvsE. Mass Senators
11/12/097:30 PMSouth BostonvsWeymouth
11/13/096:00 PMVALLEYvsCape Cod
11/13/097:30 PMWellesleyvsW. Mass Blades
11/14/097:00 PMWeymouthvsWellesley
11/14/098:30 PME. Mass SentatorsvsCape Cod
11/14/0910:00 AMSouth BostonvsW. Mass Blades
11/14/0911:30 AMVALLEYvs495 Stars
11/14/094:00 PMW. Mass BladesvsWeymouth
11/14/095:30 PMSouth BostonvsWellesley
11/14/097:00 PMVALLEYvsEMass Senators
11/14/098:30 PMCape Codvs495 Stars
11/15/098:00 AMA1vsN2
11/15/0910:00 AMN1vs
A2
11/15/095:00 PMFinalvs Final

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
Nov 12, 09
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
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