The Valley Jr Warriors Mite Selects skated to a 4-1 victory over the New Hampshire Monarchs '01s on Sunday afternoon to claim top honors in the American Division Mite Minor Division!
It marks the first New England Hockey League Championship title for Ray Robinson's young squad.
The road to the championship was thrilling. The Warriors began the playoffs on Friday with a 5-4 loss against the Monarchs '01s, a team they battled all season long for the top spot in the Mite Minor division.
The VJW Mite Selects did not let the early loss deter them as the players responded with a convincing 10-3 win against Assabet '02 on Saturday morning. Another victory - this one coming in the form of a 6-3 decision against the Worcester Crusaders '02s - set the stage for a rematch with the Monarchs in the finals at the Haverhill Valley Forum.
This time, the Warriors made sure they finished on top and as a result can now call themselves champions!