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Tournament Action Returns to Haverhill in 2010

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The summer months may be right around the corner, but that is not keeping the Valley Jr Warriors program from thinking ahead to the cooler days of hockey season.


Later this year, some of the best youth and junior-level hockey teams will make their way to the Haverhill Valley Forum to take part in marquee tournament events – 2010 Warrior Classic, 2010 Warrior National Showcase and 2010 Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament.

 

“We are excited to host these three showcase events again this year, “ said Fred Devereaux, the VJW director of player development. “We have been fortunate to welcome some of the top programs from across North America and this year will be no different.”  

 

While the November Warrior Classic features top Junior A programs from the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) and Independent Leagues, the Warrior National Showcase and Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament have become a draw for Elite and Select youth teams.

 

2010 Warrior National Showcase – August 26-29, 2010
Featured Divisions: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Click here to visit the event home page...

2010 Warrior Classic – November 11-14, 2010
Featured Divisions: EJHL & Independent League
Click here to visit the event home page...


2010 Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament – November 26-28, 2010
Featured Divisions: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Click here to visit the event home page...


Here is a short list of just some of the programs that competed in the 2009 VJW "AAA" events: Atlantic Selects, Boston Jr Eagles, Bridgewater Bandits, Casco Bay, Cleveland Lumberjacks,Connecticut Clippers, Florida Everblades, Manchester Flames, Middlesex Islanders, Neponset River Valley, New Brunswick Selects, New Hampshire Avalanche, North Jersey Avalanche, Red Rangers, Seacoast Spartans, South Shore Kings, Valley Jr Warriors, Washington Little Capitals, Wilkes-Barre, Worcester Crusaders and York Simcoe Express.


Taking over as tournament director in 2010 will be Steve MacAdams, the VJW director of player development and head coach of the reigning Massachusetts Select State Champion VJW ’97 Elites team.

 

There is no question that this year’s events will be better than ever," said MacAdams, who has enjoyed more than 20 years of progressive coaching experience. "Our staff works hard to accommodate the needs of each program and make the experience a positive one for the players, coaching staff and parents,”

To MacAdam’s point, all three Valley Jr Warriors events are managed by a professional staff with decades of experience running youth and junior level tournaments. The Warriors annually open its doors to the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) Eastern Showcases and Playoffs and Hockey Night in
Boston and played host to the 2006 USA Hockey Nationals.

When running its own events, the Warriors provide each team with a tournament liaison and the tournament staff works closely with each participant to create a schedule that works best with its travel plans. In addition, daily game summaries and real-time scores are posted online throughout the tournament.


“We do whatever we can to make it a high-quality and memorable event,” said MacAdams. “Our goal is to bring programs back and improve our offerings with each passing year.”


Interested teams should contact Steve MacAdams at 
smacadams@valley-associates.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
Apr 16, 10
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
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