Selected as one of five sites to host a AAA SuperSeries event, the
Haverhill Valley Forum and Valley Jr Warriors program will open its doors to
this premier tournament which annually features only the top AAA teams from
across North America.
“We are thrilled to host this marquee tournament series,” said Steve
MacAdams, the VJW director of program development. “The strong performances of
our teams over the past few years have put us in an elite category and it
creates new opportunities for our players and their families.”
This fall, a field of the nation’s top Bantam Minor Elite teams will
travel to Haverhill to take part in five round robin games. Following the fifth
round-robin game, each team will play a sixth and final game… all in a short
time frame which will save the participants time and money.
“The structure of the tournament series allows the participants to
face off against the best talent in North America,” explains MacAdams, who also
serves as head coach of the VJW ’97 Elites team that advanced to the semifinals of the USA Hockey Tier I National Championship last
season. “This series complements our league schedule and will better prepare
the players for not only post-season play but for their hockey futures.”
Other top programs that are SuperSeries
Members include Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins, Boston Eagles,
Philadelphia Little Flyers, LA Jr Kings, Cleveland Barons, NPI Leafs,
Pittsburgh Penguins, Shattuck St Mary's, Southshore Kings, Amherst Knights, NJ
Colonials, Florida Everblades, Tampa Bay Jr Lightning, TPH Thunder and Victory Honda.
It is no surprise that the Valley Jr Warriors were called
upon to host this upcoming SuperSeries. By winning the Massachusetts State
Championship this past season, the VJW ’97 Elites become the fifth Warrior team
to win a Massachusetts Tier I Championships in seven years. In addition, the
’99 Select squad also claimed the 2009-2010 Massachusetts
State Select League Championship.
“All of our teams have been competitive and
that speaks volumes about the talent that we have been fortunate to bring
through the program,” explains MacAdams. “Hosting the SuperSeries is a stepping
stone for us to continue to offer the best development program in the country
to our players.”
MacAdams also noted that a total of six teams have already committed and another two might be added due to the high interest in this series. Here is a list of the confirmed teams.
VJW Elites 97 AAA
B.C. Jr. Eagles Elite 97 AAA
Colorado Thunderbirds 97 AAA
Stars Elite 97 AAA
Florida Everblades 97 AAA
Kingston Jr Frontenacs 97 AAA (Ontario)
New Jersey Rockets 97 AAA
Wildcats 97 AAA (Ontario)
Dates and times for the
2010-2011 AAA SuperSeries in Haverhill will be announced shortly.