AAA SuperSeries Comes to Haverhill in 2010

ssuperseries_logo2010.jpgThis past season, the Valley Jr Warriors took their game to the national level and played the best of the best. This coming season, those national powerhouses will be coming to Haverhill.

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
  • Dallas Stars Elite 97 AAA
  • Florida Everblades 97 AAA
  • Kingston Jr Frontenacs 97 AAA (Ontario)
  • New Jersey Rockets 97 AAA
  • Whitby Wildcats 97 AAA (Ontario)

Dates and times for the 2010-2011 AAA SuperSeries in Haverhill will be announced shortly.

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