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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.

INDEX
VJW Coaches Bring "Unique" Professional Experiences to the Program
Time to Come Home - By Mike Lynch
Little Big Men - By Mike Lynch
Chris Kreider & Team USA Fall In Quarterfinals Against Czech Republic
VJW Players Eager to Hit the Ice Again
Remember, So You Will Never Forget - By Mike Lynch
VJW Star Chris Kreider Named to 2011 U.S. National Team
Success Measured - By Mike Lynch
Ram Tough - By Mike Lynch
VJW All-Star Colin Blackwell Continues to Shine On & Off the Ice
VJW Junior B's Tyler Sifferlin Passes Freshman Test
The VJW Super Six - Eiserman, Blackwell, Irving and Kulevich
17 Former VJW Players Compete in 2011 Super 8 Finals
Former VJW Standout Joe Cucci Leads Merrimack to NCAA Tournament
Rebel With a Cause - By Mike Lynch
VJW '01 Elites Deliver Impressive NEHL Championship Victory
VJW '97 Elites Cap Off Another Impressive Season With an NEHL Title
King of the Hill - By Mike Lynch
VJW '97 Elites Capture 2011 New England Hockey League Title
VJW Junior A Season Comes to An End; Falls in EJHL Quarterfinals
VJW Junior A Team Advances to EJHL Quarterfinals
VJW Junior A Team Skates to Key Playoff Win over Revolution
VJW '99 Selects Raise Money For a Family Cause
VJW Mite Minors Win 2011 NEHL Mite National Title
Save the Date - 2011 VJW Tournament Dates Released
On Top of His World - By Mike Lynch
Former VJW Standout Chris Kreider Named Beanpot MVP
Darcy, Silk Help Team USA Win 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Tournament
VJW Players Recognized by the New England Hockey League
Former VJW Junior A Star Joe Cucci Leads Merrimack to Record Season
VJW Accepting Coaches Applications for 2011-2012 Season
Fire Still "Burns" - By Mike Lynch
VJW Junior A Team Wins Two Out of Three During Key League Weekend
VJW '98 Elites Ice League-Leading Middlesex Braves, 2-1
VJW Mite Major Elites Score 2nd Place Finish at JWK Tournament
VJW Mite Minors Wow the TD Bank Garden Crowd
VJW '96 Elite Players Continue to Lead on High School Stage
Sarig, Braun, Heinze & Nazarian Selected as Junior All Stars
VJW '97 Elites Headline This Weekend's AAA SuperSeries Event
VJW '99 Selects Ring in the New Year at the 2011 Bell Capital Cup
Chris Kreider Named Player of the Game for Team USA
A Beautiful Day - By Mike Lynch
VJW Junior B Ara Nazarian Is the Empire League's Rising Star
VJW Junior A Team Notches Two League Wins Against the Glades
Cameron Darcy Leads U.S. at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Former VJW Standout Chris Kreider Is A Force for Team USA
VJW Mite Minors Take on "Biggest" Foe of the Season
Just Added... 2011 AAA SuperSeries Schedule Now Available
The Right Stuff - By Mike Lynch
VJW Players Take Time to Give Back During the Holiday Season
Five VJW Junior Bs Make Varsity High School Hockey Teams
Warriors End 2010 On a Winning Note Against the Glades
Chris Kreider Highlights U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster
VJW Junior A Team Blanks Apple Core at 10th Annual Invitational Showcase
VJW Alumni In the News - UMass-Dartmouth's Valley Fivesome
Fitzgerald ('97 Elites) & Sweeney ('01 Elites) Named Players of the Week
Heads Up For Kelsey - By Mike Lynch
VJW Junior A Standout John Jackson Earns EJHL Weekly Honor
Noah Hanifan Named NEHL Player of the Week
VJW '00 Selects Collect Bronze Medals at Can/Am Challenge Cup
Host Teams Perform Well at 2010 Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament
Teams Prepare for 2010 Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament
VJW Junior A Team Enjoys Two-Game Win Streak
Anthony Aresco & Jack Cronin Earn NEHL Weekly Honor
No Hazing Zone - by Mike Lynch
VJW Junior A Team Caps Off Another Warrior Classic
VJW U16 IIs Continue Winning and Championship Ways
VJW Teams Perform Well at 2010 Bauer Invitational
EJHL & Independent Teams Prepare for 15th Warrior Classic
Annie Grab Your Stick - By Mike Lynch
Longtime VJW Standout Colin Blackwell Commits to Harvard
'96 Elites Jump Out to an Impressive Start
97 Elites Off to Fast, Unbeaten Start
Longtime VJW Standout Colin Blackwell Commits to Harvard for 2012 Season
Warrior Teams Off to a Fast and Fun Start
Retiring Coaches Honored at Golf Tourney
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AAA SuperSeries Comes to Haverhill in 2010
VJW '99 Selects Make a Difference On and Off the Ice