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97 Elites Off to Fast, Unbeaten Start
Bantam_97_Min_Elite_460_v2.jpgThe Valley Jr. Warriors 97 Elite squad has jumped out to a 14-0 record so far this season.  During these 14 games they have out scored their opponents by an 84-8 margin, which has included 10 shutouts.

The Elites opened their season at the Warrior National Showcase during the last weekend in August.  They proceeded to go 4-0 in pool play scoring 29 goals, while allowing only one. In pool play they defeated the New Hampshire Monarchs, 7-0; Middlesex Braves, 4-0; Boston Jr. Eagles Elite, 8-1; and the Dual State Huskies, 10-0.  In the semifinals the Elites had to face-off against a familiar foe, the Valley Jr Warrior 97 Selects.  The Elites got the upper hand over the Selects, defeating them 11-0 and earn the trip to the Finals.  The Elites faced the Red Rangers in the Finals of the Warrior National Showcase and the Warriors defeated the Red Rangers, 6-0 to capture the crown.

The 97 Elites have played two weekends of parity rounds in the New England Hockey League.  Those eight league games have seen the 97 Elites remain undefeated.  During the opening weekend of the parity rounds, the 97 Elites gained victories over the Greater Boston Vipers, 8-0; New Hampshire Monarchs, 4-0; Red Rangers, 2-0 and the Seacoast Spartans Elite, 4-2. 

The second weekend of the parity rounds saw the 97 Elites continue their winning ways.  They defeated the Vermont Glades, 5-0; New England Falcons, 6-3; Assabet Valley, 2-0 and the New Hampshire Avalanche, 7-2.  The three goals given up to the Falcons were the most goals allowed this season by the 97 Elites.

The Valley Jr. Warrior 97 Elites will continue play in the New England Hockey League and they will also travel to some of the top tournaments over the next couple of months.  The Elites will travel to Chicago, Ill and take part in the Bauer Invitational during the weekend of November 5-7.  Three weeks later they will host the Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament on November 26-28.  They will next travel into Canada and take part in the Richard Bell Tournament in Toronto over Christmas.  During January 15-17, the 97 Elites will host the Boston Super Series 97.
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
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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
AAA SuperSeries Comes to Haverhill in 2010
VJW '99 Selects Make a Difference On and Off the Ice