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2011 Warrior August National Showcase Comes to Haverhill in August
2010WNS_logo2.jpgIn just a few short weeks, a field of some of the best youth hockey teams will travel to Haverhill to take part in the 2011 Warrior National Showcase. This annual tournament began as a way for local teams to prepare for the season. Four years later, it has become a premier pre-season event featuring some of the nation’s teams.

This year’s Showcase - scheduled for August 25-28 - will feature seven division and more than 70 teams from the United States, Canada and the Ukraine. Those teams will take part in a minimum of four games.

This year’s field is already proving to be one of the strongest to date (see below for a divisional breakdown).  

“We are happy to see our tournament program continue to expand each year,” said Steve MacAdams, the VJW director of program development. “The strength of each competing division will help each team better prepare for the rigors of the upcoming season and provide them with a fun few days of hockey in August.”

As program director, MacAdams works closely with participating programs and helps to evaluate talent to ensure that all teams are evenly matched. This year’s Warrior National Showcase will feature teams from the following divisions: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

“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,” said MacAdams.

To MacAdam’s point, all 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, real-time scores are posted online throughout the tournament.

Here is a list of teams competing in each division

97's

VJW Elites
Team Comcast
Toronto Titans
Seacoast Spartans Elite
Red Rangers
Druzhba, Ukraine
New Jersey Avalanche
West Seneca Wings
East Coast Wizards
NH. Jr. Monarchs

98's
VJW Elites
Worcester Crusaders
Red Rangers
Team Comcast
Greater Boston Vipers
Providence Caps Elite
New Brunswick Selects
Dual State Huskies
GBL Jr. Bruins
Westchester Express

99's
VJW Elites
VJW Selects
New Jersey Avalanche
Rhode Island Saints
Valley Forge Minutemen
NH Jr. Monarchs
Assabet Valley
Boch Blazers
GBL Jr. Bruins
Atlantic Selects

00's
VJW Elites
VJW Selects
New Jersey Avalanche
Pro Ambitions
Red Rangers
Team Comcast
Greater Boston Vipers
Rhode Island Saints
Boch Blazers
New Jersey Rockets
Nova Scotia Selects
New Brunswick Selects

01's
VJW Elites
New Jersey Avalanche
Express Hockey, NB
East Coast 01's, NB
NH Avalanche
Rhode Island Saints
Nova Scotia Selects
Newfoundland Blizzard Dogs
Philadelphia Jr. Flyers
GBL Jr. Bruins
Atlantic Selects

02's
VJW Elites
New Jersey Avalanche
Express Hockey, NB
Red Rangers
Nova Scotia Prospects
Rhode Island Saints
Boch Blazers
Pittsburgh Aviators
GBL Jr. Bruins

03's
VJW Elites
New Jersey Avalanche
Express Hockey, NB
Nova Scotia Prospects
Rochester Americans
Nova Scotia Selects
Providence Caps Elite
GBL Jr. Bruins

Any questions about the Warrior National Showcase can be directed to MacAdams via email at smacadams@jvalley-associates.com.


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