Three VJW Teams Prepare for 2012 National Championships

2012_USANationals.jpgThe hockey season may be over for many, but three VJW teams are just getting started.


The ’97 Elites, ’99 Elites and ’99 Selects have earned the right to compete at the 2012 National Championships, which will begin this month at sites located across the country.


One squad in action will be the mighty ’97 Elites, which will be making their second appearance in the USA Hockey Tier I National Championship in three years.

In 2010, the Warriors advanced to the semifinals where they were defeated by the Chicago Mission. Earlier this fall, the Warriors punched their ticket once again to Nationals by winning the Massachusetts State Championship. The players took a break to compete for their high school teams, but recently came back together to prepare for their next challenge.

This time around, the Warriors – ranked #7 in the nation according to www.myhockeyrankings.com - will not face off against the Chicago Mission (not in the field), but they will have their hands full with a schedule of play that begins on March 28th in Williamsville, NY.

States_97Elites.jpgere is a schedule of play for the VJW ’97 Elites.

March 28 @ 11:40 a.m.
#8 LA Selects vs #7 VJW ’97 Elites

March 29 @ 8:00 a.m.
#7 VJW ’97 Elites vs #23 Ohio Blue Jackets

March 30 @ 8:00 a.m.
#7 VJW ’97 Elites vs #25 Dallas Stars Elite

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99Elites_500.jpgAlso stepping onto the ice in Williamville, NY will be the VJW ’99 Elites, which punched its ticket to the 2012 National Championship one week ago when the talented squad won the Massachusetts State Championship.

The #40th-ranked team in the nation will look forward to the challenges that await them in New York. Here is the schedule of play for the VJW ’99 Elites.

March 28 @ 8:00 a.m.

#5 LA Selects vs #40 VJW ’99 Elites

March 29 @ 11:55 a.m.

#40 VJW ’99 Elites vs #22 Cleveland Lumberjacks

March 30 @ 10:05 a.m.

#40 VJW ’99 Elites vs #14 Dallas Stars Elite

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to access the entire schedule for the Pee Wee (12 and Under) division.

During that same weekend when the VJW ’99 Elites earned a trip to Nationals, another team was doing the same! The VJW ’99 Selects won the Massachusetts Tier II State Championship and will travel to Ashburn/Reston, Virginia to compete for the National Championship Tier II title.

Here is a rundown on the VJW ’99 Selects’ schedule of play.

March 28 @ 8:30 a.m.

VJW ’99 Selects vs West Chester Quakers (EPA)

March 29 @ 1:45 p.m.

Anaheim Wildcats (CA) vs VJW ’99 Selects

March 30 @ 1:45 p.m.

VJW ’99 Selects vs Tampa Bay Scorpions (FL)

Follow all of the action at the 2012 USA Hockey Tier II Championships by
clicking here.
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