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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.

H
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


Click here to follow all of the action.



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

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


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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.
INDEX
Good As Gold - By Mike Lynch
It's OK Ray - By Mike Lynch
Blackwell Prepares for 2012 National Junior Evaluation Camp
Sam Kurker & Brendan Collier Selected in 2012 Entry Draft
Not Your Average Tree Stump - By Mike Lynch
2012 Warrior Classic To Feature Elite Prospects Teams
Chris Kreider Shines On, Breaks Records With the Rangers
VJW Players Perform Well to Finish 2nd at Merrimack Valley Cup
2012 Eastern Junior Hockey League Spring Showcase
VJW Summer Discounts at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
14 VJW Players Selected For 2012 USA Hockey Development Camp
The Crown Was Too Heavy - By Mike Lynch
VJW Prepares For Inaugural Season in the Elite Prospects League
Chris Kreider Nets Game Winner in Game 6 For the Rangers
VJW Junior A Players Announce College Plans
2012-13 VJW Midget Coaches Announced
Chris Kreider Signs Deal With New York Rangers
Purple Passion - By Mike Lynch
2012 USA Hockey National Championships - Summary
Warrior Shawn Moody Selected to NH U-17 Festival Team
Tryout Reminder - Junior & Midget Dates and Times Are Posted
Mar 20, 12
Three VJW Teams Prepare for 2012 National Championships
Warriors Take Home Three EJHL End-of-Season Awards
VJW '00 Elites Capture 2012 NEHL Championship Title
March Gladness - By Mike Lynch
VJW '99 Elites & '99 Selects Heading to USA Hockey Nationals
VJW Junior A Season Comes to an End in EJHL Quarterfinals
VJW Welcomes Stop It Goaltending for 2012-13 Season
Valentine's Day - By Mike Lynch
VJW Netminder Fabian Sivnert Accepts Scholarship to Bemidji State
VJW Junior A Team Advances to EJHL Quarterfinals... Again!
Save the Date - 2012 VJW Tournament Dates Released
Yes You Can - By Mike Lynch
Warriors Announce the Introduction of FULL SEASON U-16 Team
Former VJW Players Battle For Boston's Hockey Bragging Rights
VJW Teams Support Great Causes on the Frog Pond in Boston
Former VJW Star Sam Kurker Continues Dream Year
VJW Junior A Defenseman Conor Riley Heading to Maine
Josh Woody Named EJHL Offensive Player of the Week
VJW '99 Selects Find Time for Hockey & Fun Outside
Warriors Represented in NHL Central Scouting's Midterm Rankings
VJW Accepting Coaches Applications for 2012-2013 Season
VJW Junior A Forward Mark Meads Commits to Bentley University
Scenes From Around Town - VJW Mite Minors
VJW Netminder Sivnert Named EJHL Defensive Player of the Week
Former VJW Star Colin Blackwell Featured in Hometown Paper
Skate On! - By Mike Lynch
North Team Loses, but VJW Players Shine at EJHL All-Star Game
VJW '99 Selects Lead the Winning Charge During MLK Weekend
Four VJW Players Selected for the 2012 EJHL All-Star Game
VJW Teams Compete Well at the 2012 JWK Tournament
VJW '01 Selects Continue to Roll in Holiday Tournament Play
VJW '03 Selects Skate to Victory During the Holiday Break
VJW '00 Elites Face Off in 2K Super Series Tournament
Men of Steele - By Mike Lynch
Six And Counting for the Red Hot VJW Junior A's
VJW '00 Selects Take Time to Give Back to Toys For Tots
Colin Blackwell Feeling Right At Home in Cambridge
VJW Junior As Extend Winning Streak to Four Games
VJW '97 Elite Players Prepare for High School Challenges
Warriors Sweep Glades to Move Into Third in Northern Division
VJW '01 Selects Win Big at Thanksgiving Tournament
Occupy Anti-Hazing - By Mike Lynch
VJW '00 Selects Capture Bronze at 2011 CAN/AM Tournament
VJW Teams Take Home Titles, Impress at Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament
Teams Prepare for 2011 Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament
VJW Teams Come Together For A Great Cause
VJW '97 Elites Win States; Are National Bound Again
Family Affair - By Mike Lynch
VJW Teams Bring Home Gold, Three Bronzes at 2011 CAN/AM Tournament
VJW Junior Squads Perform Well at the 2011 Warrior Classic
2011 Warrior Classic Underway in Haverhill
VJW Mite Minors Enjoy a "Special" Visit
VJW '03 Selects Look Strong Heading Into CAN/AM Tournament
VJW Junior As Split Weekend Series With Apple Core
Barrier Buster - By Mike Lynch
Four VJW Squads Fare Well at 2011 Bauer International Challenge
VJW Junior As Extend Win Streak to Four Games
Three VJW Players Earn New England Hockey League Weekly Honors
Fenway Follies - By Mike Lynch
Trevor Braun Delivers Again; Leads Junior As to Win over Monarchs
Two Big Wins Lift VJW '97 Elites to the No. 2 Spot In the Nation
Warriors Skate to Big 7-5 Victory Over the Jersey Hitmen
Warriors Put A Little Bit of "Pink" In Their Step
VJW 03 Selects Enjoy Hockey Northeast Debut
VJW Teams Impress Early During NEHL Qualifying
VJW Junior A Team Ready For New Challenges
No Light At The End Of This Tunnel - By Mike Lynch
Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning Center Comes to Haverhill
Happy New Year By Mike Lynch
VJW '97 Elites Ready For Another Memorable Season
Defying the Odds: 2011 Warrior National Showcase Is a Hit
Ring the Bell for Keegan - By Mike Lynch
Al Always Gave His All - By Mike Lynch
2011 Warrior August National Showcase Comes to Haverhill in August
Summer of Stanley - By Mike Lynch
Former Warrior Colin Blackwell Selected In 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Welcome Home Stanley! - By Mike Lynch
Come One, Come All to the 2011 VJW Golf Classic
VJW '97 Elites Enjoy Impressive Spring Hockey Festival Performance