VJW Teams Perform Well at 2012 Warrior National Showcase
Congratulations to the VJW 99 Elites squad which were victorious at the 2012 Warrior National Showcase, which was hosted this past weekend by the Valley Jr Warriors program. More than 75 teams from across North America traveled to Haverhill to take part in what has become a Bay State August tradition.
The '99 Elites were one of 10 VJW teams to take part in the tournament, which was made up of 13 divisions.The Warriors took on a talented field in this year's '99 division and came through with an impressive victory.
Round-robin wins against the Jr Terriers Red 99 (5-0), Monarchs 99 (5-1) and the Little Flyers 99 (6-1) as well as a key 3-3 tie against the NJ Avalanche 99 earned the Warriors a berth into the semifinals where they faced off against the CD Selects 99. After posting a 5-3 win on Sunday morning, the Warriors were given a chance to better their performance against the NJ Avalanche 99, which is ranked #31 in the country according to www.myhockeyrankings.com.
When the time came, the Warriors were prepared as they skated to a 4-2 victory. It marks a continuation of strong play for this talented squad. Last spring, the Warriors advanced to the 2012 USA Hockey National Tier I Championship after winning the Massachusetts Hockey Tier I Championship.
Advancing to the semifinals this year were the VJW '00 Elites and the VJW '03 Elites. Th VJW '00s lost in a heartbreaker (a 7-6 decision) against the NJ Avalanche 00, while the '03 Elites fell to a strong NB Selects 03 team on Sunday morning.
Congratulations to all of the VJW teams that competed this year - 98 Elites, 99 Elites, 99 Selects, 00 Elites, 00 Selects, 01 Elites, 02 Elites, 02 Selects, 03 Elites and 04 Elites.
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