| Devin Tringale|
The VJW Junior A team is off to a fast and impressive start
with two big league victories. The Warriors started the season last Saturday with a 4-2 win over the Boston Bandits with Gus Harms igniting the offense in the first period. Freddy Gerard put the Bandits on the board to set up a 1-1 tie going into the third. Perry Holcombe and Davin Smith put the Warriors back in front. Chris Burkemper pulled the Bandits within one late in the period, but Chris Hamel iced the game with an empty-net goal.
The following day, the Warriors hosted the South Shore Kings and emerged with a 3-2 victory. South Shore’s Brian Miller drew first blood early in the first, but Devin Tringale tied it up going into the second. Nick Pichette scored twice in the second period to give the Warriors a 3-1 lead, but Kyle LeBrun scored to cut the lead in half. The Kings could not net the equalizer and the Warriors held on for the win.
As a result of their strong play during that first weekend of play, the Warriors collected all three EJHL Player of the Week honors. Congratulations to Devin Tringale (Offensive Player of the Week), Gus Harms (Defensive Player of the Week) and Ryan Fitzgerlad (Rookie of the Week).
Devin Tringale - Offensive Player of the Week
Devin Tringale started his first season of junior hockey scoring a goal and adding 2 assists. A great skater and physically dominant player, Devin uses his size and strength in all three zones on the ice effectively. The Harvard recruit hails from Medford, MA, and will appear in the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on September 29.
Gus Harms - Defensive Player of the Week
Gus Harms had a great first weekend in the EJHL, posting one goal and three assists in two home games for the Warriors. His stats have Gus leading the league in scoring after the first weekend of action. Harms also played solid in his own end. Gus is from Pelham, NY, and most recently played for the Berkshire School.
|Ryan Fitzgerald - Rookie of the Week
Ryan Fitzgerald had three assists in his EJHL debut weekend and displayed vision on the ice as well as determination on loose pucks. The North Reading, MA, native is considered to be a top prospect for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft