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VJW Junior Teams Continue to Win Big in League Play
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 Brendan Leahy Luke Miller
Thirteen games into the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) season, the Valley Jr Warriors continue to stand atop the Northern Division with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses.

In addition to leading their own division, the Warriors are also one of just three teams to have posted 20 points. Helping their cause was a weekend split with the New Hampshire Monarchs.

On Saturday, the Warriors – despite scoring efforts by Ryan Fitzgerald (North Reading, MA) and Nick Pichette (Messena, NY) and a 28-save performance by Marcus Born (Kumia, Sweden) – fell by a score of 4-2 to the Monarchs. In that contest, the Monarchs scored three unanswered power-play goals in the third period to secure the win.


The Warriors stormed back the following day, however, and picked up the team’s first shootout win of the young season. Before the exciting finale, the VJW Junior As kept pace with the Monarchs thanks to tallies by Devin Tringale (Medford, MA), Perry Holcombe (Cummings, GA) and Joe Lappin (Geneva, IL). In the shootout, John Jackson (Bixby, OK) scored on his team’s second attempt, while Brendan Leahy (Reading, MA) turned away all three Monarch attempts to pick up his sixth win of the season.

Leahy, last week’s EJHL Defensive Player of the Week honorable mention section, currently stands second in the league with six wins, fourth with 258 saves and second with one shutout.

Meanwhile in Empire Hockey League action, the VJW Junior B team was capturing its fourth win of the season on Saturday in similar fashion – a shootout.

Thanks in part to a five-goal second period, the Warriors found themselves tied with division-leading South Shore at the end of regulation. In the all-important shootout, Matthew Culot (2 goals) and Luke Miller (2 goals, 1 assist) found the back of the net, while Matthew Saraceno stood tall in net for the Warriors by saving three of the four South Shore attempts.

The VJW Junior B squad – has now won two of its last three games. Fans have a unique opportunity on Saturday, October 27th to see both the VJW Junior A and Junior B teams in action on their home ice in Haverhill.

Both beginning at 8:20 p.m., the Junior A squad will face off against the Bay State Breakers in the North Rink, while the Junior B team will take on the Islanders.
INDEX
VJW Junior A Players College League Awards & Announce Future Plans
Colin Mulvey Wins 13th Joe Concannon Award
VJW 00 Elites Win NEHL 00 American Championship Title
Super 8; VJW Reunion!
Season Ends for VJW Junior A Team in EJHL Semifinals
Weekend Sweep Sets Stage for EJHL Semifinals for VJW Junior A Team
VJW 00 Selects & 05 Elites Advance to Finals of HNE Playoffs
It's Here - EJHL Quarterfinals Set for This Weekend in Haverhill
VJW Junior A Team Cruises Into EJHL Quarterfinals... Again!
Just Announced - VJW Midget & Junior Tryouts Set for April
Former VJW Star Loren Barron Leads Top-Ranked Quinnipiac
2013-14 Junior & Midget Schedule
Former VJW Standouts Have Sochi Olympics on Their Minds
Former Player & Coach Marc Griffin to Join the VJW Coaching Staff
VJW Junior A Team Sweeps; Extends Winning Streak to 4 Games
Brendan Leahy & Jake Schechter Earn Player of the Week Honors
VJW Junior A Defenseman Jake Schechter Commits to Northeastern
Dave Sacco Takes On Double (Coaching) Duty for 2013-14 Season
VJW Seeking a Mite Minor (2006) Coach for 2013-14 Season
VJW 02 Selects Win Green Mountain Tournament In Exciting Shoot-Out
Fitzgerald Makes January Mid-Term Rankings for 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Defense & Goaltending Key for Junior A Team Heading into 2013
Mark Your Calendars Today for 2013 VJW Tournaments
VJW 03 Elites Compete in the 2012 Summit Series Challenge Cup
John Jackson & Ryan Fitzgerald Named EJHL Players of the Week
VJW Junior A Team Enjoys Weekend Sweep Over Portland
VJW 00 Selects Find Time to Give Back to Their Community
VJW 02 Selects Defeat Islanders to Win 2012 Turkey Tournament
Sam Kurker Scores Game Winner; Leads BU Over Top-Ranked UNH
VW Junior A Star John Jackson Proves He is Here to Stay
VJW & Long Island Gulls Come Together In a Time of Need
VJW Teams Shine at 2012 Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament
VJW '04 Selects Look to Bring Cheer to Troops This Holiday Season
Ryan Fitzgerald Scores Four Goals at 2012 World Junior A Challenge
VJW Junior A Team Continues Its EJHL Dominance
Fast Hockey to Live Stream at Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament
2012 Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament Comes to Haverhill
2012 Warrior Classic Kicks Off on Friday
Ryan Fitzgerald Named to USA Junior Select Team
VJW 05 Elite Player Receives Weekly NEHL Honor
Oct 21, 12
VJW Junior Teams Continue to Win Big in League Play
Ryan Fitzgerald Stars in All-American Prospects Game
VJW Junior A Team Remains Undefeated in EJHL Play
VJW Junior A Team Off to Impressive & Fast Start
Brian Pinho Accepts Hockey Scholarship to Providence College
VJW Junior A Team Featured in USA Junior Hockey Magazine
Fitzgerald & Tringale to compete in All-American Prospects Game
VJW Teams Perform Well at 2012 Warrior National Showcase
Blackwell Shines at 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp