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2012 Warrior Classic Kicks Off on Friday
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 2012 WARRIOR CLASSIC
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A field of the top junior players from the Northeast and beyond will come together in Haverhill beginning on November 8th to take part in the 2012 Warrior Classic.

This annual event has become a draw for the top teams from the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) and the Empire Hockey League as well as a division of Independent Leagues squads from across the country.

This year’s event – which will be held from November 8 through November 11 – will be headlined by the host team Valley Jr Warriors. Head Coach Andy Heinze has his talented squad once again competing for the top spot in the EJHL’s Northern Division.

Thus far in the 2012-13 season, the Warriors have seen its players come together to garner league attention with its hot start by winning eight out of its start 10 games. Through 16 games, the Warriors have four players who have registered double-digit points. Included in that impressive list are Brendan Collier (7g, 8a), Devin Tringale (8g, 6a), Ryan Fitzgerald (3g, 9a) and Nick Pichette (6g, 5a).

“With a strong field competing this year, we are looking to build momentum at this year’s Warrior Classic,” said Heinze, a three-time EJHL Coach of the Year. “In addition to some exciting league contests, we are also excited to welcome one of the largest Independent divisions in recent memory. It should be a great weekend.”

Come this month at the Warrior Classic, the Warriors will face off against EJHL foes the Rochester Stars (Friday, November 8th @ 6:00 p.m.), Philadelphia Revolution (Saturday, November 9th @ 11:40 a.m.) and the Connecticut Oilers (Sunday, November 10th @ 8:15 a.m.). The team will cap off its Warrior Classic with a showdown against the Independent Division's South Shore Hurricanes (Sunday, November 10th @ 2:15 p.m.).

Also looking to showcase their skills this week are a handful of Empire Hockey League teams including the VJW's Junior B team. The Warriors will take on the Space Coast Hurricanes (Thursday, November 8th  @ 6:00 p.m.) and Palm Beach Hawks (Saturday, November 9th @ 2:20 p.m.).

When the EJHL teams are not competing in critical league games, spectators and scouts (both collegiate and professional) will enjoy watching Independent teams that hail from across North America. In addition to the Space Coast Hurricanes and the Palm Beach Hawks, other Independent Division teams competing this year include Atlanta Knights, Florida Eels, Hampton Roads Whalers and East Coast Eagles.

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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
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2012 Warrior Classic Kicks Off on Friday
Ryan Fitzgerald Named to USA Junior Select Team
VJW 05 Elite Player Receives Weekly NEHL Honor
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