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VJW Junior A Team Continues Its EJHL Dominance
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 John Jackson
While the Haverhill Valley Forum will be taken over by some of the country’s top youth teams this week, the VJW Junior A squad is still basking in a spectacular display during the 2012 Warrior Classic which was held earlier this month.

Featuring top Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) and Independent teams and attended by scores of collegiate and NHL scouts, the Warrior Classic proved to be a perfect place for the Warriors to show off their talent.

During the three-day event, the VJW Junior A team posted three wins against the Rochester Stars, Philadelphia Revolution and Connecticut Oilers. They then followed that stellar performance up by winning the team’s fourth straight victory – against the Springfield Jr Pics – on November 17th to improve to 14-6-0 in the Northern Division.


“It was nice to put together a string of victories at our own tournament,” said Andy Heinze, the three-time and reigning EJHL Coach of the Year. “It is a great way to head into the Thanksgiving holiday."

Here is a look back on this impressive streak of games which draws the Warriors within two points of the division-leading Junior Bruins in the EJHL's Northern Division standings.

November 9, 2012
Valley 2, Rochester 1

John Needham scored at the 23:35 mark of the first period to give the Warriors an early 1-0 advantage. Rochester evened the contest in the second stanza, but the Warriors responded when Gus Harms netted a power-play goal which proved to be the game winner. Marcus Born turned away 17 out of 18 shots to earn the victory between the pipes.

November 10, 2012
Valley 2, Philadelphia 0

John Jackson played the role of hero as he scored two goals to lead his team to a 2-0 win over Philadelphia. In what was a show of offensive dominance, the Warriors outshot their opponent by a 39-to-13 margin. Brendan Leahy turned away all 13 shots he faced for the win.

November 11, 2012
Valley 4, Connecticut 0

Perry Holcombe, Nick Pichette (1-1-2), Joe Lappin and Devin Tringale (1-1-2) all scored en route to a 4-0 blanking of Connecticut on the final day of the Warrior Classic. Marcus  Born was solid once again as he collected 19 saves and his second win in three days.

November 17, 2012
Valley 3, Springfield 0

Less than one week later, the Warriors returned to the ice and enjoyed the same result as they skated to a 3-1 win over the Springfield Jr Pics. Perry Holcombe scored in the first period, Ryan Badger netted his first goal in a Warriors jersey in the second stanza and Devin Tringale iced the game with an empty netter at the 18:53 mark of the third period. Tringale (1-1-2) and John Jackson (0-2-2) were the game’s multiple scorers, while Brendan Leahy picked up his 12th win of the season.

The Warriors will enjoy a well-deserved break this week to celebrate Thanksgiving before hosting the Islanders Hockey Club on Saturday, November 29th at the Haverhill Valley Forum.
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
Nov 19, 12
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
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