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Weekend Sweep Sets Stage for EJHL Semifinals for VJW Junior A Team
Untitled Documenttringale_400.jpgThe 2013 Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) semifinals are now set and the Valley Jr Warriors Junior A team is set to face off against the Middlesex Islanders. The three-game semifinal series will take place this weekend in Tyngsboro as the Warriors look to take another key step towards an EJHL Championship title.

The Warriors secured their spot in the semifinals after a weekend quarterfinal sweep of the South Shore Kings in Haverhill. Here is the schedule of play for this weekend.

Saturday, March 9 @ 3:50 p.m.
Valley Junior Warriors at Islanders Hockey Club
Site: Lighthouse; Tyngsboro, MA

Sunday, March 10 @ 11:00 a.m.
Valley Junior Warriors at Islanders Hockey Club
Site: Lighthouse; Tyngsboro, MA

Sunday, March 10 @ TBD (if necessary)
Valley Junior Warriors at Islanders Hockey Club
Site: Lighthouse; Tyngsboro, MA

On Saturday evening at the Haverhill Valley Forum, the Warriors pelted the South Shore Kings netminder with 41 shots and scored just 16 seconds into the game with Devin Tringale - off an assist from John Needham - netted the game's first goal of the game. Perry Holcolmbe extended the Warriors' lead to 2-0 at the 13:19 mark. A scoreless second period was followed by a high-scoring third period where the South Shore Kings scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead. With less than five minutes remaining in regulation, the Warriors stormed back. John Needham - with assists from Tringale and John Jackson - scored the game-tying goal at the 15:44 mark and then Needham netted the game winner at the 18:55 mark to seal the one-goal victory.

The following afternoon, the teams remained deadlocked through the first period but third-year standout VJW player John Jackson broke the tie by scoring a powerplay goal at the 4:31 mark of the second periods, John Needham and Tringale assisted on that tally. Less than one minute later, Nick Pichette followed with his 14th goal of the season. The South Shore Kings tied the score at 2-2 midway through the third period, but Ryan Fitzgerald secured the Warriors' spot in the semifinals with his first goal of the weekend at the 14:55 mark of the third period. The Warriors completed the weekend sweep with that 3-2 victory.

Netminder Brendan Leahy has played all four playoff games thus far and is off to a 4-0 start. This past weekend against the Kings, Leahy posted 49 saves.

This year marked the third straight season that the Warriors have advanced to the EJHL Quarterfinals.

 

 

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
Mar 4, 13
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
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