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Super 8; VJW Reunion!
nazarian_400.jpgThe 2013 Super 8 Hockey Championship came to an exciting close last week when Malden Catholic defeated Austin Prep in the championship game at the TD Bank Garden. A total of 10 teams were selected to play in the 2013 Super 8 Hockey Championship this year, and the Valley Jr Warriors program was well represented once again.

Dozens of current and former Warrior players take a break from VJW play each winter season to compete for their high school hockey teams. While the sheer number of VJW players is impressive, many of them have dominated the local headlines with their outstanding play.

On Wednesday, Ara Narazarian - who played on the VJW Junior B team last season - made noise after netting a shorthanded goal to help his Malden Catholic team defeat Catholic Memorial in the semifinals by a score of 5-3 at Tsongas Center. Nazarian - shown in the photo above - led the way for the Lancers (15-6-3) with a hat trick that included the center’s fourth shorthanded goal of the tournament and an empty-netter that sealed the victory. He is joined on Malden Catholic by five other VJW players (see list below).

In the other semifinal, Austin Prep sophomore goalie Elijah Harris - who plays on the VJW U-16 Midget squad - shined in net to lead the Cougars to a 2-1 win over St. John's Prep. Click here to read a story courtesy of the Eagle Tribune on another VJW standout - Bobo Carpenter - who has been a shining star for Austin Prep this season. His father Bob Carpenter is a former NHL star whose daugther Alex Carpenter is the top scorer for Boston College women’s hockey. Both Bob and Alex were part of the VJW organization for many years as a coach and player, respectively.

Here is a list of VJW players - past and present - who represented the program in the 2013 Super 8 Hockey Semifinals. Congratulations to all on a tremendous high school season.

St. John's Prep

  • Cam Shaheen
  • Brian Pinho
  • Tyler Bird
  • Andrew Brandano
  • Jim Currier
  • Evan LeClerc
  • Mark Azarian
  • Nick Bragole
  • Ean Mendezoon
  • James Bightney
  • Evan Dinu

Austin Prep

  • Bobo Carpenter
  • Jake McKenelley
  • Ryan McDonough
  • JJ Layton
  • George Sennott
  • Elijah Harris
  • Brent Hill
  • Eric MacAdams

Malden Catholic

  • Casey Fitzgerald
  • Michael Iovanna
  • Austin Goldstein
  • Tyler Sifferlin
  • Ara Nazarian
  • Connor Maloney

Central Catholic

  • Justin Pimental
  • Alex Lester
  • Kevin Regan
  • Conrad Jepson
  • Zack Coffey
  • Lloyd Hayes
  • Zack Cote
  • Colin Soucy
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
Mar 15, 13
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
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