VJW '03 Elites Advance to Finals of 2013 AAA Rochester Invitational
It was an exciting and impressive weekend of hockey for one VJW team.
The VJW 03 Elites – ranked #16th in the country according to www.myhockeyrankings.com - traveled to Rochester this past weekend to compete in the 2013 AAA Rochester Invitational.
This elite tournament features some of North America’s top teams… and the Warriors proved that they can compete with the best of the best.
Through the first two days of play, the Warriors claimed the top spot in Pool G with three strong wins over the the Erie Lions (8-2), North Central Predators (6-4) and the Southern Tier Admirals (6-1).
As a result of performance, the Warriors earned a spot in the playoffs. The talented squad first knocked off the Sun County Panthers by a score of 2-0 in the Gold/Overall Quarterfinals.
Next up on Sunday was a semifinal showdown against the winners of Pool D - Peterborough Petes. The Warriors came through once again and earned a spot in the championship game. Unfortunately it was the Ottawa Sting which posted a 3-0 win.
Although the Warriors were unable to bring home the 2013 ’03 Rochester Invitational Overall Championship, the team battled hard in a tournament that featured 27 ’03 divisional teams.
Through three weeks of qualifying play in the NEHL, the Warriors have backed up their No. 16 national ranking by posting four league wins.