Two VJW Players Named Elite 9 Hockey League Players of the Week
E9.jpgThe VJW ’03 Elite team continues to cruise along this season.

The talented group – which captured a league title last spring – is off to a strong start in Elite 9 Hockey League play with a division-leading 9-1-0 record. The Warriors have also won 12 of its last 13 games this season, a stretch which dates back to August 23.

That stretch of play included five victories and a tournament title at the 2014 Warrior National Showcase where the team took on top talent from across New England.

The nationally-ranked VJW ’03 squad most recently gained league recognition for its play during the week ending on October 19th when the Warriors defeated the Wizards 03 – Elites (8-6) and the Seacoast 03 – Elites (4-3).

In addition to collecting two key league wins, one player - Drew Blackwell – was named the E9 Player of the Week. Blackwell powered his way to league honors by notching three goals against the Wizards and then following that up the following day by scoring the game winner against Seacoast.

Blackwell was one of three Warriors to earn that title that week.

Also collecting league recognition was Eric Lester of the VJW ’00 Elites and
Evan Pennucci of the VJW '04 Elites. Lester registered two goals and three assists in a huge 6-0 Warrior win over the Glades, while
Pennucci delivered a hat trick to propel his team past the Wizards by a score of 5-4.

Both the VJW ’03 Elites and the VJW ’00 Elites currently stand atop the 2000 Elite 9 standings, while the VJW '04 Elites are third with a record of 6-3-2.

See a complete roundup summary for that week below, and congratulations to all three players and teams on job well done!

The Wizards won twice. Pare had a goal and an assist in a 3-1victory over Seacoast – and Liam Gorman scored one goal and set up three others, Tony Andriuzzi and Chris Eagen both scored twice, James Kiley had two assists and Ryan Welch pitched a shutout in an 8-0 victory over the Jr. Bruins;

Liam McDonough scored four times and Mikas and Andrius Kulbis-Marino both posted two assists as the Rangers downed the Bruins, 7-1; and Lester scored two goals and set up three others, Bridges had three assists, Purtell 1-1-2 and Hodge pitched a shutout as the Warriors topped the Glades, 6-0.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Eric Lester, Warriors


The Avalanche (one loss) beat the Glades twice and the Warriors also scored a pair of victories. Alex Forward had two goals and an assist and Brett Niland 1-1-2 as the Avs downed the Glades, 6-3, Jack Kurlle with two goals and an assist in the loss – and the Avs won the other game, 6-3; Shane LaChance’s second goal of the game snapped a 6-6 tie with 1:26 left, Drew Blackwell wore the hat and had two assists and Mike Dinges posted 2-1-3 as the Warriors nipped the Wizards, 8-6 – Matt Fusco with and hat trick and Mike Dunning and Brendan Monahan two assists apiece in the loss – and Blackwell scored what turned out to be the winner with 6:11 left in a 4-3 decision over Seacoast, which got two goals from Tyler Snell;

Joe Borelli scored twice, Monahan and Jack House both posted 1-1-2 and Jack McLaughlin two assists as the Wizards topped the Rangers, 6-1; Badeau had 2-1-3 as the Saints defeated the Avs, 4-2; Derek Amaral wore the hat and Reed Demain had 1-1-2 as the Cyclones downed Seacoast, 5-2; and the Cyclones edged the Advantage, 2-1.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Drew Blackwell, Warriors


The Rangers and Warriors both won twice. Nathan Alberti scored two goals and set up another and Owen White dished out three assists as the Rangers topped the Wizards, 5-3, Ben McDonald with two goals and Markham two assists in the loss – and Jake Murphy posted 2-1-3 in a 4-1 victory over the Jr. Bruins; Evan Pennucci wore the hat, scoring twice in the third period to send the Warriors past the Wizards, 5-4, Markham with three assists in the loss – and Pennucci scored the winner in a 2-1 decision over the Sharks;

Liam McWhinnie scored two goals and set up another as the Bruins edged the Avalanche, 4-3 – Colin Chrisom with 1-1-2 in the loss; and the Patriots nipped the Advantage, 2-0.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Evan Pennucci, Warriors

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