VJW Juniors Sweep in Vermont; Will Platt Stands Third in Team Scoring

Player PhotoBefore the latest storm arrived in New England, the VJW Junior A team traveled north to face off against the Vermont Lumberjacks in a two-game weekend series.

The Warriors posted a 3-1 win on Saturday and then skated to a 2-1 victory on Sunday before heading back home. Four different Warriors - led by a two-goal and one-assist performance by Austin O'Rourke - found the back of the net during the weekend sweep.

The VJW program was also featured on the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) web site this past week and recognized for its outstanding ability to develop student athletes!

Included on the scoring sheet on Sunday, however, was Will Platt, who stands third on the team in scoring with 20 points in 40 games. In fact, Platt is just one point out of the top spot.

Will took a few minutes to answer some questions for the younger VJW players.

Here is what he had to say to the future of the organization.

Nickname: Platt

First Hockey Memory: Skating at the Groton School learning to skate

Hockey Inspiration(s): My parents and brother

Last Book Read: Looking for Alaska

Favorite Hockey/Sports Movie: Mystery Alaska

First or Any Famous Hockey Player You Met Or Encountered: Bobby Orr

Greatest Sports Moment: Going to Nationals as a peewee

What You Love Most About the Warriors: The passion the whole organization has for the game

Most Memorable Goal: Scoring at nationals

Favorite NHL or College Hockey Team: Colorado Avalanche

Favorite NHL Hockey Player: Matt Duchene

Favorite Former VJW Player: Chris Kreider

Strangest Game: In my first year of juniors my team won a game 10-8

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: Lacrosse 

Three Athletes You Like To Watch And Follow: Matt Duchene, Patrice Bergeron, Marshawn Lynch

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: NHL 15, hanging with friends, watching Netflix

Personality Qualities Most Admired: Caring, Put others before myself, loyalty

Advice to the Youth VJW Players: Never give up a chance to make yourself better

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