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Valley Jr. Warriors
2020-21 Midget Program

The Valley Junior Warriors will be revamping the Midget National Bound Program for the 2020-21 season with the addition of a new Professional Staff and an enhanced Showcase Schedule, competing weekly against the top teams in the country!

The Warriors are proud to announce the addition of a new professional staff including new Program Director & Director of Scouting, Chris Hamel.  Hamel is an NHL scout for the Minnesota Wild and bring 20 years of NHL experience to the program.  The Warrior are also proud to announce a new professional coaching staff for the 2020-21 season including:

 

  • Ashton Rome (U18) - Ashton grew up in Mantiboa and played his Junior hockey in the WHL with Moose Jaw and Red Deer, before being drafted by the Boston Bruins in the a 4th round of the 2004 NHL draft.  Rome went on to play professionally for 12 seasons in the AHL, ECHL and German Elite League.
  • Colin McDonald (U16) - Colin grew up in Milford NJ and played four season for the UNH Wildcats in HockeyEast, and was named captain his senior seasons.  After fighting through a couple career-threatening injuries during college Colin played professional in the ECHL with Florida Everblades and Indy Fuel. McDonald currently resides in South Boston and works for Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical.
  • Andrew Andricopoulos (U15) – Andrew grew up in Groveland and attended Tabor before moving to Quebec City to play for the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL.  Andrew played for and lived with NHL Hall of Famer Patrick Roy and was a member of the 2006 Memorial Cup Championship team. Andrew payed professional in the ECHL/AHL for the Washington Capitals and San Jose Shark organizations. Andrew is currently a scout for the QMJHL and has coached for the last three seasons at Brooks School and the Valley Jr. Warriors. John Healy and Michael Settipani will join Andrew on the bench for the U15 team.

 

The Warrior will also be revamping their training regimen and showcase schedule in order to offer Elite players the opportunity to train with and compete against the best players in North American throughout the Fall season.

 

All three Midget Teams (U18, U16, U15) will play the following schedule:

  • River Rats Jamboree
  • ECC Labor Day Showcase
  • 3 E9 Prep Showcases against the top teams in the country (River Rats, Boston Advantage, Springfield Rifles, Mount St Charles, EC Wizards, 95 Giants?)
  • 1 Beast League/E9 combined Showcase
  • 1 Beast Showcase (Yale) or Beantown
  • 2 Practices/Skills sessions available weekly with renowned coaching staff
  • Additional option to include Off-Ice Training.