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Player Spotlight on Valley Jr Warriors Junior A Netminder Colin Soucy
Player PhotoThe VJW Junior A team will be enjoying time with their families as they have a short break from Eastern Hockey League (EHL) play.

The Warriors will look to make a move up the leaderboard beginning on December 6th when the team is back in action. Following three straight road games against the New Jersey Titans (12/6), New Jersey Rockets (12/7) and Boston Bandits (12/11), the Warriors will return to the friendly confines of the Haverhill Valley Forum for a home showdown with the York Bobcats on Sunday, December 14.

One key piece of the VJW puzzle this season is netminder Colin Soucy. The North Andover native and former Central Catholic standout has played in 23 games thus far.

Click here to learn more about this standout VJW product, which includes his advice to the younger players which is to "Go out and have fun, simple as that."

This year marks a return to the blue and gold for Soucy. Following his freshman year, he competed for the VJW program and then returned to Central Catholic as a junior where he earned a number of honors including the following: MVC All-Conference Team, an MVC All-Star nomination, the Eagle Tribune All-Star Team, the Eagle Tribune Hockey MVP award, the Eagle Tribune Winter Sports Player of the Year award, and a spot on the ESPN Boston High School All-State Team.

During the 2013 Super 8 Championship, Soucy saw his stock rise considerably when he turned back 114 shots in four games including 85 of 92 in a three-game series loss to top-seeded St. John's Prep. He was heralded in the local papers as possibly "the Bay State's best high school goaltender." He helped his team return to the Super 8 Championship during his senior campaign in 2014.

His focus and determination has also been evident in the classroom. While at Central Catholic, Soucy was a Distinguished Honors student where he carried a perfect 4.0 GPA.

It is no surprise that Soucy is a product of Stop It Goaltending – the official goaltending training program of the Valley Jr Warriors. Soucy tries to emulate another Stop It Goaltending and VJW alum, Cory Schneider, who is the current starting netminder for the New Jersey Devils.

With superior training and a determined mindset, Soucy is now firmly focused on helping the VJW Junior A team during the second part of the season and securing a spot with a top Division 1 program.

Nickname: Souc

First Hockey Memory: Winning squirt 1 state championship

Hockey Inspiration(s): Henrik Lundqvist, Carey Price, Cory Schneider 
 


Last Book Read: Of Mice and Men

Favorite Hockey/Sports Movie: Miracle

First or Any Famous Hockey Player You Met Or Encountered: Cory Schneider, Scott Darling 



Greatest Sports Moment: Coming from behind against Hingham in the Super 8 play in game and winning in OT, down 3-1 going into the 3rd tied it up with a minute left and won in OT

What You Love Most About the Warriors: The team is really close and how everyone is there for each other like a family

Most Memorable Goal: Never scored one. I'll be looking for one this year.

Favorite NHL or College Hockey Team: Boston Bruins and UNH

Favorite NHL Hockey Player: Patrick Kane

Favorite Former VJW Player: Matt Penta

Strangest Game: Last year my team went up 4-0 after the first I went out of the game and sat on the bench. Next thing you know it's 4-3 and then 7-5 and lastly in the 3rd it was 7-6. So I had to go back into the game with 7 minutes left and I was cold but I didn't get a shot in those 7 minutes.

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: Baseball
 


Three Athletes You Like To Watch And Follow: Tom Brady, Yasiel Puig, Carey Price

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: Street hockey, basketball, Xbox, mini hockey

Personality Qualities Most Admired: Sarcastic, good sense of humor, easy going, respectful

Advice to the Youth VJW Players: Go out and have fun, simple as that.

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Player Spotlight on Valley Jr Warriors Junior A Netminder Colin Soucy
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