For the eighth straight year, the VJW '00 Selects have come together during the holiday season to give back to those in need. The Warriors organized another successful toy drive in support of Toys For Tots. The team has been doing this since they were Mite Selects!
When he played for the VJW Junior A team Devin Tringale posted 19 goals and 18 assists in 45 games. Now - as a sophomore at Harvard University - the VJW alum is playing a key role for the #5-ranked team in the country.
In a holiday tradition that featured more than 40 teams from across the nation, the Warriors were simply dominating. Capturing divisional titles – earned over a three-day period – were the VJW ’01 Elites, VJW ’02 Elites (shown above), and the VJW ’04 Elites.
Three straight Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament titles is a feat accomplished by few, but the VJW ’01 Elites delivered and joined elite company. The talented Warrior squad won its third straight divisional championship with a convincing 6-3 win over the Wizards 01 – Elites in the finals.
The VJW '04 Elites played the role of cardiac kids on Sunday. The Warriors stormed back from a two-goal deficit in the semifinals to win in overtime before capturing the title in a shootout in Haverhill.
Throughout the season, the Valley Jr Warriors will highlight the accomplishments of its alumni who are currently competing at top collegiate programs. This week’s feature is on Jake Kulevich, who plays for 6th-ranked Colgate University.