Fresh off a championship victory at the 2013 Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament where the team notched six straight wins over a four-day period, the VJW '00 Elite squad were rewarded for their strong play by being ranked 12th in the nation.
In a holiday tradition that featured more than 50 teams from across the nation, the Warriors were simply dominating. Capturing divisional titles – earned over a three-day period – were the VJW ’00 Elites, VJW ’01 Elites and the VJW ’04 Elites (shown above).
Chris Kreider, who played for the VJW organization from mites through bantams, netted his first career NHL hat trick on Saturday night to lead his New York Rangers over the Vancouver Canucks. He is the team's second leading scorer.
Four former VJW standouts enjoyed a reunion of sorts when Harvard hosted Boston College. Ryan Fitzgerald and Brendan Silk play for the Eagles, while Colin Blackwell and Devin Tringale are key offensive cogs for the Crimson.
Cam Askew - a former member of the VJW '97 Elite team - was drafted in the first round in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Draft. Askew follows in the footsteps of NHL stars such Ray Bourque, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.
VJW Junior A star Ryan Fitzgerald and former Warrior youth player Brian Pinho were both drafted in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Fitzgerald was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 4th round, while Pinho was taken by the Washington Capitals in the 6th round.