New York Ranger Chris Kreider returned home (he is a Boxford native) to face off against the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Before he left, the former and longtime VJW player took time to make the day of VJW 05 player, Owen McNally.
Head Coach/General Manager Andy Heinze made the announcement that two more players from that team announced their college plans for the fall season. John Rogeri will compete for St. Anselm's College, while Nick Pichette will take his talents to Norwich University.
The good news continues for the VJW Junior A team. Earlier this month, Ryan Fitzgerald was named the EJHL Rookie of the Year and then just this week Gus Harms (shown above) announced that he has committed to Northeastern University.
Former VJW player Colin Mulvey was recently named the winner of the 13th Joe Concannon Award, which is presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England playing at the Division II/III level.
The VJW 00 Elites capped off a dominating season by winning the 2013 NEHL 00 American Division Championship. The Warriors entered the Championships as the top seed and did not disappoint as they defeated the Wizards by a score of 6-2 in the finals.
The 2013 Super 8 Hockey Championship came to an exciting close last week at the TD Bank Garden. A total of 10 teams were selected to play in the 2013 Super 8 Hockey Championship this year, and the VJW program was well represented.
Congratulations to the VJW 99 Elite team which captured the NEHL 99 American Division Championship on Sunday. The Warriors defeated the Wizards 99 Elites in the semifinals before prevailing by a score of 2-1 against the Seacoast 99 - Elites.
The VJW Junior A season came to an end on Sunday afternoon when the Warriors were defeated in the EJHL Dineen Cup Semifinal Series. The Warriors advanced to the semifinals after completing a sweep of the South Shore Kings.
The VJW Junior A team advanced to the 2013 EJHL semifinals and the team is thankful for the support of the many VJW youth players who came to Haverhill to support the Warriors.