Valley Jr. Warriors
The Road to Victory: 2012 Elite's are E9 Champs!

Congratulations to our 2012 Elite on winning the E9 Championship! 

Our 2012 Elite team finished an outstanding season this past Sunday with a 3-1 win over the East Coast Wizards in the E9 Championship.  The team advanced to the championship game with a 3-1 semifinal win over the Seacoast Spartans on Saturday.   In Saturday’s game against the Spartans, the team jumped out to a 3-0 lead behind goals from Evan Palie, Jayden Rouleau, and team-leading scorer Bennett Waddell.  The boys played strong team defense and received solid goaltending from Max Varay to secure a birth in the finals.  In the championship game against the Wizards, the Warriors were locked in a 1-1 tie into the third period when defenseman Owen Flynn scored the game-winner.  Waddell added an empty-netter with under a minute remaining to secure the victory.  Head coach Steve Harb, in his 4th year with team, commented “ I couldn’t be more proud of this group and what they’ve accomplished.  From our first day together at the start of the season, they set their goal to win this Championship.  They understood what it would take and consistently put the work in at practice, remained focused throughout the long season and played hard for each other every time they took the ice.  I’m so happy that they were rewarded for it.  It’s truly a special group of kids and parents.”  

With the wins, the team finished the season with an E9 league-best record of 28-4-3 (including playoffs) and an overall record of 46-10-6. The team also won the Warrior National Showcase tournament in August and were finalists in the Eastern Exposure Cup in October and the Can Am Montreal U13 AAA tournament in November.