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Medford Players Show Strong During Week 5 Play

Medford flexed its muscles during the week ending on October 5th. The latest installment of roundups feature two outstanding talents from Medford who earned Player of the Week honors. Robby Shumway (Medford AA) recorded 10 points in two wins, and Jake O’Donnell (Medford A1) backstopped his team a pair of low-scoring shutouts. Congrats to all!

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Southern NH Cavaliers Wear Pink With Pride

Helmets off to the Southern NH Cavaliers for showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month. During the month of October, all teams in the organization proudly wore their jerseys. Way to go, Cavaliers!

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Jr. Warrior Players Prepare For College Season

The collegiate hockey season is just around the corner, and many of the top teams in this region have deep local ties. One program - the Valley Jr Warriors - has former players competing on three of the top five teams currently atop the Preseason USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll. Saugus' Mike Vecchione is one who of those players and he will suit up for Union this season.

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VHL All-Star Tryouts Postponed By One Month

In response to overwhelming feedback from a large number of VHL Program Directors, Coaches, Parents and Players, the league office has decided to delay the VHL All-Star Tryouts and League Start Date by one month. VHL All-Star Tryouts for Squirts and Peewees have been rescheduled for November 12th and November 14th, with call-back dates of November 19th and November 21st.

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Valley Jr Warriors Put Bay State Back on NHL Map

Thanks in great part to the Valley Jr Warrior program and the strong town programs here in Massachusetts, the next three years of the NHL Entry Draft will feature top New England talent. Read about the impressive group projected for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Saugus Native & VJW Star Mike Vecchione Named ECAC Player of the Week... Again
Union_Vecchione_640.jpgFor the second time in as many weeks, Saugus native and former Valley Jr Warriors youth standout Mike Vecchione was named the ECAC's Player of the Week

Vecchione, a sophomore at Union College, helped the second-ranked Dutchmen to a sweep of Maine in Orono, Maine. He scored the game-winning goal and had an assist in Friday's 3-0 win. Vecchione collected three assists in Saturday's 5-2 triumph. Vecchione was named No. 2 Star of the Game both nights.

In his team's first four games of the season,
Vecchione has recorded at least two points in all of them. He has three goals and six assists and is tied for the leading scorer in the nation with Omaha's Jake Guentzel.

Congratulations to Mike... again!!

Brogen Photography Comes to the Valley Hockey League For the 2014-15 Season

Brogen_Logo.jpgNew for the 2014-15 season, the Valley Hockey League will have Brogen Photography on site at certain games to take professional photos and capture the many special memories from the year.

A schedule of games will be posted shortly, but action shot requests are being accepted. To schedule your player or team to be professionally photographed, please visit http://actionshots.brogen.com.

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mike_lynch_1.jpgBURNING WITH PRIDE
October is breast cancer awareness month but breast cancer is personal to the ladies of the Burncoat High School field hockey team of Worcester. Earlier this season the team found out that Erin Coonan, a 1999 graduate of Burncoat High School, was battling breast cancer. None of the players ever met Coonan, who played before some of this years squad were born. They wanted to help so they convinced their arch rival, Doherty High School, to buy pink jerseys, dedicate their annual game to Erin and donated the proceeds as well. Read More

Robbie Shumway, Medford AA


Jake O'Donnell, Medford A1 & Tyler Sitnikov, S&S A

Colin Nestor, Charlestown AAA

Morrill, Winthrop