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Early Bird Registration is Open

Early bird registration is now open for the Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Hockey Club!

From now through May 15 receive a $150 discount on a full registration package. Packages are also available for both developmental players and travel players looking for games-only.

The Jr. Warriors Hockey Club was started to build a strong foundational hockey program for the Watchung Hills Regional High School Hockey Team, although we bring in players from all over including Metuchen, Flemington, Basking Ridge, and Westfield.

Current spots for Mites through Bantams are filling fast as we look to continue to grow and develop this championship-winning program.

Registration information can be found on our registration page. Any questions about our program, registration, or anything else can be asked through our contact form.

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Squirts

Squirts Place Second in Twin Oaks League Finals

It was a building season for the Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Squirts, with only two returning players at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season. That didn’t deter this rookie team. It was their hard work and enthusiasm that took them to Saturday’s championship game where they faced the Colts.

Although the Warriors lost with a final score of 8-2, they can hold their heads high for a great season.

Squirts

Squirts Advance to Finals

The Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Squirts Hockey headed into Monday night’s playoff game against the Swamprats determined and confident. The mood in the Twin Oaks locker room was energetic and it showed when the team got on the ice.

Tough defense led the way with Kayden Thursfield-Ritchie (Warren) playing strong in net. The Warriors scored the game’s first goal with eight minutes left in the first period. Sylie Sawale (Bridgewater) got the puck on defense and, seeing an opening, took it in to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead.

With just two minutes left in the first, Holden Flynn (Gillette) saw an opening and took it. With another Warriors breakaway, he scored on a tough Swamprats goalie giving the Warriors a 2-0 lead. These would be the only two goals the Warriors would see.

In the second period, the Swamprats scored one goal in to make it a 2-1 Warriors game. From then on it was all defense. With Carolyn Jasaitis (Warren), Sylie Sawale, and Jackson Fleming (Basking Ridge) on defense for the Warriors and Kayden Thursfield-Ritchie playing the game of his life the Swamprats couldn’t get through.

The Warriors finished the game with an outstanding 2-1 win and head to the Twin Oaks League championship game on Saturday, March 16 at 10:15 AM against the Colts.

Warriors Hockey

Warriors Celebrate with Banquet

Congratulations to our Warriors for a great season. Our annual celebration banquet was a huge success. In addition to pizza and cupcakes, we enjoyed spending time with all of the players.

We thank all of the parents and coaches who have supported this group throughout the season and look forward to the 2019/2020 year.

Bantams

Bantams Win League Title

The 2018-2019 MCYHL Bantam Champions

Congratulations to our Bantam Warriors who defeated Rockaway to be named MCYHL league champions.

The Warriors came out scoring with a 4:17 shorthanded goal in the 1stperiod by Christian Cuccia. Rockaway quickly answered just one minute later, ending the first in a 1-1 tie with two shorthanded goals.

Severyn Khomyak took advantage of a power play in the 2ndperiod to score and take the Warriors to a 2-1 lead. This was quickly followed by another Cuccia goal ending the second period with a 3-1 Warriors lead.

Starting the third period strong, Cuccia scored the fourth Warriors goal just one minute into the period. Rockaway responded two minutes later making it a 4-2 game. 

The Warriors however were not to be deterred when Sawyer Flynn (Gillette) answered Rockaway immediately after the faceoff with a tip into the corner of the net taking the Warriors to a solid 5-2 lead.

This final Warriors goal revved things up in what had been, up to this point, a solid lead by the Warriors. Fired up, Rockaway scored three unanswered goals to tie the game at 5-5 with only 5 minutes left in the game. At 4:25, Cuccia came in strong to score the winning goal for the Warriors. With a final score of 6-5, the Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Hockey Club took home another Bantam championship trophy.