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Junior Whalers accepted to CHA Premier League!

 

Hampton Roads Junior Whalers are proud to announce the acceptance to the Premier division of the Continental Hockey Association. This unprecedented decision was voted upon unanimously by the CHA-Board of Directors based upon the roster strength of the first year team. The Premier Division of the CHA is equivellent to Junior B hockey and is awaiting the Junior USA Hockey annual meeting which will vote on the reallignment of Junior Hockey on the East Coast.

The Whalers have signed 13 local players and agreed to contracts with six out of town players featuring playing resumes from Detroit and Colorado Midget AAA programs. " Head Coach Agrusa has not wasted any time assembling this hockey team. He likes the local talent and commitment to succeed based upon his daily training sessions since tryouts. The CHA has taken immediate notice to the Hampton Roads Whaler's pledge to field a very competitive team  and develop players for the next level of play. This decision to move our program to the Premier division has never occured in the CHA and speaks volumes about the uniqueness and passion behind this program. I personally can't wait for the first puck to drop at Chilled Ponds in September" states Owner, Patrick Cavanagh.

Since tryouts, the team has been training everyday with full participation, recently contracted players will be arriving in the upcoming weeks. Coach Agrusa is expecting a strong pool of additional out of town players at the Whalers July tryout, which should round out the large majority of the 2006-07 roster. 

More news will be posted as it occurs on the Junior Whalers homepage, www.jrwhalers.com

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