Over the weekend of 8/8/14 members of the U19 Tier 1 North Shore Vipers team participated in the Hockey Night In Boston Showcase. The following members were selected to the All-Star game and also received individual awards.
Julianne Sheehan(left)- Top 6 forward in tournament
Veronica Alois -(middle)top 6 forward in tournament
U19 Tier 1 - The U19 Tier 1 team traveled to the Fessenden School to take on the NE Pride. The team played strong offensively scoring 5 goals. Catherine Purcell played strong in net as the Vipers won the game by a final of 5-2. The U19 team improves to 3-0 on the fall season.
U16 Tier 1 - The U16 Tier 1 team played against the Lady Flames at NESC this past weekend. The team had many scoring opportunities, but could not find the back of the net. Lauren Hennessey played great in net as she faced many shots. The team lost 5-0 to a very strong Flames team.
U14 Majors - Had 3 games this weekend. They first played the NE Jr. Falcons. The team came short losing by a score of 1-0. Sean D'Urso played a great game in goal. The team then played at Hockeytown and fell 2-0 to the Islanders. On Sunday, the Flames came to BIC and after a goal by Erika Lizotte and Emma Drisko, the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
U14 Minors - Battled the Islanders this weekend at BIC. The team started off strong taking a 3-0 lead. Marielle Verrier had 2 goals for the team. Julie Thing was outstanding in goal, only allowing 2 goals against. The Vipers came away with a 3-2 win.
U12 Majors - On the weekend the U12 Majors split home and home games against the Islanders. On Saturday, the team lost the game 3-1 with Lily Shannon scoring the loan goal. On Sunday, the Majors played arguably their best game of the year so far with a 4-2 Win. The line of Lily Shannon (2G, 1 A), Ashley Hart (2A), and Jackie Malley (1G, 1 A) controlled play. Morgan Vigeant scored the other goal off a great pass from Caroline Garofoli. Ava Hills was strong in net with 25 saves.
U12 Minors - The two had two games this weekend. On Saturday, the minors final score was a 3-2 loss to the Islanders. Great effort by the girls. Cristina Tighe and Julia Small scored the goals. Vipers had lots of scoring chances and Jenny Hubbard played well in net. On Sunday the team lost 4-0 to the Wizards after a strong start as it was a 1-0 game through the first 2 periods. Girls skated very well against the undefeated Wizards. Outstanding defensive efforts from all 6 defensemen (Quinn, Nugent, Fisher, O’Regan, Bryant, & Eastridge).
U19 - The U19 team played an away game this weekend at the Edge against the Wizards Major 2. After scoring two early first period goals, the Vipers came away with a 3-1 win and improve to 2-0 on the fall season. Julia Mini played well in net and goals came from Rachel Thomson, Erin Daly and Jess Piracini.
U16 - The U16s played their first game of the season at Breakaway this weekend against the Cape Cod Storm. The team played a very close back and forth game, but fell short losing 2-1. Lauren Hennessey was solid in net as Ryley Coleman scored the goal for the Vipers.
U14 Major - Played the Islanders Major half season team this weekend. The game ended in a 2-2 tie as the Islanders scored late in the 3rd. Maddy Silveira and Emma Drisko were the goal scorers for the Vipers.
U14 Minors - Traveled to Hockeytown twice this weekend to take on the Islanders. The first game resulted in a 3-3 tie to the minor team. Emily Wagner and Callie Wiley scored for the team. Julie Thing played great in net making many key saves. On Sunday, the team played the major 2 team and lost by a final of 5-1.
U12 Majors - Traveled all the way to Enfield, CT this weekend to play the NE Jr. Falcons. Vipers lost 3-0 to a very strong team, but Ava Hills played solid in net making 35 saves. Sara Carleo and Ashley Hart played great as they both had many offensive chances.
The U16 and U19 Tier 1 North Shore Vipers teams participated in the Beantown Classic Tournament the weekend of July 24th - 27th.
The U16s played 3 very tough teams this weekend including the CT Northern Lights, Mid-Field Stars and the East Coast Wizards. The Vipers lost to CT by a final of 4-3 after coming back from a 4-0 deficit. They played a very tough team from Mid-Fairfield and lost 6-0. The team rebounded the next game as they lost to the Wizards in a back and forth game 1-0. The team played one final game against the New England Pride and won 3-1 to end the weekend. Great job to the team!
The U19 team had a great weekend of games. They started off slow by tying the CT Summer Lights 2-2. The next game the team battled against the Islanders and won 7-1. The final game of the round robin was against the NY Elite and the Vipers won by a final of 10-1. After a 2-0-1 record, the team claimed the 5th seed and played the NJ Jr. Titans in the first playoff game. The Vipers won by a final of 3-2. The second round game was against the Boston Shamrocks and Vipers won 4-1, putting them into the semi-finals. In the semi's the team fell short 4-1 to the Quebec Shamrocks. Great weekend of hockey for the U19s.
The Assistant Coach at Colby College came to the Breakaway Ice Center this past week to run a practice for the Vipers U16 and U19 teams. After the skate, the coach held a conference to speak with players regarding the college recruiting process. This was a great experience for all girls in attendance as they learned what it takes to play at the collegiate level.
Three members of the U19 Vipers stopped by and helped out with skills for the U12 majors and U14 Minors. Brenna Keefe, Jacqueline Leone and Jessica Leone have been Vipers for years and currently play at Andover High School.
Congrats to the U14 Minors for winning the Championship in the CAN/AM Lake Placid tournament.
Here are the teams results:
Game 1 - Vipers - 6 vs. CT Ice Cats - 1
Game 2 - Vipers - 5 vs. Orillia Hawks - 0
Game 3 - Vipers - 2 vs. North York Storm - 4
Game 4 - Vipers - 7 vs. Lake Placid - 2 Championship Game - Vipers - 2 vs. North York Storm - 0
The North Shore Vipers organization is committed to a high level of competition and keeping the game fun. Hockey can teach us a lot about life, and there is no better classroom than a sheet of ice. We put our effort into developing players who love the game and have a passion for playing hockey. We also want to keep the balance in the right places with the rest of life.