U14 Majors - Played 3 games this weekend. The first game was a non-league game against the NJ Rockets. The Vipers started off strong scoring the first goal of the game, but ended up tying 1-1. Sean D'Urso played great in goal for the team. The next game was against the Seacoast Lightning. The game was very offensive as each team scored 3 goals, ending in another tie for the Vipers. The final game on the weekend was against the Islanders. The Vipers had a 3-2 lead until allowing a goal late in the game and earning their third tie on the weekend by a final of 3-3.
U14 Minors - Traveled to Waterville over the weekend to participate in the tournament. The Vipers first game was against Seacoast and ended in a 2-0 loss. The Vipers won the next two games by beating Boch Blazers 4-2 and King Phillip Wrentham 4-0. These two wins earned the Vipers a rematch with Seacoast in the finals. The Vipers played an outstanding game and beat Seacoast 1-0 to win the championship! Callie Wiley scored the goal with assists to Audrey Gallagher and Emily Wagner. Julie Thing was great in net to earn the shutout! Congratulations to the U14 minors on a great weekend of hockey!
U12 Majors - Played three games this weekend. The first game was played against the NE Pride, which ended in a 1-1 tie. Lily Shannon scored the goal for the Vipers. In the second NEGHL game, the Vipers took on the Islanders. The game ended in a 3-2 loss with Morgan Vigeant and Kaylen Taddia scoring the goals. In the VHL game, the Vipers were beat in a competitive game by Seacoast.
U12 Minors - Only played one game this weekend against the South Shore Conquistadors. The team fought hard, but lost by a final of 2-1. The team traveled to Boston University this weekend to watch the women's hockey team face off against the University of Vermont. The team had a great experience watching a very competitive college hockey game.
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
Over the weekend of 10/27/14, the U12 Majors traveled to Hamilton, NJ for the Haunted Hockey Shootout tournament. The tournament was hosted by the Princeton Tiger Lilies at the Iceland Arena. The team advanced to the semi-fnals by starting the tournament off with 2 wins and 1 tie. The U12 Majors dominated in playoffs by beating the NJ Colonials in the semis by a final of 5-0. In the championship game, the team played against the NOVA Ice Dogs. The team played a great game and came away with a dominating 4-0 victory.
Congratulations to the U12 majors on a great weekend of hockey!
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.
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.