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 - Played against the NE Pride this weekend in a home game at Breakaway. The Vipers played strong offensively by scoring 5 goals. Catherine Purcell was great in net, only allowing 2 goals against. Veronica Alois scored 3 goals and Carinne Sosnowski scored 2. Jess Piracini had two assists for the team.
U16 Tier 1 - Traveled to Exeter, NH to take on the Seacoast Lightning. The game went back and forth as both teams had many scoring chances. McKinley Karpa scored both goals for the Vipers as the game ended in a 2-2 tie. The defense played great in front of Lauren Hennessey, who was strong in goal.
U14 Majors - Played against the Flames at NESC on Sunday. The two teams traded chances as the game went back and forth. The Vipers had many chances to take the lead, but the game ended in a 1-1 tie as Elise Yabroudy scored the lone goal, assisted by Abby Gendron. Lizotte and Barrett played very strong defensively. Sean D'Urso was solid in net making timely saves.
U14 Minors - Played at the Fessenden School this weekend against the NE Pride. The Vipers played a strong game both offensively and defensively and came away with a 4-3 win. Goal scorers included: Addy Fenton (2), Lilja Sehulster and Maggie O'Donnell. Ava Hills (U12 Majors) played fantastic in net throughout the game. She made many big saves at the end of the game to help the team hold onto the lead and earn the victory.
U12 Majors - Battled the NE Jr. Falcons this weekend. After losing to the same team a few weeks ago, the Vipers came out flying and won by a final of 4-2. Gwyn Lapp, Jackie Malley, Annabella Forziati and Sara Carleo scored the goals for the team. Ava Hills played solid in net making 25 saves.
U12 Minors - Vipers had 2 games this weekend. On Saturday, the Vipers trailed 2-0 after the first period, but scored 2 in the second period on goals by Callie Beauparlant and Cristina Tighe, both goals assisted by Kate Gemmell. The Vipers dominated the 3rd period and scored the game-winner with just over 3 minutes to play when Julia Small buried a rebound, assists to Abigail O'Keefe and Brooke Yabroudy.
On Sunday Vipers goalie Jenny Hubbard was outstanding in net and great team defense (Bryant, Eastridge, Quinn, Nugent, O'Regan, Fisher) led to a scoreless 1st period. Callie Beauparlant got the Vipers on the board early in the 2nd period, with assists to Maci Chapman and Madie Hillick. Cristina Tighe gave the Vipers a 2-0 lead late in the 2nd period, assists to Kate Gemmell and Jillian Fisher. The Thunder cut the Viper lead to 2-1 with just over 5 minutes to play in the final period but Cristina Tighe's 2nd goal of the game sealed the win for the Vipers, assist to Sadie Gearan.
U19 Tier 1 - Played against the Cape Cod Storm on Sunday in their first contest of the season. The game ended in a 2-2 tie as Veronica Alois scored both goals for the Vipers. Jess Piracini and Michaela McLaughlin assisted on both goals.
U16 Tier 1 - Traveled to Falmouth to take on the Cape Cod Storm. The team played its best game of the fall season as the game was back and forth action. The Vipers lost a close one to a very strong team 2-1. Arianna Fabrizio scored her first goal of the season for the Vipers. Lauren Hennessey was great in net for the Vipers.
U14 Majors - Played twice this weekend. The team started off strong against the Seacoast Lightning, but ended up losing the game 4-3. Goal scorers included: Kinley Miller, Emma Drisko and Elise Yabroudy. On Sunday, the Vipers rebounded by beating the NE Pride by a final of 5-0, with goals coming from Samantha Davidson, Madelyn Silveira, Kat Paradis and Emma Drisko.
U14 Minors - Also played two games this weekend. The first game was against the Wizards Major 3 team. Julie Thing stood tall in net making many great saves. The Vipers had their chances to score goals, but could not capitalize on opportunities and lost 2-0. On Sunday, the team traveled to The Bog to play the Bay State Breakers. Another solid performance by Thing, but the team lost 2-0.
U12 Majors - Played at Boch Ice Center this weekend against the Blazers. The team fought hard and competed against a very strong team. The Blazers won by a final of 4-0. Ava Hills was strong in net as she faced many shots against.
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.