Each year Ace Bailey's Children's Foundation seeks donations for specific items for ACE'S PLACEat the Boston Floating Hospital. These items provide a positive and less traumatic experience for these young patients while they are hospitalized. In years past, Breakaway Ice has collected donations that together, can purchase the exact toys and/or electronics that the hospital seeks.
This year Breakaway Ice is asking for donations in any amount to help purchase a new air hockey table for patients and families to use while in the hospital. If you would like to donate to help us make the holiday season more enjoyable for kids spending time in the hospital please click on the link below. Once on the site you can check out the information on the foundation and then make a donation to help us reach our goal.
www.acebailey.org - scroll down halfway to view "CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ACE'S PLACE KIDS"
If you would like to write a check please make it out to the Ace Bailey Foundation and mail it to David Hughes c/o Breakaway Ice Center 20 Carter Street Tewksbury MA 01876. As in years past numerous small donations pooled together make a huge impact on the lives of these sick children. Please consider joining in the holiday drive and thanks for taking the time to read this. Any questions or thoughts please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
U14 Majors - Played one game this weekend against the Boston Jr. Shamrocks. The team lost by a final of 3-2. Abby Gendron scored both goals for the Vipers and Sean D'Urso was strong in net.
U14 Minors - Traveled to Dedham, MA this weekend to play against the Charles River Blazers. The team struggled to score and lost by a final of 6-0.
U12 Majors - had 4 games this weekend. In the NEGHL, they played against the Boch Blazers and Islanders. The Vipers won both games by beating Boch 5-1 and the Islanders 2-1. In VHL, the team beat Triton 3-0 and Masco by a score of 4-2. Congrats to the U12 Majors on 4 big wins this weekend. The team scored a total of 14 goals and only gave up 4.
U12 Minors - Played 3 games this weekend. The team started off with a win against the Outlaws in Marlboro by a final score of 3-1. The next game played was against Beverly and resulted in a 6-1 win for the Vipers. In the third game, the Vipers played against the Islanders and skated to a 2-2 tie. Great weekend for the U12 minors.
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.