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!
U19 Tier 1 - The U19s played the Portland Pirates at Breakaway Ice Center this weekend. The game was fast paced with both teams having offensive chances. Veronica Alois opened the scoring for the Vipers with a 2nd period goal assisted by Jess Piracini. Portland tied the game late in the 2nd and no one was able to find the back of the net the rest of the game. The final score was 1-1. Congratulations to the U19s for earning an automatic bid to the state tournament!
U16 Tier 1 - Traveled to the Fessenden School this weekend to take on the NE Pride. Coming off last weekends tie, the Vipers were flying and scored 4 goals to earn a 4-1 victory. Goals were scored by Riley Nichols (2), McKinley Karpa (1g, 1a) and Courtney Pierre. Madison Brooke had 2 assists for the team and Lauren Hennessey was solid in net. Overall, a great team effort for the U16s.
U14 Majors - Traveled to Hamilton, NJ for the Haunted Hockey Shootout. The team started off very well earning a 4-0 win over the NJ Colonials. The U14s faced a very competitive team on Saturday, but came away with a 2-1 win over the Princeton Tiger Lilies. The third game was played against the NJ Quakers. The Vipers and Quakers traded goals throughout the contest and Quakers ended up winning the game by a final of 4-3. The championship game featured a rematch between the Vipers and Quakers. Vipers lost the championship by a final of 4-1 (empty net goal). Great team effort throughout the weekend.
U14 Minors - Traveled to Burlington, VT this past weekend to participate in the VT Fall Foliage Hockey Tournament. The U14 minors played very tough competition as they faced Canadian and Tier 1 teams throughout the tournament. The team played competitively in the games as they elevated their play. As the weekend went on, the team improved and adapted to a faster paced style of hockey. The team went 0-4 on the weekend, but proved they can play at a high level of hockey.
U12 Majors - Traveled to the Haunted Hockey Classic in Hamilton, NJ. The weekend started off with a 1-0 win over the Greenwich Skating Club. The goal was scored by Kaylen Taddia. On Saturday, the team skated to 1-1 tie with the NJ colonials. Ashley Hart scored the only goal and Ava Hills made 25 saves. The second game of the day was against the Nova Ice dogs, which the team won 1-0 with Annabella Forziati scoring. In the semis the team faced off against the Nj Colonials again. The U12’s jumped on them early and finished the game with a 5-0 victory. The goals were scored by Lily Shannon (3), Gwynn Lapp, and Lizzie Gilmartin. Claire Murphy, Ashley Hart and Jackie Malley each had 2 assists. In the Finals the team played the Nova again. The team finished off the tournament with the 4-0 victory. Gwynn Lapp had 2 goals, Lily Shannon and Jackie Malley scored the others. Hanna Medwar had 2 assists. Ava Hills finished the tournament with 4 shutouts and only allowed 1 goal on 64 Shots. The girls had a blast all weekend along and played great. Congrats to the U12’s.
U12 Minors - Had 3 games this weekend. On Saturday they traveled to the Edge to take on the 1st place and undefeated East Coast Wizards. Girls skated hard but fell short 3-1. Julia Small had the goal for the Vipers and Jenny Hubbard was outstanding in net facing more than 30 shots. On Sunday they battled against the Nashua Panthers in the VHL and lost a tough one 1-0. The girls dominated play for the majority of the game, but they were unable to get any of the 35+ shots they had on net past a very talented Nashua net minder. Abby O'Keefe and Maci Chapman both hit posts late in the game as the Vipers were trying to tie the game. After a quick rest, the Vipers were back at the rink Sunday afternoon against the NE Pride at the Fessenden Rink and skated to a 3-0 win. Once again the Vipers dominated play, peppering the Pride goalie with over 30 shots. The Vipers got goals from Audrey Eastridge (assists to Maddie Hillick and Emma O'Regan), Cristina Tighe (assists to Ryan Quinn & Madi Bryant), and Kate Gemmell (assists to Callie Beauparlant & Ryan Quinn). 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
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.
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.