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!
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.
U19 - Played the NE Pride at the Fessendon School this weekend. The team lost the game 4-3. Leah Heinze had two goals and Madi Nichols had the other. U19s wrap up the regular season next weekend against the Cape Cod Storm and then will play in the Tier 1 State Tournament over Thanksgiving weekend.
U16 - Played Boch Blazers this weekend in a regular season and state play down game. Unfortunately, the U16s lost a close game 3-2. Lauren Hennessey was outstanding in goal. The team played great and had many scoring opportunities to tie it up late. The regular season wraps up next weekend against the Seacoast Lightning.
U14 Majors - Took on the RI Sting at Breakaway on Saturday. The team went up 2-0 early, but ended up tying the game 3-3. Jade Julius scored twice for the Vipers with Kat Paradis scoring the other. Julie Thing played in the net for the majors and was solid throughout the game.
U12 Majors - Played two games this weekend - one in the NEGHL and one in the VHL. In the VHL - the Vipers took on Hollis and won by a final of 2-1. In the NEGHL game, the Vipers played against the Flames and won by a final of 4-0.
U12 Minors - Played 3 games this weekend - Saturday Vipers lost 4-2 in the Valley League to first place & undefeated Twin City Hawks. Vipers got goals from Kate Gemmell and Maddie Hillick (assists to Maci Chapman and Brooke Yabroudy). Jenny Hubbard was outstanding in net. On Sunday Vipers traveled to the Foxboro Sports Center and skated to a 2-2 tie against the 2nd place MA Spitfires. Vipers received great efforts on the blueline from all the defense. The Vipers got goals from Callie Beauparlant (assist to Julia Small) and Maddie Hillick (assists to Maci Chapman and Sadie Gearan). Vipers then traveled to Dedham to take on the Boch Blazers and skated to a 1-1 tie. Sadie Gearan scored for the Vipers, assists to Cristina Tighe and Maci Chapman. The Vipers controlled play for the majority of the 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
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.
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.