The Vipers were founded in 2013 to provide our kids the opportunity to play highly competitive hockey across MA, CT, and NY with the objective of preparing them for their HS seasons and beyond. We are a player and family-focused not-for-profit organization committed to competitive hockey, strong professional coaching, the development of each player and transparency to our members. Our teams are run as financial collaboratives and we divide expenses equally among all players. The Vipers are proud members of the Premier Hockey League of New England (PHLNE). We complement our PHLNE league games with a strong independent schedule.
All players must obtain the 2023-2024 USA Hockey number. A USA Hockey number can be purchased by visiting:
Once you have purchased your USA number please submit your number to the Vipers by clicking on the link below.
Vipers will begin a series of Monday skates at Lossone beginning June 26. Each skate will feature a review/reinforcement of foundational elements of game play that are essential to the systems the teams will implement. In most cases, the concepts and drills are available for the players to review prior to the Monday skate. Check your email for links each week.
We will break the skates into two sessions by teams:
6:00 PM 14U, 15U Pfau, 15/16U Freniere
7:10 PM 16U Crutch, 17/18U Adams, 18U Rousseau
These skates are provided at no additional cost to our players,
Congratulations to our 2023 Vipers Cup Champs! Red defeats Gold 5-4 in a sudden death OT thriller. Thanks to all for a fun and competitive tournament.
The Vipers Cup Starts April 2 at Mullins and will run on Sundays with games at 9:10 am and 10:20 am. Rosters are below. Scroll on mobile devices to see all the teams. Game schedule is posted below the rosters.
|Fortier||Erskine Ch||Chen||Ferro||Beckwith S|
|Gallant G||Erskine Co||Dyjach||Flynn||Betit|
|Thompson||St Laurent||Smith C||Soucy||Tobias|
Game schedule for the Vipers Cup is as follows:
|9:10 Red 3 Kelly 4|
10:20 Gold 5 Black 3
Easter No Games
9:10 Red 5 Gold 1
10:20 White 1 Black 3
9:10 Kelly 8 Gold 2
10:20 White 0 Red 5
9:10 White 0 Gold 7
10:20 Kelly 0 Black 3
9:10 White 10 Kelly 6
10:20 Black 2 Red 4
|9:10 Red 6 Kelly 2|
|10:20 Gold 5 Black 1|
|9:10 Red 2 Gold 2|
|10:20 White 1 Black 5|
|9:10 Kelly 5 Gold 5|
|10:20 White 6 Red 6|
|9:10 White 7 Gold 4|
|10:20 Kelly 2 Black 7|
|June 11 at Lossone|
|9:10 White 3 Kelly 2|
|10:20 Black 0 Red 3|
Final Regular Season Standings W-L-T-Points
Red 5-1-2 12
Black 4-4-0 8
Gold 3-3-2 8
White 3-4-1 7
Kelly 2-5-1 5
Monday June 19 at Lossone
7:40 pm White 2 Red 4
8:50 pm Black 1 Gold 4
Thursday June 22 at Mullins
8:00 pm Final Red vs Gold
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The 2023 Vipers tryout schedule is listed below. The cost of the tryout is $60 plus $20 for a new Vipers Practice jersey. The $20 for the jersey is fully refundable (in cash) at the time the jersey is returned after the player's last tryout, or the player can keep the jersey with no refund. Please register at the link above.
Please note that the Vipers home ice in the fall is primarily at Lossone Rink on the Williston Campus in Easthampton and we will again skate out of Lossone this Fall. Our spring ice is primarily at the Mullins Rink on the UMass Campus. Because Lossone takes the ice out in early March, our tryouts are wherever ice is available. As ice is tight in the area during tryout week, the tryouts will be in Holyoke and Greenfield.
2023 VIPERS TRY-OUT SCHEDULE
Monday March 13 5:00 PM Fitzpatrick
Tuesday March 14 9:10 PM Fitzpatrick
Monday March 13 8:00 PM Fitzpatrick
Tuesday March 14 8:00 PM Fitzpatrick
Wed March 15 9:10 PM Greenfield
Monday March 13 9:10 PM Fitzpatrick
Wed March 15 9:00 PM Fitzpatrick
Thursday March 16 8:00 PM Greenfield
18U (2006, 2005)
Monday March 13 6:00 PM Greenfield
Wed March 15 8:00 PM Greenfield
Thursday March 16 9:10 PM Greenfield
Head Coaches for our 2023 Fall Teams are listed below. All of our coaches have extensive experience at the HS level or above.
14U: Kevin Stefanick
15U: Tim Pfau
16U: Matt Crutch
15/16U: Scott Freniere
18U: Mike Rousseau
17/18U: Duane Adams
The Vipers welcome coach Scott Freniere to our staff. Coach Freniere is a Chicopee resident and has been head coach with the Gardner Co-op HS program for the past 5 years.
The 2022-2023 14U Winter Team Registration is now open. To register, click on the link below.
The Registration "Home" is not currently available.
The Vipers pride ourselves on high quality, professional coaching. The growth of our organization has provided additional opportunities to join our staff for 2023 fall split-season. We have openings for Assistant Coaches for our Fall Split Season teams. Our Assistant Coaches will have previous coaching experience or will have high-level playing experience beyond HS. Please contact Jim Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thanks to our players and families for another successful fall season. Our 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U teams all made the playoffs in the top division of the PHLNE. The Vipers are the only organization in the league with a playoff team in each of those divisions. Well done boys! Best of luck to all in your HS seasons. We'll see you in March for tryouts, followed by the Vipers Cup!