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Western Mass Vipers

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. 

Vipers Return for Our 11th Season: 2024 Program Highlights

  • Fall Split-Season Aug.-Nov.  Approx 25 games, 2 full ice single team practices/week
  • Teams at 14U, 15U, 15U/16U, 16U, 17U/18U and 18U Levels
  • Fall Home ice is Lossone Rink at Williston, Spring Ice is primarily at Mullins and Lossone
  • Teams in each age group play in the top division of the PHLNE
  • In ’22 and '23 the Vipers were the only PHLNE org to make the playoffs in the top divisions of 14U, 15U, 16U, and 18U
  • 14U players have the option of continuing for a winter season (Dec. – Feb.)
  • Experienced, Professional Coaching
  • Vipers Cup: player favorite, highly competitive, spring hockey (15-18 age groups)
  • Goalies receive regular training  included with their fees
  • Not-for-profit: low costs, all ice fees are invested in our players
  • Fall Split Season Ice Fee $1575 , Spring Vipers Cup (8-10 games) $250
  • 19 Vipers are Captains or Alternate Captains of their ’23-24 High School Teams
  • Tryouts Begin March 11

2024 Tryout Registration

Vipers Announce Tryout Schedule for 2024

The 2024 Vipers tryout schedule is listed below.  The cost of the tryout is $70 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.

2024 VIPERS TRY-OUT SCHEDULE

All Tryouts are at Lossone Rink @ Williston

14U (2010)
Monday March 11 6:00 PM 
Tuesday March 12 6:00 PM 
Thursday March 14  7:15 PM (If needed) 

15U (2009)
Monday March 11 7:15 PM  
Tuesday March 12 7:15 PM 
Wednesday March 13 5:30 PM 

16U (2008)
Monday March 11 8:25 PM 
Wednesday March 13 6:40 PM 
Thursday March 14 8:25 PM

18U (2006, 2007)
Tuesday March 12 8:25 PM 
Wednesday March 13 7:50  PM 
Thursday March 14 6:00 PM 

Coaching Opportunities with the Vipers

The Vipers pride ourselves on high quality, professional coaching.  The growth of our organization has provided additional opportunities to join our staff for 2024 fall split-season.  We have openings for Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for our Fall Split Season teams.  Our head coaches will have extensive coaching experience at the HS, junior and/or college levels. Assistant Coaches will have previous coaching experience or will have high-level playing experience beyond HS.  Please contact Jim Watkins at wmviperspresident@gmail.com for more information.

Vipers 14U Winter Team - Spots Open for 2009 and 2010 Players

The Vipers 14U Winter team will play December through February in the Premiere Division of the PHLNE.  Due to HS commitments of some of our fall 14U players, we have openings for 2009 or 2010 birth year players on the roster for the winter team.  The winter team will play approximately 13-14 games and will practice a handful of times during the winter season.   The season will start Saturday December 9. The cost for the winter season is $300. 

The winter team is an excellent chance for new players to get to know the Vipers.  We will hold two open practices for interested players on Sunday November 26 and Sunday December 3 at 5:30 at Fitzpatrick.  There is no charge for the skates, but the players will need to provide their USA Hockey Numbers and sign a waiver.  Please use the link labelled 2023 Player USA Hockey Number Collector below.  Questions or requests for more information can be sent to wmviperspresident@gmail.com.  We look forward to meeting your player.  

2024 14U Winter Vipers Open Skates
Sunday November 26 at 5:30  -  Fitzpatrick Rink
Sunday December 3 at 5:30  - Fitzpatrick Rink 

USA Hockey Confirmation Number

All players must obtain the 2023-2024 USA Hockey number.  A USA Hockey number can be purchased by visiting:

https://membership.usahockey.com

Once you have purchased your USA number please submit your number to the Vipers by clicking on the link below. 

Thanks for Another Successful Fall Season

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.  For the second year in a row, 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! 

Vipers 15U are 2023 PHLNE League Champs!

Congratulations to Coach Pfau, Coach Munster and the 15U boys for going undefeated in league play and capturing the PHLNE league championship.  Well done! 

Vipers Game Foundations Skates Begin June 26 at Lossone

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, 

Red Wins 2023 Vipers Cup

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.

Vipers Cup Starts April 2 at Mullins

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.

Black Gold Kelly Red White
Ahnert Adams Azeez Arguin Alexander
Cote Aubin Bussard Beckwith C Cay
Florek Daniels Byrne Feldman Baumann
Fortier Erskine Ch Chen Ferro Beckwith S
Gallant G Erskine Co Dyjach  Flynn Betit
Gallant R Fijal Gagne King Carleton
Growhoski Fletcher Goodhind Lacomb Dick
Hague Garvin Hamel Markey Hall
Kumiega Grima Ishida Mastoianni Lonergan
Laplante Harrigan Kim McHugh Lundgren
Mariani Mandeville Laurie Michellucci Mialkowski
Ormsbee Reardon Marlin Moritko Prunier
Quail Rogers Mcgeer Roy N Shu
Quarry Semanie Remensnyder Roy Z Siano
Thompson St Laurent Smith C Soucy Tobias
Truman Tassinari Smith H Torchia Walczak
Wojcik Ting Watson Valente Wissmann
Wojnas Vedovelli Welch Ziomek Wright

Vipers Cup Game Schedule

Game schedule for the Vipers Cup is as follows:

April 2     
9:10     Red 3  Kelly 4

10:20   Gold  5 Black 3

Off    White

 

April 9

Easter  No Games

 

April 16 

9:10    Red 5  Gold 1

10:20  White 1  Black 3

Off   Kelly    

 

April 23

9:10   Kelly 8  Gold 2

10:20 White 0  Red 5

Off    Black

 

April 30

9:10  White 0  Gold 7

10:20 Kelly 0  Black 3

Off    Red

 

May 7 

9:10   White 10  Kelly 6

10:20 Black 2  Red 4

Off    Gold

 

May 14   

9:10     Red 6  Kelly 2
10:20   Gold 5  Black 1
Off    White
 
May 21
9:10    Red  2  Gold 2
10:20  White 1  Black  5
Off   Kelly    
 
May 28
9:10   Kelly 5  Gold 5
10:20 White 6  Red 6
Off    Black
 
June 4
9:10  White 7  Gold 4
10:20 Kelly 2  Black 7
Off    Red
 
June 11  at Lossone
9:10   White 3  Kelly 2
10:20 Black 0  Red  3
Off    Gold


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

Playoffs 
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

2023 Season Registration

Coaches for the 2023 Fall Season

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. 

2022-2023 14U Winter Team Registration

The 2022-2023 14U Winter Team Registration is now open.  To register, click on the link below.

Coaching Opportunities with the Vipers

By Jim Watkins 01/10/2023, 3:00pm EST

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 wmviperspresident@gmail.com for more information.

Thanks for a Successful 2022 Fall Season

By Jim Watkins 12/29/2022, 12:15pm EST

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! 

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