Fall 2017 Practice Times (Updated)

The Vipers 18U, 16U, and 14U teams will practice and play out of Lossone Arena at the Williston Northampton School beginning Friday Sept. 8. Each practice will be a 60 min single team practice.  Prior to Sept 8., the teams will practice at times and locations to be posted on the individual team sites.

The Lossone practice times for each team are listed below.  It is possible the teams may swap practice slots prior to the start of the season. Any changes will be posted here.

18U: Mondays 6:40 - 7:40, Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:30.

16U: Mondays 7:50 - 8:50, Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00

14U: Tuesdays 7:40 - 8:40 (Sept. only) 8:40 - 9:40 (Oct., Nov.), Fridays 6:00 - 7:00 

 

 Mike Rousseau Will Coach Our 18U Team in 2017 

After a successful 2016 season with our 16U team, Mike Rousseau will coach our 2017 18U team.  Mike is the current head coach of Amherst Regional High School and has a wealth of experience at many levels.  Prior to taking the position at Amherst, he was an assistant coach at Cathedral High School (now Pope Francis) for five years. He also previously served as an assistant at Western New England College, The Jimmy Powers Hockey School, Agawam and Longmeadow High Schools and was a head coach at Central High School and with the Springfield Rifles.  He was the Western Mass High School Coach of the year in 2015.  

 

Vipers Welcome Dan Kearns as Coach of our 2017 16U Team

 

The Vipers are excited to welcome Dan Kearns to our organization.  Dan will coach our 2017 16U team and has extensive coaching experience at the youth and high school levels.  At the youth level he has served as head coach for several teams with the New England Junior Falcons and Berkshire Bruins and was also head coach of the 2001 birth year Atlantic Coast Aces. The Aces were league champions in the highly competitive Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League in 2014-2015.  Dan also served as head coach at Taconic High School from 2005-2010 where his teams qualified for the Western Mass playoffs each year (reaching the finals in 2009) and won the Hennessey League title three times.

Vipers Welcome Bill Grise as Coach of our 2017 14U Team

 

The Vipers are pleased to welcome Bill Grise to our organization.  Bill will coach our 2017 14U team. Coach Grise played his high school hockey at Cathedral HS where he was part of the 2009 State Championship Team.  He has previous coaching experience with Ludlow Youth Hockey and as an assistant coach at Easthampton High, where he is now head coach.  Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in Movement Science and is a Physical Education teacher in Springfield. 

 

Vipers Enter EJEPL Playoffs with #3 Seed

Vipers are on to the EJEPL Playoffs with the #3 Seed in the 16U Split Division. Semifinal game is Sunday October 30 in Simsbury.  

Western Mass Vipers Join EJEPL 

The Western Mass Vipers are proud to announce that we have joined the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL)  The EJEPL consists of more than 75 leading organizations and is geared to prepare its players to become top level recruits of the future.  See EJEPL.com.  We look forward to an exciting season.

 

Vipers would like to thank Antonio's Pizza for their support for the 2016-17 Season.

 

Upcoming Games/Practices

Sunday, Aug 20
Green/White Mixed Squad @ Western Mass Vipers 16U11:00amMullins Rink
Green/White Mixed Squad @ Western Mass Vipers 18U11:00amMullins Rink
Monday, Aug 21
Practice @ Western Mass Vipers 14U6:00pmSmead Skating Arena
Wednesday, Aug 23
Practice @ Western Mass Vipers 14U6:00pmSmead Skating Arena
Thursday, Aug 24
18U/16U Skate/Practice @ Western Mass Vipers 16U6:00pmMullins Rink
18U/16U Skate/Practice @ Western Mass Vipers 18U6:00pmMullins Rink
Classroom/Film @ Western Mass Vipers 16U7:20pmMullins Rink
Film/Classroom @ Western Mass Vipers 18U7:20pmMullins Rink
Friday, Aug 25
NJ Freeze @ Western Mass Vipers 14U7:25pmAston Ice Works
Saturday, Aug 26
Protec Ducks (NJ) @ Western Mass Vipers 14U10:05amAston Ice Works
Western Mass Vipers 16U @ Syracuse Blazers12:10pmLysander Ice Arena Baldwinsville, NY
Western Mass Vipers 16U @ Cheektowaga Warriors3:50pmLysander Ice Arena Baldwinsville, NY
GNY Stars @ Western Mass Vipers 14U6:20pmAston Ice Works
Sunday, Aug 27
Western Mass Vipers 16U @ Philadelphia Little Flyers8:15amLysander Ice Arena Baldwinsville, NY
Maine Moose @ Western Mass Vipers 14U8:40amAston Ice Works
Scrimmage w/ Westfield Wings @ Western Mass Vipers 18U11:00amMullins Rink
Western Mass Vipers 16U @ St. Lawrence Thunder1:15pmLysander Ice Arena Baldwinsville, NY
Wednesday, Aug 30
PRACTICE Western Mass Vipers 16U6:00pmMullins Rink
PRACTICE Western Mass Vipers 18U7:00pmMullins Rink
Friday, Sep 1
Labor Day Face-Off @ Western Mass Vipers 18UTBANew England Sports Center
Western Mass Vipers 16U @ Labor Day FaceoffTBANew England Sports Center
Practice @ Western Mass Vipers 14U6:00pmSmead Skating Arena
Saturday, Sep 2
Labor Day Face-Off @ Western Mass Vipers 18UTBANew England Sports Center
Western Mass Vipers 16U @ Labor Day FaceoffTBAFitzpatrick Rink

For a complete schedule listing, click here!