Starting in September ADM will have sessions every Wednesday at 5:30 PM and every Saturday at 8:00 AM (except when the rink has weekends blacked out for tournaments).
Register Here for the 2015-2016 ADM/Mite Season.
When you register for the ADM/Mite season you will need a credit card to pay for the registration/commitment fee in order to complete your registration.
For more information visit the Vipers Beginner Hockey page.
Questions? Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bantam Practice McMasters
U19 Girls Practice
U18 Practice Kingerski
Squirt Practice Stonis
Pee Wee Practice Riffner
Pee Wee Practice Bottegal
U19 Girls Practice
U16 Ammon Practice (40 full/30half)
U16 Cooper Practice (30shared/40full)
ADM - Practice
Peewee Bottegal Practice
Bantam McMasters Practice
U18 Kingerski Practice
Peewee Bottegal & Bantam McMasters Practice
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If recently added to either a Viper or Esmark Stars team AFTER tryouts, please register with NHAHA by clicking on the registration link below. You will need a credit card to pay the commitment fee.
Use the link below to log in and setup your online
payment plan for the season or use this link to make a ONE time payment.
It's simple and easy to do, only takes a few minutes to complete!
If you have any questions, please contact Stefanie Kingerski via email at:Viperregistrar@comcast.net
New to the organization?
Grown out of your Jerseys?
See the form below with Jersey Order form details.
If you have questions please feel free to call Stefanie at
412-480-5222 or email at ViperRegistrar@Comcast.net.
Hockey Socks can be purchased at the KoSports outlet at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena OR House of Hockey
Socks are $40.00 for 2 pair
(1 white pair & 1 Red pair)
Shells available at
House of Hockey
***The 2015-16 season shells are optional.
Next year it will be a requirement that all players wear these shells.
Pittsburgh Viper Hockey is please to announce the addition of Si Bishop as Developmental Coordinator for the 2015-2016 season.
As Developmental Coordinator, Si will work with the organization's Head of Coaches, Tim Kingerski, and Tier I Coordinator, Dave Kosick, and will assist Viper coaches in improving practice sessions, consult on off-ice training, direct camps/clinics, and work with players, at a coach's request, on the ice during team practices.
In addition, Si will be responsible for helping coordinating a skills development curriculum. This effort will range from ADM program members through the U18 level. Si will start with the skills taught through USA Hockey’s ADM program to our youngest players and build a curriculum from that level through to the U18 level … making sure the coaches at each level know what skills they are responsible to develop. The skills curriculum will be formed with the help of Vipers coaches at each level as they work with SI to determine what is appropriate through a series of informal discussions/meetings.
Si brings an outstanding resume to this newly created position. His understanding of the game has been honed by his years of playing Tier I hockey for the Viper Stars, Duquesne University, and in the CHL. He has served as a coach with the Esmark Stars / Pittsburgh Viper Stars for the past five seasons and spent one season previous to that as a coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Girls Program. In addition, he has offered training and instruction on hockey through Bad Boy Hockey, Inc., Peak Performance Hockey, and through private lessons. He has also conducted several hockey camps and clinics, including participating as an instructor in camps operated by both Yuri Krivokhija and Alain Lemieux.
The NHAHA Board is looking forward to enjoying the increased enthusiasm, energy and expertise Si will be bringing to all of our programs during the coming season. We feel that this unique position will enhance all of our programs and benefit every one of our players.
The Pittsburgh Vipers and Esmark Stars are excited to announce the addition of Derik Gaworski as the organization's goaltender coach.
Before becoming a coach, Gaworski enjoyed a successful playing career locally at the amateur, high school, and collegiate (Robert Morris University's ACHA team) levels.
He has provided tutelage to goaltenders from both the Vipers and Stars teams for the past four years … working with the goalies at all age levels. In addition, he has provided private lessons to various goaltenders from around the Pittsburgh area.
Gaworski views his "style" as a coach as one focused to help improve a goalie's play ... not the changing of his style of play. He will assess each individual goaltender and their style, identifying each's individual attributes, and then working to both improve and maximize efficiency and ability.
Already highly thought of in local hockey community circles, Gaworski is considered one of the best young goaltender coaches in Pittsburgh.
Each month Derik will conduct goalie clinics which are free to ALL NHAHA goalies. Dates and times of the goalie clinics will be advertised and any interested goalie should email Derik that he will be attending so that we will have enough shooters available.
Derik will work with any goalie from ADM age to AAA U18. Derik is well experienced working with all age goalies and he will have the whole rink to work in.
The goalie cliinics for September will be:
Sunday Sept. 20 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday Sept. 27 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
If you are interested in attending contact Derik at Derik.Gaworski@gmail.com
The U18 Esmark Stars AAA team will be in Detroit, MI this upcoming weekend, Oct. 2-4, to participate in the HoneyBaked / Compuware Invitational Tournament.
The Stars open the event with a pair of games on Friday. First up is the Soo Thunderbirds, 11:20 a.m. Later that evening, the Stars square-off with the High School Elite, 7:20 p.m.
On Saturday, the Stars face Little Caesars, 2:00 p.m., and close out round-robin play with a game against NAPHL rival, Meijer AAA at 7:30 p.m.
Semi-final and championship pairings will be determined after round-robin play.
This past weekend, the Esmark Stars U18 opened NAPHL league play in Blaine, MN. In front of over 350 scouts (NHL, OHL, WHL, QMJHL, NCAA, USHL, and NAHL), and despite a disappointing 1-3-0-1 record, the Stars were a hit with the scouts and received positive review.
Esmark defeated the San Diego Jr. Gulls (7-0); suffered regulation losses to defending NAPHL Champion New Jersey Jr. Titans (3-1), Rocky Mountain Roughriders (3-0) and in a cross-over game with the HPHL, HoneyBaked Hockey (4-2); and lost a 1-0 game in overtime/shootout game with Canadian Pursuit of Excellence.
The 18U AAA Stars overall record stands at 4-5-3-1.
The U15 Esmark Stars AAA team will be in Detroit, MI this upcoming weekend, Oct. 2-4, to participate in the HoneyBaked / Compuware Invitational Tournament.
The Stars open the event with a pair of games on Friday. First up is the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies, 9:50 a.m. Later that evening, the Stars square-off with Meijer AAA, 5:20 p.m.
On Saturday, the Stars face West Seneca Wings, at 9:45 a.m.
Quarter-final, semi-final, championship and consolation pairings will be determined after round-robin play.
This past weekend, the Esmark Stars U16 club was in Buffalo, NY for the SuperSeries Top Prospects Showcase.
At the event, Esmark's 15U squad suffered three tough losses the Buffalo Red Raiders, U16 American, (4-5), New Jersey Rockets (1-3), Connecticut Oilers (2-3), before closing the weekend with a win over the new Jersey Colonials (6-1).
The U16 Esmark Stars AAA team will be in Detroit, MI this upcoming weekend, Oct. 2-4, to participate in the HoneyBaked / Compuware Invitational Tournament.
The Stars open the event with a pair of games on Friday. First up is the Minnesota Magicians, 7:30 a.m. Later that evening, the Stars square-off with the Rochester Elite, 6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, the Stars face HoneyBaked, 9:00 a.m., and close out round-robin play with a game against NAPHL rival, St. Louis Selects AAA at 6:30 p.m.
Semi-final and championship pairings will be determined after round-robin play.
This past weekend, the Esmark Stars U16 opened NAPHL league play in Blaine, MN. The Stars finished the weekend with a 2-3-0-0 record, as they picked up wins over HC Dallas (4-2) and the Thunder Bay Kings (3-2); dropped two cross-over games to tough HPHL opponents, Compuware (3-2) and Team Illinois (6-4), and lost to the New Jersey Titans (6-1).
Over 350 scouts (NHL, OHL, WHL, QMJHL, NCAA, USHL, and NAHL) were on hand for the four day event
The 16U AAA Stars overall record stands at 5-8-1-0.
The U12 Esmark Stars AAA team is off to Cleveland, OH to face the Cleveland Barons in a pair of games this upcoming Saturday, Oct. 3.
Face-off for game one is 9:10 a.m. Game two is set for 2:15 p.m.
The U12 Esmark Stars AAA Pee Wee Major was in Rochester, NY, this past weekend to participate in the prestigious Rochester Youth Hockey Tournament.
The Stars suffered tough losses to the 2003 Rochester Americans (5-1), Upper Canada Cyclones (3-0), Markham Waxers (5-2), Amherst Knights (5-2), and Wheatfield Blades (4-2).
The Esmark Stars U12 AAA team (2003) has a limited amount of weekends available for scheduling.
Dec. 5 & 6, 2015
Dec. 12 & 13, 2015
U12 (2003) AAA teams interested in scheduling, should contact Dave Kosick at (email@example.com).
The U12 AAA Esmark Stars (2003) have an opening for a forward. Players interested in being evaluated to fill that roster position, should contact Ed Dalesandro at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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