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The ADM Jamboree scheduled for Saturday, December 7, at 8:00 AM has been postponed. There will be a regular ADM practice at PIA at 8:00 AM ADM members will be notified later if the jamboree is rescheduled.
Tournament Update: The midget minor bracket has been filled. Limited space remains in the midget major bracket.
The Esmark Stars and Pittsburgh Viper Hockey invite both midget major and midget minor clubs to participate in our 2014 Midget AAA Steel City Cup, Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.
As one of the U.S.'s oldest amateur hockey organizations, we pride ourselves in offering fair and competitive tournaments. We promise a rewarding and pleasant experience for both players and their families.
Previous Pittsburgh Viper tournaments have included many of the top teams from throughout the United States, Canada and Europe ... and this year's tournament promises to be more eciting than ever!
This event has become a great preparation for many clubs for end of year playoffs and showcases!
The tournament highlights include: four game minimum (six game maximum); 17-minute periods with an ice cut after the second period & between each game; three-man officiating system; hospitality room for team officials; team and individual awards to Champion & Finalist teams; USA Hockey and Hockey Canada sanctioned.
Clubs currently registered for this year's tournament, include teams from Alberta, Arizona, California, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and more ...
For more information on the event, please contact Dave Kosick at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registrations are filling fast! Don't get shut-out ... register today!
There will be a tournament committee meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 PM at the NHAHA office.
1. Determine what went well at the Thanksgiving Tournament and what needs to be improved and how to improve.
2. Plans for the Steel City Cup.
3. Hosting the Tier II District Tournament in March.
The Hockey Shot tickets are due Jan 11.
Tickets can put in the payment box at the rink or mailed to:
Bernie & Carole Woodrow
547 Chester Dr.
Lower Burrell, PA 15068
We currently have 8 open slots in the Little Penguins Girls Only Program.
This program will be held on Mondays, beginning Jan. 27, 2014, 5:50 p.m., at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena, and run for 10 sessions. The cost for the program is $175.
Registration will be made through Pittsburgh Viper Hockey (NHAHA) & payments will be made directly to NHAHA. (Please do not contact the Penguins directly.) The Pittsburgh Penguins will attempt to equip all new registrants from their inventory, although they cannot guarantee all sizes will be in stock ... so participants may have to provide some equipment on their own.
A jersey will be provided for each girl who registers.
The Penguins will make every effort to size upward any equipment they can supply, so it can be used in the future, if possible.
All participants will need to be registered with USA Hockey in order to participate!
To register, please email Carole at (Bawoodrow@aol.com)
Looking for the pefect Christmas or Holiday gift for that someone special on your list this year? Or perhaps you want to accessorize the entire family in the hottest Viper and Stars clothing? Or maybe you just want to show off your passion for your favorite team by showing off their logos and colors head-to-toe?
In conjunction with Captain Clothing, Pittsburgh Viper hockey is proud to offer players, families, friends and fans the opportunity to don their own Pittsburgh Viper and Esmark Stars apparel.
Our on-line stores includes shorts, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, polos, pants, shorts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats, bags and accessories, and more.
The stores are open 24-hours a day year-round, but to ensure delivery for the holiday season, please place orders by Thanksgiving.
We invite you to check out the hottest new fashions and coolest Pittsburgh Vipers and Esmark Stars items now available for you to order!
Following USA Hockey rules, players born in 2005 or later will participate in the ADM program.
Registration for our ADM program is available below.
All registration must be done on line and you must have the 2013 – 2014 IMR number in order to register for our program. You will have the choice of paying by credit card or you can pay off line. However, be aware that if you choose to pay off line you must send in the first check to be registered.
NHAHA, Plum Hockey and Burrell Hockey are working with the Pittsburgh Ice Arena to provide an in-house program for anyone age 9 or older who can skate. If you have someone who would like to start hockey but cannot skate, please have them attend a Learn to Skate program first.
The In-House program will begin Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM at the PIA. The program will include new players who are just learning hockey skills and more experienced players who may be on a team but would like to improve their individual playing skills. While team play will be developed, the majority of the time will be spent developing individual skating and stick handling skills which are necessary for good team play.
More information is available on the Beginner Hockey tab of this web site.
The 18U AAA Esmark Stars return to action this weekend (Dec. 6 - 9), at the fourth NAPHL league showcase of the season in Blaine, MN.
The Stars will face the San Jose Jr. Sharks and Pursuit of Excellence (Kenowa, British Columbia) on Friday, Dec. 6; the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks on Saturday, Dec. 7; the Phoenix Firebirds on Sunday , Dec. 8; and the Pikes Peak (CO) Miners on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Stars currently sit in second place in the NAPHL with a league record of 10-3-0-1. Overall, their record is 27-7-3-1.
The 16U AAA Esmark Stars return to action this weekend (Dec. 6 - 9), at the fourth NAPHL league showcase of the season in Blaine, MN.
The Stars will face the San Jose Jr. Sharks on Friday, Dec. 6; Pursuit of Excellence (Kenowa, British Columbia) and Pikes Peak (CO) Miners on Saturday, Dec. 7; the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks on Sunday, Dec. 8; and the Phoenix Firebirds on Monday , Dec. 9.
The 16U Stars are 5-5-0-0 in NAPHL league play. Overall, their record is 15-14-4-0.
The 12U AAA Esmark Stars return to action this weekend (Dec. 7 - 8), as the travel north to Buffalo, NY for a three-game weekend.
The Stars will square-off with the Amherst Knights for two games on Saturday, Dec. 7, and then move on to face the West Seneca WIngs for their final game on this trip north on Sunday, Dec. 8.
The 12U Stars overall record is 14-15-1-0.
Ken Dee and Carter Ekberg, both defenseman on the 16U AAA Esmark Stars team, have been selected to participate in the NAPHL's inaugural 16U All-Star Game, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, 6:00 p.m., Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.
The 16U All-Star Game is a part of the NAPHL’s fourth regular season event of the season, which will feature all 32 NAPHL teams, each playing in five regular season games, Dec. 6 - 9, in Blaine.
“We are very excited for the inaugural NAPHL 16U All-Star Game and believe it is going to showcase some of the best 16 and under hockey talent in the Nation,” said NAPHL Director Denny Scanlon.
Players considered for the 16U All-Star Game selection process were initially nominated by each of the NAPHL's 16U head coaches. The NAPHL staff then selected the teams, with additional input and consultation from Coordinator of Player Personnel Craig Barnett and the NAPHL Event Scouting System.
The game will be broadcasted live, as are all NAPHL games, over the Internet through FASTHockey.
Congratulations to both Carter and Kenny!
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U16 Esmark Stars at Pursuit of Excellence
Blue Team 1 Copperheads at Beaver
Beaver/Vipers at White Team 2 Cottonmouths
Red Team 1 Cobras at Beaver
White Team 1 Sidewinders at Beaver/Vipers
Squirt 1 at Indiana 401 (Game 5120)
Pee Wee AA at South Hills 358 (Game 4077)
Foxes 337 (Game 4518) at Pee Wee A Minor Black
Girls U19 at Armstrong 382 (Game 1008)
Altoona 407 (Game 2275) at Midget U16 AA
U12 Esmark Stars at Amherst Knights
U16 Esmark Stars at Pikes Peak Miners
South Hills 352 (Game 3017) at Bantam AA
Pittsburgh Pens Elite at U13 Esmark Stars
U12 Esmark Stars at Amherst Knights
Renegades 181 (Game 3015) at Bantam AA
U12 Esmark Stars at West Seneca Wings
U13 Esmark Stars at Pittsburgh Pens Elite
Predators 302 (Game 1028) at Girls U19
Predators 298 (Game 5134) at Squirt 1
Southpointe 144 (Game 5384) at Squirt 2
U18 Esmark Stars at Phoenix Firebirds
South Hills 432 (Game 1104) at Girls U14
U16 Esmark Stars at Phoenix Firebirds
U18 Esmark Stars at Pikes Peak Miners
U13 Stars Practice
U13 Stars Practice
See the Esmark Stars in North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) action, and selected other events, all season long. To view next upcoming televised game or to watch previously recorded games, please click on the FASTHockey link.