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    ADM/MITE 2015-2016  
    Want your child to participate in ADM/Mite this fall? 

    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

    U16 Midget Teams Seeking Players

    • U16 Midget 1 is looking for a couple more players.  For more information, please contact Randy Mlinarcik at
    • U16 Midget 2  is accepting players!  This team is expected to play at an A Minor Level. For more information, please contact Lou Ammon at .

    U19 Girls Seeking Players

    The Pittsburgh Vipers U19 Girls team
    is still accepting players!

    For more information, please contact Tim Morrison
    (724) 996-3353 or


      NHAHA Vacation Raffle Opportunity

      Raffle tickets good for a chance to win a
      One Week Family  Vacation Rental (maximum occupancy six) 
      at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville, VA

      Earn $5 per ticket sold toward your
      player/tournament fees!

      You pay $25 for a book of 5 tickets then sell tickets for $10 each.

      **Thanks to Carole & Bernie Woodrow for acquiring this wonderful donation!**

      Return sold/completed ticket stubs to the NHAHA Mailbox @ PIA by 11/27. 

      To purchase raffle tickets: 
      Email or
      Stop by the rink:
      Monday, 8/31 7:30-8:30 p.m.
      Friday, 9/4 5:30-6:30 p.m.
      Thursday, 9/10 5:30-6:30 p.m.
      Tuesday, 9/15 7:00-8:00 p.m.
      Monday, 9/21 @ 7:00-8:00 p.m.

      2015-16 Online payments

      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

      U12 (2003) AAA Scheduling

      The Esmark Stars U12 team (2003) still has a limited amount of weekends available for scheduling.

      U12 (2003) AAA teams interested in scheduling, should contact Dave Kosick at (


      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


      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.


      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.

      Pittsburgh Viper Hockey Names Si Bishop as Developmental Coordinator

      ​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.

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      New Player Registration

      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.