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Come to the First Annual ADM/Mite Free Skate and Bring a Friend.

The Pittsburgh Vipers are hosting a Free skate for any player born in 2007 or later who has participated in the Viper ADM/Mite program, the Little Penguins program, or anyone who is interested in being a part of the Viper ADM/Mite program this coming season.  The Free Skate will be on Tuesday, June 30, from 6:00 – 7:30. Any participant may bring a friend to skate with.   All participants must wear a helmet.  If you do not have a hockey helmet, wear a bike helmet! 

Interested having your child participate in the ADM/Mite program this year?  Come and join the fun and meet some of the coaches.  Have your questions answered.  If your child needs help skating, a parent may go out on the ice with him/her.


ADM/MITE SEASON EVALUATIONS/TRYOUTS

NHAHA will be holding early evaluations/tryouts for our ADM/Mite fall season on July 7 & July 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

In order to register for the program or to get more information go to the Beginner Hockey page of this website.  (Tab for this page is to the left.)

Questions? Contact Dave at daveburkett8484@gmail.com .

Registration is at the bottom of the Beginner Hockey page.


    UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Jul
    • 8
    ADM CAMP Make-up
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    • PICE
    • Makeup date for the ADM camp that was cancelled due to electrical issues at the rink

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    • Jul
    • 19
    18U Esmark Stars Practice
    • 11:00am-12:00pm EDT Ical_event_icon
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    • Jul
    • 26
    18U Esmark Stars Practice
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    GAWORSKI NAMED GOALIE COACH

    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.


    Playing Positions Still Available

    Pee Wee
    Goalie Wanted


    The Pittsburgh Vipers have an opening for a Pee Wee aged (2003 & 2004 birth year) goaltender

    For more information, please contact
    Tim Kingerski
    at 412-475-0798 or ViperRegistrar@Comcast.net

    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 Catahoula613@gmail.com

    2015-16 Online payments

    Use the link below to log in and setup your online
    payment plan or use this link to make a ONE time payment. 

    It's simple and easy to do, only takes a few minutes and you are done!

    If you have any questions, please contact Stefanie Kingerski via email at:Viperregistrar@comcast.net

    PITTSBURGH VIPERS SUMMER LEAGUE

    The North Hills Amateur Hockey Association will once again be hosting
    the Pittsburgh Vipers Summer League. 
    Divisions will include Squirt - Midget,
    but has no ADM level. 
    The program includes 13 games and 4 practices.

    The program runs May 26 -  July 31, 2015

    STILL LOOKING FOR PLAYERS AT ALL DIVISIONS - ESPECIALLY GOALIES. 

    For more information, please visit the Summer League page
    or contact Dave Schueler at 724.337.9141 or schueler209@comcast.net
    .

    PLEASE DO NOT PUT PAYMENTS OR REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER LEAGUE IN PAYMENT BOX.


    What Can Little Pens or ADM Players Do Now?

    This eight-session camp will provide instruction for 4-8 year old players (boys & girls) including those just graduating from Little Penguins or Learn to Skate programs, and will focus on skating, hockey skills, & enjoying the great game of hockey!  This camp is perfect for players who will be participating in ADM this coming season.  **A few spots are still available. If you would like to participate, just bring the registration form and payment with you to the next camp session. 

    Camp Schedule:  
    Tuesdays at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
    May 5 – June 23, 2015

     
    THE MAKE UP DATE FOR THE CANCELED SESSION WILL BE WEDNESDAY,  JULY 8 AT 6:00.
     
    Camp Fee: only $100
    Fee includes jersey and eight one-hour on-ice sessions. 

    Full hockey equipment is required

    *** Wednesday, July 8 from 6-7pm is makeup date for the ADM camp that was cancelled last week due to electrical issues at the rink ***


    VIPER JERSEY ORDER FORM

    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


    Hockey Socks can be purchased at the KoSports outlet at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena.
     

    Socks are $40.00 for 2 pair
    (1 white pair & 1 Red pair)

    VIPER SHELLS

    Shells available at
    House of Hockey
    $40.00


    ***The 2015-16 season shells are optional.
    Next year it will be a requirement that all players wear these shells.


    “JUST FOR GIRLS” HOCKEY PROGRAM

    Pittsburgh Viper Hockey is proud to offer a "JUST FOR GIRLS" summer program.

    The goal of the program will be to improve all aspects of a player's game through practice and skill development sessions.  The program is open to girls of ALL ages, from those who will be playing ADM next season through those who will be playing U19.

    The program is open to girls who played for the Pittsburgh Vipers during the 2014-2015 season, as well as girls who played for other organizations and girls who are new to hockey (but know how to skate).
     
    The program, which will be offered each Monday, May 18 - June 29 (excluding Memorial Day), 6: 00 - 7:00 p.m., will be run by the certified coaches who have been working with the Vipers Girls Program.
    The cost of the program is $100.  Full equipment is required.

    For more information, please contact Tricia at:triciaKreitzer@comcast.net
    Click the icon below to download a registration form....

    PAHL PLAYOFFS


    Midget U16 AA PAHL Champions

    CONGRATULATIONS

    PAHL Champions - Midget U16 AA (Kingerski)

    Congratulations to all 5 of our teams
    (Midget U16 AA, Midget U16 A Minor, Bantam AA, and Peewee A Minor Gold & the Girls U19) 
    that made the PAHL Playoffs this season, & to the 
    Peewee A Minor Gold team for winning the season banner.
      


    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.