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    Pittsburgh Viper Hockey Tabs Si Bishop as Developmental Cooridnator

    ​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 North Hills Amateur Hockey Association will once again be hosting the Pittsburgh Vipers Summer League. Divisions will include ADM - Midget. 

    The program will run May 18 -  July 31, 2015.

    For more information, please visit the Summer League page by clicking on the tab to the left or contact Dave Schueler at 724.337.9141 or schueler209@comcast.net.



    NHAHA will not be fielding spring teams or leagues for this upcoming Spring.  Instead, Spring ice time will be used to provide camps and clinics. (See below for details.)


    “Just For Girls” Hockey Program

    “Just For Girls” Hockey Program

    Pittsburgh Viper Hockey is proud to offer a "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....


    Pittsburgh Viper Hockey will be providing a "Checking Introduction Camp" for Pee Wee-aged players preparing to move to the Bantam age-level.

    The camp will instruct and introduce players to proper techniques for applying and receiving body checks.

    The "Checking Introduction Camp" will run for four sessions,  The camp is provided free to Pittsburgh Viper members.  Non-members of the Pittsburgh Vipers teams are welcome to participate at a cost of $40 for the four-session program.  Please see payment process below.

    To register for the Checking Introduction Camp, please forward your players name to Carole Woodrow at bawoodrow@aol.com.   If you are not a member of the Pittsburgh Vipers, please email your players name and where he/she played this season.

    Monday, March 9, 6:40 - 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 10, 6:40 - 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 11, 8:10 - 9:20 p.m.
    Thursday, March 12, 6:40 - 8:00 p.m.

    Pre Tryout Camps

    In preparation for upcoming tryouts, Pittsburgh Viper Hockey will be offering "Tryout Camps" to help prepare players for the 2015-2016 tryout season.

    Designed to help players stay sharp in preparation for tryout season, Tryout Camp will focus on refinement of skills that will be evaluated at tryouts.  

    Tryout Camps will run five (5) sessions for each division level.  The cost is $150 per player.  Note - Players should participate at the level he/she will be playing during the upcoming 2015-2016 season.

    Because there are no tryouts for the ADM level, we will not offer tryout camps for ADM players.

    Tryout Camps Schedule:

    Squirts (2015-16)
    Monday, March 16, 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 18, 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 20, 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.
    Thursday, March 26, 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.

    Pee Wee (2015-16)
    Monday, March 16, 6:50 - 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 18, 8:10 - 9:20 p.m.
    Friday, March 20, 6:50 - 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 24, 6:50 - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, March 26, 6:50 - 8:00 p.m.

    Bantam (2015-16)
    Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.
    Thursday, March 19, 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.
    Monday, March 23, 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 25, 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 27, 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.

    Midget (2015-16)
    Tuesday, March 17, 6:50 - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, March 19, 6:50 - 8:00 p.m.
    Monday, March 23, 6:50 - 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 25, 8:10 - 9:20 p.m.
    Friday, March 27, 6:50 - 8:00 p.m.

    To register for tryout camp, please download and complete the Pre-Tryout Camp Registration Form and place, along with payment, in the payment box at the rink or mail.  Please make checks payable to NHAHA.

    Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  Please click on the icon below to download a registration form.

    ADM to Squirt Transition Camp

    Pittsburgh Viper Hockey will be providing a "Transition Camp" to help ADM players prepare for tryouts and their upcoming move to the Squirt level.

    The "Transition Camp" will run for four sessions.  The camp is provided free to Pittsburgh Viper members.  Non-members of Pittsburgh Vipers teams are welcome to participate at a cost of $40 for the four-session program.  Please see payment process below.

    To register for the Transition Camp, please forward your players name to Carole Woodrow at (bawoodrow@aol.com).   If you are not a member of the Pittsburgh Vipers, please email your players name and where he/she played ADM this season.

    Monday, March 9, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 11, 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. (after Little Pens)
    Thursday, March 12, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


    All Pittsburgh Vipers camps and clinics, with the exception of the Girls Only Clinic, will be under the direction of Si Bishop (newly appointed Director of Development), Tim Kingerski (Head of Coaches), and coaches Mark Hastings (Esmark Stars) and Bill Alexander (Pittsburgh Vipers).

    Other experienced and certified Esmark Stars and Pittsburgh Viper coaches will assist and conduct sessions at camps and clinics.


    Payments for all camps, including non-member fees for checking/transition camps, sponsored by Pittsburgh Viper Hockey should be made by check or money order (payable to NHAHA) and either placed in the payment box at Pittsburgh Ice Arena or mailed to:

    Pittsburgh Viper Hockey
    c/o Mr. Bernie Woodrow
    547 Chester Dr.
    Lower Burrell, PA 15068

    On the memo line of the check, please clearly indicate which camp the payment should be credited towards. If payment is mailed, please forward so as to be received prior to the first session.

    Wish to make an Online Payment?

    Click on link below to make online payments. This is not for ADM payments. ADM must pay through ADM registration ONLY.


    Any player who has been added to a team, squirt through midget, including one of our Esmark Stars teams, as a result of supplemental tryout/invite please click on link below to register. 

    ADM / Mite program

    Do you have a new young player who would like to learn to play hockey or a young player who would like to further develop hockey skills he may already have?  Players born in 2006 or later must participate in a cross ice ADM program.  We are taking registrations for our ADM program. 

    Our ADM program season has two sessions each week, on Monday and Saturday, and includes participation in our Thanksgiving Tournament.  For more details on the program click here.

    The ADM/Mite online registration is below: