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Sunday, February 25, 2024, 7:00AM

The Vipers are pleased to announce Drew Palmer  will be heading up the 2012 Gold team for the 2024-25 season.   

Drew grew up in Pepperell, MA and currently living in Wakefield.  Drew's main focus as a coach is to help kids realize their full potential as players and growing their love for the game.  Drew and his wife have three boys all involved in hockey.  "I have loved being part of their development as hockey players and seeing them become as passionate about hockey as I am." 

Drew has a USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Certification with current training ages up to U16.  He will adding U18 training for this coming season. He is also a USA Hockey certified referree, which has given Drew a deeper appreciation for the game. 

In 2021, Drew won the Donald McKay Memorial Coaches Award with two VHL championship teams.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2012 Vipers Gold, Coach, 2023-Present
  • 2011 Vipers Gold, Coach, 2023-24
  • Wakefield Youth Hockey, 2010-23
  • 06 Shamrocks, Coach, 2020-Present
  • Wakefield Middle School Hockey, 2017-20

Playing Experience:

  • Gettysburg College
  • Jarved, Europa Cup
  • Acton Boxborough High School
  • Jr Wallce Wallopers


  • Wakefield, MA


Sunday, February 25, 2024, 6:00AM


The Vipers are pleased to announce Nick Merryman will be returning for the 2024-25 season.  Nick brings a wealth of high school coacing experience. 

A former resident of Peabody and now lives in Danvers, Nick is familiar and proud to have worn the Vipers uniform for a number of years before entering high school. Now fortunate enough to join the other side of the bench, Nick brings with him the energy needed for the next generation of players. Nick is an experienced founder in the sports and fitness industries including a hockey league, development program, and training facility. In addition, Nick is employed at New England Biolabs — working towards a better world. Most importantly, Nick is a firm believer that with the right people, culture, and values you can accomplish great things.  


Coaching Experience:

  • U16Vipers, Coach, 2023-24
  • Malden Catholic JVB, Head Coach, 2021-present
  • Peabody High School, Asst Varsity Coach, 2019-21
  • Founder of Washed Up Hockey & Merryman Development

Playing Experience:

  • Greater Boston Vipers
  • Peabody High School - Hockey & Lacrose Captian, 2017
  • Team Massachusetts
  • NEC All-Star
  • EHL All-Star


  • Danvers, MA

Meet Our Coaches 2024-25

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 3:00PM

2011T Advance to Presidents Day Championship Game / 11 TIER 1 - UPPER GOLD

Monday, February 19, 2024, 7:00AM

The 2011T's have had a strong weekend up @ the Presidents Day Tournament in Manchester, NH.  

Wins over the CT Chiefs (x2), Islanders, and Maine Gladiators put them in position to advance into the Championship Game Monday afternoon. 

Great team effort throughtout the lineup.  




Monday, January 29, 2024, 4:00PM

The Vipers welcome Chris Monteiro & John Karavales for the 2024-25 season as the 2012 Upper Gold Coaches.

We are excited because both coaches comes with a wealth of experience!  

For Chris & John's Coaching Bio, click HERE