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JIM LEGER - 2014 COACH

Sunday, February 27, 2022, 6:50PM

Maintaining the Vipers focus of experienced coaching, Jim Leger joins us with a wealth of knowledge and an unrivaled hockey experience to share with his players. 

Formerly of Saugus and now lives in Middleton, Leger was a National Champion with the powerhouse University of Maine Black Bears in 2000.  After college, Jim spent 8 years in professional hockey playing for the Pittsburgh Pengiuns AHL, ECHL, & CHL affiliates.   He was selected for a team out of Canada to travel to Germany to play on their professional teams.

Jim has a USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Certification.

Jim & his wife, Monica, have 2 girls, Hayden & Keira.

       

Coaching Experience:

  • 14Vipers, Coach, 2022-Present
  • Masco Youth Hockey Mites, 2020-22
  • Masco Girls Varsity Summer League
  • Vipers U16 & U18
  • Bishop Hoban Varsity Hockey Coach (Pennsylvania) 

Playing Experience:

  • 8 year professional career
  • University of Maine (asst captain),
  •           National Champions, 1999
  •           NCCA Div 1 Frozen Four (Back to Back Years)
  •           Hockey East Playoff Championship, 2000
  •           NCAA Hockey Hockey Humanitarian Award, 2000
  •           Most Inspirational Player Award, University of Maine
  •           Unsung Player Award, University of Maine
  •           Dean Smith Award - Top Student/Athlete at University of Maine 
  • USHL Dubuque Fighting Saints
  • Philips Andover Academy
  • Saugus High School, Northeast Conference All Star
  • (2x) Team Massachusetts & 1995 National Champion at the Chicago Showcase with fellow Viper Coach, Matt Sanders. 

Hometown:

  • Middleton, MA