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Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 9:00PM

The Vipers are pleased to announce Jayson Nalen as the 2014 Head Coach for the 2024-25 season.

Jayson was born and raised in Winthrop, MA. He still lives there now with his wife Danielle and two children: Quinn (9) and Charlie (6).

He started playing hockey at 3 years old and still plays to this day. Jayson has been a sitting board member for the last two years for his local youth hockey program in Winthrop. Jayson has been head coaching youth hockey for 15 years at all levels from MDL through Midgets. He has his level 4 USA Hockey Coaching Certification. Assistant coach for this and last season for the Greater Boston Vipers.

Coaching Philosophy: Coach Nalen's focus as a coach is player development, system style hockey, and incorporating hard work with fun. His goal is for every player is for them to end each season as a stronger skater with an advanced hockey IQ and an overall love for the game. Jayson loves hockey because it teaches life skills, such as being a good teammate, getting held accountable, and the importance of hardwork.



  • 14Vipers, Head Coach, 2024-Present
  • 14Vipers, Asst Coach, 2021-23
  • Winthrop Youth Hockey, 2009-Present
  • Winthrop Youth Hockey, Board of Directors, 2022-Present 
  • USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Certificate


  • Winthrop High School 


  • Winthrop, MA


Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 8:00PM

The Vipers are pleased to announce Chris Connolly as the 2016 Coach for the 2024-25 season.   

Chris is a passionate hockey coach that believes younger players need to play multiple sports to reach their athletic potention.   Chris grew up in Melrose, MA and currently living in South Hamilton with his wife and three young sons.     


Coaching Experience:
  • 2016Vipers, Coach, 2024-Present 
  • 2015 Vipers, Coach, 2023-Present
  • Wings, Mite Coach, 2020-23 
  • Pingree School, Varsity Head Coach, 2016-19
  • Pingree School, Varsity Asst Coach, 2012-16
  • '99 Vipers, Coach, 2008-11

Playing Experience:

  • Austin Icebats, CHL, 2001
  • ECAC All Star, 2001
  • Hobart College, 1997-01
  • NEPSIHA All Star, 1997
  • Pingree School, 1994-97
  • NEPSIHA All Star, 1997


  • South Hamilton, MA


Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 9:32PM

We have a few spots remaining open for the 2023-24 season.   

  • 2016 - 1 spot
  • 2015 - 1 spot
  • 2013 - 2 spots
  • 2012 - 1 spot
  • 2010 - 1 spots
  • U18 - 2 spots

For more information, please email: 


Equipment & Apparel Fitting - May 23rd

Friday, May 19, 2023, 12:00PM


The Vipers annual equipment and apparel fitting will be held on Tuesday May 23rd. Specific team schedule is listed below. Please try to attend at your specified time. 5/23/23 is the only fitting date. Items will arrive prior to Bootcamp in August.


ATTENDANCE: All 2023-24 players are required to attend. Please bring your knee pads and shoulder pads for proper jersey and socks sizing.

GAME JERSEYS/SOCKS: The Vipers game jerseys will be on hand for proper sizing. (Game jerseys are the long lead time item. To ensure arrival prior to the season, the order will be placed at the fitting.) 

RETURNING PLAYERS: Please doublecheck your Jerseys and socks to ensure they will still fit in the fall.

APPAREL: This year the Vipers have added a variety of new apparel options. TSR will be showing all of the new apparel options and equipment.  Orders will be finalized at the fitting or the online store which will be open for a limited time during the apparel fittings.  

EQUIPMENT:  All Vipers players are required to wear SOLID BLACK gloves, pants, and helmets next season. SOLID BLACK ONLY. You are welcome to purchase equipment from any manufacturer.  The Vipers have partnered with TSR to offer discounted prices on equipment and apparel.  TSR will have experts on site to answer questions and properly fit each player.     

LOCATION: Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St., Peabody, MA 01960  



MAY 23, 2023

5:00p - 2015/16

5:15p - 2014

5:30p - 2013

5:45p - 2012

6:00p - 2011

6:30p - 2010

7:00p - U14

7:30p - U16

7:45p - U18