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Friday, March 24, 2023, 3:00PM

The Vipers are pleased to announce Drew Palmer as the 2011 Gold Coach for the 2023-24 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, Coach, 2023-Present
  • 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

2015 Goalie

Friday, March 24, 2023, 9:48AM

Looking for a 2015 goalie. Please email


TRYOUTS: Additional Dates Added

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2:31PM

Additional tryout dates have been added for each age level to help accomodate conflicting schedules. 

For any player that has a conflict, please note that on the tryout registration or send an email to:     


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Meet Our Coaches 2023-24

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 3:00PM







Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 3:00PM

The Vipers are pleased to announce Chris Connolly as the 2015 Coach for the 2023-24 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:
  • 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