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08 Tier 1 wins Cyclones MLK Tournament, has strong showing in Top Gun Holiday Tournament and Springfield Pics Fall Classic

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7:01AM


The Vipers mite major team went 4-0 on the weekend at the Cyclones MLK Classic and won the Championship game 10-3 over the New England Jets.  The team started strong on Friday with an opening game 6-2 win over the New England Jets then followed up with a hard fought 3-2 win over the New England Bulldogs.  The Vipers finished the round robin with a 12-1 win over the New Hampshire Avalanche.


Earlier in the fall, Coach Russo and O’leary took their young squad to the highly competitive Springfield Pics Fall Classic and the Vipers had great success going 2-1-1 overall with wins over the Greater Boston Jr Bruins and New England Jr Falcons.  In the game of the tournament, the Vipers tied eventual tournament champion East Coast Express of New Brunswick Canada in a 1-1 classic.  After securing the number one seed, the squad lost in the semifinal 7-4 to the Assabet Valley Patriots Elite.


Over Christmas break, the 08’s made it to the finals of the Top Gun tournament where they fell to the Valley Jr Warriors Elite.  In round robin play, the team beat Advantage Ice and Marblehead while skating to a 3-3 tie vs East Coast Wizards Elite and 2-2 tie vs Top Gun Elite.