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U16-Black Complete SWAT Training

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 1:58PM

SWAT TRAINING MISSION 2: Congratulations U16 Vipers on Successfully completing SWAT Training

Team Event Summary:
This night could not have been more fun and rewarding as the Greater Boston Vipers U16 Hockey Team completed their second annual SWAT team training. The night consisted of multiple military intense training exercises (Wall, Climb, Log Run, Chain Pull, Tire Flip, Rope Climb) and many quick feet distance sprints challenging both the mind and body. Each group appointed their own leaders and each individual team member defined their own core attributes and what role they played within their respective team. After field completion, the team proceeded over to the Bedford Police Station for a 2-hour round table group discussion focused on CHOICES! The topics consisted of Alcohol, Drugs, Texting, Nutrition and most importantly the 8 steps to leading a healthy productive lifestyle. Upon completion, the team was given a station tour an opportunity to see the inside walls of a police station and what it is like when you make the wrong choices in Life!

A special THANK YOU to the Bedford Police Station Staff:

Jeff Vincula SWAT Leader, Chuck Vincula Nutritionist

Vipers Coaches Scot Somerville, Steve Guttadaro, Keith Petrie and all team fathers whom participated!

The Choices You Make… Dictate The Path You Take…



U16-Black Off-Season Program Begins

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 9:43AM

Team Building #1 – Punches and Plyometric


The Greater Boston Vipers U16 team have just re-launched our traditional on-going off ice team building sessions for the upcoming 2013 season. Our first session, recently took place at MG Fitness in Medford and was hosted by Brandon Montella  Owner “The Way Training LLC”. This intense 2 hour session was focused on small group up-tempo plyometric training with an additional concentration on teaching the technique of boxing with intense cycles of heavy bag punching combinations, core balance and the importance of foot-speed!


Quotes from the U16 Players

  • “This work-out was insane… the trainer was so real, positive, intense but down to earth on what it takes to Succeed” – Boston Petrie
  • “My favorite part of the season, getting to know new players, but also recognizing who is willing to give 100% both on/off the ice” – Andrew Somerville
  • “These work-outs challenge both the mind and body but the 2 hour sessions fly by with how intense and fun they are” – Bernie McGovern
  • “Coach, bring it on… more challenges, tougher, harder, more often, let's do this weekly” – Nick Fantasia




97Vipers v Red Rangers, 3-3

Sunday, November 14, 2010, 12:00AM

The 97 Vipers once again continued the traditional slow start when playing the Rangers on Sunday afternoon. Quickly the Rangers took advantage by scoring on the power play and than again within minutes to jump out to an early 2-0 lead after 1 period. After finally recognizing that physical play can quickly change momentum the Vipers players Hickey, Bernis, Somerville, Powers and Henderson started pounding the Rangers with some clean solid body checks which quickly made an impact on the Rangers. Having taken over the momentum Jack Hickey capitalized with 2 goals from the heady passing of Kyle Morrill to tie the game and take control leading into the 3rd period.  After exchanging some great scoring chances on both ends of the ice, Vipers goalie  Ryan Borders stay in control and stopped 2 clean breakaways off turnovers and finally  the Rangers were able to slip one by on a loose puck in the crease to take a 3-2 lead with 3 minutes to play.  The Vipers gained composure and showed that they were not going to be denied and continued the aggressive pursuit by physical play , forcing turnovers and going to the net strong with quality shots and chasing rebounds. Finally, with 30 seconds remaining Matt Henderson was able to pick pocket the defenseman and slide a quick pass over to Somerville on the post which he was able to transfer to his back hand and beat the goalie clean to tie the game at 3-3. On the face off with seconds to play again the Vipers were able to apply continued pressure with 3 strong shots from Morrill but had to be satisfied with the tie. The next test for these two teams will be Sunday 11/21 as it is sure to be another battle!


97Vipers v Worcester, 3-6

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 12:00AM

The 97 Vipers faced off against a very balanced Crusader hockey team on Saturday afternoon. The Vipers looked to come out fast and aggressive in order to catch the visitors off balance by utilizing home ice to their advantage. Unfortunately, the Crusaders had other plans and capitalized 1st by scoring 2 quick goals to jump out to the early in the 1st period and continued again by scoring early into the 2nd period. Having being down 3-0 the Vipers finally got on the board with 2 quick goals by Kyle Morrill and his relentless effort to cut the lead down to 1 goal heading into the 3rd period. After battling back to get into the game penalties and turnovers continued to cost the Vipers and the Crusaders cruised away to score 2 more goals and cushion the lead with 8 minutes left. The Vipers continue to show flashes that they can play and compete with any team but will need to understand it takes 3 periods 1 shift at a time if they look to stay competitive in this very strong National division.