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    Celebration of Hockey Schedule

    Celebration of Hockey Schedule

    Celebration of Hockey Schedule-Updated 1/20

    Celebration of Hockey T-Shirts!

    Coming Soon! 

    Team Managers will be notified when shirts arrive.  Missed out on ordering a shirt? Shirts will be available at our Celebration of Hockey event. 

    Vipers Spirit Wear Store

    The NIHL End of Season Tournament is right around the corner. Are you ready with your Viper spirit wear? Valentine's Day is just a month away. Your favorite Hockey Mom would look great in a Viper Hoodie.

    The store continues to be fully stocked with dozens of all-new, high-quality items for parents, players and family members. 

    Click on the logo to learn more about free concussion baseline testing

    AHAI: A Step aHead Baseline Testing

    Click on the "A Step aHead" logo above to learn more about free concussion baseline testing for your Viper Hockey Player.

    Vipers Hockey Bags-Now Available to Order

    Bags must be ordered in person through the Pro Shop at the RecPlex or over the phone with a credit card by calling 262-947-3655. Payment is expected at time of order.

    Prices do not include sales tax  which will be applied at time of purchase.

    The deadline for placing orders is October 9th and delivery will be approximately 5 weeks after the group order is placed.


    Save The Date: Saturday-January 27, 2018

    We are gearing up for our 4th annual Celebration of hockey event which this year will include a sled hockey day and U18 Midget ORANGE OUT game on Jan 27th. 

    The schedule of the day is posted on the website.  A huge thank you to Jeff Urso, a Viper parent, for chairing the event.

    We are asking everyone to come back to the RecPlex or stick around to pay tribute to our longest standing Vipers, our U18 Midget team.  They have a game that starts around 7:30 PM.  We want to fill the stands and want everyone to wear ORANGE.  Our U18 Midget players deserve a big game with fan support.  They have dedicated their youth career to be Vipers.  There will be lots of excitement around the rink and you won’t want to miss it!

      Spring Hockey Information Coming Soon! 

      USA Hockey Rule Changes

      Video: USA Hockey’s Rule Change Process.

      Click on the USA Hockey logo to learn more about the process. 


      Icing Rule Modification is Twofold

      USA Hockey has modified its playing rules for the 14-and-Under age classification and all younger age classifications (youth and girls) to no longer legalize icing while a team is shorthanded. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, if a team ices the puck while shorthanded, it will result in a whistle followed by a defensive-zone faceoff. The team that commits an icing infraction will be allowed to change lines and/or players prior to the defensive-zone faceoff.

      Click on the USA Hockey Logo to read about it. 

      Vipers PCA Event/Inaugural 5K/Fall Kick Off-Saturday, September 16th

      Vipers Athletes, Coaches and Parents/Guardians,

      SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 for Vipers Hockey PCA Day, 5K family run, and Kick Off Party Event at the RecPlex.

      • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Coaches session
      • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Parents/Guardian session
      • 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM – Athlete session
      • 1:30 PM- 2:45 PM- Parents/Athlete 5K run event
      • 2:15 PM- 8:00 PM- Vipers Kick Off Party

      Follow NIHL on Facebook and Twitter

      NIHL is proud to announce that in order to keep our families more informed we will be launching a monthly newsletter on Tuesday, October 18th. Subscribe today! You won't want to miss the monthly Managers' Corner, team standings, important dates, Games of the Week, updates on girls and mites and of course the latest news and offers from the Chicago Wolves! We also encourage you to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Send us your pictures or story ideas; we would love to share them! Email pictures to Good luck to all our NIHL teams this season!

      One (1) lucky subscriber will receive a Chicago Wolves player at their team practice! Three (3) lucky subscribers will receive 4 tickets to a Chicago Wolves game of their choosing and a replica Chicago Wolves youth jersey! Don’t wait! Subscribe TODAY!

      To Subscribe to the NIHL newsletter, click on the link below..

      Viper Bytes-Golf Outing and Spring Recap!

      The third edition of Viper Bytes has hit the ice. Check out the Spring Season recap along with a wrap up of the Vipers Inaugural Golf Outing. 

      Vipers Newsletter-End of Season Recap!

      The second edition of Viper Bytes has hit the ice! Check it out for Golf Outing information along with season recaps from each team. 

      Vipers Newsletter!

      The first edition of the Viper Bytes newsletter has hit the ice! Check it out! 


      NIHL/Chicago Wolves Academic Excellence Program

      Congratulations to the following Vipers for demonstrating excellence both on and off the ice. 

      Rafael Beaudoin
      Creighton Campbell
      Bennett Gatto
      Robert Green
      Nash Hale
      TJ Halvorsen
      Cameron Harvey
      Camryn Kozak
      Dylan Kozak
      Mia Kozak
      Nathan Lebiecki
      Madison Markowski
      Brayden Napoli
      Evan Novak
      Nicholas Seidman
      Jack Vickers
      Thomas Wojdyla

      Chicago Cross Ice Classic Celebrates Girls Hockey

      Click on the link to read an article on featuring our own Vipers Girls teams! #ViperUp

      A Celebration of Hockey

      Check out the article on AHAI's Snapshot Newsletter about the Vipers participation in A Celebration of Hockey. #ViperUp

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      Vipers Hockey Association
      5250 Grand Avenue #14-255
      Gurnee, IL 60031


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