A hard fought season for the Vipers

Kaitlynn Kenney
By Kaitlynn Kenney April 6, 2018 11:42

Eric Kirby speaking at the awards ceremony at the Walkerville Brewery on March 28, 2018. (By Kaitlynn Kenney)

By Kaitlynn Kenney

The Lasalle Vipers came together on March 28 at Walkerville Brewery for their annual awards night to celebrate the season.

After a long season the Vipers settled down with an overall score of 32 – 16. Their journey was cut short when they lost to the Chatham Maroons on March 11 with a final score of 2 – 4.

Eleven players were awarded for their hard work including Manny Silverio, who received the MVP award and scored 60 points this season.

Team Catpain Eric Kirby was also given the Vipers Pillar Award. Kirby and five other players, including Silverio, will be graduating from the team this year.

“It’s been an honour. I’ve had a lot of fun playing for this team for the last four years,” said Kirby. “It’s been a privilege to put on the jersey every Wednesday night that’s for sure.”

This year the team celebrated their 10-year anniversary by handing out custom calendars for fans. They also received 14 new players and new coaching staff.

Coach John Nelson said there have been some challenges to adjust to , as well as setting up a new structure for practices.

“We finished third place, which we were quite happy about,” said Nelson. “Overall, we thought we’ve had an excellent year and established our new identity with our players.”

Though their season was short, the coaches say they are more than proud of the accomplishments of the new arrivals and the dedication each player has shown at every game. The next season will start this September.

Kaitlynn Kenney
By Kaitlynn Kenney April 6, 2018 11:42

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