July 2016 Award & Nomination

The USA U18 National Camp is a destination desired by many. Though majority think of this only as an opportunity for players. What most do not realize is that there are just as few spots available, and it’s just as big of an opportunity to those looking to participate at the staff level. We are proud to announce that one of our own, coach Melissa Nicholas was selected to be a staff member at this camp July 8th through the 15th, in Minnesota, where Lady Viper Sierra Benjamin will also be in attendance.

However the accolades do not stop there, Melissa also received the SAHOF New Leader Award in May, at the recent Annual SAHOF Meeting in Orlando. It is only one of eight awards presented across the nation in all of USA Hockey, including both boys, and girls. She was given this prestigious title for her outstanding efforts in youth hockey by the USA Hockey Affiliates.

Melissa said “I am humbled, and honored to have the support of USA Hockey, and SAHOF. I look forward to my 5th season with the Lady Vipers, and I hope to continue working with Pauline (Ade) to help girls hockey grow in the great state of Florida!” We wish her well at U18 National Camp, and we look forward to all the knowledge Melissa will gain, and bring back from this experience to help us grow further.

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