Final payment (02) will be due March 5th

Welcome to Whiplash!

Welcome to the online home of the Westchester Whiplash! 

The Whiplash are a spring hockey program open to any 2008 birth year 

(Pee-Wee) player. The Whiplash are the official spring team of the Westchester Express AAA and New York Applecore AA winter clubs.

The Whiplash offer participants the opportunity to develop their skills after the winter season.  Our teams will play at different levels providing children the chance to play competitive travel hockey in a safe and fun environment. 

Tourney's Considered


Our Coaches

Coach Thomas Nolan Jr.

Coach Thomas Nolan Jr.

Coach Thomas Nolan Jr.


Tom Nolan Jr. is the head coach of the Westchester Whiplash spring program.  During the winter season, he serves as the assistant head coach for both the 2008 Pee Wee Westchester Express AAA and New York Applecore AA squads in 2019-2020.  Nolan returns to the Express after playing his entire youth hockey career with the Red Army.  He then played prep school hockey for the Millbrook School and later Juniors with the Connecticut Oilers and NY Applecore.  Coach Nolan played his collegiate hockey for SUNY Cortland where he served as the team captain his final two seasons.  Nolan returns to the Express/Applecore and Whiplash with a goal of helping kids develop, compete and have fun in similar culture to what he played in. He also wants to return the Express/Applecore to national prominence helping springboard kids who wish to play hockey at the next level.  Off the ice Coach Nolan works as an Electrical Engineering Consultant and is an avid golfer. 

Coach Dan Elser

Coach Thomas Nolan Jr.

Coach Thomas Nolan Jr.


Dan Elser is assistant head coach of the Whiplash and serves as an assistant coach for both the 2008 Pee Wee Westchester Express AAA and New York Applecore AA squads. Elser returns to the Express where he played his entire youth career with teammate Nolan Jr. to coach the Whiplash program. Coach Elser had a distinguished playing career as a member of the Express. He played his prep hockey at the famed Shattuck-St.Mary's School in Fairbult, Minnesota and eventually was drafted into the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OHL) where he played for the London Knights and Belleville Bulls. Elser also did a stint in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for the Moncton Wildcats. before two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and one in the ECHL. Elser returns to the Express/Applecore and Whiplash with a desire to pay it forward for the next generation of youth hockey players. 

Parent FAQ

What age groups are the Whiplash open to?

The Whiplash is open to any 2008 birth year Pee-Wee player.

When and where are tryouts?

There are no tryouts for the Whiplash.  Simply register your child and he/she will be evaluated based on ability level at a convenient time for the player.  A roster spot will then be offered on one of the two travel teams competing at the AAA and AA level.  

NOTE: There is no evaluation fee, we are committed to finding the right place for each player. We have commitments from top 10 team players in the country, to house league players that are ready for high level travel hockey. All are welcome. 

What is the level of play?

The Whiplash will have at least one AAA level team and one AA level club. Our experienced coaches will evaluate each player and build the rosters accordingly placing children at the appropriate level. Should we require a third team based on registration it will be placed based on our evaluations. 

Is Lodging included in the registration fee?

No. Travel and lodging fees are not included in the Whiplash player fee.  See the fee schedule posted above. 

Roster Sizes

Whiplash teams will be approximately 15 skaters and at least one goalie per team. If necessary we will create a third roster based on registration response.  

What if we miss a tourney due to a family obligation/vacation?

We understand the importance of children playing other spring sports, attending school events or family functions.  However, we ask players make as full a commitment as possible particularly on tournament weekends so a competitive club for all children can be fielded on those weekends. 

2020 Spring Tuition

Payments due 1/31 and 2/28 ($750 each)

Player Registration

Responses and Updates will be sent out shortly

Westchester Express Hockey 2008's

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