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Be a part of Central Catholic Vikings Hockey!

SAVE THE DATE! Tryouts start on May 11th and continue May 18th, 22nd, and 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Alpha Ice Complex.

Vikings Hockey is part of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League - PIHL . We play against  North Allegheny, Seneca Valley, Baldwin, Cathedral Prep, Upper St. Clair, Bethel Park, Pine Richland, Canon McMillan, Mt. Lebanon ... among others!

The Varsity squad qualified for the Penguins Cup Playoffs in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons and our Junior Varsity team holds the Tier 1 PIHL 2022 -23 Championship.

Teams regularly practice one to two times per week. We field teams from the varsity level down to middle school.

All rising Central Catholic High School 9th - 12th graders are eligible.

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50th Anniversary Banquet: A Perfect Way To End A Historic Season

The Central Catholic Vikings Hockey end-of-season banquet was held at the Edgewood Country Club on April 16, 2023. 

Attended by more than 200 players, families and friends, the club was also honored to welcome Central Catholic High School Principal Michael Andrejko, alumni Bob Arturo, Fred Jacob and Steve DiGiacomo.

The club was especially honored to welcome Max and Susie Sciullo, the parents of Paul J. Sciullo II. At the banquet, the club honored the memory of Sciullo and presented his parents with a pledge of nearly $13,000 -- resulting from fundraising through the course of the season -- for the Paul J. Sciullo Scholarship Fund for the children of first responders. 

During the course of the evening, the coaches honored a number of players for their academic and athletic accomplishments during the course of the season.  

Finally, last but not least, the club recognized its 18 graduating seniors, the largest graduating class in club history. 





In a tense, hard-hitting and exciting battle between the two top seeded teams after the PIHL regular season, first-seed Central Catholic JV-1 hockey team defeated second-seed North Allegheny, 3-2, in the Tier 1 junior varsity championships on Tuesday, March 28 at Ice Castle (Castle Shannon, PA).

After a scoreless first period, Aaron Williams put Central Catholic on the board first at 1:41 of the second period. He was assisted by DJ Burek and Christian Zavacky. North Allegheny tied it up less than a minute later. At 11:49 in the second, Ricky Castracani, with an assist from Aaron Daley, got the go-ahead on a shot from the point. 

Early in the third, the Tigers notched their second goal to tie the match.  The Vikings never let up and, at 2:53 in the third, Adam Sarkis tallied the eventual game-winner. He was helped by Daley and Burek, each of whom ended up with two points on the night. Goaltender Tom Puhalla faced 21 shots.

To get to this championship round, your Vikings hockey team defeated Bethel Park in the quarterfinals (4-1) at Ice Castle on March 14.  Goals were scored by Jay Donahue, Clayton Kepperling, Cain Phillip (short-handed) and Zavacky. Assists were notched by Captain Joe Silvaggio, Sarkis, Jake Ochwat (2), Brayden Lewinter, and Kepperling. The Vikings defense soldiered any attempts that Bethel had offensively, only allowing 11 shots to get through to goaltender Ben Balla.

The battle to excise the demons of the 2022 PIHL Championship loss was facing the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils in the semi-finals on home ice -- and in front of a large crowd -- at Alpha Ice Complex. After a slow start that saw Lebo's Jackson Bell taking the Devils up 1-0 early in the first, it was all Vikings thereafter.

Goals were scored by Jack Marcello, J. Donahue (2), Daley. It was an all-team effort and assists went to Luke Jesso, Dan Donahue, Antonio Moret, and Castracani. Puhalla stopped 27 shots on goal. 

Second-seed North Allegheny's path to the final took it through Peters Township (2-0) and Pine Richland (5-0). While Central Catholic finished the regular season in the number one spot with 11 wins, North Allegheny was knocking on the door with 10 wins -- including one against the Vikings.  Central Catholic faced North Allegheny twice early in the regular season  -- tying them once (3-3) and losing once (4-3).  

Ultimately, Central Catholic got their first win over NA when it mattered the most!


Adam Sarkis sneaks the game-winner, 3-2, underneath the NA goalies's pads in PIHL championship game. Phot by Simply Sisters Photography.

Adam Brophy reaches back to take control of the puck in 4-1 win over Mt. Lebanon. Photo by Stephanie Green, Simply Sisters Photography.

A sweet victory over Mt. Lebo. Photo by Stephanie Green, Simply Sisters Photography.

Adam Sarkis celebrates after getting the game-winner. Photo by Simply Sisters Photography.

Netminder Tom Puhalla stops a Blue Devil challenge cold. Photo by Stephanie Green, Simply Sisters Photography.

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This season (2022-2023) is our Club's 50th Anniversary! Check out our 2022-23 news page for info about this season 

(Keep our website and social media (Facebook and Instagram) on your "speed dial." Should be a lot of fun!! Roll Vikes!!

To learn about everything that CCVHC did last season, our 49th Season, please see our comprehensive 2021-2022 Vikings News page. 

Curious about the season before? Please see the 2020-2021 Vikings News page under the "History" tab in "About Us" on the main menu.

Each year goes by so fast ... we will try to archive our activities as best we can! 

Go To: Vikings Hockey 2021-2022 News!

Interested in following everything that Vikings Hockey has been doing this season? Go to the Vikings Hockey 2021-2022 News Page and check the program out!

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The players collectively sponsored the December 17, 2022 Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Game & Alumni Game.

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