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Success!! CCVHC meets its Goal to Raise $2,700!

Hockey ticket raffle winner announced

Congratulations to Brandon Gelpi, '20, who won tickets to the March 24 Pittsburgh Pengiuns - Carolina Hurricanes game. Each person who bought a Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club (CCVHC) charitable fundraising T-shirt through March 5, received a ticket for the raffle. CCHS guidance counselor and assistant ice hockey coach James Eller drew and announced the winning ticket on March 6.

Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club met its $2,7000 fundraising goal  to donate to the Jack Schoenig True Grit Scholarship Fund this season. 

The Club also sold T-Shirts in school, as well as prior to varsity, junior varsity and middle school games. 


Vikings hockey players market T-shirts during CCHS lunch periods.

Central Catholic Hockey TOURNAMENTS & PIHL Playoffs Postponed

Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Middle School/Bantam and Junior Varsity Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) quarterfinal playoff games, originally scheduled for March 16, have been postponed.

The PIHL released the following statement today:

"The PIHL Executive Committee and Commissioners Office via conference call today agreed to support the hiatus of two weeks for the PIHL Penguin Cup Playoffs and JV/MS end of year tournaments. This mirror’s the PIAA news release dated March 12, 2020.

PIHL agrees to use this time to monitor the situation and make an informed decision moving forward and rely on Professionals that are monitoring the Coronavirus.

PIHL will also need to work with the East to discuss States and if they can be rescheduled - any decision on this will be communicated to all organizations once we can complete Penguin Cup Playoffs.  PIHL will make every effort to complete the PIHL Penguin Cup Playoffs!

Please understand, PIHL’s priority is to assure the safety of our student athletes, their families and fans.  We will be monitoring all developments as they are reported and communicate them to everyone accordingly."

CCVHC U12 tournament team captures scholastic tournament trophy.

CCVHC U12 team Wins Scholastic Tournament; U14 tourney postponed

The 14U division of the Steel City Ice Renegades Scholastic Tournament, which was to be held March 14-16, has been postponed. 
For further information about the U14 division, please contact Coach Connelly (
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On March 9, the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey U12 team defeated Pine Richland 7-3 to capture the championship trophy in the the Steel City Ice Renegades's annual Scholastic Tournament at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville, PA. 
Tied 3-3 going into the third period, the strong U12 squad pulled away, sealing a decisive victory.  Prior to the championship, in round-robin play, the team defeated Mars (6-2), Shaler (5-0) and Avonworth (6-0). The squad's preliminary game against Pine Richland resulted in a 2-2 tie, setting the stage for a closely-contested championship match-up.  The team was coached by CCVHC Varsity Head Coach, William Connelly. 
The players have also had the opportunity to participate in several on-ice skills sessions on March 9 and 16.
The championship roster, which includes several players whose fathers attended CCHS, was:
Miles Carey  
Griffin Conner  
Billy George  
Spencer Goehring
Trip Goehring
Noah Hritz 
Lukas Jesso  
Killian Kissane 
Jack Marcello  
Beau Ritson
Christopher Sargo
Gavin Watson
Santino Strobel
Matt Smith
Matthew Weber
Ben Zierski
Congratulations CCVHC U12 Scholastic TournamentTeam! 


2020 PIHL Junior Varsity

Post-Season Tournament



Monday, March 16 (7 pm @ Ice Castle)

Seneca Valley 1 v. Central Catholic 

March 23-24: Semifinals (host sites)

March 25-26: Finals (Ice Castle Arena)


2020 PIHL Middle School

Post-Season Tournament



Monday, March 16 (9:40 pm @ Ice Castle)

North Allegheny v. Central Catholic 

March 23-24: Semifinals (host sites)

March 25-26: Finals (Ice Castle Arena)

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Central Catholic Vikings Hockey (CCVHC) has launched a  "VIKINGS ALUMNI" section on its new website and we want to hear from you! Please contact us! Let us know about your Central Catholic Vikings experience and what you have done -- on or off the ice -- since leaving the quadrangle! Have you returned as a coach, mentoring and guiding Vikings? Have your family members participated -- and/or currently participate -- in Vikings Hockey? Please check the page on occasion, we will be updating it as we collect and digitize more information about all of the teams ... going back to the inaugural season, 1972-73!!

If you have remained in contact with the program over the years, we appreciate it and always welcome your support and involvement! If you haven't had a lot of contact with Vikings hockey since graduation, please check out the CALENDAR section. If you are in Pittsburgh, come watch a game and reconnect with the program. In only a couple of years, CCVHC will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary season!! We hope that you will be a part of the excitement! Roll Vikes!

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