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CCVHC Hosts "Record-breaking" 50th Anniversary Senior Night!

It was an evening to remember!

The Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club's 50th Anniversary graduating class is also its largest ever. The February 15, 2023 senior night recognized 18 exceptional young men and talented hockey players.

The senior night events were held at Alpha Ice Complex (USA Rink) in Harmarville, PA.  The 5 pm senior recognition ceremony was followed at 6:30 pm by an all-senior scrimmage against another local program which calls Alpha Ice home, Fox Chapel Hockey. 

Due to the large number of seniors and that they are rostered multiple CCVHC teams, scheduling the ceremony prior to any regular Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) game was not feasible.  Given that the 18-player graduating class consists of 16 skaters and 2 goalies, the idea of an "all senior" scrimmage was born.

Knowing that the club wanted to do something fun and special, CCVHC contacted Fox Chapel about a scrimmage.  "Given that all of these kids know each other, have played with, and against, one another over the years – they are all very excited," said CCVHC President Caroline West. "The local hockey community is small and a lot of good-natured chirping is already going on!"

The 18 graduating seniors are:  Beckam Alger, Douglas Burek, Riccardo Castracani, Jakob Dold, Daniel Donahue, Joel Fabian, Samuel Gaffney, Tyler Gaffney, Clayton Kepperling, Aaron Krackow, Patrick Lettieri, Antonio Moret, Ethan Pievach, Rocco Salvitti, Alex Sarkis, Dante Scalise, Joseph Silvaggio, and Dante Talerico.

These talented seniors have added maturity, strength and leadership in all facets of the program. 

Good Luck to the 50th Anniversary CCVHC Class ... the CCHS Class of 2023! 

CCVHC Senior NIght 2023 Photos

The official senior night photos were taken by Simply Sisters Photography.  To see all of the photos from that evening and to order, go to and click on "client login." In the field under "Central Catholic High School" box, enter the following: CCHockeySeniorNight2023 to open the gallery and to access all Senior Night photos shot by Simply Sisters. To order digital files, please see: .

Seniors waiting for the all-senior group picture on CCVHC Photo Day.

Seniors waiting for the all-senior group picture on CCVHC Photo Day.

Senior Night LIvestream!!

On February 15, 2023, we honored our Central Catholic Vikings Hockey seniors ... and all of it is on YouTube!


Highlights included

Opening Prayer - CCHS Principal Bro. Michael Andrejko, FSC, '86

National Anthem -- Vocalist Grace Gouwens, FCHS

Special Remarks - CCVHC Head Coach Bill Connelly, ‘04 Vikings Team

Ceremonial Puck Drop - Fred Jacob (A), '73 Vikings Team

In the ALL SENIOR GAME, the Vikings Hockey seniors took on the Fox Chapel Hockey Club with a 6:30 puck drop.

This broadcast and game administration featured the Vikings News Network and multimedia students at Central Catholic High School.

Livestream Link:

The 50th Anniversary 2022-23 banner is hanging at Alpha Ice Complex. The Class of 2023 is pictured in the center. They are framed by the varsity, junior varsity and middle school teams. The first CCVHC class from 1972-73 is pictured at the bottom.

Members of the senior class on CCVHC Photo Day.

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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!

Thank you to our 2022-2023 CCVHC Sponsors!

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50th Anniversary Game Sponsor

The CCVHC 1987 Varsity Team

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

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Coach Pat McQuillan sponsored the January 30, 2023 varsity game versus Mt. Lebanon.

50th Anniversary Alumnus Sponsor

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