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CCVHC Middle School/Bantam Team "Tryout" Registration is OPEN!

Click on the link above to go to the TRYOUT PAGE of this website and to register. Registrants will automatically receive tryout information by email.

The Middle School/Bantam plays in the Tier 1 level of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL). All practices are held at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville, PA. The team is "amateur team friendly" and has two practices per week. 

As three-year goalie Ben Balla has graduated from middle school and will be playing for the high school in the fall, there is a rare opportunity for interested goalies to get a lot of quality time in net. 

The second of several "tryout" /pre-season informational skates is scheduled for Tuesday, July 27 (7:30 pm to 8:20 pm). Several more skates will be scheduled over the next several weeks.

If you or your son is interested in learning more about playing on the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey 2021-2022 Bantam/Middle School team and exploring Central Catholic as a college preparatory high school option, please do not hesitate to contact Central Catholic Vikings Hockey and/or the CCHS Office of Admissions. You may also contact the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club Head Coach William Connelly.

As CCHS does not have a middle school, the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade members of the Bantam/Middle School team may be enrolled at any public, private, parochial or charter school, irrespective of where they live, so long as they have a good faith interest in considering CCHS.  For the 2021-2022 season, the Birth Year ("BY") for Bantam/Middle School team players must be either 2007 or 2008.  It is CCVHC's goal to offer a roster spot to every interested age-eligible player (BY2007 & BY2008).

Subject to Mid-Am Hockey rules, the percentage of 2nd year peewee players (BY 2009) who are eligible to "play up" to a bantam team is limited. If your son is a BY 2009 (2nd year peewee) player, please contact Coach Connelly to discuss CCVHC Bantam/Middle School team roster eligibility prior to registration. All Bantam/Middle School players are required to have current USA Hockey membership and baseline concussion testing.

Central Catholic is proud that, every year, nearly every 8th grade member of the Bantam/Middle School team enjoys the experience so much that he chooses Pittsburgh Central Catholic as his high school.  Roll Vikes!


Vikings Announce 2021-22 Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams

Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club (CCVHC) is proud to announce its varsity and junior varsity teams for the 2021-2022 season!  Roll Vikes!!


Ben Balla
Jakob Dold
Patrick Lettieri
Thomas Puhalla

Varsity Skaters

George Acklin
Beckam Alger
Cameron Cardiff
Nathan Cox
George Coyle
Joel Fabian
Samuel Gaffney
Tyler Gaffney
Michael Huwar
Colin McCarthy
Mario Misiti
Josh Moline
Alex Paluso
Ethan Pievach
Rocco Salvitti
Alex Sarkis
Dante Scalise

Junior Varsity -1  Skaters

Theodore Acklin
Douglas Berthold
Douglas Burek
Riccardo Castracani
Anthony D’Orazio
William George Jr
Noah Hritz
Colin Hughan
Clayton Kepperling
Aaron Krackow
Mario Martin
John McDyer
Antonio Moret
Jacob Ochwat
Aidan O’Shane
Adam Sarkis
Jacob Seifarth
Joseph Silvaggio
Aaron Williams
Christian Zavacky

Junior Varsity -2 Skaters

John Daley
Daniel Donahue
Jay Donahue
Alex Furin
Phineas Hammer
Lukas Jesso
Nicholaus Jesso
Jack Marcello
Aidan Morgano
Luke Nuzzo
Nathan Radkowski
Matthew Weber
William White
James Zdarko

CCVHC Summer Reminders ...

We are working hard over the summer to prepare for the season ahead. It will be here before we know it! We anticipate being able to provide information about practice schedules by mid-July.

If you have any hockey-related questions, please do not hesitate to contact CCVHC Head Coach Bill Connelly (

If you have any questions related to USA Hockey or PIHL requirements for rostering, please contact CCVHC Registrar Stefanie Moret ( 

If you have any related to player accounts, season dues or anything that is of a financial nature, please contact CCVHC Treasurer Michelle Dold ( 

All required baseline concussion testing and USA Hockey mandated SafeSport training (for players BY 2004 and older) must be completed prior to the start of the 2021-22 season (August 1, 2021).

Finally, please consider volunteering for one of the many committee positions we have available. With four teams -- and more than 70 players registered -- it is virtually impossible to accomplish all that we need, and want, to do for the young men registered in the program. Your assistance is vital!  

To volunteer for a committee, please click on the the link below:

Please check the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club (CCVHC) website frequently over the summer and throughout the school year for updated information about the program an various activities. 


Only so much can be posted on a home page...

To follow everything that the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club has done this past season, please see the link below to reach comprehensive 2020-21 News page. This page also has photos from the May 11 CCVHC Banquet at the Longue Vue Club in Verona, PA.

Also, for pictures of individual team games, as well as rosters, PIHL stats and other information, please see each team's page (subpages under the main menu item "CC Teams") and, once on a specific team page, click on the appropriate tab. 

Go To: Vikings Hockey 2020-21 News!

Interested in following everything that Vikings Hockey has been doing this season? Go to the Vikings Hockey 2020-21 News Page and check the program out!

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