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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 emai.

Tryouts will be held in early August!

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.  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!


Class of 2021 at CCVHC Banquet

CCVHC Class of 2021 at the CCVHC End-of-Season Banquet. From left, Adam Tabaka, Alex Pampena, Alejandro Pietz and JoJo Palahunik.


CCVHC Hosts Banquet and Tryouts

Although "May" is not normally considered a big month for ice hockey, this year -- like everything else this year -- is not a normal year.   So, Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club (like nearly all youth hockey programs nationwide) has been very busy this month. 

When USA Hockey pushed back the "2020-21 National Championship" schedule for certain age groups, it had a nationwide trickle-down effect as it compressed the available weeks for teams to schedule their 2021-22 tryouts.   Similarly,  when the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) extended its season deep into April, it forced teams to delay banquets and other commemorations to May, as well. 

CCVHC 2020-21 Banquet. The end-of-season banquet to celebrate the 2020-21 Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club players was held on May 11, 2021 at Longue Vue Club (6 pm - 9 pm). Despite limited availability at local venues in May, as well as Covid-19 occupancy restrictions, it has been CCVHC's goal to honor its players who all demonstrated, in the face of adversity and uncertainty, true strength, grit and character.

The May 11 banquet also honored the Club's Class of 2021.  The five graduating seniors are Ethan Iaccio, JoJo Palahunik, Alex Pampena, Alejandro Pietz and Adam Tabaka. Central Catholic High School will hold its baccalaureate mass and commencement on June 2, 2021.

The banquet featured a full-service dinner buffet, to be followed by an awards ceremony and other activities.  

CCVHC 2021-22 Tryouts. Tryout sessions for the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams for the  2021-22 season will be held on May 17, May 20, May 24 and May 27. All sessions will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville, PA.  Online registration for tryouts is LIVE. See,, for more information!

The tryout registration for the 2021-22 CCVHC Middle School/Bantam team will open in early June. Tryouts for that team will be held in early August.

All current tryout information will be posted on the CCVHC website. Please check frequently for any updates. If you have any questions about  CCVHC tryouts, please contact Head Coach Bill Connelly ( 

For the 2021-22 season, returning to "a normal hockey schedule" was also a Club priority.  So that there is ample time for the CCVHC board members, coaches and volunteers to prepare for the upcoming season, CCVHC Junior Varsity and Varsity tryouts are typically held in May.  After the 2021-22 JV and Varsity teams are announced, CCVHC will be seeking volunteers to serve on various open committee and, subject to CCHS administration approval, board positions. CCVHC welcomes your help! 

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

To follow everything that the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club has been doing this season, please see the link below to reach comprehensive 2020-21 News page.

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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