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CCVHC Welcomes Middle School Coach Tony Trovato, '87

Central Catholic Vikings Hockey welcomes Coach Tony Trovato, '87,  as head coach of its Middle School-Bantam team for the 2021-22 season.

Coach Trovato has been involved with USA Hockey since 1978. He has played in both the PAHL and Travel Hockey throughout his career. He played high school hockey for Central Catholic for all four years, winning a WPIHL Championship in 1987. See team pictures from his high school years to the right/below.

He then went on to play college hockey at the University of Pittsburgh at the ACHA Division I level, winning a WPCHA championship in 1988.

He also had the distinction of playing for the All-Army hockey team while serving his country from 1990 to 1992, playing against college and semi-pro teams. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division and served in the Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield/Storm).

He is currently a Level 4 on-ice official and has been an on-ice official since 1988.  He has officiated at every level of hockey from the NHL to youth amateur games. He has officiated both national and state level championship games.

He is currently a certified Level 4 USA Hockey coach.  He has been both an assistant and head coach at the AAA and AA levels.  He has taken his teams to the post season at every level.

CCHS Towers Yearbook, 1986-87
CCVHC Varsity Team

CCVHC Varsity Team, 1986-87

Row 1. M. Bocchicchio, P. Ludwich, J. Wiley, T. Moreland, T. Trovato, M. Sciarrino, J. Jackson, A. Reyes, M. Grande. Row 2: Coach Trapinzio, Coach Alpern, Coach Semplice, E. Medsger, R. Strompie. R. Vyas, K. Zielmanski, M. Messner, M. McSteen, K. Stanton.

CCHS Towers Yearbook, 1984-1985
CCVHC Varsity Team

CCVHC Varsity Team, 1984-85

Varsity Hockey Team: Front Row: G. Usiak, S. Wisniwski, T. Trovato, R. Harper, T. Moreland, D. Feldstein. Rear row: Coach Semplice, M. Messner, R. Yoyas, L. Lisjak, T. Ford, R. Dickerson, C. Anchors, M. Sciarrino, Coach Betterman.

CCHS Towers Yearbook, 1985-86
CCVHC Varsity Team

CCVHC Varsity Team, 1985-86

First Row (L to R): M. Grandy, D. Feldstein, J. Cohen, R. Cicco, E. Medsger, T. Trovato, S. Wisniewski. Second Row (L to r): B. Mathie, R. Vyas, S. HArney, T. MOoreland, S. Burke, K. McClung, M. Messner L Lisjak, M. Sciarrino, Coach Semplice.

FUN FACT!!! Coach Trovato skated in the Pittsburgh-filmed movie, Sudden Death! Curious? ... see below!

CCVHC Announces Middle School-Bantam Team

(based on registrations as of August 31, 2021


Jacob Capezzuto
Benjamin Cox
Ryan Flaherty
Nikolas Halaburka
Jonah Hilty
Blake Hoffer

Thomas LaVelle
Brayden Lewinter
Luca Petraglia
Cain Philip
Eli Rabinovich
Anthony Smith
Raymond Trovato
Gavin Watson


Malachi Stahlsmith
Santino Strobel
Massimo Sunseri
Owen Van Ackeren

Reed Richardson
Noah Stasa

Vikings Announce 2021-22 Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams

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

Varsity Skaters

George Acklin
Beckam Alger
Cameron Cardiff
Nathan Cox
George Coyle

Loch Davis
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
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


Ben Balla
Jakob Dold
Patrick Lettieri
Thomas Puhalla

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.