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Vikings Memorial: Remembering Paul J. Sciullo II

Paul J. Sciullo II, CCHS 1991 (1972-2009)

Paul J. Sciullo Memorial Alumni Game Draws Players from Near and Far

SHADYSIDE, PA - It was all for Paul.

Vikings Hockey alumni, old friends, fellow police officers, and family members gathered at the Hunt Armory Thursday night, December 22, 2023 for Annual Paul J. Sciullo Memorial Alumni Game.

Thank you to the Pittsburgh Icemen (a hockey team made up of Pittsburgh Police officers and public safety personnel from Pittsburgh and the surrounding area) for giving our old-time alumni players a great battle on the ice. A big thank you also goes out to all of the young alumni for one of the biggest turnouts ever!

We were honored to welcome Paul’s dad and friends to the evening’s festivities and proud to donate all proceeds to the Sciullo Scholarship Fund for children of first responders at Central Catholic High School.

Paul, the captain of the ‘91 Central Catholic Vikings varsity team, was tragically killed in the line of duty as a Pittsburgh Police officer in April 2009. We will always remember him.

Thank you to the Pittsburgh Penguins for their generous sponsorship of the evening’s festivities and supporting the Sciullo Fund and Pittsburgh first responders.

2023 Paul J. Sciullo Memorial Alumni Game Announced!

We are excited to announce that the 2023 Paul J. Sciullo Memorial Alumni Game returns on Thursday, December 21st, 2023 at The Hunt Armory!

Join us for a special night of hockey, friendship, and some good old-fashioned Vikings spirit in honor and remembrance of Paul, former Vikings Hockey captain and Pittsburgh Police officer lost in the line if duty.

The night kicks off with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police team, the Pittsburgh Icemen, taking on the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club Alumni Team.   After that, two Vikings Alumni teams battle it out on the ice.

Register to play HERE.

All proceeds benefit the Paul J. Sciullo Scholarship for first responders at Central Catholic High School. For more information on how to donate, please visit:

Under "donation designation", select "endowment", and choose Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Fund.

We can’t wait to all of our former players back on the ice!

Former Vikings Coach Pat McQuillan Speaks to Varsity Team ("22 -'23)

Former Central Catholic Hockey Coach Visits Team to Honor Former Player

HARMARVILLE, PA  -  You could hear a pin drop when Coach Pat spoke.

Former Central Vikings hockey coach Pat McQuillan (88-92) made the trip from Texas on Monday night, January 30th, 2023, not just to watch hockey, but to watch Central Catholic hockey.

He was here to honor and remember Pittsburgh Police Officer Paul Sciullo, ‘91 Vikings team captain, killed in the line of duty in 2009. McQuillan fondly remembers coaching Sciullo.  He talked to the team about Sciullo’s calm and confident leadership decades ago that serves as an inspiration to these players today.

In the 50th anniversary season, the Vikings skated for Sciullo and all the players that built this program that we are honored to be a part of today.

Thank you for watching us play Coach Pat. It was an honor.

The varsity team beat Mt. Lebanon 7-1 to secure a round 1 home playoff game. Roll Vikes!

CCHS Podcast: "that was paul" ... firsthand stories about Paul Sciullo and the impact he made on the lives of others

April 4, 2022, marked the 13th anniversary of the death of Officer Paul J. Sciullo, II, '91, who lost his life in the line of duty.

Central Catholic's Director of Alumni Engagement & Giving, Brandon Haburjak, '06, sat down with Paul's cousins Steve Sciullo, '89, and Bill Garrison, '81 to discuss the impact Paul had on others, and the lessons he is still teaching us today.

In case you missed it, you can watch the stream on the Central Catholic High School YouTube channel:

Officer Paul J. Sciullo, II, 1972-2009.

The Central Catholic promise: "To inspire boys to become Men of Faith, Scholarship and Service."

Paul J. Sciullo II

Central Catholic High School graduate and Pittsburgh Police Officer Paul J. Sciullo (1972-2009), along with fellow officers Stephen Mayhle and Eric Kelly lost their lives on April 4, 2009, in one of the deadliest days in the history of the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Scuillo played for CCHS Vikings Hockey from 1988-91, graduating as its varsity captain. After graduating from CCHS, he played club ice hockey and varsity golf for Duquesne University. A Dean's List student, he graduated from Duquesne in 1995. He joined the Pittsburgh Police force in 2007.

On Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, the Vikings honored Sciullo’s memory by retiring his No. 20 in a pregame ceremony at Blade Runners Ice Complex (now Alpha Ice Complex) in Harmarville, Pa.

Central Catholic donated its portion of the gate to the Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to Central Catholic students, especially those from Bloomfield, where Sciullo was raised, who need help with the expense of tuition.

Since his passing, the Vikings annual Paul J. Sciullo Memorial Alumni game, has raised funds to support the endowed fund and to keep his memory alive in the hearts of family, friends, teammates and the community.  In addition to memorial plaques, the Officer Paul J. Scuillo Memorial Field and dek hockey rink in Bloomfield have also been named in his honor. 


The Paul J. Sciullo II Scholarship will be awarded to those students whose parent(s) are actively serving the community as first responders.  Full-time members of law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services are invited to apply for the scholarship. 

See,, to read more about the scholarship and to apply.

Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Fund at Central Catholic High School

Donations, which are tax deductible, can be sent to:

Central Catholic High School
c/o Matt Stoessel
4720 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Checks should be made payable to Central Catholic High School; please write "Paul Sciullo Memorial" in the memo line.

To make your donation online, please visit Give | Central Catholic High School ( Direct link: 

Under Donation Designation, select Endowment, and choose Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Fund.