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Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club Alumni Update

Calling all CCVHC alumni!

Please let us know where you are now and what you are doing. Whether it be a hockey-related update or general "regular life" information, we want to hear from you! Please send us an email.   As we plan for our program's 50th Anniversary, please share your memories of CCVHC with us ... we welcome your stories and any photos you may wish to share.  

If you have not been involved with CCVHC in years or are no longer living in Pittsburgh, we welcome you back to the fold ... please follow the program online through this website, which is continually updated throughout the season.  

Beiber, '19, signs with Richmond Generals

CCVHC is pleased to announce that the Richmond Generals in the USPHL has signed CCVHC and CCHS alum Jonathan Beiber, '19, for the 2020-2021 season.  In addition to posting strong stats as a defenseman with the CCVHC Varsity team, Beiber scored 12 Goals and added 26 Assists for 38 Points with a +28 in 60 Games for Pittsburgh Predators U18AA.

Jonathan Beiber, '19.

Alumni Update: Kris Mayotte

Congratulations to former CCVHC goalie Kris Mayotte on his appointment as an Assistant Coach at the University of Michigan!

CCHS 2012 yearbook.

Anthony Parucci, '13

Anthony Parucci, '13, pictured below (top row, fourth from left), during his CCVHC tenure.  Still serving as CCVHC Head Coach, Bill Connelly, also was at the helm during the 2012, 2013 seasons (top row, second from left).  

Congratulations to CCVHC alum, Anthony Parucci, '13, on winning Elmira College Men's Hockey program's  Ellen Gibbs Matson Award. The award is given to a senior who has shown, in action, Ellen’s leadership, joy of life, and commitment to EC.

Parucci, who also served as the team's captain for three seasons, graduated in 2020. 


Central Catholic Vikings Hockey ... Flashbacks as we Approach our 50th Anniversary!

Senior Snapshots: 

From 1979-80  to  2019-20

Fast forward forty years!

The 1979-1980 Central Catholic varsity team had Mark Ritchie, Kai Olander, Jeff Lankewicz, and John Paxton at the helm.

Forty years later, the 2019-2020 team was anchored by another strong core of soon-to-be-alumni, D. Veltri, M.Sewecke, D. Martin, M. Facchiano, M. Ciganik, and C. Simione. 

Three generations of Vikings hockey! Julie and Joe Tabaka ('87) and sons Nick ('15) and Adam (Class of '21). Joe also served as head coach of the bantam/middle school team from 2014-17. Daughter, Jordan, is a graduate of Oakland Catholic. Photo by: Matt Polk Photography.

Ten Years and Still Going Strong: 1981-1982 Varsity Team

Left Kneeling: Mike Donahue, Scott Lipsitz, Bill Diskin, Eric Wilds, Phil Medsger, Tim Najewicz, John Michanowicz, Keith Chmiel, Eddie O’Palko. Standing: Asst. Coach Dan (Magoo) McGovern, George Sugar, Roy Paxton, Tim Ross, Aaron Duerksen, John Tomas, Jeff Stewart, Carmen Trovato, Chris Stockhausen, Greg Cummins, Coach Tom Zunic.

The 1981-1982 Central Catholic Varsity Team

The First Central Catholic High School Ice Hockey Team, 1972-1973.

The Inaugural Season: 1972-1973

The Hockey Team: Kneeling: James Bente ('74); Ralph Massaro ('74) J. Marburger (Alternate Captain, '76)), John Murphy ('74); Steven DiGiacomo ('75); Joe Beradone ('75); Jeffrey Balogh ('75). Standing: Jeffrey Kramer ('73); Alfred Zangrilli ('75); Tom Hile ('75); Mark Doerfler (Alternate Captain, '74); Lawrence Wenko ('75), R. Brown, Joeseph Bucci ('73); Robert Arturo (Captain, '73); Frederick Jacob (Alternate Captain, '73), John Ammon, Martin Teague ('74); Alex Sanchioli ('76). Not Pictured: David Lewandowski ('75); Paul Fischione ('74); John McKeating ('76); David McKinney ('73); C. Barton; Coach Bro. Patrick Carney ('58), Trainer Robert Zepfel.  Source: CCHS 1973 Yearbook.