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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.

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

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 is 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.