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Archbishop Wood Vikings – Suburban High School Hockey League

The Wood Vikings play in the Suburban High School Hockey League {SHSHL}. The AWIHC was organized in 1974. We have three teams – Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity. This past season, the Varsity team played at the A and AA level and competed for the Flyer’s Cup at the A level. A typical season consists of 20-25 games and one tournament. Practices are held once per week.

The AWIHC is looking for hockey players for all teams. Positions for the high school teams. Junior Varsity and Varsity are open to hockey players in grades 9th to 12th attending Archbishop Wood High School . Positions for the Middle School team are open to hockey players in grades 5th to 8th attending area Catholic schools. Players in the 8th grade are eligible to play on the Junior Varsity team. Please register by clicking on the registration link or for more information please contact us.

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Wood Wins the 42nd Annual Jim Bagdon Cup

Game recap of the 42nd Annual Jim Bagdon Cup (formerly Warminster Cup) ice hockey game between the Archbishop Wood Vikings and William Tennent Panthers was played at 7pm on November 22nd in front of a lot of passionate fans at the Bucks County Ice Sports Center. The game was in honor of Gerry Grandzol, a ’97 graduate of Wood who died tragically on September 7th, 2017. This game was one for the ages! The Vikings started off strong with Brayden Gyza scoring the only goal in the first period assisted by Justin Carrelli and Ben Doran. With solid puck control in the offensive zone, Ben Doran scored the Vikings second goal assisted by Justin Carrelli. Wood’s offensive line consisting of Tommy Hill, Ty Thornton, and Andrew Boyle applied good pressure but were kept at bay with solid defensive play by the Panthers and excellent goaltending by Eric Lineman. Tennent answered a few minutes later in the period with a goal by Chad Cartwright assisted by Jon Kreider. Then Ben Doran scored his second goal on a power play assisted by Justin Carrelli and Brayden Gyza to make it 3-1 Vikings at the end of the second period. The Vikings defense consisting of Ryan Kinney, Nick [...]

Friday night battle on the ice – AB Wood @ Lansdale Catholic on Nov. 3rd, 2017

The Wood Vikings Ice Hockey team was ready for a tough battle against the Lansdale Catholic (LC) Crusaders at the Hatfield Green Ice Rink, the coldest place in town. Freshman Andrew Boyle started the regular season off with a nice goal assisted by Justin Carrelli and Ben Doran.  Then Jimmy Casper scored to make it 2-0.  The Crusaders fought right back with a goal by Nick Sexton 40 seconds later to make it 2-1 Wood at the end of the first period. The second period was evenly matched with defenseman Sean Boehm working hard to keep the Crusader’s offense in check.   Marissa DeNucci and Assistant Captain Nick Romano also played well on defense to help limit the shots on net.  Robert Schimony scored the only goal of the second period and scored again early in the third period to make is 3-2 LC with 12:35 left in the game. Assistant Captain Tommy Hill answered by scoring a goal assisted by Ben Doran, who was setting the table for his teammates the whole game. Wood’s holy goalie David Casper was using his size and glove to stop pucks until Nick Sexton beat him by scoring again for LC with just under 6 minutes left in the [...]

AHA Showcase Game Summary

The mighty Wood Vikings battled a scrappy Tennent Panthers team on Friday, October 13th in the second game of the AHA (Athletes Helping Athletes) Hockey Showcase at Revolution Ice Gardens. Wood applied a lot pressure early in the game. Both lines of defense consisting of Ryan Kinney, Nick Romano, Sean Boehm, and Marisa Denucci were doing a good job keeping the puck in the zone. Then Bobby Marcus from Tennent had a quick breakaway and scored with 4:57 left in the first period. Tennent’s goalie Eric Lineman was stopping everything during the game, over 40 shots, until Wood’s forward Justin Carrelli scored from a beautiful across the crease pass by Center Ben Doran with 6:14 left in the third period.  A minute later Justin scored again on a breakaway with assists by Ben Doran and Sean Boehm. The game ended 2-1 with Wood pulling out the victory and ending a four year losing streak against the Tennent Panthers. This was a good preview for the big rival game between the two teams on November 22nd, 7:00 at BCI. Be sure to come out and support the Wood Hockey team this Wednesday, October 18 at 8:40pm against Council Rock North at the Revolution Ice Gardens. Your [...]