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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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1972 – The First Year for Wood Ice Hockey History

From the earliest days of the Suburban High School League, students from Archbishop Wood High school have participated in the program with distinction. During the leagues infant year, 1972-1973 when the only eligibility rule was that the players attend a high school, four Vikings skated for the Willow Grove team. By 1974 there were 25 Wood Students playing and they constituted the first “pure” high school team in the league. This first Viking team carried out banner well and will be long remembered for the enthusiasm, skill and high standard of conduct they brought to the game as they skated to within one game of the league championship. Now in our third season as a team, the Viking Ice Hockey Club numbers 56 boys skating on three teams, one at varsity level and two at the junior varsity level. The number of boys involved in the program is impressive but they along with the staff working with, Doug Burns, Ray Reinl, Jim Spinello, Hank Fox and John Boyle know that quality, not quantity is goal. To this end, we are dedicated to developing players that by their conduct, on and off the ice and their skill in playing the game will bring honor to the [...]

Class of 2022

 Hello Class of 2022,  The Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey Team would like to welcome you to Archbishop Wood as a member of the incoming 9th grade. Although we are a winter sport, we are excited to share some summer opportunities with you about hockey development and team training.  We have some openings on the roster for new players for the upcoming season. We encourage players of all skill levels and experience to join us. If you are interested in playing hockey for us or are just considering it, please contact Coach Tom Walsh at tomjwalsh12@comcast.net or 267-784-7167. We will add you to our contact list so that you can receive our communications/updates about our team summer open hockey nights where you can come out and practice with the team. We can also provide information about local summer hockey camps for those interested in improving their skills.  The Ice Hockey Board is pleased to announce that we will be offering discounted rates for all team members for the 2018-2019 Season. New players will be eligible for the discounted rates if they register for the team or contact Coach Tom Walsh before June 30, 2018. The final rates will be released by the end of the summer. [...]

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 [...]