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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 Romano, Sean Boehm, and Marisa Denucci were doing a good job keeping the puck out of the zone. Then Panthers Tom Hartenstein took advantage of an opportunity and scored to make it 3-2 in the third period. Ben Doran answered with his third goal and hat trick assisted by Justin Carrelli, who contributed to all the Vikings goals. This expanded the Vikings lead to 4-2 with 6:43 remaining in the third period. The Panthers were hungry and determined to come back with Chad Cartwright scoring on a power play. Then on the final face off in the Vikings zone with only one second left on the clock, Captain Bobby Markus miraculously scored for Tennent to tie the game at 4-4.

A shootout would determine who claims the legendary cup for the 2017-18 season. After four failed scoring attempts by both teams, Vikings Captain Ryan Kinney scored high blocker side on Panthers’ goalie Eric Lineman who played very well all game. Determined to extend the shootout, Panthers’ Chad Cartwright came storming in on Vikings senior goalie David Casper. David was up for the challenge and made a “Go-Go-Gadget” pad save to secure the cup for the Vikings. Congratulations to the Wood Vikings Ice Hockey Team for a fantastic finish!

By | 2017-11-24T10:47:18+00:00 November 24th, 2017|NEWS, Varisty|Comments Off on Wood Wins the 42nd Annual Jim Bagdon Cup

2017 AHA Tournament

The 2017-2018 High School Pre-Season starts on Thursday, October 5th at 8:45pm with the AHA Tournament at the Revolution Ice Gardens.  The team has been practicing hard and the players are ready for the big challenge against CB South.  Come out and support the AHA student athletes and cheer for our team!

If you are a student at AB Wood and are interested in playing hockey this season, please contact Coach Tom Walsh at tomjwalsh12@comcast.net or call 267-784-7167.  We can get you started with some equipment if you are new to the sport and would like to give it a try.

The Middle School Team is for any student currently attending a Catholic elementary school or who is in the Centennial school district.  The head coach is Jim Panepresso and he can be reached at jpanepresso@gmail.com or call 267-688-4780.

We welcome all players to join us for a great 2017-18 season of Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey!


By | 2017-11-03T12:16:01+00:00 July 28th, 2017|NEWS|Comments Off on 2017 AHA Tournament

2017-2018 Hockey Season

This season we will be in the PCL (Philadelphia Catholic League).  All teams in the division will be Catholic High Schools so we hope to see a lot of fans at the games to support the team against our high school rivals!

The only goalie we have this year is a senior.  This is a excellent opportunity for an upcoming freshman or 8th grader to join the Wood Hockey Team as a goalie.  The club can help out with equipment.  The current goalie started playing ice hockey as a freshman and student of the famous goalie coach Larry Paul. With some hard work and dedication you can be the next goalie for the Wood Ice Hockey Team! Please call or text me (Dave Casper) for additional information or with any questions at 267-679-2516.

By | 2017-10-04T21:28:29+00:00 July 28th, 2017|NEWS|Comments Off on 2017-2018 Hockey Season

Congratulations 2017 Graduating Seniors

Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey had nine seniors graduate this year. The Board wants to wish them all the best in their future endeavors. Thank you players and your family’s for being part of our hockey family.

Best wishes and much success.

Evan Capinas – Penn State University – Engineering program and will continue to play hockey

Michael Carrelli – Bucks County Community College and Philadelphia Revolution EHL Elite Hockey Team

Declan Cole – St. Charles Seminary in August to discern a vocation to the priesthood

Tim Cordero – Philadelphia Revolution EHL Jr. A Hockey Team and then play college hockey

Brendan Cullura – Bridgton Academy in Maine, Post Graduate Year

Joseph Danig – Bucks County Community College

Joe Hill – Millersville University

R.J. Panella – University of Northwestern Ohio

Pat Sheehan – Bucks County Community College

Once a Viking always a Viking 🏒

By | 2017-07-25T22:46:37+00:00 July 25th, 2017|NEWS|Comments Off on Congratulations 2017 Graduating Seniors

March 2, 2017 – Alumni Game

On March 2, 2017, at Wintersport – We would like to officially thank everyone for coming out to tonight’s Alumni Game! With everyone’s help, we raised $1350 for Rick Bennett!!! This includes the sign-ups, sale of merchandise, donations and Harvey LaBlanc very generously donating his 50/50 winnings to Rick! Thank you very much!

It was a fantastic game with 34 players giving it their all in a back and forth contest. We’d like to thank everyone for attending as we had a lot of friends and family in the stands watching. We’d also like to thank everyone for donating their time and energy to make this game happen including Rick Gallagher who worked with the SHSHL to get the ice slot donated to us and getting the game started, Andrew Andrijiwskyj and his family for managing sign-ups, the table at the front door and photos, David Andrzejewski for donating his time and energy to be our referee, Greg Brace for managing the clock during the game (and the two helpers in the box with him), and Kevin Meyers for making up jerseys for the game on the FB page for some alumni.

Again, thank you to everyone. If you could not attend the game, you can still donate to Rick Bennett’s GoFundMe page which is located over here: https://www.gofundme.com/support-ricks-recovery

There is also a Beef and Beer for him this Saturday night.
Also Jack Forbes netted this years MVP awards with a few key goals! Congratulations Jack!

Photos from tonight’s game can be found here, 1400 photos. I promise I will cut this down to the top 50 photos for the FB page. https://greatsave9.smugmug.com/…/2017-03-02-Archbishop-Woo…/

Thank you very much!
-Andrew Andrijiwskyj


By | 2017-07-30T21:26:29+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Alumni|Comments Off on March 2, 2017 – Alumni Game

1978 JV team – Undefeated 36-0-3

Kevin, that 1978 JV team went undefeated. We won the championship because Pennsbury played Varsity Players in our playoff game. We lost but the head of the league gave us the victory because they cheated. So we played Tennant in the finals and beat them but they still tell me they won the championship because we were knocked out of the playoffs. Figures Tennant would play that game. The team went  36-0-3. Information provided by Larry Brittingham



By | 2017-07-30T07:49:21+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Varisty|Comments Off on 1978 JV team – Undefeated 36-0-3

2013 Coaches VS Cancer Tournament

Sep 30, 2013 @ 9:30PM -Archbishop Wood Vikings look to repeat as they won last year’s Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament Championship Cup. The schedule has just been release for The Rink at Warwick.

Thurs -3-Oct – 8:30 PM – Game 2 – CB East vs AB Wood
Fri – 11-Oct -8:30 PM – Game 8 – CB South vs AB Wood
Fri – 18-Oct -8:30 PM -Game 12 – Wm Tennant vs AB Wood
Fri -25-Oct -6:45 PM -Game 15 – AB Wood vs CR South

Sep 28, 2013 @ 6:00PM – UPDATE, the schedule below is INCORRECT, as a team had to back out and they are re-creating a new schedule.

Sep 28, 2013 @ 12:10PM – Archbishop Wood Vikings look to repeat as they won last year’s Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament Championship Cup. The schedule has just been release for The Rink at Warwick. To see the entire schedule, click here: http://woodhockey.com/wp-content/uploads/Coaches-v-Cancer-2013.xlsx



By | 2013-09-30T21:40:03+00:00 September 28th, 2013|Varisty|Comments Off on 2013 Coaches VS Cancer Tournament