Archbishop Wood
Ice Hockey

Welcome to the Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey Team’s website. This site is dedicated to the current student athletes from Archbishop Wood and Alumni. Currently the team is a combined team named the Bux-Mont Catholic Ice Hockey Club.

Bux-Mont Catholic Ice Hockey Club: We believe every student who receives a Catholic School education can also have the opportunity to play a varsity sport. By being on a team, you learn valuable interpersonal skills that will help you throughout your life. By combining the resources of Archdiocesan Catholic High Schools Lansdale Catholic & Archbishop Wood, we have created a program to give the opportunity to play Varsity Ice Hockey in High School. We are a complete program with both competitive and developmental teams for Boys and Girls in 5th thru 12th grades

In the past……

In the past, 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.

Alumni

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 teams and the school community. -Ray Reinl