Last Updated Sat. Mar. 11, 2017
VARSITY (#9) Regular Season Record 8-11-2 Tournament / Showcase Record 6-8-0 Playoff Challenge Cup Record 2-3-0
2016-2017 Final Varsity Record 16-22-3
"Thank You Players, Cheerleaders and Fans!"
JV BLACK (#6) Regular Season Record 9-7-0
MSCHA JV Playoff Record 0-1-0
2016-2017 Final JV Black Record 9-8-0
JV GOLD (#5) Regular Season Record 9-4-3
MSCHA JV Playoff Record 1-1-0
2016-2017 Final JV Gold Record 10-5-3
Last Game Results.....
Fri. Feb. 17, 2017 0-1 LOSS (OT/Shootout) vs. Francis Howell @ Hardees Chesterfield IcePlex
JV COMBINED Tournament / Showcase Record 5-6-0
B Team Black Regular Season Record 6-5-1 Tournament / Showcase Record 1-0-0
Last Game Resuts...... 3-1 WIN vs. Fox on Sat. Mar. 11, 2017
B Team Gold Regular Season Record 10-1-0
Last Game Result....... 6-1 WIN vs. Ft. Zumwalt West on Tues. Mar. 8. 2017
On Sun. Feb. 26, 2017 the St. John Vianney Hockey Cheerleaders participated in the 2017 Mid States Club Hockey Association Cheer Competition held at Lindbergh High School. The Cheer Squad walked away with 1st or 2nd place in the three main categories.
1st place in Dance
2nd place in Cheer
2nd place in Chant
Great job Girls! Thanks to the Vianney Hockey players that showed up to suppport and represent!
St. John Vianney has been invited to play games against teams in the Midwest Prep Hockey League (MPHL) in the upcoming 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 hockey seasons. The MPHL is a league made up of ten (10) schools, five (5) U.S. and five (5) Canadian. Some schools are day schools like Vianney and others are bording schools. The Members are.....
Malloy Division - U.S.
Gilmore Academy - Gates Mill, OH
Loyola Academy - Wilmette, IL
Lake Forest Academy - Lake Forest, IL
Shady Side Academy - Pittsburgh, PA
St. Francis High School - Athol Springs, NY
Bowers Division - Canada
Stanstead College - Stanstead Quebec
St. Michaels College School - Toronto, Ontario
Ridley College - St. Catherines, Ontario
Bishops College School - Sherbrooke, Quebec
Rice Memorial High School - South Burlington, VT
For more MPHL information visit:
The purpose behind these two seasons of games is to allow the MPHL to get to know Vianney and Vianney to get to know the MPHL. The end goal would be for Vianney to become a member of the MPHL. A benefit for players would be exposure as teams in the MPHL regularly move players along to the OHL, CCHL, AJHL, KIJHL, WHL, EHL, USPHL, ACHA (Div. I, Div. II, Div. III), NCAA (Div. I, Div. III), NA3HL. Vianney has had our success of players participating at higher levels of hockey after high school and we want to continue to encourage this for our players now and into the future.
THIS ADDITION TO OUR ROSTERS IN NO WAY EFFECTS VIANNEY'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MSCHA LOCALLY. VIANNEY WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE VARSITY, JUNIOR VARSITY AND B TEAMS PLAYING LOCALLY IN THE MSCHA.
THIS CONTINUES OUR PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES TO MAKE HOCKEY AVAILABLE TO THE MOST POSSIBLE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AT ALL LEVELS OF COMPETITION.
The St. John Vianney Hockey Club congratulates Seniors Alex Auck (Forward), Braden Wuesthoff (Defenseman), Billy Bandera (Goalie) and Lucas Ott (Goalie) on their selection to the 2016-2017 Mid States Club Hockey Association - Senior All Star Game. Alex, Braden, Billy and Lucas will play in the South Conference Game on Sun. March 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm @ Webster Groves Ice Arena. Vianney has the most players appearing in the annual All-Star Game with these four Seniors.
THANK YOU SENIORS - A LEADER IS ONE WHO KNOWS THE WAY, GOES THE WAY AND SHOWS THE WAY
For Immediate Release - Mon. Feb. 13, 2017
Mid States Club Hockey Association and The St. Louis Blues are pleased to announce the selection of William "Billy" Bandera as the Player of the Week. Billy held Parkway South to two (2) goals in a 4-2 victory and DeSmet to one (1) goal in a 2-1 win for the St. John Vianney Hockey Club this past week. In these two MSCHA First Round Playoff games, Billy faced 53 shots and posted a 94.3 Save Percentage and a 1.50 Goals Against Average. The win over the DeSmet Spartans (#4) eliminated them from the MSCHA Playoff picture and sent Vianney (#9) into the Quarter Finals of the Challenge Cup Tournament.
For the first time in Vianney Hockey Club history, this season there were two Junior Varsity Teams put on the ice. Conventional thinking may be to "load up" one team and run the table on the way to a JV Championship. But as the Vianney program earns back a prominent spot at the Varsity level the development minded coaching staff made the decision to continue to ready players for their upperclassemen years on the ice at Vianney. This decision proved that keeping the pipeline full of qualified candidates for future Varsity rosters will be secure.
The Vianney Gold and Vianney Black JV teams earned the #5 and #6 spots over all as they enter the 2016-2017 MSCHA JV Playoffs. The Gold teams first round opponent will be Wentzville Timberland (#12) while the Black team will face Parkway South (#11). No first round game dates have been released by MSCHA officials but are expected to be released this week. The Vianney Gold Team posted a final regular season record of 9-4-3 while the Vianney Black team finished the regular season 9-7-0. Very impressive records to be sure and experience that will pay big dividends for Vianney Hockey's future.
The MSCHA Varsity Playoffs are just around the corner. After posting a 8-11-2 record in the regular season and running off a 5-4-1 record since Christmas, Vianney is prepared for the second season, the MSCHA Challenge Cup Playoffs, which begin this Thursday evening. Vianney was ranked #9 our of 35 Varsity teams that compete in the St. Louis, MO area. The last three games of the regular season are indicators of a strong playoff run. With a full team the Griffins dismissed Westminster 5-1 in a terrific "team win". A balanced attack and solid goaltending were the hallmarks of this late season win. In the final two games the Griffins had a shorter bench due to conflicts and illness but were up to the task posting wins against Lindbergh and John Burroughs.
Here is the schedule for St. John Vianney in the first round of the Challenge Cup Playoffs
Thurs. Feb. 2, 2017 vs. Oakville (#5) 7:00 pm @ South County Rec
Fri. Feb. 3, 2017 vs. Parkway South (#12) 8:00 pm @ Affton Ice Arena
Mon. Feb. 6, 2017 vs. DeSemt (#4) 8:15 pm @ Queeny Park
(The first team listed above is the home team)
Here are the rankings for the Challenge Cup Playoffs.
To see complete Challenge Cup First Round game schedule go to:
Recently, Vianney High School released the Student Athletes that made the First Semester - First or Second Honor Roll. Out of the current enrolled Vianney students that play hockey, fifty (50%) percent of them achieved Honor Roll status.
Congratulations to the following Student Athletes from the St. John Vianney Hockey Club.
1st Honor Roll - 3.80 + GPA
Will Dapron, Will Gruener, Andrew Hoyt, Tanner Placke
2nd Honor Roll - 3.25 - 3.79 GPA
Reid Zimmermann, Nik Walden
Zach Drummond, Sam Sallee
Adam Rischbieter, Jack Breheny, Michael Gigling, Zach Adamec, Joey Boccardi, Ben Cummins, Wes Farhatt, Stuart Laub, Nicholas Niemier, Tim Pazdernik, Riley Flieg, Evan Lovera, JT Mossinghoff, Jack Sitner, John Hazelton
A second grade girl, Alicia, wrote out her Christmas Wish List for Santa this year and the first item on her list was to have something signed by Tony Twist to give to her dad. She said her dad has had a tough year because he works 2 jobs, his car keeps breaking down, he is always tired and he has to spend a lot of time going to the hospital and doctor visits. The reason her dad spends so much time at the hospital and medical offices is because Alicia has been battling cancer for the past few years. She has been in and out of Cardinal Glennon Hospital and is now cancer free, but they did have to amputate her leg this year. She was recently blessed with a prosthetic leg so she can get around as well as other children. She wanted to do something special for her dad to surprise him and make him smile. Alicia, her brother Brian and her dad have always been St. Louis Blues fans, but her dad is a huge fan of former Blues player, Tony Twist.
Alicia’s wish list was passed on to the Griffin Hockey Club to see if they could help grant this wish. The club decided they would not only grant her this wish, they would also make her the hero of their Varsity game on December 23rd to drop the puck. Prior to the game, Alicia and her family joined the hockey club for a Christmas dinner and Alicia was able to give the varsity players a pep talk and then present several surprises to her dad. Tony Twist signed a Jersey, several framed photos personalized to dad, a puck and several other items. Dad was overwhelmed with emotion as he hugged Alicia and was so thankful to the team. Tarasenko also heard about Alicia’s special wish, and that he is her favorite player, so he signed a game stick for her as a surprise. The hockey team also purchased multiple santa bags full of gifts for Alicia and her brother and wrapped them as if they were from Santa. Those gifts were delivered to their home so they would be surprised Christmas morning from Santa Claus. The hockey club also raised enough money to pay one month’s rent for Alicia’s family.
After Christmas, she came back to school and shared how amazing her Christmas was for her whole family. She wrote a special thank you note to the Vianney Griffins Hockey Players and shared her special Christmas story with her class. She has vowed to come back for more games to cheer them on to victory.
On Friday, December 23, 2016, the St. John Vianney Hockey Club retired two jersey numbers representing the careers of three players spanning a twenty year history of the hockey club.
Bill Bommarito #19 - Class of 1973
Brian McGlynn #20 - Class of 1978
Scott Simpson #20 - Class of 1982
Each of the above mentioned players were honored at the home game on the ice on Friday December 23, 2016. Their jersey numbers will hang permanently in the rafters of the Affton Ice Arena. Their individual accomplishments have brought them to the forefront of the Vianney Hockey Club. Their commitment to excellence on the ice led the Vianney program through the first two decades of competition. Their individual accomplishments will be outlined in detail in a special section of the St. John Vianney Hockey Club website and there will be a plaque placed at Vianney High school paying honor to their accomplishments and welcoming them as the First Class of the St. John Vianney Hockey Cluib Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to Bill, Brian and Scott and please check back to view the NEW section of the Vianney Hockey website titled HALL OF FAME after the first of the year for more information.
CONGRATULATIONS, "THE ROAR IS BACK!"