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The Vianney Golden Griffin Hockey Cheer Squad 2017-2018 Celebrates the Big Win!

The Vianney Golden Griffin Hockey Cheer Squad 2017-2018 Celebrates the Big Win!

The Vianney Hockey Cheerleaders swept the 2017-2018 Mid States Hockey Cheerleading Competition on Sun. Feb. 19, 2018 at Lindbergh High School. The Griffin Girls finished first in Chant, first in Cheer and first in Dance. 

Vianney Hockey Cheer was the Overall Champions of the competition. Great way to cap off the season....great work girls.


The girls would like to thank the players that turned out to cheer them on!



2017-2018 VIANNEY VARSITY    1-3-1 POST SEASON   9-12-0 REG. SEASON                       17-16-1 OVERALL


2017-2018 VIANNEY JUNIOR VARSITY    2-1-0 POST SEASON   14-2-0 REG. SEASON       23-7-1 OVERALL


2017-2018 VIANNEY B TEAM    4-6-1 REG. SEASON   6-11-1 OVERALL.



Sun. Mar. 11, 2018 LOSS  Vianney  0  vs. Nashville Marauders  9

Next Game.....

April 20 - 22, 2018 Ultimate Tournaments, St. Louis, MO - Game Times TBA 


Vianney Scores Big In Win Over Lindbergh (Published in Webster-Kirkwood Times)

Vianney's Andrew Cook #10 and Lindbergh's Patrick Elliot #79 vie for control of the puck during the game on Saturday, Dec. 16. The Vianney Golden Griffins scored early in the game and held onto the lead for a 10-2 victory over the Lindbergh Flyers. photo

Vianney's Andrew Cook #10 and Lindbergh's Patrick Elliot #79 vie for control of the puck during the game on Saturday, Dec. 16. The Vianney Golden Griffins scored early in the game and held onto the lead for a 10-2 victory over the Lindbergh Flyers. photo

It didn't take long for the Vianney High School Golden Griffins hockey team to jump out to an early lead over the Lindbergh High School Flyers on Saturday, Dec. 16.

Just 24 seconds into the matchup at Affton Ice Rink, Vianney's Zachary Drummond flipped the puck into the net for an early score. It was the quickest the Griffins had tallied a goal all season.

Vianney (5-6) connected four more times before Lindbergh (1-9-1) got on the board. Vianney's Daniel McGlynn, Collin Wobbe, Andrew Cook and Adam Rischbieter all tallied goals before Lindbergh's Hunter Heilmann scored.
The wind was already taken out of the Flyers' sails. Cook scored again late in the first period for a 6-1 lead prior to the first intermission.
After the break, Vianney kept its foot on the gas pedal for the next two periods en route to a 10-2 victory over Lindbergh. It was Vianney's third straight win.
"We're always pleased with a win no matter how it comes," Vianney High School hockey head coach Brian McGlynn said. "We had a lot of scoring chances and we connected on a lot of them. We have to move forward – it's a long season."
The Griffins had 34 shots on goal, with nearly a third of them finding the back of the net on Saturday night, but luck has not always been on their side.
Vianney started the season 1-5. After winning their season opener – a 10-2 win over Rockwood Summit – the Griffins skidded down a five-game losing streak. But Vianney has turned the page, winning four of its last five games, including the team's current three-game winning streak.
"We're just trying to build confidence," McGlynn said. "We're an up-and- down team. We've put a string of a few wins together now. We have to work through it."
McGlynn has depended on all 30 players on the roster to help the Griffins right the ship on the ice. As is the case with every high school hockey team, many times players are absent due to playing on various club teams.
During the game against Vianney on Saturday, Lindbergh was missing six of its team members who also play on other teams.
"We're like everybody else in high school," McGlynn said. "Every weekend we're missing different guys, different pieces because of the other teams that they play on, but we have a deep bench."
The Griffins have surrounded their three seniors with five juniors, 19 sophomores and three freshmen, rounding out the 30 roster spots.
McGlynn is hoping it's the right mix of players for a deep playoff push.
"We have a good bunch that has been together," he said. "It's a good camaraderie. They all get along."

Vianney Hockey Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Left to Right: Bill Bommarito, Scott Simpson, Duane Swacker, Robert Croghan Sr, Brian McGlynn

This year St. John Vianney Hockey is proud to announce the Vianney Hockey Hall of Fame - Class of 2017.

Bro. Norbert Grass - Coach 

Mr. Robert Croghan, Sr. - Builder

Mr. Duane Swacker - Player

The Class of 2017 was introduced and inducted at the 2017 Alumni Night Sat. Dec. 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm in the Upper Meeting Room @ Affton Ice Rink.

Vianney's Keegan Hegger Selected as Mid States Club Hockey Association & St. Louis Blues Player of the Week

Congratulations to Keegan Hegger, Junior Goaltender for being named this weeks Mid States Club Hockey Association & St. Louis Blues Player of the Week. 
In the game on Sat. Dec. 9, 2017, Keegan turned away 40 shots while Vianney went on to defeat previously undefeated St. Louis University High by a score of 2-1. The consistency of Keegan's effort in this game and final game results has earned him Player of the Week honors. 
When one Vianney player earns recognition, every member of the St. John Vianney Hockey Club wins! Keegan will receive recognition on the Mid States web site and at the Scottrade Center during upcoming St. Louis Blues Games.
Congratulations Keegan on a well deserved honor!



St. John Vianney reigned supreme in both Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions of the 19th Annual Midwest Thanksgiving High School Hockey classic, formerly the St. Charles Thanksgiving Invitational. The tournament has become the largest high school hockey tournament in the Midwest and one of the largest in the entire country. Vianney only recently returned to the tournament over the past two seasons but has appeared in this tournament eight times. The tournament which began in 1999 with 13 teams in two divisions now hosts 50 teams in six different divisions. Teams participating in this year’s tournament are from across Ohio as well as across the Mid West and Canada.

The tournament, began on Friday November 24th, and utilized all six sheets of ice at the Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin and Chiller North facilities. All in all there were over 90 games played culminating with the championship games on Sunday November 26th. Vianney opened up Varsity pool play against two time defending Ohio State High School Champions, Dayton. The Griffins quickly got on the board just after the opening face off on a goal from their Assistant Captain, Danny McGlynn. This goal set the tone for the weekend where Vianney Varsity out scored their opponents 34-4 in four games. In the first game, Griffin goaltender, Nick Niemeier held Dayton in check the entire game allowing 1 goal on 23 shots. This effort made it possible for Vianney to hold the momentum till late in the second period when Senior Captain, Zach Drummond capitalized with a Power Play Goal. Going into the break between the second and third periods the Griffins held a 2-0 lead. The final tally of the game came midway through the third period on a goal, his first as a Vianney player from Freshman Defenseman, John Verdu. That same evening, the Junior Varsity Griffins kept pace with the "big team" beating Liberty, 4-0. The shut out from Sophomore, Evan Lovera.

Super Saturday at the tournament included two games for each Varsity and JV. The Varsity Griffs drop the puck against Wooster just 15 minutes across town from where the JV team would face off against Upper Arlington. The Varsity skaters went right to work against Wooster who appeared last season in the final four of the Ohio State High School Hockey Championships. This game was all about solid goaltending and defense. Being backstopped again with a solid game by goalie, Nick Niemeier, the Vianney Sophomore defenders provided all the scoring. Two goals from Will Gruener, one from Joey Boccardi and a final tally from Assistant Captain Joe Schulze salted away the win for the Griffins, 4-2. Meanwhile back at the JV game the Jr. Griffs wasted no time in defeating a very good opponent Upper Arlington by a score of 6-3. This game was split in the nets by Sophomore goalie, Jack Sitner who allowed just 1 goal and Freshman keeper, Drew Steinmetz. As was the case throughout the whole weekend, scoring for the JV team was scattered across the line up. Goals from Tanner Placke, Jack Breheny (Captain), Riley Fleig, Michael Giegling, Tommy Gruener, and Colin Wobbe sealed the win for Vianney JV.

With two wins each, Varsity and JV had a small break for a team lunch and were right back on the ice Saturday evening. A win for both teams would assure them a place in the Sunday Championship games. Varsity made quick work of opponents St. Francis DeSales with an 11-0 win. Junior netminder, Keegan Hegger recorded the shut out. The Junior Varisity team faced a very capable opponent St. Charles. This game was a battle from start to finish but with solid goaltending again from Evan Lovera the JV Griffins came out on top 3-2.

Championship Sunday had the Varsity team facing off against Kenston OH in a late morning game while JV would play Dublin Jerome just after the lunch hour. Coach McGlynn and the Griffins rode the hot goalie Nick Niemeier into the Championship game. Niemeiier did not disappoint allowing just 1 goal. But the story of this game early was the Vianney Penalty Kill. The Griffins were sent to the box seven times in the first two periods opposed to one penalty to Kenston. In between killing off 14:00 minutes of penalties Vianney scored three times with goals from Danny McGlynn, Zach Drummond and Senior Captain, Drew Doran. Going into the intermission between periods it was 3-0 Griffins. Vianney came out strong knowing that they were just a period way from the Championship. They put away Kenston 6-1 with three third period goals. Two from Juniors, Kam Sengheiser and Ian Somogye and the final goal, his second of the game from forward Drew Doran. The Junior Varsity team had their work cut out for them facing opponent Dublin Jerome. This club has a lot of history in the tournament and they would not go easy. Just like Varsity, the JV Coaches stayed with the hot goalie, Nick Lovera and also were not disappointed. Lovera allowed only 1 goal in this game and a skimpy 3 goals over 3 games on the weekend. Paced by a first period goal from Sophomore, Zach Adamac the JV team would add three more goals to win the JV Championship 4-1. One goal and the Game Winner from Freshman, Tommy Gruener and two goals from Sophomores, Cameron Beck and Jack Breheny.    

This was a tremendous weekend for St. John Vianney on both levels, Varsity and JV....offensively and defensively. Two goaltending shut outs and outscoring their opponents 51-9 gave the Griffins a lot to be thankful for in the 2017 Thanksgiving Classic.   


Fri. Nov. 24, 2017 WIN  Vianney  3  vs. Dayton  1  

Sat. Nov. 25, 2017 WIN Vianney  4  vs. Wooster 2 

Sat. Nov. 25, 2017 WIN Vianney  11  vs. St. Francis DeSales  0

Sun. Nov 26, 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WIN Vianney 6 vs. Kenston OH 1 


Fri. Nov. 24, 2017 WIN  Vianney  4  vs. Liberty  0

Sat. Nov. 25, 2017 WIN Vianney  6  vs. Upper Arlington 3 

Sat. Nov. 25, 2017 WIN Vianney  3  vs. St. Charles  2

Sun. Nov. 26, 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WIN Vianney 4 vs. Dublin Jerome OH 1


The Vianney Hockey Coaching Staff is proud to announce the selection of the 2017-2018 Varsity Captains and Assistant Captains.




The On Line Vianney Hockey Team Gear and Spiritwear Store is NOW CLOSED and will reopen Spring of 2018.





Vianney Hockey Cheer Team is Looking for Interested Cheerleaders

If you are interested in being a Vianney Hockey Cheerleader for the upcoming 2017-2018 season please mark your calendars for the important dates......If you have further questions call: Jamie Schwartz 314-651-8292 or e-mail  





Vianney Hockey Retires Three Players Jerseys and Welcomes First Class of the St. John Vianney Hockey Hall of Fame

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.




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