Two more teams will be wearing the red and black of the Pittsburgh Vengeance for the 2017-2018 season.
Bill Connelly will helm the 2004 Birth Year team, which will play a Bantam AA/AAA independent schedule. Playing as the Steel City Ice Renegades, Connelly’s 2004 birth year team finished their seasons nationally ranked 3rd in 2017 and 6th in 2016, also winning the PAHL PeeWee AA Championship as an all-minor birth year team in 2016. Connelly is currently in his seventh season as the Head Coach at Central Catholic, winning four divisional titles with the Vikings, and qualifying for the USA Hockey High School National Championship tournament in 2016 and 2017. In the Spring of 2014 and 2015 Bill was selected as an Assistant Coach for Team Pittsburgh in the America’s Showcase, and was selected as Head Coach in 2016 and 2017.
The 2004 Birth Year team is HS/Middle School friendly, so you won’t need to choose between playing for the Vengeance and playing for your school.
Bantam 2004 BY Tryout Schedule:
The Pittsburgh Vengeance will also field a Squirt team for the 2008 Birth Year.
The Squirt Vengeance will be coached by Gene Spadaro. Sparado has been involved in hockey for over thirty years, and his experience as a physical education teacher for the Southmoreland School District will help fulfill the team’s objective of creating well rounded physically and mentally capable young athletes.
The team will play a mixed AA/AAA schedule, participating in the PAHL regular season and local AAA tournaments. This heavily local schedule will drastically reduce travel costs compared to similar elite youth hockey programs.
Squirt 2008 BY Tryout Schedule:
March 20 – 7:00
March 23 – 7:15