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Chicago Catholic Hockey League

The Chicago Catholic Hockey League (CCHL) was established in 1963.  The league consists of eleven Chicagoland Catholic schools offering high school hockey as a school sponsored sport.  The CCHL is the oldest youth hockey league in Illinois and is administered and operated by current and former league coaches.  The Kennedy Cup playoffs have been the highlight of each season making the Kennedy Cup one of the most coveted trophies in high school athletics in Illinois.

The CCHL maintains a rich history of talented student athletes that have gone on to play collegiately, internationally and professionally. Notable alumni include former NHL players Chris Chelios (Mount Carmel), Ed Olczyk (Br. Rice), Bates Battaglia (Fenwick), Joe Corvo (Fenwick) and Tim Stapleton (Fenwick). Former NCAA standouts Gary Kruzich (DeLaSalle, 1984 NCAA Champion at Bowling Green 1984 and Finals MVP) and Scott Paluch (St. Rita and Bowling Green 1988 All American ). The CCHL has produced current and former collegiate coaches: George Roll (Br. Rice and Nazareth College), Joe Augustine (St. Rita and Rhode Island University) Mark Opstipina (Mount Carmel and Milwaukee School of Engineering) and John Micheletto (Mount Carmel and U-MassAmherst). 


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2021 DiCristina Cup & Kennedy Cup Finals Live Stream

Kennedy Cup Finals between Benet and St. Ignatius

Benet Wins the Kennedy Cup

  • Game 1 - St. Ignatius 4 - Benet 1
  • Game 2 - Benet 4 - St. Ignatius 2
  • Game 3 - Benet 6 - St. Ignatius 5 (OT)

DiCristina Cup Finals between Providence Catholic and St. Ignatius

  • St. Ignatius 2 - Providence Catholic 1 (OT)


2021 Chicago Catholic Hockey League Awards

The coaches from the Chicago Catholic Hockey League are please to announce the following honors and awards:

John Deuran Most Valuable Player Award: Luke Lawrence (Brother Rice)

Tom Kurow Most Outstanding Player Award: Jack Fortuna (Fenwick)

Most Valuable Defenseman: Anthony Klos (Benet)

Jim Misiora Leader Scorer Award: Sam Greco (Marmion)

Coach of the Year: Jon Grzbek (Benet)

Lady Ginger Sportsmanship Award: Connor Kause (St. Ignatius) 

2021 Chicago Catholic Hockey League All-Stars


  • Peyton Botich (Providence Catholic)
  • Thomas Burdick (Benet)
  • Sean Curtin (Brother Rice)
  • Sean Doyle (St. Ignatius)
  • Scotland Ernsting (Benet)
  • Jack Fortuna (Fenwick)
  • Andrew Galle (Marmion)
  • Will Gerami (St. Ignatius)
  • Sam Greco (Marmion)
  • Luke Lawrence (Brother Rice)
  • Joe McConnell (Providence Catholic)
  • Tommy McDonald (Benet)


  • Luka Defilippo (Mount Carmel)
  • Jack Doogan (Providence Catholic)
  • Anthony Klos (Benet)
  • Nick Mathurin (St. Ignatius)
  • Jacob Plonka (Benet)
  • Luke Shuler (Marist)


  • Luke Brzezinski (Providence Catholic)
  • Liam Casto (Benet)
  • Sebastian Wigfield (St. Ignatius)


CCHL On-Line Web Store

Click here to access the CCHL On-Line Web Store to purchase CCHL apparel.

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