Ice Hockey - Varsity
Ice Hockey - Junior Varsity
High School Hockey in California is building its prestige and attracting the best players from all over the state. ADHSHL has created three distinct divisions players can be part of depending what high school program or territory they belong to. The Advantage of the High School hockey is that players can play both travel AAA, AA or A/B hockey and enjoy the HS hockey environment as well.
The St. John Bosco Hockey Program started two years ago in 2014-15 season. The team won the Junior Varsity regular season competition the first year and the Division III High School Varsity championship the second year of its existence. This year the St. John Bosco team plays at Junior Varsity and Division II Varsity competition and both teams have very respectable results. The St. John Bosco Hockey Program directly supports the combination of High School and Travel Program by scheduling HS practices around the travel team practices and building the travel game schedule around the High School Hockey schedule and therefore allowing students/athletes to experience both of these worlds.
The St. John Bosco Hockey Program goal is to have four teams in 2017-18 season including one team in the D1 Varsity Division, one team in the D3 Varsity division, one team in the Junior Varsity and one team in the JV- Developmental Division.
Next season, in 2017 - 18 the St. John Bosco High School program will attempt to build three teams. The school's intention is to build the Division I pure varsity team, but also the Division II non-pure varsity team and the Junior Varsity non-pure team.
The Division I team will play their regular ADHSHL Division I schedule consisting of 17 games, be also be eligible to play at the High School CAHA State Championship and an opportunity to go to National Championship.
It is important to know that the second varsity team and the junior varsity teams will consist of not only St. John Bosco HS students but also of players belonging to the school boundaries drawn by the ADHSHL. The St. John Bosco school territory consist of Downey and Orange County area (Freeway 22 and 5 boundaries and intersection of 57) and LA Area (Freeway: 91, 5 and 110 triangle boundaries). It can be seen on the new ADHSHL district map"
It is important to understand that If the player studies at St. John Bosco High School, there is no restriction where the player lives to be eligible to play for St. John Bosco Hockey Team.
Coach Tomas Kapusta
Tomas is considered by his peers to be one of the top Youth Coaches in Southern California. He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in round 5 (No.104 overall) in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. During his 20 years’ professional career, among others Tomas represented Czech Republic in the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and the World Championship in Germany in 1993. He played at the three Junior World Championships from 1985-87. He won the scoring title in the Elite Finnish League in 1993. Tomas was part of the three championship teams in the Czech Republic Extra League. Tomas coached ten years at the Junior Kings organization and is currently the Riverside-Carlsbad-Paramount Wildcats High Performance Director. He earned a BA in social science at
VARSITY HOCKEY WINS 3RD PLAYOFF GAME IN A ROW TO CAP OFF D2 CHAMPIONSHIP & UNDEFEATED SEASON
Coach Kapusta and our varsity ice hockey team captured the Division 2 Championship. The Braves defeated Poway (12-0), Cathedral Catholic (6-5) and Villa Park (7-1) in the championship at Anaheim Ice. This is the Braves 2nd title in a row and completed an 18-0 undefeated season. Congrats to Bosco Hockey! We are so proud of you!