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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Warcats Hockey Association (WHA) to provide high quality ice hockey Varsity and Junior Varsity programs for players attending one of our designated school districts (Westerville City Schools, Big Walnut Schools, Gahanna City Schools, and Reynoldsburg City Schools) an environment that is open to all levels of interest and economic standing. The WHA assists all participants in reaching their athletic potential by teaching skills that enhance the performance and enjoyment of ice hockey, while also developing lifetime skills of goal setting, commitment, self-discipline, determination, teamwork and sportsmanship.

 

Affiliations
The Warcats Hockey Association is a member of the Ohio Scholastic Hockey League (OSHL) formerly known as the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League (GCHSCHL), USA Hockey (USAH) and adheres to the by-laws of each organization.
 

History

The Warcats Hockey Association is a non-profit organization founded December 3, 2008 under the Ohio state Non-Profit Corporation statute as the Westerville Warcats Hockey Association. The WHA is operated by a working Board that is committed to providing youth high school club hockey to our community.  The Westerville High School Hockey Association was established in 1998 and preceeded the WHA.

1998 Charter member of newly formed Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League (GCHSCHL)
2004 Varsity - CBJ Cup Winner
2005 Varsity - CBJ Cup Winner
2008 Chartered as a 501 (c) non-profit organization
2012 Varsity - Buckeye Cup Club State Tournament - 4th
2013 Varsity - Buckeye Cup Club State Tournament - 6th
2014 Varsity - GCHSCHL League Season - 1st; Buckeye Cup State Tournament - 4th
2014 Varsity - Jersey #11 worn by former Warcats player BJ Mason officially retired
2016 Varsity - GCHSCHL League Season - 3rd; MyHockey State Rankings - 5th; Buckeye Cup State Tournament - 10th
2017 Varsity - GCHSCHL League Season - 3rd; MyHockey State Rankings - 4th; Buckeye Cup State Tournament - 9th
  Junior Varsity - GCHSCHL League Season - 4th
2018 Varsity - OSHL League Season - 6th; MyHockey State Rankings - 12th
  Junior Varsity - OSHL League Season - 6th
2019 Varsity - OSHL League Season - 4th; 5th in CBJ Cup; 8th in State; Played in Buckeye Cup 
  Junior Varsity - OSHL League Season - 4th; 3rd in CBJ Cup
2020 Varsity - OSHL League Season - 6th; 9th in State; Played in Buckeye Cup
  Junior Varsity - OSHL League Season - 7th 
2021 Varsity - OSHL League Season - 6th; 10th in State; Played in Buckeye Cup
  Junior Varsity - OSHL League Season - 5th 
2022 Re-Branded from Westerville Warcats Hockey Association (WWHA) to Warcats Hockey Association (WHA)
  Varsity - OSHL League Season - 6th; 9th in State; Played in Buckeye Cup
  Junior Varsity - OSHL League Season - 4th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Programs

In addition to the Varsity and Junior Varsity in season programs the WHA also conduct the following hockey programs:

Bantam Bridge Program

The Warcats Hockey Association (WHA) offers a program to promote hockey in our community. In an effort to ensure readiness for high school hockey and to promote consistency in coaching techniques between our programs, the Warcats JV team has invited any interested older Bantam players to participate in a program called Bantam Bridge. These players will have the benefit of working with the JV coaching staff at a practice based on a set schedule throughout the season. The program has had several players continue their hockey careers and play for the Warcats JV and Varsity teams.

There is no JV game play for these Bantam Bridge players. However, they will be included in any activities offered by the WHA, if they wish to participate.

Bantam Bridge Criteria

  • All Bantam Bridge players should be on a bantam or other team roster for the current season.
  • Bantam Bridge players must register online at www.warcats.org before practicing with the JV team. Each player must show proof of birth date and pay the required fee for the season to complete the registration process. The registrar will attend practice your first night to meet you and check birth certificates. The player WILL NOT step on the ice until this is complete.
  • Each Bantam Bridge player will attend a practice based on the schedule provided on the website for the registration.
  • Players accepted into the program must be in one of the following groups:
    1. Second year bantams residing in the a Warcats school district (grades 8 or 9).   
    2. Players older than bantam age who live a Warcats school district but who have had limited playing experience.

The WHA registrar is the contact person for the program. If you have any question or want additional information, please contact the WHA registrar.

Summer Conditioning Program

The WHA strongly believes that it is important for players to be in the best physical shape possible for the hockey season and have an opportunity to improve overall skating ability of the club, develop and improve all hockey fundamental skills and improve conditioning, flexibility and strength.  To meet these goals the WHA provides a summer conditioning program for players entering grades 9-12 and one for players entering grades 6-8.  Enrollment is open to all students who attend a Warcats designated school and, on a space available basis, to students in other school districts.  The sessions are run June and July  and finish prior to WHA hockey tryouts.  The WHA JV and Varsity coaches lead these sessions and are focused on skill development. Registration begins early May via the WHA website and fees for the summer program are detailed in the registration tool on the WHA website.  

Organization Awards

DONSKOV AWARD
2009-2010 Season 2010-2011 Season 2011-2012 Season 2012-2013 Season
Tyler Brunetti Eric Vermeire James Bradshaw Tyler Plas
2013-2014 Season 2014-2015 Season 2015-2016 Season 2016-2017 Season
Tyler Plas Nick Orioli Victor Runyon Hunter Schlatterbeck
2017-2018 Season 2018-2019 Season 2019-2020 Season 2020-2021 Season
Braden Mulick Sedric Cowans Mason Barbeau David Reisinger
2021-2022 Season 2022-2023 Season 2023-2024 Season 2024-2025 Season
Evan Weiss      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARCAT AWARD
2020 Season 2021 Season 2022 Season 2023 Season
Joshua South DJ Bridge Chase Nixon  

 

Varsity Award Recipients

Year Mason Award Most Valuable Player Outstanding Forward Outstanding Defense Most Improved Iron Man    
2010 Matt Taggart Jordan Melvin John Brosnahan   Martin Jensen  
2011 Dylan Thompson Zeid Rawahneh James Bradshaw   Jake Simmerman  
2012 Brendan Brosnahan Matt Knapp Brandon Boll   Jake Ganger  
2013 Austin Siemer Kyle Arens Jacon English   Sean McNally  
2014 Trey Woods Jacob English Chris Spies   Nick Orioli  
2015 Nathan Thatcher Vincent Murdock Hunter Fortin   Victor Runyon  
2016 Nick Orioli Sean Coonfare Grant Dickinson   Travis Furman  
2017 Evan Ingram Jack Borden Grant Dickinson Nathan Vititoe Justin Kahle  
2018 Travis Furman Sean Coonfare Ryan Butler Ian Bushong Ben Mannino  
2019 Ben Mannino Hunter Schlatterbeck Nickey Frissora Tyler Mowery Thomas Shuckman Sean Coonfare
2020 Jake "Boo" DeBella Nicholas Frissora Payton Hilling Sea Sooley Nathaniel Priedeman Gabriel Muccio
2021 Bryce Wickiser Cullen Hassel Sedric Cowans Andy Reisinger Owen Hood Santo Scillia
2022 Caleb Bussey Sedric Cowans David Reisinger Owen Hood Carson Faiella Ian Shealy

 

Junior Varsity Award Recipients

Year Jensen Award Most Valuable Player Outstanding Forward Outstanding Defense Most Improved Iron Man
2010 Austin Siemer Benn Walker Tyler Plas   Zach Caron Todd Timler
2011 Todd Timler Austin Siemer Chris Spies   Abbey McDonald Ryan McMillen
2012 John Bradshaw Trey Woods Tyler Plas   Nick Brennan Nathan Thatcher
2013 Connor Thompson Victor Runyon Jacob Hardy   Russell Batchelder Zach Caron
2014 Kieran Arens Victor Runyon Greg Bowman   Jakob Myers Nick Stocker
2015 Jakob Myers Owen Freshour Nick Gereg   Jack Borden Cameron Morris
2016 Cameron Morris   Jakob Myers   Cody March Ethan Yugovich
2017 Gabe Muccio Nickolas Frissora A.J. Moarefdoust   Luke Weygandt Riley Morrison
2018 Joshua South Payton Hilling Cody March   Daniel Bridge Santo Scillia
2019 Luke Weygandt Daniel Bridge Nathaniel Priedeman Bryce Beaty Shea Sooley Caleb Bussey
2020 Sean Hunt Andrew Plas Patrick McCall Aiden Whaley Bryce Bornstein Bryce Wickiser
2021 Carson Faiella Patrick McCall Josh Bluemel Nick Hoover Luke Weisenburger Mason Barbeau
2022 Mason Barbeau Parker Williams Patrick McCall John Hartwell Matt Lewis Jack Monahan