Playing first in the SPHL (South Penn Hockey League) and then the SHIHL (South Hills Interscholastic Hockey League), the Black Hawks enjoyed winning seasons in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978 and 1981. In 1983, Bethel Park hockey reached a milestone when it claimed its first Penguins Cup. In 1995, the Bladerunners’ ice facility was constructed on the campus of Bethel Park High School, an event that led the Hawks to earning a spot in the playoffs for over 25 years. Since then, the Hawks have won State Championships in 1997, 2000, and 2002 with a National Title in 2014.
High School Hockey
The high school Hawks program is open to all players entering 9th grade - 12th grade. The Hawks are committed to developing players both on and off the ice through practices, drills, and dryland training as well as community service efforts throughout the year. The Hawks host a AAA Varsity team coached by Mike Schall, a Tier 1 Junior Varsity team coached by Nick Heyl, and a Tier 3 Junior Varsity Team coached by Jeff Hartman. Tryouts for these teams will take place in the spring, after the current season is over. Look for an announcement on our website or our Facebook and Instagram sites.
The Middle School Hawks program is open to all players in 7th and 8th grade. Due to birth year requirements, some 6th graders are eligible to move up from the Junior Hawks program. Contact us for details. The Middle School program is coached by Geoff Oakley. Tryouts for this team will take place in the spring, after the current season is over. Look for an announcement on our website or our Facebook and Instagram sites.
Junior and Mini Hawks - Co-Op
Our developmental program is open to all players (not just Bethel Park residents) ages 5 - 12 (grades K - 6, depending on birth year). This developmental program aims to grow the players love of hockey and develop skills and knowledge of the game. The PeeWee level coach is Tim Beck, Squirt level is Coached by Nick Santora, and the Mite level coaches are Denis Kirstein and Matt Stipp. The registration for this program takes place in August/September. Look for an announcement on our website or our Facebook and Instagram sites.