Detroit C.C. shuts out Brighton, wins third straight Division 1 title

Hockey   | Ben Szilagy

Detroit C.C. shuts out Brighton, wins third straight Division 1 title

(PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Donoher)


Plymouth — Detroit Catholic Central has had a lot of good players that have helped them win state championships in the past. The past two years weren’t any different when Spencer Wright played in net.

Sitting behind Wright was a player who was waiting to make a name for himself, and help carry on the Catholic Central tradition in senior Alec Calvaruso.

“Alec has been waiting for his opportunity. We all knew he was a great goal tender, he just had to bide his time behind someone who was older,” Detroit Catholic Central coach Brandon Kaleniecki said.

“Obviously when his time came, he was ready to take it and run with it.”

Calvaruso provided a shutout for the Shamrocks as Catholic Central captured its third straight state championship, 3-0, against Brighton on Saturday night at USA Hockey Arena.

The senior goaltender overcame a shaky end to Friday night’s semifinal and came out focused and prepared early against the Bulldogs.

5:17 into the first period Brighton had an opportunity to steal the game on when junior Jake Crespi was awarded a penalty shot, but Calvaruso was ready.

“It honestly could have been the game,” He said. “I like the pressure when we’re ahead, but not like that. I knew I had to make a stop.”

After that Calvaruso was tested only a handful of time