Hockey Alumni Game, Appreciation Night Welcomes Home Over 60 Alumni

Detroit Catholic Central welcomed home over 60 alumni hockey program players and their families for a fun-filled, competitive day of CC Hockey and camaraderie on Saturday, January 8, at USA Hockey Arena, the home of Catholic Central Hockey.

A total of 36 former CC Hockey players hit the ice for Catholic Central’s annual alumni hockey game, with some traveling many miles to play; alumni from locations as far as Tampa Bay, St. Louis, and Indianapolis were represented. After a back and forth game, Alumni Blue defeated Alumni White 8-7 on a goal scored with three seconds remaining in the game; a rematch is already scheduled for next year.  A great day was had by all, filled with dekes, saucer passes, not tripping over the blue-line, and reminiscing about the “old days”. CC Hockey is grateful for the enthusiasm, brotherhood, and spirited play of its alumni.

Following the alumni game, JV White Hockey defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary 3-1, followed by JV Blue Hockey defeating St. Mary 5-4; the evening on ice concluded with Varsity Hockey defeating St. Mary 4-0.
Prior to the varsity game, Catholic Central honored its CC Hockey alumni with an informal on-ice recognition ceremony. 

“These CC men have been wonderful examples and patrons of CC Hockey,” said Hockey Assistant Coach Tom Nugent ‘78. “They have supported the rich tradition that is Catholic Central Hockey. It is only fitting that we honor and recognize them this day and every year.”

Catholic Central Alumni Relations especially thanks Mike Giordano and Tom Nugent ‘78 for their dedication to CC Hockey.

“The time, effort, attention to detail, and love these two men have for CC Hockey, our players, coaches, parents, and alumni is second to none, said Director of Development and Alumni Relations Tim Burke ‘86.

“They bleed Mary Alma Mater blue and white, and we all are better for it. They are true examples of goodness, discipline and knowledge in action.”

To learn more about the Alumni Association and get involved, click here. To stay up to date with alumni events and news, follow the Alumni Association on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @dccalumnioffice and join the Detroit Catholic Central Alumni Association LinkedIn group.

Thank you to CJ’s Brewing Company at USA Hockey Arena for its hospitality to alumni throughout the event.
Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For more than ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact on their communities at a local, national, and global level.