Chalk up another Catholic League boys hockey championship for Novi Detroit Catholic Central.
The Shamrocks notched their seventh since 2005 with a convincing 7-1 victory Saturday night over host Orchard Lake St. Mary Prep.
CC, which defeated the Eaglets for the third time this season, improved to 18-5-1 overall to repeat as league champion.
The Shamrocks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Nick Macari from Blake Veri at 8:19 followed by J.P. Lafferty’s goal from Brendan Cleary at 7:40.
St. Mary Prep (8-13) tallied its lone goal with 2:37 left inthe first period when Jacob Killian scored on a power play from Vince Marino and Joey Verkerke.
It was all Shamrocks from that point as Evan Rochowiak scored on a power play from Macari at 4:09 followed by Ryan Burnett’s goal from JoJo Mancinelli at 6:34 to make it 4-1 after two periods.
CC then scored three more times in the final period – Andrew Spiegel from Owen Kipke at 2:23; Kipke from Kyle Mulka on a power play at 6:41; and Brian Kearns from Spiegel and Alex Kreutzer at 8:07.
Shamrocks goaltender Spencer Wright stopped 18-of-19 St. Mary Prep shots, while Brendan Earls had 31 saves for the Eaglets.
DETROIT CC 5,0: Junior forward Kyle collected a pair of goals and one assist lifting top-ranked Detroit Catholic Central (17-5-1, 8-2-1) to a Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League crossover victory Feb. 18 over host Warren (9-12, 2-9) at Mount Clemens Arena.
The Shamrocks jumped out to a 3-0 first-period advantage and added two more goals in the second to secure the victory.
opened the scoring at 2:02 of the opening period off assists from Alex Smith and Mitch followed by Ryan power play goal from and Andrew Lane at 3:45.
then notched his first of the game from and Evan with just 1:14 remaining in the first to make it 3-0.
scored again on a power play from at 11:40 of the second and made it 5-0 at 14:19 of the same period assisted by Smith and .
Goaltender Spencer Wright made 17 saves to post the shutout for CC, while Joshmade 38 saves for the Pilots.
NOVI 2, PLYMOUTH 2: On Feb. 17, third-period goals by Ryan Baxter and Brad Hofelich enabled Novi (15-7-2, 6-4-2) to earn a tie with KLAA South Division champ Plymouth (13-7-2, 9-2-1) in a Kensington Conference crossover at Novi Ice Arena.
After a scoreless opening period, state-ranked Plymouth (No. 10 Division 1) got power play goals from Andrew Jossey and Jake Silvester (both assisted by Josh Smith).
But Novi (No. 6 Division 2) rallied in the final period as Bryan Fegert, Brennan Martin, Ryan Fonda and Alec Wells each collected assists on the Baxter and Hofelich goals.
Plymouth goaltender Jared Maddock made 26 saves, while Josh Richardson had 14 for Novi.