Moment: Brighton Makes Chances Count

April 7, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Brighton had only 11 shots on goal during its 4-3 overtime Division 1 Hockey Final win over Grosse Pointe North on March 10, 2012.

And Chet Daavettila can claim the most memorable, as his shot into the far side of the net put the Bulldogs ahead to stay with 1 minute, 32 seconds left in the extra period.

The title was Brighton’s second on the ice – the first having come in 2006 with Daavettila’s older brother Tom on the roster.

The Bulldogs also had won in overtime in their Semifinal, over Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, to advance to the season’s final day.  

“My brother won it last time. He was on the team in 2006,” Chet Daavettila said that day. “He was giving me ribs about if we lose. And we won, so it was a great relief.”

Click to read Second Half coverage of that game – Division 1: For Brighton, 11 is Enough – and see below for the game-winning goal with coverage from the NFHS Network.