After leading the Spruce Grove Saints to back to back AJHL Championships in 2010 & 2011, Vincenzo Morozzi sought a higher level of excellence in hockey and did what very few can; achieved it.
After spending a season tending the twine for the Cornell University Big Red, Vincenzo decided to turn professional, and turned to his roots in Italy and play in the Italian Elite A League for Asiago.
During the 2012-13 season, Vincenzo sported excellent numbers (2.32 GAA & .920 SAV%) that we in Spruce Grove became accustomed to seeing. And to top that, last week Vincenzo backstopped his Asiago team to a 1 – 0 victory while facing 37 shots for the shutout.
For those not familiar with the Italian Elite A league, The Supercoppa Italiana (Italian Super Cup) is contested by the winners of the Serie A and the Coppa Italia in the previous season, as a curtain raiser to the new season. It is usually played at the home of the Serie A champions which in this case was in Asiago.
For the team win awards, a player receives a jacket that has logos of all the players junior team origins. Vincenzo was awarded that jacket yesterday and as you can see, Spruce Grove is front to the left.