Since the age of five, Detora has been playing the game of hockey. It has been a sport that has brought him much personal and team success.
Playing for youth leagues in Saratoga, Detora made the jump to club soccer at the age of 10 for the Troy-Albany Titans and most recently for Adirondack Thunder.
For school, Detora has been playing for Saratoga since the 8th grade. Making the jump to high school hockey his freshman year and never looking back. For his career, Detora has notched an impressive 31 goals and 68 assists. Totaling 99 career points, being an excellent scorer and distributor for Saratoga.
Being able to see the ice exceptionally well allows Detora to play at such a high level. “The biggest thing for me is my passing, I’ve always been a pass first kind of player, I’ve always seen the ice well and know when to shoot, pass or make a move.” Having that ability to see the ice and to be able to make decisions quickly is not something that a lot of players possess, Detora is an exception to this which results in him being such a dominant player.
Detora has been named to the All Section First Team twice, in 2019 and 2020. Being an important player for a very competitive Saratoga team. This past season, Detora and Saratoga made it all the way to the final four of their playoffs. Ultimately losing in the semi-final round.
A matchup that Detora always looks forward to is when they compete against Bethlehem. “With Bethlehem even before high school in the youth leagues it was always a close game, a lot of our games went into overtime and it’s just always a close game.”
In Detora’s junior season, Saratoga lost in the sectional final to Bethlehem. A 3-2 finish showed just how tightly these games were played. This past season, in the first round of their playoffs, Saratoga defeated Bethlehem in a tight matchup. In what ended up being his final matchup with Bethlehem, Detora was able to go out on a high note and help lead his team to an impressive victory.
Detora always looks forward to matching up against Ben Difiore of Glens Falls. “Ben and I both play on Adirondack Thunder, every game was always fun, he would make a good save or two on me and I got the best of him sometimes so it’s always fun.” Both impressive players at each of their positions, an elite matchup whenever these two played against each other.
Looking forward, Detora will be attending Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Detora will not be playing hockey there, though he might play club sports, if it does not interfere with his academics. Penn State is gaining an exceptional talent to their school and to their community.